Flipping Houses in 2021? Keep These 5 Home Renovations Trends on Your Radar

If home flips are on your radar for the new year, then take note: Home design trends are changing.

According to predictions from Houzz and the National Kitchen and Bath Association, 2021 should usher in new trends in color, home technology, and even tile — and if you want your flips to align with buyer preferences, you’ll want to study up.

Here’s a look at some of the larger trends the two industry players forecast for the new year:

1. Open floor plans will be out

They used to be all the rage, but open floor plans are no longer in high demand. With so many Americans now working from home, people are looking for properties with more privacy, like areas for family members to work, hop on a video call, or take virtual classes in peace.

According to Houzz, providing this space can be done in several ways,

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20 Home Renovations That Will Hurt Your Home’s Value

Your home isn’t just a source of pride or a place where you can relax after a long day — it’s also an investment in your family’s future. And while it’s natural to want to make improvements to increase your home’s resale value, some renovations will actually cost you money in the long run. Just because you see something as an improvement doesn’t mean a potential buyer will feel the same way.

Find out which of these bad renovations you should avoid if you’re looking to make upgrades to your home this fall.

Last updated: Sept. 9, 2020

Lavish Lighting Fixtures

One common home improvement mistake is falling in love with unique or lavish light fixtures, said Alon Barzilay, founder of real estate development company Urban Conversions.

“Whether it be ceiling-mounted lights in a dining room or a hanging pendant, there is a psychological phenomenon that happens when you go

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Don’t waste your money on these 5 popular home renovations

Don't waste your money on these 5 popular home renovations
Don’t waste your money on these 5 popular home renovations

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As a homeowner, you may have a long list of projects you plan to take on. Americans collectively spend $400 billion a year on home remodels to improve functionality and make their living experience more enjoyable, according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2019 Remodeling Impact Report.

But while a home reno might come with benefits, it’s easy to go overboard. Some upgrades aren’t worth the time and money involved, especially if you want to recoup some of the cost when you put it back on the market.

To dig up five home renovations that aren’t worth their price tags, we consulted the NAR report, Remodeling magazine’s 2020 Cost vs. Value report, and a few other resources. Here’s what

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