The trends that are hot today in home renovation are likely to be what buyers will be looking for when shopping in the weeks, months, and years to come. Here are 4 home design trends I think will be most requested by buyers in the near future.
1. Focal-point Dining Rooms
A few years ago, some people were warning of the end of the dining room. But that never happened. In fact, quite the opposite. While many family meals are had at informal spots near or in the kitchen, dining rooms are thriving for special occasions. And that opens up opportunities to inject lots of personality through color, pattern, lighting and more that might not fit within the context of the style found elsewhere in the home.
As we come back to the idea of utilizing the dining room, it's serving as a focal-point of the home. Favorite furnishings, decor, and even lighting can be used to make a beautiful, personal space that will appeal to buyers just the same. When your home goes on the market, simply store away the family photos and note that the elaborate, antique chandelier will not be included in the sale.
2. Custom Touches in the Bathroom
Bathrooms that all look the same are boring. But, adding the small details that make a bathroom custom and unique don't have to cost a lot.
Built-in bench seating that offers a place to sit other than on the edge of the tub or toilet seat, gives a high-end look.
Tile on the front of the tub deck and a drop-in model tub isn't a huge expense, but the upgrade looks amazing.
And, a floating vanity (rather than a vanity cabinet that has a toe kick and rests on the floor) not only looks beautiful but will make any bathroom look larger.
3. White Kitchens with Wood Accents
It’s hard to say if white cabinets will ever fall from the top spot in homeowner choices. More than 40 percent of renovating homeowners choose white cabinets, according to recent Houzz.com research.
One way designers are keeping white kitchens interesting is by introducing other finishes to help break up the expanse of white cabinetry and add warmth, texture and interest. A great way to do that is by adding just a few beautiful wood drawers or a wood chopping block amid white or light cabinetry.
4. Painted Interior Front Doors
A painted exterior front door offers great curb appeal and a stylish first impression for guests. But you shouldn’t forget about viewing the front door from inside your home, or about the experience of walking out through the front door.
Painting the interior of the front door creates a striking feature, so it’s no surprise that entryways with interior painted front doors are in many of the most popular entryways seen on Pinterest.
As long as you keep with the colors of the interior of the home and coordinate with the exterior, this can be a feature that's loved by all. Plus, it's an affordable design trend to try!