Homebuyers are getting tired of cookie cutter granite counters and cutesy accents. Today’s buyers are looking for modern design elements and avoiding outdated trends like kitchen desks. Get a jump on selling in 2018 by learning more about the design trends that experts are predicting home buyers will be flocking to in the coming year like:
Granite has had its day. Now granite is played out and home buyers are looking for kitchen counters that are more durable and less hard work to take care of. Quartz countertops are inexpensive, durable, and look great in any kitchen. Expect buyers to be looking for homes that have updated kitchens that include quartz countertops in the coming year.
Colorful Kitchens and Bathrooms
Neutrals are out, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. Buyers want a retro looking colorful kitchens and bathrooms now. Remember those 70s kitchens with Avocado Green and Harvest Gold appliances? They’re back in a modern and updated way. Design experts also predict even more retro kitchen styles like the 20s and 30s era red, blue and even pink kitchen colors will be in high demand. Since the kitchen really is the heart of the home these days buyers want fun family friendly colors in the kitchen and not glaring white walls and stainless appliances. Black appliances will be more in demand than stainless. In addition, in the bathrooms fun colors are popping up on all the high-end designers must have listed.
Black Accents Everywhere
Buyers have had enough of generic brushed nickel accents. Black is the in color this year for everything from lighting fixtures to floor tiles to shower molding. An unexpected pop of black is a lot more appealing to modern buyers than brushed nickel or silver hardware. Changing out light fixtures and hardware is an easy an inexpensive way to get buyers more interested in a new home.
Exposed brick is lovely, but buyers have had enough. Painted brick is the next big trend in homes that have exposed brick. Whitewashed brick or brick that has been painted a bright cheerful color is going to be a lot more appealing to buyers than a plain exposed brick in the coming year.
Now that replaceable wallpaper has become cheap and easy to find geometric patterns are going to be everywhere in 2018. Buyers will be looking for fun geometric backsplashes in kitchens and bathrooms as well as geometric tiles on the floors in those rooms. Adding a few bright colored geometric tiles is easy to do and will make even an outdated kitchen look more appealing to modern buyers. Accent walls with geometric wallpaper sheets or walls that have painted geometric borders are what will be bringing in the buyers in the next year. An easy way to get this designer look is to use a patterned paint roller and a bright accent color paint.