What Buyers Want in Home Design: 2013 Trends

Home Trends 2013Getting the best price for your home when you have it listed for sale is always the main goal right? In order to make that happen, today’s home sellers need to be aware of what buyers actually want when it comes to home design.

Today’s blog post provides an overview of what the design pros are saying will be emerging trends in 2013.

Neutral color schemes are still the best choice when preparing your home for sale, however buyers are looking for the “new-neutral”. Opt for blue-gray’s and muted yellow’s instead of beige, white, or cream colors. For accent walls and accessories, design pros are seeing a trend toward orange and purple.

Since more and more families are conscience of their budget, having a vegetable garden is a huge bonus for buyers. Outdoor kitchens are also looked at with added interest, if simply to allow families to do more cooking at home all year round and take advantage of the climate, especially here in Hilton Head Island.


  • Buyers are looking for things like media rooms with comfortable seating, good lighting, and tables.
  • Double-duty furnishings are gaining in popularity. For example, ottomans that can double as storage and seating, sofa-beds, and coffee tables that can be used for dining provide those extra features. While that furniture is most times not sold with the house, buyers are able to picture themselves living in a home that has these features.
  • Eco-friendly appliances and other features will continue to rise in popularity.

Take a look at the original article for even more home trends for 2013.

What home improvements do you want to make this year? Are they for your living needs or to prepare your home for sale?

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My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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