When it comes to home improvement trends, location is just as important as determining what’s hot – and what’s not – as budget and time. If you live in the
Northeast, chances are you have a very specific design palate that’s unique to the region. There's also a good chance you have a second or winter home here in Florida - your
second home.Here, then, are the top home improvement trends of the Northeast:
- Quartz Countertops: granite and marble have gone the way of the 8-track tape in the Northeast. Quartz – or quartz composite – is in, because it’s low maintenance and because it’s sustainable.
- Hardwood Flooring: pre-finished and engineered wood are, of course, de rigueur for any home in the Northeast. If properly installed and insulated, this can keep the home cool in the summer and hot in the winter. Not only that – these floors are very easy to maintain!
- Glass Backsplashes: while this trend requires a bit of an investment, it’s also a gorgeous look. Any kind of backsplash – whether in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, wherever! – looks even better when glass (or a mosaic glass style) is added. Not only does it add a hint of color (without being too obnoxious) where it’s needed most, but adds more texture to an otherwise dull room.
- Multi-Generational Living/Functionality: homes in the Northeast tend to be more expensive than in other parts of the country. With the rising cost of healthcare, more and more older people are looking to stay in their homes longer; with the rising cost of living and the scarcity of sufficiently-paying jobs, more and more younger people are moving back home after college. With this multi-generational living arrangement, home improvement trends are moving towards functionality that takes both of these generations into mind. Anything that makes life easier for Grandma is always in style!
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