It’s not necessary for sellers to jump on every hot home trend in order to sell a home but it does increase sales for a home to have some fresh style updates that are on-trend. Today’s homebuyers do a lot of research online before they contact an agent or are ready to view a home and they will expect a home to have some trendy styles when they see it. Sellers may not want to put a lot of money into the home but there are ways to incorporate some on-trend design styles without breaking the budget like embracing these hot trends:
The era of all the white kitchen is over. What used to be considered clean and bright is now considered sterile and cold. Kitchens need color. There are some easy ways to add pops of color to a kitchen like adding a bright patterned backsplash, painting one wall a bright color, and painting the cabinets. Painting the cabinets is an affordable way to give any kitchen a massive style upgrade that will really appeal to buyers. Bright colors like yellow and pale green are popular on design blogs. But buyers find prefer darker colors like marine blue, forest green, even a rusty red. The two-toned painted cabinet look where the top cabinets are a shade lighter than the bottom is out so painted all the cabinets the same color for the best impact.
Stainless steel appliances are waning in popularity too because like white kitchens they can appear cold and sterile. Vintage style colored appliances are very popular with designers and some designers even offer color wraps so that you can change the appearance of the washer and dryer, fridge, and other appliances without replacing them. Upgrading your appliances to a colored look can be done in a weekend and on a tight budget with a wrap.
Another way to brighten up the kitchen is to replace the existing countertops with colored countertops. Builder grade granite is falling out of favor fast and buyers are embracing colored countertops made from durable quartz. Quartz countertops come in a huge range of colors because color chips can be added during the manufacturing process to make countertops in almost any color. Quartz countertops are very affordable and they are highly durable and easy to maintain as well. A countertop replacement is a smart way for a seller to make their home more appealing to buyers.
Custom Kitchen Islands
A custom-built kitchen island is a smart home upgrade that doesn’t cost as much as a full kitchen renovation. An island built exactly for the size of the kitchen makes any kitchen feel like a high-end kitchen and doubles the functionality of the kitchen. That’s very important to buyers. So sellers who are trying to sell their homes without investing in a full kitchen renovation should consider getting a custom-built kitchen island.