Nine Home Improvement Projects Worth Taking On In 2017

Redfin Data Shows Which Home Improvement Projects are Still Popular and Which Are Yesterday’s Trend

SEATTLE--()--Home design trends are constantly changing and evolving, so it can be difficult to decide which home improvement projects are worth the time and money. Redfin (, the next-generation real estate brokerage, dug into listing data to find out which home trends are becoming more popular, which are holding steady and which are a thing of the past.

“Homebuyers don’t want to have to change anything after they purchase a home. So, a home could sell faster and for more money if a homebuyer sees that a home was recently upgraded and won’t need to be remodeled anytime soon,” says Timothy Maller, a Redfin real estate agent in Baltimore. “That’s why picking the right home improvement project to tackle before listing could make a big difference in how long the home stays on the market and the final sale price.”

Here are the three top hottest trends to keep in mind for 2017:

1. Quartz
2. Smart Home Technology
3. Built-in Bars

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Redfin ( is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the consumer’s favor. Founded by software engineers, Redfin has the country's #1 brokerage website and offers a host of online tools to consumers, including the Redfin Estimate, the highly accurate automated home-value estimate. Homebuyers and sellers enjoy a full-service, technology-powered experience from Redfin real estate agents, while saving thousands in commissions. Redfin serves more than 80 major metro areas across the U.S. The company has closed more than $31 billion in home sales and saved customers more than $335 million in fees through 2015.

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Alanna Finn, 917-822-5087


Redfin Journalist Services:
Alanna Finn, 917-822-5087