Hot Trends in Renovation

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Hot Trends in Renovation

This week I am on-site at one of my properties. I've just finish a renovation here, and I have to share something very important: the building industry, home design industry, renovation/remodel industry—they're all changing! And it is dramatic.

That's why I have scheduled an online workshop covering the hottest trends later this summer to go over some of those changes. I'm going to go over architectural trends, color and paint trends, cabinet trends, and more.

Just to give you a preview in this new kitchen, one of the biggest trends in kitchens is adding shelves. You may notice that the cabinets are not white, but linen, which is one of the hottest color trends right now especially when combined with a pop of black in the handle. Another major trend we're seeing are these clean rectangular glass tiles.

"But Denise, why should I care about trends? They're just going to change anyway," I can hear you say.

You should care because your clients are going to ask you questions about this. Whether they are thinking about renovating before a sale, after a sale, or just touching up their home for listing photos, they trust your opinion and they want to know what's really going on. Personal style aside, it's always good to keep tabs on what is currently popular, because that can affect your clients' bottom line.

Another subject I cover in the class is how to save money. Your clients will be eager to hear how to do a renovation on a shoestring budget. Fixer-uppers are also going to be more financially attractive. Your clients want to know what is a good idea and what is a money-sink.

We are also going to be taking a look at all the new products coming on the market. Specifically new counter-top products and flooring products. If I had to take two things to a desert island for a renovation, give me a few gallons of paint and some new flooring. The way flooring is engineered today is mind-boggling. You can save money and make impactful transformations that wouldn't be possible unless you knew it was available.

We've just gone through a very modern-minimalist phase, and now we're swinging back to a modern-traditional phase. That means warmer colors, richer textures, and more color and textures. My goal is to help you navigate this shift, even if it isn't your personal style.

Now, I'm a black-and-white kind of gal. I love high-contrast black and white, but on this remodel, I chose linen (not pure white) because that's what people want. Knowing little things like that can save you money, make you money, and give you the edge.

I invite and welcome you to the 50 Hottest Trends online workshop this August. Hope to see you there!

Interested in learning more about open houses and presentations? Need more sellers in your pipeline? Want to learn how to manage conflict, speak your truth, and make more money?

We are very excited to announce our summer and fall class lineup! Most classes are LIVE and in-person.


By Denise Lones CSP, M.I.R.M., CDEI - The founding partner of The Lones Group, Denise Lones, brings nearly three decades of experience in the real estate industry. With agent/broker coaching, expertise in branding, lead generation, strategic marketing, business analysis, new home project planning, product development, Denise is nationally recognized as the source for all things real estate. With a passion for improvement, Denise has helped thousands of real estate agents, brokers, and managers build their business to unprecedented levels of success, while helping them maintain balance and quality of life.

The Lones Group, Inc.

Comments (11)

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Look forward to seeing the new trend become popular.  Stark white was clean but some soft touches will be nice.  Mark

Jul 02, 2021 04:04 PM
Denise Lones

Grays, and the incredible range of undertones they can support, are making a comeback too. I love contrast colors for their energy, but softer color themes are a welcome return.

Jul 08, 2021 05:11 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Denise,  Thank you for sharing this information about current trends in home renovations.  Interesting to see which trends rise to the top and which ones are more short lived.

Jul 02, 2021 05:53 PM
Denise Lones

Bob - Come to my 50 Hottest Trends in New Construction and Renovation class in August. It's a one-time-only, online event, so you can attend from anywhere. Which trends will last and why some endure while others do not is part of what we look at. - Denise

Jul 08, 2021 05:14 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Denise- I always enjoy seeing what the latest trends are. And, if a seller has it in their budget to make certain changes that will be attractive to a buyer, then the best thing they can do is learn what will be effective and what will not have a good ROI.

Jul 02, 2021 07:18 PM
Denise Lones

Absolutely. I suspect as a talented professional stager, trends are something you keep an eye on too! Thanks Kathy - Denise

Jul 08, 2021 05:15 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Denise - those kitchen trends have been followed by my daughter who just remondeled.

Jul 03, 2021 07:41 AM
Denise Lones

She's not alone. I've seen these trends developing across the U.S. and even though I'm a cook who can make a kitchen messy, I'm liking them too.

Jul 08, 2021 05:20 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Denise and thanks for sharing this information on kitchens.  Kitchens are some thing most people are interested in.


Jul 03, 2021 08:01 AM
Denise Lones

It's funny. Many people are cooking less in their kitchens (or they are are returning to cooking less as Covid vaccinations makes it possible to go out more), but kitchen have long been, and for many they continue to be, such a social part of their home. And they are so accessorizable compared to other parts of the house! - Denise

Jul 08, 2021 05:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jul 03, 2021 06:25 PM
Denise Lones

Thank you Kathy!

Jul 08, 2021 05:23 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Denise Lones very valuable report about hot trends in renovation.

Jul 03, 2021 09:06 PM
Denise Lones

I'll be going much deeper and covering much more at my 50 Hot Trends class, online in August. Would love to see you there too John.

Jul 08, 2021 05:24 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your advice.

Happy Independence Day!

Jul 04, 2021 11:41 AM
Denise Lones

Thank you Roy for the wishes. And it was a lovely day too! - Denise

Jul 08, 2021 05:25 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Linen was a great choice for your kitchen cabinets.  I notice when I was a paint contractor that white was always a good choice for cabinets, but adding a touch of color to the white seemed to make for a richer look.  Good luck with your class!

Jul 06, 2021 06:47 AM
Denise Lones

Thank you Raymond. Hope to see you there. - Denise

Jul 08, 2021 05:26 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Denise,

It is always good to know what the current trends are.

Jul 06, 2021 08:38 AM
Denise Lones

You're welcome Sheri. - Denise

Jul 08, 2021 05:27 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Denise!  I'm excited to see those trends.  Purposefully, I did not paint my house white with gray trim, white with black trim, but did paint it cream with a taupish tan color - so glad I did!  My walls are also a linen color, but unfortunately, the floor is a cherry wood-tile.  Oh well!  

Jul 07, 2021 05:35 PM
Denise Lones

Jan - Are you planning to come to the class? I'm going to be covering so much more, talking about different vendors, sharing cool and upcoming technologies and so much more. Check it out. - Denise

Jul 08, 2021 05:28 PM