Is your new year’s resolution to update your home’s interior? It’s a popular time of year for homeowners to consider this! If you want to sell your home this spring, or sooner, now is a great time to make some updates to your home that will increase your home’s value and its appeal to potential buyers.
Our Keller Williams Memorial real estate team is here to share some of the biggest trends from 2017. Many of these will roll into 2018, while others may not. Here’s a list to see which of these you are most interested in for your home:
- Stainless steel – This trend has been popular for at least five years, so it’s doubtful that it’ll go away anytime soon. If you’ve got stainless steel appliances, buyers equate that with an upgrade or modern home, since it is a newer trend. It’s also what most buyer seek now.
- Minimalism – While not for everyone, minimalism is a growing trend among homeowners who no longer want to feel cluttered in their space. From minor minimalism that includes an open floor plan, neutral colors and simple designs, to nearly bare and empty rooms, you pick your level. No one can say how long this trend will stick around.
- Quartz – Quartz countertops are growing in popularity, as they are versatile, timeless and require little upkeep. Some buyers will be willing to pay more for a home with quartz countertops in the kitchen and/or bathroom. Granite countertops are also still a popular option among buyers as well.
- Marble – According to Carrara Italian Marble Import, marble countertops are actually less expensive than quartz, but give off a luxurious look. Many buyers appreciate marble, though it’s not as durable as quartz. There are so many countertop options, so you should find one that fits your budget, style and family’s needs.
A couple more personal trends are built-in bars and stand-alone tubs. Many buyers are looking for entertaining capabilities and appreciate a built-in bar. However, families with young children may not care for this as much and would prefer more space to do what they want with, so only add this option if it’s what you really want.
Freestanding tubs are another trend that depends entirely on the buyer or homeowner. Many buyers appreciate this feature, because it demonstrates a recent remodel and is considered a luxurious feature, especially in the master bathroom. However, some people just don’t take baths and would prefer that space to be used in other ways.
When choosing which home upgrades to go with, make sure that they are upgrades that you and your family will enjoy and appreciate, especially if you’re sticking around for a while. If you plan to sell anytime in the near future, go with versatile upgrades that a majority of buyers will appreciate, and upgrades that are known to increase your home’s value.