While personal touches and fast-changing design trends don’t traditionally appeal to the vast majority of buyers, Park City is not your average real estate market.
When it comes to luxury living, being on trend is crucial. As a seller walks through your home, they’re looking at your space as more than a living space. This is a space for hosting events, whether they’re quiet family get-togethers, neighborhood holiday parties, or dinner with work associates. While unique color patterns and specialty furnishings should go into storage when showing a listing, permanent features, wall colors, appliances, and other elements that come with the home should follow current style trends to the best of their ability.
At Jensen and Company, we have kept an eye on the more stable trends you’ll see in the home design niche. If you’re listing your home in 2019, take a look at the following trends for some pre-sale home prep inspiration.
Copper and Other Metallic Accents
Metallics are often a great way to add interesting design elements to your home while changing very little structurally. One of the current metallics being embraced is copper, as it adds a rich, warm tone to kitchens and other living spaces.
Consider adding copper elements to the following:
- Kitchen hardware or hood
- Front storm door
- Window fittings
- Neutral wall decor
- Fireplace mantle
Rich Color Pallets Used Sparingly
A saturated and rich color pallet is another interior design trend that you can embrace to give your home a modern look. Whether your house is more industrial or completely country chic, pops of rich color add gorgeous variety.
While neutral colors are best for resale, having pops of vibrant color can help break up some of the dullness colors like beige and white tend to impart to a home. Even if you want to keep the walls neutral, use things like your furniture or area rugs to bring that deep color into your home and help buyers remember your home among a sea of beige houses.
Always Be Sure Hardware Is Updated
Brass used to be a sign of a dated home, but with the staying popularity of the mid-century modern style, brass hardware has come back in vogue. Outdated brass can be weathered with the right chemicals. Or you can easily replace hardware throughout the house. Be mindful of which rooms will get this look and aim for consistency.
Incorporate Geometric Tile
A great way to incorporate some visual interest in your home is to bring geometric tile into your home, particularly in wet spaces such as bathrooms and the kitchen.
We recommend tile for water-prone areas (like the kitchen, mud rooms, laundry, and bathrooms) as it adds to your resale value and adds a more luxe look to your home. However, remember, while you can pick a wild pattern or bright colors, it may be better to stick to neutrals with your tile, as it also will appeal more broadly to buyers.
Install A Bucket Sink
If you are looking to update your kitchen before putting your home on the market, you may want to install a bucket sink instead of another double sink. A bucket sink looks great and is on trend when it comes to style. It’s also a safe bet when it comes to longevity of this style trend.
Matte Finish On Permanent Fixtures
High-gloss cabinets and walls are out, and matte paint is here to stay. While you don’t have to go out and repaint everything with matte paint, choosing matte to refinish an accent wall or your kitchen cabinets can have an appealing effect on potential buyers. Interior doors, baseboards, crown molding, and decorative paneling are also popular elements to paint with a matte finish.
Terrazzo Is Back
In all fairness, Terrazzo never really went away. But the common color elements used in the ’80s and ‘90s when Terrazzo was popular went sour, fast. This composite material is made up of quartz, glass, marble, granite, and other elements.
These days, you can customize the color scheme of your terrazzo surface and place it just about anywhere – flooring, countertops, backsplashes, and more. The same look can also be mimicked with epoxy coating indoors and outdoors. Selecting a neutral color pallet is always safe, but if you’re working with an interior designer, get their opinion on using bold colors.
Contact Jensen and Company if you’re planning to sell your home. We can help you pinpoint renovations and remodels that will boost your return on investment and have buyers scrambling to make your home their own.