Home Improvement Trends

People walk into their homes and wonder what they can add, change, and if they should remodel. We have discussed in previous blogs different renovation options at a low cost, however, this blog is going to touch on some larger renovation ideas for your current home or future home!

Sometimes, the idea of renovating can become overwhelming because of the amount of work. Many questions arise and the internet offers a vast amount of information with too many options that end up confusing people! The home improvement process does not have to be overwhelming, especially when it comes to the latest trends.

That is why we will be providing you with a list of our favorite home improvement trends of 2017!


Many homeowners put a lot of time and money into their renovation investment. Upkeep of these materials can be costly especially when there is an accidental damage. The good news is that there are beautiful materials that are low maintenance and high quality.

Forget about marble and granite because quartz countertops are becoming exceedingly popular! The luxury appeal and little maintenance that it features is what makes this trend so desirable to homeowners. Quartz comes in a variety of fabulous designs and you cannot go wrong. The spectacular look is clean, modern and of great quality.

Popular companies such as KitchenAid are developing stainless steel materials that resists fingerprints. Often, you can see when someone has had their hands on steel appliances because they leave marks. The sleek look of the appliances without the hassle of constantly wiping them down, is a feature that has become a huge hit!


Remodeling projects can consist of several meanings. There are a vast number of ways that you can make changes to your home. One of the simplest ways to bring a new energy in and improve the appearance of your home is to changing the front entrance door.

It is a small change but surprisingly can add great value! Replacing your front entrance door keeps the cost low while giving your home a new look. Furthermore, there are countless styles and designs to choose.

If you are looking to make minor changes, then start with the front entrance door. If you are looking to make larger changes, keep the front door in mind because it can help pave the way for the look of the full renovation.


Enjoying a relaxing bubble bath in a stand-alone tub can be just as peaceful as taking a trip to the spa. It has become a key trend when remodeling a bathroom. A while back, combo tubs and showers were the thing to do, but times have changed and we are moving forward in style.

The separation of both have become a luxury and a must have in a bathroom remodeling project. After all, the bathroom is a popular room in every household and is used multiple times per day. In addition, you will have a variety of options to choose from when it comes to the look of your stand-alone shower and tub.

The options of multiple jets, lighting, and sprays are a definite plus, and having a jacuzzi is not bad either. Forget the “all-in-one” and move forward to the stand-alone entities.


When we think of our kitchens we tend to think of family, friends, get-togethers, holidays, and celebrations. Good food and good company is what comes to mind when we think of how we spend our time in that area of our home. Aside from the low maintenance and luxury features, we find it tasteful to have an open space.

The open space provides a welcoming feel, and makes room for everyone. Despite the size of your home, there are ways to open up the space in your kitchen to make it more inviting. At dinners and celebrations, why leave the cook isolated, when you can all be together enjoying each others company!


Although in South Florida, land is costly, that does not mean that you can not create a beautiful backyard with what you have. Florida nights can be quite peaceful, and with the warm weather that we are consistently lucky to live in, spending time outdoors is a wonderful luxury.

Pools and outdoor kitchens are very popular, but one tip that can have an impact is accent lighting. Set the mood with lighting, and take advantage of the underutilized square footage that many of us forget about. Fire pits, good lighting, and a sleek patio can become of much use, and backyards are a great place for entertaining, as well as family time.


Remodeling is fun, exciting and brings out creativity. These tips are just a few ideas that can help make a difference in your home. Whether you are looking to make changes to your current home, or purchase a home that you can renovate, Alan Abramson is a fullservice Real Estate Brokerage that can help link you to the right people and get the job done!

Contact Alan Abramson today for questions or more information on South Florida real estate!

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