I do a lot of renovations each year, helping clients get their homes ready for sale, so I am always seeing homes that are dated and homes that are timeless. Here are some of my thoughts on current trends that I think will date your homes very quickly.
Glass strip mosaic tile backsplashes. I’m already seeing glass mosaic tile backplashes that look dated. Be careful with this one: there are some glass mosaic tiles that will look good ten years from now but those narrow strip mixes of glass and coloured tiles really date your house.
Blue kitchen cupboards. Cabinets are big investments. Stick with neutrals or you’ll find yourself paying to have them re-painted in a couple of years. If you really want that pop of colour, put it on an island, not on all your cabinets. It will have a more timeless quality and if you do decide to switch it out down the road, it will be a lot less expensive!
Giant hexagonal tiles. Don’t get me wrong; I love hexagonal tiles. In an entry way or bathroom, they can be gorgeous. But the current trend of cutting them into hardwood? Uh, not so much. I think the novelty will wear thin pretty quick.