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Making Your Home More Desirable in 2017: Home Improvement Projects

With new trends endlessly popping up, it can be challenging to decide what home improvement projects are worth your time and money.  It will serve you well to research what trends are timeless and what trends have gone by the wayside before investing in updating your home, especially if you are getting ready to put it on the market.  To simplify that process for you, here is a list of the hottest home improvement projects for 2017!
  1. Stainless steel appliances.  Stainless steel has been popular for many years because of its sleek look and easy to clean surface.  Many equate stainless steel with a recent remodel, meaning the appliances aren’t very old. This can be a big plus for potential home buyers who don’t to have to do any renovations after moving in.
  2. Smart homes. With the ever-increasing intelligence of technology, there has been a recent surge in smart home popularity. People enjoy the efficiency of controlling lights, air conditioning systems and home security with the touch of a button on their mobile device.  Best Smart Home Devices of 2017
  3. Quartz.  It looks like quartz is a trend that is here to stay, and for good reasons. Quartz stands the test of time, looks fabulous and is easy to maintain. Quartz countertops show well and can impress potential buyers.  All About Quartz Countertops  
  4. Marble.  Marble isn’t quite as popular as quartz, but is less expensive and is still impressive with its attractive, easy to clean surfaces.
  5. Built-in-bar.  This is a hot new trend for homebuyers in 2017.  Many homes currently on the market are boasting about their built-in-bars because entertaining at home is very popular. You will be ready for guests and be able to party all night with your special space just for that purpose!
  6. Stand-alone tubs. Separate bathtub and showering spaces are the trend for updated bathrooms.  Tubs have gotten a makeover in recent years, moving from the decked-in styles to free standing options that take up less space and make a sculptural statement in a room. 
  7. The new basement escape. No longer a dark, open space to store things, the basement has become a comfortable escape for homeowners.  Lighten and brighten the room and a space can be created for guests or for family entertainment.
These are just a few of many home improvement trends that can make your home more desirable to homebuyers this year!

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