Looking at some top home trends for 2020 may inspire you to give your home a new look. Whether you want your home to be more appealing for yourself or a potential buyer, it may be time for a change.

From smart homes to expanded outdoor living, there are a variety of trends to watch this year. You want your home to be comfortable and reflect your style, but you also want it to be inviting for others, especially if you plan to sell it.

Research some of the top home trends to see what you like and get some ideas. Here are a few trends we’ve seen.

Predictions for top home trends

Smart homes

Smart-home technology can add convenience and security to your home. Cameras, alarm systems, automated thermostats, entertainment systems and smart locks are just a few of the choices.

You can select a few gadgets or integrate an entire smart-home system that will run just about everything in your home. The cost ranges greatly depending on how much you want to control and integrate.

Although there have been recent local news reports of high-jacked security cameras or other technology issues, proper use is key. There are security measures and precautions you can take to help keep your equipment secure. Be sure you know the right way to use the equipment to avoid problems.

Outdoor living

Outdoor living has always been popular in Southwest Florida, at least when the temperature is nice. Other parts of the country are starting to expand their outdoor living spaces as well. Many are creating outdoor living rooms and kitchens so they have to spend very little time indoors. The outdoor living space is just as important as the interior.

Creating a comfortable outdoor living space can be as simple as getting new patio furniture and rearranging the area or more extensive such as building an outdoor kitchen. It all depends on your budget and your lifestyle. You can even continue your smart home technology system to the outside.

Custom features

Many homeowners are opting for custom features. Homeowners want homes tailored to meet their needs and lifestyle. That often means custom home design, custom cabinets and special features. This not only improves the functionality for the homeowner but also provides a luxury look.

If you aren’t a design expert, don’t worry. The company you choose for any remodeling or home improvement projects should be able to help with design. You can also hire an interior designer or other expert. To schedule a free consultation, call 239-331-5610 or schedule online.