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Trulia, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA

What have you noticed to be the latest trend in home improvement?

Asked by Trulia, San Francisco, CA Wed Apr 10, 2013

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White painted trim, lots of gray colors.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 15, 2013
Updated cammodes and walk in showers, new cabinets in kitchens. Out with the 80's!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 7, 2013
In homes with a least 2 bath tubs, replacing one tub with a custom shower.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 7, 2013
Coming from the Pacific Northwest where it rains often, we're also seeing a trend for covered porches or outdoor living spaces. There's also a switch to LED lighting that saves on electricity costs.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 7, 2013
We have seen more and more people put in tile back splashes in the kitchen and bathrooms. Personally, I really like it, but it's almost too trendy. We'll see how long it lasts. Good question, and some really good responses!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 21, 2013
Here in Miami (for those that can afford it), I'm seeing a lot of metal roofing and impact resistant windows and doors. Not only are they durable and add value but they also reduce insurance premiums. Also anything that is maintenance free is a biggie. Whether its landscaping, more durable paints / trims, better quality flooring, etc. Less work and less money to upkeep / repair is a cost and time savings in the long run.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 17, 2013
My answer disappeared? -- I am noticing more grey paint colors are back in style--and reds are out.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 17, 2013
Vintage anything is popular here--particularly for outdoor living spaces. Vintage metal lawn chairs, metal signs, lawn art, birdhouses, etc. are all wildly popular.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 15, 2013
I agree with Barbara with the outdoor living space. We are seeing lots of built in fireplaces and grills and many covered patios or decks to incorporate more of an extended living space than a picnic area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 30, 2013
I would agree with Kawain, hardwood and laminate flooring is replacing carpeting especially on stairs.

Also, outdoor living areas have become more lavish and now include fireplaces, wall mounted plasma televisions and state of the art kitchens.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 30, 2013
From what I'm seeing upgraded litchens and baths are hot.

Also replacing carpet with hard wood is hot now.

Kawain Payne, Realtor
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 29, 2013
Dining rooms are disappearing and dens are not as nearly as important in this wireless age.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 29, 2013
Actually the dinning rooms are rapidly becoming bedrooms, offices and expanded eat in kitchens.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 28, 2013
Repurposing unused/underused rooms. Sooooo many formal dining rooms, not enough people that actually use them. I've seen them turned into craft rooms, offices, play rooms, reading rooms...and I find that it especially helps the home buyer that has no need for formal space - it makes the home transformed, usually cheaply, and with solid impact.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 27, 2013
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