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Four Trends on Home Improvement for 2017

Posted by Front Desk on September 27, 2017
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Are you thinking of remodeling your home? When considering updating your house, there are a few things to consider that can help you get the most out of your investment. Since there’s increasing numbers of people migrating to live in Boise and the real estate market here in Idaho is strong, now is a great time to add value! We’ve compiled some of the top emerging trends to help you get the most out of your remodel, weather you’re looking to increase your resale value or get one step closer to perfecting your dream home.

Gardening Goes Viral

In Boise, people love their gardens. Because of the great weather, mild seasons, open sky and plentiful sun—why not consider adding some garden boxes to your backyard? Overall, people are eating more fruits and vegetables—and have a greater consciousness or sustainably grown organic produce. If your property doesn’t have the square footage for garden boxes, consider adding a small herb garden outside your kitchen window or on your patio.

The Tiny Home Approach

Overall, trends are showing an increased interest in smaller homes. That said, sacrificing square footage doesn’t have to mean sacrificing quality of life. Smaller homes are more efficient, cost less in monthly overhead, and are easier to keep clean and maintained. If you’re remodeling a small home, consider getting compact, energy efficient appliances, such as a stacking washer dryer system. You might also consider opening up the floorpan to enable a flexible living space. Quality over quantity is key in this case!

A Lavish Bathroom

If you’re remodeling your bathroom, turn to emerging trends to help dictate your design choices. Combination showers and tubs are out, and standalone fixtures are in. Consider adding a waterfall shower or a unique claw footed tub to elevate the look of your washroom and add an element of luxury. Choose beautiful quality tiles, and remember that patterns are in! Likewise, choosing stand-out fixtures for hanging towels or lighting is a great opportunity to highlight the look and feel of your bathroom.

The Smart House

Remember the movie SmartHouse? Well that prescient 1999 movie called it, and having an smart-phone enabled house is the way of the future. Consider adding appliances that can sync with your phone, such as a digital thermostat, surround-sound audio system, or voice activated appliance. Likewise, adding sensors that can detect water damage or alert you of a potential break-in can save you thousands down the line or protect you from potential harm.

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