Are you planning to move soon and need to do some upgrades or are you thinking of remodeling your home for your own enjoyment? Either way, you’ll want to know the latest trends in home improvements so that you can spend your money wisely.

What’s Hot

If it has been years since you’ve given your house a refresh, you might want to consider incorporating the hottest interior design trends into your redesign.

The “it” color for 2020, according to PANTONE, is classic blue. Use it on an accent wall, decorate with blue upholstered furniture, or try the versatile shade in unexpected places like your kitchen backsplash.

Subway tile remains a staple in bathrooms and kitchens, but it shows up in the new decade with a sophisticated twist – a mother of pearl finish. Also look for subway tiles to have a unique texture or are larger than the previous standard size.

If you’re a neat person or want to become one in the new year, add open shelving to your next kitchen remodel and display your china, colorful countertop appliances, or decorative glassware.

Other kitchen trends include smart appliances, cabinet hardware with a matte black finish, counter-to-ceiling tile backsplash, and patterned wallpaper – it’s making a comeback!

For those who describe their bathroom as a retreat, or who want it to become one, freestanding tubs, built-in seating, and showers with LED lighting and exposed plumbing fixtures.

Best Investments

Planning to sell your home soon but need to do some upgrades? You’ll want to be careful about how you spend your money to ensure you’ll get the most bang for your buck.

Improve your house’s curb appeal with a new garage door, exterior stone veneer accents, a deck addition, or replacement siding. You’ll attract buyers and increase the value of your home.

Inside your house, the two most popular rooms for renovation are the kitchen and the bathroom.

In the kitchen, install a farmhouse sink and put in an island, if you have room and they make sense with your home’s style. A butler’s pantry will also make buyers willing to pay more for your house.

The top bathroom upgrades revolve around the shower. Upgrade it with dual showerheads and, if it’s in your budget, make it a steam shower. Buyers also want walk-in showers and separate tubs, as well as natural stone or granite surrounding the tub and shower.

If your home is on the smaller side, you may want to add a second bathroom or expand your square footage to include another bedroom.

Consult your real estate agent for suggestions that are particular to your home and neighborhood before you choose your renovation projects.

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