It is nearly time to bid farewell to those blistering hot summer days in order to make room for cool breezy nights and color changing leaves. Why? Because fall is just around the corner, meaning it is time to look back on the home design trends that were most prominent this summer.
In today’s style-obsessed world, home design trends are constantly evolving. From the avant-garde decor of the 1920’s to the modern aesthetics of the 1960’s, decorating one’s living space in order to enhance its appearance, comfort and functionality is about as old as time itself. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the hottest summer trends that have defined 2016.
The summer real estate market was favorable for investors and homeowners alike, and experts are optimistic that the fall real estate market will be just as lucrative. Whether you are a homeowner looking to give your house a facelift or an investor searching for ways to increase the after repair value of your current rehab property, consider these home design trends that will make people say wow:
Home Design Trends For Your Kitchen
The kitchen is arguably the heart of any home. It is where families congregate, food is prepared, and memories are made. And it should certainly be a focus of your property rehab checklist. If that isn’t enough to make you want to upgrade the space, how about the fact that a remodeled kitchen can return as much as 87 percent of your initial investment. Major kitchen renovations (i.e. demolishing a load bearing wall, altering any electrical wires or plumbing pipes, or restoring rot or mold damage) can be costly, but worth your while if you plan to resell. Minor upgrades will also increase your home’s value and make for a happy chef. So without further ado, here are four home design trends for the kitchen that were popular this summer:
Home Design Trends For Your Bathroom
Did you know the average person spends 1.5 years of their life in the bathroom? With that in mind, there is no excuse not renovate it into a desirable and welcoming place. Although a bathroom is a small space, there is plenty that can be done to spruce it up and make it your favorite room in the home. While upgrading a bathroom can be a big investment, with proper planning and a set budget, it doesn’t have to be. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, this summer’s trends, compared to the bathroom trends of 2015, are guaranteed to give you the design bug.
Home Design Trends For Your Backyard
This summer was all about bringing the indoors outside, which is ideal for those looking to utilize their outdoor space year-round. Summer 2016 was also a huge advocate for sustainable landscapes that are as functional as they are attractive. With DIY projects gaining popularity this year, there is plenty to do to the backyard to transform it into your favorite part of the house. So just because summer is almost over doesn’t mean you should ignore your backyard. If you implement a few of this summer’s hottest backyard trends, you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoors well into the winter.
Home Design Trends For Your Pool
Say goodbye to the days of square-cookie cutter pools and hello to trendier designs. A backyard pool is a fantastic addition to any home. It is great for kids who could spend an entire day splashing around an aquatic arena, and equally as great for adults who prefer either a relaxing or athletic swim. With so many options in today’s pool industry, there is no excuse not to implement a unique design that represents your home’s style and your personal taste. If you have a pool in your backyard, you’ve already won half the battle. If you are a rehabber who is about to install a pool, consider these four options that dominated the summer pool trends of 2016:
Home Design Trends To Enhance Curb Appeal
Did you know that homes with better curb appeal command higher prices and take less time to sell? The first thing prospective buyers see is the way your house looks from the street. Do you have attractive landscaping? Is the front yard well maintained? If the answer is yes, it can add thousands to the value of your home. With that in mind, there is no better time to beautify your front yard using this summer’s hottest trends.
Implement any of this summer’s home design trends and you’ll be a happy homeowner (or a successful rehabber).