Home renovation time can be both an exhilarating and stressful time. It’s hard to know whether you should channel your inner Joanna Gaines and put up that barn door you love or opt for something more timeless. When it comes to home renovations, are classic choices smarter? Take a look at why making too many trendy design choices when renovating can come back to bite you in the long run.
You may date your home
Some of your ideas may seem great right now but going overboard with current design trends can put a timestamp on your home. Make that mistake and you may struggle to recoup the return on investment when you decide to sell. The cool chevron wallpaper you loved for your home office will scream “dated” when prospective buyers walk through your house a few years from now, making them see only the dollar signs they’ll need to undo your trendy choices.
Others may dislike your home
When walking through homes when you were buying, what did you dislike about them? Tap into your thoughts and the reactions you’ve had when you’ve saw homes with nearly black wood kitchen cabinets, popcorn ceilings, half-wall dividers, and pink tile – trends that were highly popular at one time. You probably thought about how much work and money it would take to transform the home into yours. Don’t make the same mistakes those homeowners made.
Instead, consider the classics like crown moulding, neutral colored countertops, clean lines and wood floors – these finishes will never go out of style. Turn to professionals for help! The LHT team works closely with clients from start to finish on every aspect of the design process, offering insight that comes from more than 30 years in the business. LHT’s philosophy is Plan-Build, meaning the team is involved in every part of every process, from conception to completion of your home.
Trends to consider (or reconsider)
There aren’t any trends you should avoid at all costs; however, you need to really think about some of the trends people are embracing now. How long will people really love busy backsplashes? While a wall covered in chalkboard paint might be fun for the next year, what happens three years from now? Instead of jumping on the gold hardware bandwagon, think about ways you can make sure you love your home without making it a trendy ticking time bomb.
You should also reconsider gray cabinets, subway tile, inexpensive laminate flooring, washed-wood plank tile flooring and very bold granite and quartz countertops. If you’re in love with these trends, pick one or two and run with them – just try not to go overboard.
Trendy Design Choices Can Hurt Your Home’s Value
When it comes down to it, it’s your house and it should feel like home. A smart thing to do before you invest money in numerous trendy renovations is to ask yourself how long you intend to stay in your home. If the answer is 15 years or less, you may want to consider the effects trendy renovations may have on the resale value of your home and opt for more timeless choices.