Guide to Updating the Home in 2018
It’s 2018, the beginning of the new year, and time to take a look around the house and consider home improvements. Many are contemplating major home improvements and looking for a guide to updating their home. Most importantly, recommendations and solutions that will increase the value of the home for resale. With that in mind, we’ll talk about 2018 Interior Design Trends and out-dated oak and brass in the home.
Out-Dated Design Features – Oak & Brass
We all remember the popularity of oak and brass in our past decors. At one time, it was a design trend and became a staple in many homes. Today, when making decisions on updating the home, many people have a dilemma. They are stuck with these out-dated design elements and don’t know what to do about them. My clients have asked, should they keep brass and oak features or replace them?
Justify the Expense of Home Improvements
There is a cost involved in replacing cabinetry, trim, doors, flooring, hardware and lighting. Some people feel its hard to justify the expense of home improvements. But, they want to increase the value of their home and make it more attractive to a potential buyer.
As we all know, the values of our homes declined due to the housing market crisis. In many areas of the country, housing prices have recovered and increased. But in others, home values are still coming back from the decline. This is the main reason home owners have hesitated making upgrades to their residence. The good news, is that a full recovery is on the horizon.
Updating the Home Increases the Value
It’s a fact, updating the home increases the value. If you have any of the following items in your home, chances are, you have an outdated home.
Pine or Oak Stained Trim
Oak Kitchen Cabinets & Bathroom Vanities
Hollow Core Doors
Honey or Red Colored Oak Flooring
Brass Door Knobs
Light Fixtures in Brass Finish
Brass Cabinet Hardware & Hinges