Hot Trends When Purchasing a Home In 2016

By Leeanne Kunnert

It is important for both buyers and sellers to keep up with the latest trends in home improvements. What was popular a year ago, let alone ten years ago may drastically change the way a home is viewed within the game of real estate.

When it comes to real estate it is important for both buyers and sellers to keep up with the latest trends in home improvement. What was popular a year ago, let alone ten years ago, may drastically change the way a home is viewed. Think about the trends that were present in homes we were brought up in verse what is popular now-a-days.

Shag carpeting, colored appliances, laminate flooring, formica countertops and gold fixtures were all the rage as little as thirty years ago. A house with all five of these hot button trends would fly off the market. Now try to sell that same house in today's market and watch it sit forever waiting for the right buyer to come along. A buyer may eventually come along only after the seller had dropped the asking price significantly. This is just one of the many reasons it is important to keep up on the trends present within the home improvement and real estate arenas.

Trendy Kitchen Ideas

In real estate the kitchen is arguably the most important room within a home. In order to get top dollar from the sale of your home it is important to keep up on popular upgrades to the space. The following are just a few things that are trending in kitchen designs and upgrades for 2016:

Kitchen islands with additional work space and seating are needed for entertaining.

Dark cabinetry enhanced with other materials such as glass and metal is a focal point.

Uncommon countertop materials like exotic stones, hand poured cement or granite.

Built in wine coolers are included in kitchen islands.

Stainless steel, top of the line appliances that include all the bells and whistles are installed.

Double ovens, convection ovens and unconventional, six burner stove tops are incredibly trend with the increased popularity in preparing culinary delights at home.

Trending Designs For Bathrooms

Glass and stone are both popular material choices in bathroom updates in 2016. Consider a blend of natural, raw materials when upgrading bathroom spaces.

Vessel sinks, paired with antique inspired vanities are offering a classically, modern spin on creating a retreat in your very own home.

Chrome fixtures are being replaced for brushed nickel.

Showers are a more popular option then bathtubs. Deck out your extended shower space with multiple faucets, dual showerheads and hand held sprayers. Upgraded fixtures and faucets are attractive to homeowners that are ready to move into a space without any DIY updates to contend with.

Another popular feature in bathrooms to consider in upgrades is the installation of automatic lighting.

Trends in home improvements aren't anything new. It is important to follow up with trends in the housing market especially if you are a seller looking to sell your home within the next five years. You can never go wrong in home improvement with simple, classic updates enhanced with easily replaceable accessories that follow trends.

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