Without a crystal ball, seeing into the future is practically impossible. But when it comes to home trends, design pros and real estate experts alike have predicted some of the top home improvements that will be all the rage over the next few years. From state-of-the-art home security to home improvements that have a stellar ROI, let’s take a look at some of their predictions.
High-Tech Home Security Install
We rely on technology every single day. From the alarm we wake up to on our smartphone each morning to devices like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home that take notes on our grocery list and keep our daily schedules organized. So why not embrace some technology that can make your home safer, too? Contemporary home security monitoring systems have evolved leaps and bounds from their bulky predecessors of the past. Many of today’s modern security systems have a sleek design. Homeowners can even find easy-to-install home security systems without messy wires or confusing parts and pieces. And best of all, these systems are affordable, which makes them a smart investment.
The experts from Remodeling Magazine release their Cost vs. Value Report annually, and the ever-popular bathroom remodel is no stranger to the 2019 report. Remodeling Magazine cites that a bathroom remodel can recoup between 60.2 to 67.2 percent of the cost. This improvement is a solid option for homeowners who might not have the budget to undergo a full-scale bathroom addition. When taking on a bathroom remodel, the vanity should be the focus. Bring a new look to the space with a modernized vanity. Additionally, updating bathroom fixtures is an easy and fast fix. And while you are at it, spruce up the powder room with wall art, updated bathroom accessories and fresh linens like new a shower curtain or plush towels.
Older homes may have lots of rustic charm and ample curb appeal, but your historic home could be a giant money waster and energy sucker. If you have noticed cold drafts in the winter or overheated spaces in the summer months, it may be time to update your windows. Like a bathroom remodel, window replacement ranks as one of the top home improvements in the 2019 Cost vs. Value Report, with an ROI above 70 percent. New windows around the home, especially if they are ENERGY STAR-certified, can not only save you money on your heating and cooling bills, you can reduce your carbon footprint by using less energy, ultimately reducing greenhouse gas emissions from your home.
Add Color With Wallpaper
Floral print wallpaper might remind you of your grandmother’s house, but garden print wallpaper is making a serious comeback in 2019. Interior designers and decorators predict that floral prints will be among one of the top home design trends of 2019. Wallpaper can be used in an endless amount of ways around the home. You can use it to create a bold accent wall in the family room or in a kid’s room for a playful touch. Or opt for a bright and colorful patterned wallpaper to decorate a boring kitchen nook.
You might not have a time machine or a crystal ball, but who needs them? You have the top home improvements of the future at your fingertips.