What are the hottest trends in home design that can help you generate more profit when you sell your home?
I can empirically guess from representing local buyers. But Zillow can answer that question more scientifically. It compared sales rates for comparable homes by certain words in its dtat of sales nationwide from January 2014 to March 2016. And, why I rarely agree with Zillow's Zestimates, I 100 percent agree with its findings here.
Kitchens: Earth tones have been de rigeuer for years here in Las Vegas and they will probably be welcome forever since hey, look outside. Las Vegas is 50 shades of brown. But the new hot colors for kitchens are white and grey. This means walls, cabinets and countertops.
Back splashes often have granite running up the wall. Now the look is subway tiles above the rock countertops. Speaking of countertops, serious cooks are opting for quartz instead of granite because it is not pourous. Those pesky protein juices can get into the granite crevices and cause health issues. And you don't have to seal quartz! But it is significantly more expensive. Here is Vegas, any rock surface will do.
When it comes to kitchen cabinets, the hot trend is shaker. The photos shows off shaker cabinets. As for sinks, there is only one way to go: stainless steel farmer's sinks.
Outdoor kitchens are super hot.
Buyers love wood floors everywhere except the bedrooms.
Of course, none of this matters if your house isn't surgically clean when those potential buyers open their doors. That is the No. 1 buyer turn off.
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