Wondering if your property has everything needed to attract a buyer? According to Remodeling magazine, here are eight trends homeowners are seeking in today’s real estate market.
- Open floor plans
The dominance of the open floor plan doesn’t seem to be fading. Homeowners are looking for connected spaces that allow visibility and interaction across living areas. This includes clean lines and large windows to let in natural light throughout the home.
- Ample storage
One of the hottest trends isn’t just about aesthetics; homeowners also are seeking added functionality. This includes increased storage space, particularly in the kitchen. Especially popular are cabinets with doors that can be closed to hide electrical appliances and opened to create additional work space.
- Pops of color
While white and gray still are popular colors, homeowners are beginning to venture outside of the neutral palette. For example, bright hues are being used for kitchen feature areas, such as islands and backsplashes.
- Additional Lighting
Lighting fixtures are becoming more of a focal point. Many homeowners are investing in LED lighting, particularly in under-cabinet, recessed can and task lighting.
- Stylish tile
Tiles present an opportunity for homeowners to go with a bold look, whether with the color, sheen or shape. Tile can be used to make a statement in the bathroom, with projects ranging from a pink-tiled powder room to the use of a rich cobalt blue in the master bath.
- Luxurious Flooring
Homeowners are adding a bit of extravagance underfoot, with hardwood and high-quality tile emerging as the materials of choice. Many people are particularly interested in bigger plank width, large-format tile, and broader color and finish options. Graphic tile also is gaining popularity in baths and kitchens.
- Finishing touches
Hardware and fixture finishes once were kept consistent to avoid any appearance of clashing. Now, however, homeowners are mixing metals more than they have in the past, and adding in warmer finish tones such as satin brass and rose gold. For appliances, trendy black stainless steel is garnering attention.
- Showers of praise
Since many people don’t use their tubs frequently, more people are opting to remove them altogether and create a large, more luxurious shower with additional storage niches and beautiful tile.