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Top Home Renovation Trends for 2024

Posted by REEF Builders on Thu, Mar 28, 2024

Explore the top home renovation trends that will dominate the housing market in 2024 and get inspired to transform your living space.

Sustainable Living Choices

Sustainable living choices are becoming increasingly popular in home renovations. Homeowners are focusing on reducing their environmental impact by opting for eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient solutions. This includes using sustainable building materials such as bamboo flooring, recycled glass countertops, and reclaimed wood furniture. Additionally, homeowners are installing solar panels and energy-efficient appliances to reduce their carbon footprint and lower their energy bills.

Another trend in sustainable living choices is water conservation. Homeowners are incorporating water-saving fixtures and appliances such as low-flow toilets, rainwater harvesting systems, and smart irrigation systems. These not only help conserve water but also contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle.


Green Living Solutions

Green living solutions are another popular trend in home renovations for 2024. This includes incorporating indoor plants and green walls to improve indoor air quality and create a calming and natural ambiance. Vertical gardens and living roofs are also gaining popularity as they provide insulation, reduce energy consumption, and promote biodiversity.

In addition to indoor greenery, homeowners are embracing smart home technology to create energy-efficient and sustainable living spaces. This includes installing smart thermostats, automated lighting systems, and energy monitoring devices. These solutions not only help reduce energy waste but also provide convenience and comfort.


Sustainable Outdoor Living Concepts

Outdoor living spaces are becoming an extension of the home, and sustainable outdoor living concepts are on the rise. Homeowners are creating eco-friendly outdoor spaces by using sustainable materials for decks, patios, and furniture. This includes options like recycled plastic lumber, reclaimed wood, and natural stone.

Another trend in sustainable outdoor living is the integration of renewable energy sources. Homeowners are installing solar-powered outdoor lighting, water features, and even charging stations for electric vehicles. These not only reduce energy consumption but also enhance the overall outdoor experience.


Multipurpose Rooms

Multipurpose rooms are gaining popularity as homeowners seek versatile spaces that can adapt to their changing needs. These rooms serve multiple functions and can be used as home offices, guest rooms, playrooms, or fitness areas. The key is to design these spaces with flexible furniture, storage solutions, and technology integration.

In addition to functionality, multipurpose rooms are also designed with aesthetics in mind. Homeowners are opting for stylish furniture pieces that can easily transform the room's purpose without compromising on style and comfort.


Vibrant Color Selections

2024 will see a shift towards vibrant color selections in home renovations. Homeowners are moving away from neutral color palettes and embracing bold and vibrant hues. This includes colors like deep blues, rich greens, and vibrant yellows. These colors can be incorporated through accent walls, furniture pieces, or even vibrant tile designs.

The use of vibrant colors adds personality and liveliness to living spaces, creating a visually appealing and energetic atmosphere. It allows homeowners to make a bold statement and showcase their unique style and preferences.


If you are looking for expert design build services for your renovation, remodeling or new home project on  Cape Cod, consider working with the REEF Builders team of experts, with over 37 years of experience in real estate, design, permitting and construction.  Click Here to download our latest Cape Cod Construction Cost guide for an update on the current cost per square foot numbers for our projects.

Tags: renovation, Kitchen Renovation, design

5 Great Ways to Jump-Start your Decluttering effort on Cape Cod

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Nov 05, 2015

Busy summer? Stuff everywhere? Me too! Winter is coming - you'll be spending more time inside. So it's time to store the summer stuff, and organize eveything else.

Decluttering is highly underrated: a clean space is happy, productive space. Make it clean and you'll be happier - really!

So where do you begin? Do you create a filing system first, or get stuff into piles? Start at the front door and work backwards?

Here's a great guideline to help you declutter and refresh for the winter season:

5 Ways to Jump-Start your Decluttering effort for your Cape Cod home

Beautiful custom kitchen on Cape Cod

5 Ways to Jump-Start your Decluttering effort for your Cape Cod home

Beautiful open floor plan in Eastham on Cape Cod



Tags: Custom Homes, cape cod, design, Home Decor, kitchen, Fall Decorating

"Inspired by the Bay" on Cape Cod

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Oct 01, 2015

For our Customers, every project is special. Of course! What could be better than a home designed around your lifestyle, with special amenities you just for you, delivered on time, at a guaranteed build cost well within your budget.

Every once in a while, one of our custom homes gets noticed and recognized for the easy living and gracious amenities it offers, not to mention the million dollar view! What makes homes like this so special? Take a moment and enjoy:

"Inspired by the Bay" takes you to a Cape Cod beach house...

Million Dollar Cape Cod Bay view by REEF Builders

"Inspired by the Bay" takes you to a Cape Cod beach house...

Historic look, Modern spaces and amenities by REEF Builders

Tags: remodeling, design, Home Decor, REEF, chatham

Bedroom ideas for your Cape Cod Home

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, May 09, 2013

Often we are asked to maximize the space available on a parcel of land. It always seems that friends visit when you have a place on Cape Cod, so people need to accommodate extended family and friends.   Space is usually at a premium, so we find ourselves designing to fit as much fun as possible into new homes.

One of the hidden benefits of building a new home on Cape Cod is having fun during the process. Once the design is complete, and the construction begins, you can start planning the décor.

Here are some great bedroom ideas that maximize the utility of available space, and make the home seem bigger. Some of the decorating is a little out there, but...well you’ll get the idea.

Great bedroom ideas for your small Cape Cod Home

Bed room ideas for your Cape Cod Home

Great bedroom ideas for your small Cape Cod Home

Tags: Cape Cod Builder|Cape Cod Custom Homes|beach house, cape cod new homes, design

Emerging Design Trends for your Cape Cod Home 2013

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Tue, Jan 29, 2013

Ever wondered what the new trends might be for design in spaces around the home? Whether you building a new residence, or sprucing up your longtime home, it’s interesting to discover what manufacturers and designers see as the emerging trends. These are largely based on homeowner’s needs and style preferences. Here’s some interesting insight, and a host of ideas, for projects you may want to consider.

Your new Cape Cod Home in 2013

Home Trends for 2013

Tags: cape cod home design, Cape Cod Builder, building a home, design

Follow REEF on Pinterest

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, Sep 26, 2012

   Pinterest is becoming a very popular way to discover new ideas and trends in just about everything.  We have started a Pinterest page with ideas for your new home, remodeling or renovation project.  Pinterest is a great resource for design, decorating and style ideas. Click below to see our page



Tags: design, Interior Decorating, pinterest


Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Aug 23, 2012


     Few buildings have the ability to inspire awe and imagination like a treehouse.  Anyone who has ever climbed a tree knows there is a unique feeling that comes with being elevated.

     Treehouses have long been hideouts and getaways for children, but over the last quarter-century, there has been a shift towards making treehouses accessible across a much broader poplulation. 

     Today's treehouses are built using specially engineered bolts and hangers to ensure safety and minimize tree damage.  Even with the new engineering the feeling hasn't changed.

     So for the kid in all of us, I have put together a gallery of some of my favorite treehouses. For a more in depth view into the world of treehouse design and construction visit Tree top builders   Enjoy!


above picture from http://www.emformarvelous.com

above picture from http://www.emformarvelous.com

Tags: design, design build, treehouses, treehouse

Building Permits and Planning Your Cape Cod Project

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Aug 14, 2012

   Planning and permitting your new home, remodeling or renovation project can be the most challenging part of the process. At REEF, Cape Cod's Home Builder, we provide complete, design, planning, and permitting services as part of our construction process. Any project, even the most simple, have several layers of permitting and design that must be addressed properly for the project to be a success.  Things like building codes, zoning by-laws, historic districs, conservation and wetlands, septic systems and energy efficiency all come into play.  Our team of experts has the experience, and technical knowledge to make the entire process predictable. 

If you are thinking of building a new home or remodeling on Cape Cod, you should take a minute and download our Critical Plannign Guide below:

Click me

And this could be your new home!

New Home on Cape Cod

Tags: cape cod homes, energy efficiency, design, permits, buying land

What Does REEF - Cape Cod's Builder and The Wequassett Resort Have in Common?

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Mon, Jul 23, 2012

This spring REEF Field Supervisor Wesley Price, was commissioned by the Wequassett Resort, to design and build a Children's Pirate Ship Buffet Table. The project took about six weeks to complete.  The exterior of the boat was built entirely of reclaimed Western Red Cedar.  The floor and countertops are built of reclaimed Antique Heart Pine. 

The vessel can now be seen, from time to time, sailing around the grounds at the Wequasset on Pleasant Bay.

Follow the link below to watch a brief time lapse video of the entire project from frame to finish.  Shiver me Timbers!


Pirate Ship   Wequassett resized 600

Thanks to Jim Hagerty, Vice-President at REEF, for providing the intial sketches of the project, as well as the scale drawings.

Thanks to Dave Gilbert of Centerville and his dog Cora, for help during construction.

Thanks to Helen Doane for the decorative painting, www.twodecorativepainters.com 

Thanks to Gatekeepers Property Management for providing the trailer to transport the vessel upon completion.  http://www.gatekeeperspropertymanagement.com/






Tags: cape cod, builder cape cod, design, cape cod resort, Wequassett

New Home Designs

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Jul 10, 2012

    REEF, Cape Cod's Home Builder is a design and construction firm, and as such, we are constantly looking at the design trends nationwide for new and fresh ideas.  Whether remodeling, or building new, a smart design that meets  your aesthetic,  lifestyle, and budget needs is always the ultimate goal. Here are some new designs that national production builders are using to spark new home sales.  Although some of these designs may not fit in your ideal Cape Cod neighborhood, many of the concepts and floor plans could be used in your next project.  Take a look !


Cape Cod home by REEF

Tags: New Homes Cape Cod, House Design, design

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