Ever wonder what to do now to prepare your home for sale in the future? Classic wisdom has been to stick with neutrals and stay traditional, so your home appeals to a larger audience when the time comes to sell. While that remains true, sometimes going bold can be the eye-catching move that a buyer will remember. And you can live with and enjoy your trendy choices for the moment.
Home Designs Trends for 2017
Overall, there is a movement this year toward outdoor living and earthy, natural tones. Even the once popular all white cabinets are transferring back to wood, but with clean, modern lines. Accents are moving from stainless steel and copper to black steel and burnished metals. Entry doors to shower doors are getting into the black matte steel frame with glass inserts. Wood tile is replacing subway tile, no longer for just a kitchen backsplash, but whole walls as home accents.
The 70s home bar has been updated for 2017. Home bars now are a must, with dual temperature wine fridge and cabinets to replace outdated china cabinets. Gone are the days of the washer/dryer in the garage. Whole rooms are given to the laundry room with emphasis on lighting and storage.
While new tile floors and home bars might not be in your budget, lighting and paint color can make all the difference. Unusual and playful bedside lighting can bring a fresh ambiance to the bedroom. Fresh paint in the year’s current color trend can add a much needed update. The color palette is moving from grays in 2016 into greens for 2017. Accents in navy and jewel tones can add that extra sparkle to any room.
Outside Space a Key Component to Tampa Homes
Here in the Tampa Bay area, outside living space is a key component to our coastal lifestyle. Floridians revel in the outdoors, and having seating on a lanai, an updated screened porch, or a balcony with tropical gardens is on-point for 2017. There are myriad ways to design this area that you can enjoy today and will make your home shine when it hits the market.
Keeping up with decorating trends can make your home feel modern and up to date. When the time comes to put your Tampa home on the market, Cowen Property Group can help with all the details to get your home sold.