With the new year coming it’s time to bid old styles goodbye and introduce innovative ones. The home improvement industry is far from declining, as recent statistics show. According to iPropertyManagement.com, home improvement sales in the United States totaled approximately $394 billion in 2018. Additionally, this U.S. market grew an estimated 5.5% in 2019. So, what are some ways to help you sell your home?
Statista also forecasts total home improvement sales in the U.S. to reach $454.6 billion by 2023. Of course, certain choices for ways to spruce up your abode may end up granting you a larger return than others. In other words, some projects may help you sell your home at a high value, while others may not. One recent survey by Remodeling magazine revealed that real estate professionals estimated the average payback in a property’s resale value for people who choose to renovate is 56%. In certain parts of the country, that return can be even higher, especially for minor home improvement projects like replacing garage doors or windows. Here are four improvement trends to help you sell your home in 2021.
Using Sustainable Materials
Eco-friendly projects have been gaining traction over the past few years and are expected to remain popular throughout 2021, especially given that reports on climate change seem increasingly foreboding. Common examples of sustainable materials include wicker, rattan (thin, pliable palm stems) and acacia. Purchasing (or building) furniture like armchairs and tables made with these materials can help give the common areas of your home a whole new fresh look.
Updating And Remodeling Your Bathroom
Bathrooms that incorporate seating options other than toilets will become a mainstay in 2021. This is partly due to the fact that bathrooms now appear to serve as spa-like wellness areas for people to relax in. (Talk about trends that are almost completely new-age!) You can add a seating space by the bathtub so you can comfortably sit while applying lotion, for instance.
White kitchens dominated American homes for decades, but they are gradually being phased out in favor of brighter hues. Blues, light grays, and other soft colors have become more popular for cabinets, while wood is now commonly used for countertops and open shelving. Don’t underestimate the visual impact of a vibrant kitchen. After all, you want guests to feel like the area where cooking occurs to be full of life, right?
Adding Vintage Accents
Along with eco-friendly furniture, vintage accents like patina are projected to constitute a major trend this year. Color trends like terracotta and clay have also become popular, as have decorative items such as ceramics and pottery. At the end of the day, it’s all about finding ways to make the rooms in your home stand out and reflect your personality. Accents can do the trick if chosen carefully.
Other home improvement trends to consider this year include plants and small olive trees, antique art, high-contrast decor, floral wallpaper, and easy-to-use lighting fixtures that provide both functionality and an aesthetically-pleasing look. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and draw inspiration from people you know, as many of the best ideas aren’t always 100% original. Similarly, you can share your opinions with your friends and family.
Contact The Fairfax Title Company For More Information
Speak to the experienced professionals at Mathis Title Company in Fairfax, Virginia to learn more about what types of home improvement projects can spruce up your property and thus potentially raise its value. Mathis serves various parts of Northern Virginia, including Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, and Centreville. Our services include contract preparation and review (i.e. drawing up a purchase agreement), mechanics lien, refinancing, settlements, and title insurance.
Mathis Title Company is dedicated to ensuring clients are taken care of through the entire home sale process, even after closing. Our personalized services aim to provide you with total satisfaction. Call Mathis Title today at (703) 214-4020 or contact us online for more information about our work.