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2024 Home Interior Trends You Need to Know

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The International Builder Show in Last Vegas is like Disneyland for me. Not just the Builder Show, but I got to go to the Kitchen & Bath show too! I loved it. This week I want to give you some highlights and take-aways that I think brokers need to be aware of when providing service to both buyers and sellers.

Right now, you have a lot of homeowners that are getting ready to go to market and they may be thinking of what kinds of things they may need to update to get top dollar. As their agent, you should be knowledgeable of new home trends.

Let's talk trends for a moment and start with countertops. Gone are the days when the only choice was quartz. Wilsonart has a new line of Thinscape countertop that you cannot even tell that the product isn't quartz. For doing a quick rehab or getting a house ready to sell, that is a big a winner.

Other examples include new luxury vinyl product for cabinets and flooring where you cannot tell the difference between vinyl and wood anymore. The good stuff is here and prices have finally stabilized. Then we have things like electric fireplaces that are gorgeous, easy-to-install, and don't require the owner to do a bunch of demolition or deal with gas lines. If you haven't seen one before, do yourself a favor and learn about steam fireplaces, which are beautiful. If you have not been in a tile and flooring store lately, look for gorgeous, new, porcelain tiling product that doesn't sunburn, is more durable, is affordable and amazing.

The point is, it is really easy right now for homeowners, buyers, and sellers to make some dramatic changes to their homes with these modular, quick-install products. There are higher-grade and better-looking products out there for everyone now, not just for luxury. As agents, you need to know interior product so that when you walk into a client's home and you see that their flooring is a disaster, you can make a recommendation and impress them with your knowledge.

This isn't just for sellers looking for top-dollar either. This is information your buyers need. In today's limited inventory market, buyers may be looking at their less-than-perfect home because that's the only product on the market. Do you know what an incredible service you are doing for them when you help them look beyond the surface of a home and give them ideas about the possibilities? You are opening new opportunities for them to buy, do some quick remodeling, and ultimately have the home they want.

This is great information to have and it is super important that you know your stuff. You are in the business of home-interiors, you are in the business of exteriors. You need to know what the trends are. Go to a store, have some fun, and start learning what is new out there.


By Denise Lones CSP, CMP, M.I.R.M.
The founding partner of The Lones Group, Denise Lones has over 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 and more, 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)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Denise  and thank you for sharing this great information with us here in the Rain.  I see another reblog coming.

 

Mar 15, 2024 09:57 AM
Denise Lones

Will Hamm Thank you. You are are welcome to share it. Have a wonderful weekend Will - Denise

Mar 15, 2024 10:27 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Denise Lones very informative video.  Vinyl floor has always been easy to identify in the past, so I would love to see the new vinyl "flooring where you cannot tell the difference between vinyl and wood anymore"

Mar 15, 2024 12:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Denise- I couldn't agree more with what you said. It's important for agents, and of course, stagers to be current on home design trends. Thanks to Debbie Gartner's posts a few years ago, we learned how far vinyl has come. 

Mar 15, 2024 05:08 PM
Denise Lones

Kathy Streib - I was thinking of you while posting this to ActiveRain and glad you enjoyed this piece. Thank you - Denise

Mar 18, 2024 10:53 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Denise Lones these are very valuable home interior trends we need to know.

Mar 15, 2024 09:28 PM
Denise Lones

John Pusa I hope everyone reading this takes a little time to go out there to a interior design shop or surfaces place - the Floor and Decor like I mentioned and linked to above is great if you have one in your area - and update your interior materials knowledge. Good to hear from you - Denise

Mar 18, 2024 10:55 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Great insights. We are about to redecorate a Craftsman style of home we just purchased for our daughter..

Mar 16, 2024 05:07 AM
Denise Lones

Michael J. Perry There are so many great choices out there. It really makes sense to check in with a designer. Take a look at the vendorsif you haven't done any home remodeling in years. So much has changed. Check out the exhibitor lists from these events - IBS2024 and KBIS2024 , especially the second one for the Kitchen/Bath show. Visit some of their websites for whatever you are remodeling. - Denise

Mar 18, 2024 11:00 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Denise. Knowledge is power and knowing new trends, designs and products is essential for alll agents. Thanks for the update. Enjoy your day.

Mar 16, 2024 05:57 AM
Denise Lones

Wayne Martin Thank you Wayne! Completely agree. - Denise

Mar 18, 2024 11:02 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Denise,

Wow! Loved the video and having these trends in our tool box is a huge asset for our sellers and buyers. 

Mar 16, 2024 06:21 AM
Denise Lones

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I linked to the vendor lists above in Michael Perry's post. You might check out some of the vendor websites from the Kitchen/Bath show. Some amazing new products out there. - Denise

Mar 18, 2024 11:03 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Mar 16, 2024 05:56 PM
Bo Zivak
Zivak Realty Group - Nashville, TN
Nashville Real Estate Broker

It's helpful to stay updated on what's popular. Thanks for sharing this valuable post!

Mar 17, 2024 11:55 PM
Denise Lones

Bo Zivak Great to meet you here and glad you enjoyed this. - Denise

Mar 18, 2024 11:03 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I just realized we do not follow each other, it has been corrected at my end... I am here thanks to Will Hamm  reblog, Endre

Mar 19, 2024 10:14 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Great information and terrific video, Denise Lones. We do a lot of renovations for our sellers. I am going to pass along your post to our Transformation Manager.

Mar 23, 2024 05:59 PM