There’s a dramatic difference between decorating for your own tastes and pleasure then making changes in your home’s interior in hopes that it will sell faster. If you don’t plan on moving for years, go ahead and paint your bathroom purple – it’s trendy and will show off your personal style. But if you’re hoping to put your home on the market in the next couple of years and want to get the best price possible, you’ll need to think carefully about the changes you make inside and out, and that includes bathroom interior design.
According to Forbes, the two hottest spots in the house when it comes to prospective buyers, are the master bathroom and the kitchen. They’re where the most value can be added when it comes time to sell, so while that purple may look great to you now, it will only appeal to a small niche of people. Garish colors (or an interior that’s all white) are an instant turnoff to most, paint that’s in a more neutral shade makes a home more attraction to most potential buyers. Instead, consider adding splashes of purple or other bold colors that can easily be removed when you want to sell.
That said, there are some interior design trends that can help your home sell at the price you’re asking, or more, and will likely hold true for some time.
Stainless Steel in the Kitchen
Stainless steel has been popular in kitchens for some time now and it won’t be going away anytime soon. When prospective buyers see stainless steel appliances, they typically equate them with a recent remodel and feel like they won’t have to do much renovating in the kitchen, which means you’re likely to get more offers and move toward the closing process that much quicker. Rose gold, brass and copper may be having a trendy moment, but they’re expected to pass rather quickly and may no longer be appealing in just a few years.
Quart countertops should be the go-to-choice for bathrooms and kitchens as they’re timeless and versatile. When buyers see them, most automatically equate them with quality and may even be willing to pay more for the home.
Large, Light or Neutral Colored Tile
While bold, geometric patterns, including patterned bathroom floor tiles are on-trend right now, but they’re likely to become outdated soon. They’ll catch the buyer’s eye in online photos, but probably not in a good way. Using larger, light-colored tiles will help to open up a space and make it feel bigger, and, you won’t have to worry about an expensive replacement later. They can also act as a neutral backdrop for more vibrant décor.
When it comes to the kitchen, you’ll want to consider the surrounding colors. Using shades like beige or cream can create a feeling or warmth. An orange or auburn palette against walls also help to create a welcoming atmosphere.