The Home Design Options Real Estate Buyers Want

Posted by Gurpreet Ghatehora on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 9:40am.

If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market adding a few trendy features can really help attract potential buyers. Many of the most popular design trends from the last five years are on their way out. This year the focus is on new design elements that buyers will be willing to pay higher prices for in the coming year. Check out these home design trends for 2017 and add some to your home before you list it.

Cerused Wood

What is cerused wood? Cerused wood is wood that has been treated to bring out the natural grain lines and patterns in the wood. You will start to see this wood used for floors, cabinets, and other design elements a lot in the next few years. You can get a jump on this design trend by adding cerused wood cabinets, floors or accents to your home before you list it to sell.

MLS EdmontonSubway Tile Everyting

Subway tiles are not new. But they are being used in new ways all over the home. Buyers like them because they give spaces a modern look. Sellers like them because they are inexpensive and versatile. Add a subway tile backsplash in the kitchen. Or use them to give bathroom walls a quick and modern refresh. You can even get creative and use them for countertops or design accents. Subway tile in the laundry room or mudroom creates an easy to clean surface that looks fresh and clean.

Smart Home Accessibility

Technology is unavoidable. Modern home buyers want to seamlessly incorporate their technology into their lives. Adding charging stations, extra outlets, and other smart technology friendly touches to your home is a great way to make your home more inviting to potential buyers. Adding tech friendly elements in the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms is a smart way to use this trend to your advantage.

Terracotta Tiles

For years the most popular look for kitchens and bathrooms has been cool tones. White on white, white on gray, mixed shades of gray and other cool neutrals have dominated popular design. But that’s changing. People want their homes to be warmer and more inviting instead of looking like a showplace. Terracotta tiles with their warm and cozy hue are popping up in kitchens and bathrooms all over.

Replacing the existing tiles in your bathroom with terracotta tiles or adding a terracotta backsplash in a white kitchen is an inexpensive and easy way to make your home look more modern and attractive to buyers. Terracotta tile countertops in the laundry room is another great way to incorporate this trend into your home when you’re getting ready to list it.

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