2017 Hot Trends to Use in Kitchens & Bathrooms 

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Thinking about selling your home in the Nashville area and getting it ready to put on the market?  Kitchens and bathrooms remain two key selling features when it comes to Nashville area real estate.

And, where experts still suggest a homeowner is wise to invest their renovation dollars. Even so, how does one stay on trend without being “too trendy?” The key here is to incorporate elements that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also ‘highly functional.’

People buying a home in Nashville, or the surrounding area today, want to be able to use every part of their kitchens and baths, enjoying all the features on a regular basis. 

Gone are appliances that are pretty to look at but not highly functional. Back in trend are attractive appliances that are workhorses and that won't let you down.

Not sure what may be worth your hard-earned dollars that will pay off when it comes to selling your home? Here are 10 of the latest kitchen and bathroom trends for 2017 that you might want to consider when preparing your Nashville area home to sell:


  1. Lacquer Cabinets - Believe it or not, lacquer is more popular than wood when it comes to kitchen cabinetry.  Sleek and minimal, a lot of homeowners love its low maintenance and modern edge.
  2. Two-tone Cabinets - From mixing materials to mixing finishes and colors, cabinets that don't necessarily match are in vogue these days. The look is typically executed with an upper cabinet in one finish or treatments contrasted by a different finish or material on lower cabinets.
  3. High functioning kitchens - with niche items such as steam ovens and pot fillers are in demand.  Not too long ago, kitchens that were attractive to look at but not necessarily functional were on the forefront of design.  Now, post-recession, homeowners demand the most of their money, which includes spending it on sturdy appliances that will stand the test of time.
  4. Paneled Appliances - For today’s Nashville area home buyers, it still remains a trend to have appliances that are unseen. Paneled appliances from dishwashers to refrigerators, remain the desired choice. 
  5. Dark Floors - Around a decade ago, when it came to flooring, the lighter the better. These days, the trend is geared more towards darker and deeper tones.


  1. Wallpaper - Extremely popular in bathrooms in the ‘70s, so much so that you typically saw wallpaper on walls and even ceilings. While wallpaper made a comeback years ago, it still remains on trend - and the bolder the better.
  2. Deep Soaking Bathtubs - With people wanting to enjoy their homes as much as possible, spa features remain highly desirable and attractive to both potential buyers and homeowners. 
  3. Separate Showers and Bathtubs - If the space is available, creating a separate shower, preferable with rain shower features, is definitely the way to go to get the most bang for your buck.
  4. Walk-in Showers - These days both homeowners and potential buyers are looking for an experience. The luxuriousness of being in a walk-in shower provides the ideal feeling of serenity, calm and luxury. 
  5. Sculptural Faucets and Fixtures - These days, utilitarian is out and sculptural statement pieces are in. When comes time to purchase new fixtures, consider both beauty and function.

We hope the above hot kitchen and bathroom trends for 2017 will help inspire you when it comes to getting your Nashville area home ready to sell.   

Brian Patterson, Licensed Real Estate Broker Serving NashvilleFranklinBrentwood & Spring Hill, TN - Call Today!  615.438.4941 

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