In the ever-changing days of home design, remodeling and construction things are one day in and one day out. If you are in the business of home remodels or if you just want to make sure you will get the most resale value out of your home, here are a few great hot and not remodeling trends to keep an eye on.

Hot:

Copper

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Copper is definitely making a comeback in home remodeling trends. It can be seen on countertops, bathroom sinks, faucets, doorknobs, and sometimes even stairs. The one major drawback to copper, however, is that it can scratch and tarnish easily, so be sure that you are up for the high maintenance challenge of copper before installing.

Solar Power

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With more and more people concerned with our environment, we see solar panels at an all-time high. Roof-top solar panels will greatly reduce the home’s energy bills and decrease the amount of wasted energy. According to a survey by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, homeowners are willing to pay $4 per watt more for a home with rooftop solar panels.

Home Gym

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Homeowners, especially millennials, do not want to pay for gym memberships, so having a home gym is a great selling point. Most of the time, all you need to attract a home buyer who wants a home gym is a room with a treadmill and enough room for some weights.

Stainless Steel

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In my own personal opinion, the kitchen is the most important room in the house. Having state of the art high end kitchen appliances is a great selling feature to any home. Stainless steel refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, and sinks can make even the most basic of homes look luxurious. If you don’t have the money for actual stainless steel, they make stainless steel paint.

Outdoor Space

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Outdoor space is a highly sought after amenity for most millennials. New homeowners and remodelers should make sure that they have room for a garden or a yard before buying a new home. It doesn’t matter so much if the area is private or shared but having a patio or porch is a great way to attract potential home buyers.

Open Floor Plan

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Wide open spaces (yes, that is a Dixie Chicks reference), is becoming quite the hot trend for millennials and new age hipster homeowners. People love to be able to see the living room from the kitchen and vice versa. This will become increasingly popular in 2015 in the layouts for single-family homes and traditional condo buildings.

Not:

Kitchen Desk

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The kitchen desk is from the era where people would sit and read their bills and then mail them out, but now with most people doing online billing, this isn’t necessary. A desk in the kitchen will make the home seem outdated, plus you could use that extra room for cabinets or an overall larger kitchen area.

Brass Hardware

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Brass hardware is slowly making its way out of new home remodels and home designs. The younger crowd is more a fan of having kitchens and bathrooms in one neutral tone. Brass handles and knobs can harshly break up the one toned and sleek look most millennials are looking for.

Tiled Countertops

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Granite and marble countertops have greatly outnumbered tiled countertops in the past few years. If you are planning a kitchen remodel or if you just want to get the most out of your home in a resale, you need to get rid of tiled countertops.

Whirlpool Baths

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This is one of those things that homeowners and remodelers alike think they want, but when it comes down to it, they don’t really care. People just don’t have the time to run a bath for a long enough time to fill a large whirlpool bathtub. The return on investment for a whirlpool bathtub just isn’t there anymore for millennials.

So, if you are in the process of remodeling or if you just want to get the most resale value out of your home, remember these hot and not remodeling trends. Do you have anything to add to this post? Leave us a comment in the section below to let us know! Thanks for reading our blog and be sure to check back in for more home improvement stories.

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