5 hot home improvement trends

Interior white kitchen
Tami McQueen

Tami McQueen

Bored with the same four walls? The sofa doesn’t fit your family’s needs? Or maybe you need to make room for Mom? You’re not alone! Check out 5 of the hottest home renovation trends this year:

Home renovation - Blue modern living room with grey and white accents.

Home Renovation Trend #1:

Got a case of cabin fever and dreaming of a tropical paradise? Then Sherwin-Williams® color of the year will definitely make a big splash. This year’s trending color palette reflects a relaxing day at the beach, tranquility and adding an oasis of peace at home. Whether you opt for a rich turquoise, bold seaweed-colored green or a pale blue marine-inspired hues will add harmony to any room.

Home Renovation Trend #2:

The big comfy couch is back! As homeowners open up their floor plans oversized and overstuffed sofas, chairs and ottomans will be an inviting addition to help fill the space without clutter – perfect for curling up with a good book on a cold winter’s day.

Home Renovation - Cozy living room with oversize sofa and ottoman in front of the fireplace.

Home Renovation Trend #3:

Consider purchasing light fixtures, picture frames or candlesticks with brass accents to add a bit of sparkle to your home. Or even better, rummage through your basement you may have brass pieces in storage. It’s easy to restore the gleam to brass and decorate your home with it.

Home Renovation Trend #4:

Make room for the family by renovating your basement, adding an addition or even building a tiny house to your backyard to accommodate multiple generations under one roof. In 2016 alone, over 60 million Americans lived in multiple generational households. With an aging and more diverse population this statistic will likely increase and could add value to your home in the years to come.

Home Renovation - Basement beautifully updated into a studio apartment for a multi-generational family.

Home Renovation Trend #5:

Pocket doors are a practical option for individuals who may need assistance, such as a walker, to move from one room to another. These clean, crisp entryways allow for extra room in both hallways and doorways.

It’s never too early to begin planning your home renovation projects. So whether your project is big or small, DuPage Credit Union has low-rate Home Equity Loans and and Personal Loans to meet every project’s budget.

How do you plan on updating your home this year? Please share below, we’d love to hear your ideas:

Tami McQueen

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