Remodeling Mistakes Going Too Trendy

Sometimes people make the mistake of wanting to make their home too trendy when they are trying to remodel. They try to pick some of the hottest, latest, most updated options. Although it may work well in small doses, when people choose everything in this manner, it can be a recipe for disaster. Most of the time, homeowners don’t realize that when they choose something trendy, it means that it’s only going to last for a short term period. For homeowners that are trying to remodel their home to improve their chances of sales when they try selling their home in the future, not going trendy is incredibly important.

When remodeling, it’s smart to use an option that’s going to be able to handle the next few decades or at least the next few years. Ideally, the options that are chosen should be able to last for years and years. By purchasing items and styles that fit into trends, it dates the entire house incredibly. Prospective buyers will be less interested in purchasing anything with these trends in the next few years. Likewise, the latest releases tend to be glitchy and have poor performance, especially if they are the first or new releases in their line. For that reason, it’s better to choose something that’s proven to be tried and true instead of investing in the latest alternative.

There are situations where dealing with trends can be more acceptable. For example, if the individual is planning on staying in their house and living there for an extended period of time instead of selling their house or remodeling it for resale value, then it would be more acceptable to do something a little trendier. This is because the remodeling project is essentially going to be done for their own interest and their own enjoyment. However, homeowners that are planning on selling their house soon or in the future shouldn’t try anything trendy because it will easily become outdated in the upcoming years and this will make it more difficult for people to become interested in purchasing the house.

Homeowners that aren’t certain about what is or isn’t trendy should discuss their options with a professional. The professional will be able to provide them with insight into what’s currently hot in remodeling and what’s clearly more traditional. They can provide recommendations of different options and styles that may be more suitable. Listening to the suggestions of professionals can be crucial for homeowners who are seeking to remodel their home to be more suitable for reselling in the future. Although many homeowners have their own unique vision for their home, sometimes it’s important to learn to be flexible with these ideas, especially when trying to make a house more marketable for selling again in the next few years. Remodeling services deal with these concerns all of the time, so they know exactly what is appropriate for the current market.

Amy Wright
Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.