9th April, 2010 - Posted by admin - 1 Comment
Today’s economic situation affects individuals as well as many industries. As you know one industry that has taken a major hit is the real estate market. Real estate sales remain low and properties continue to fall into foreclosure; therefore, many homeowners opt to refurbish their current living environments to suit their needs. Furthermore, federal tax incentives are encouraging Americans to replace appliances, windows/doors or heating/air conditioning units with energy-efficient models. Consequently, more and more people are revamping their residences.
Visit any home improvement superstore on the weekend and you will see tons of “do it yourselfers” roaming the aisle for their home improvement paraphernalia. The trend right now in home improvement is focused on smaller repairs as people do not have the ability to secure funding for grand renovations. Instead many are focusing on minor projects like painting, flooring upgrades, replacing fixtures, etc.
Another home improvement trend includes green living. Homeowners are environmentally conscious even when it comes to their home improvements. Choosing bamboo or cork flooring, non-toxic paints and eco-friendly plumbing are just a few adjustments green homeowners are making to lower their carbon footprint on the environment.
Also, expenses associated with travel remain high therefore, many homeowners are upgrading their outdoor living spaces so they can enjoy the beautiful summer weather without leaving their own backyard. From gardens to patios, homeowners are improving the space outside their homes as well as the interior.
So, if you are planning a shoot in the near future consider focusing on home improvement – painting, floor installation, gardening, etc. At the very least, your place will get a mini facelift.
Stacey Goldberg , Creative Director of the microstock company Vivozoom (www.vivozoom.com)