4 Home Improvement Trends for 2023

One of the best parts of being a homeowner is the ability to make your dwelling your own, shaping it to suit your personality and your lifestyle needs. According to the Spruce, however, experts are pointing to several key trends that will influence home renovation in 2023. Keep these improvements in mind if you're thinking about listing your home in the coming year as they may attract more interested buyers.

1. The home office. The work-from-home movement, which started trending at the outbreak of the pandemic, has become a lifestyle shift that appears as if it's here to stay. Therefore, redoing a room or a designated area of your home as an office will be big with buyers. If you've already outfitted a space as an office area, consider giving it an upgrade with work-friendly lighting, a posh desk and ergonomic chair, and a privacy screen if your area has no door.

2. Outdoor spaces. Another trend sparked during stay-at-home pandemic times is extending your living space to the outdoors. As homeowners discovered the possibilities of their yards, upgrades to patios, outdoor kitchens, gardens, decks and porches abounded. This will continue to be a popular home renovation trend for the foreseeable future.

3. Energy upgrades. With the rising cost of living triggered by the pandemic, home renovations in 2023 will put a lot of focus on energy efficiency. Installing solar panels, energy-efficient appliances and low-flush toilets are among some of the most popular energy-related renovations expected for the year ahead.

4. Streamlined kitchen and bathrooms. Perennially the most trafficked areas in any home, improvements to kitchens and bathrooms are expected to increase in 2023. Designers anticipate seeing upgrades to fixtures, countertops, lighting fixtures and appliances. You can also expect to see more custom cabinetry, including "hidden built-ins" that make your fridge, closets, dishwashers, etc. disappear behind a stylish cabinet.

No matter what home improvement you decide to take on, make sure it's something that enhances your home's functionality as well as its design. If you're hoping your renovation will increase your home's value, be sure to consult with a local real estate professional to find if and by how much the improvement may increase its sales price.

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