At first, you joined TikTok to see what the kids are up to. But then one day you saw it: #hometok. From luxury furniture flips to organizing hacks that have quite literally changed your life, it didn’t take long before you were at the mercy of the app (and rethinking your entire design style). Yet, as much as you’re loving the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic, it’s worth asking yourself: How will this play out in a few years? When it comes to home trends, it’s best to think of them like the stock market: You only want to invest in the ones that’ll bring a return on investment. And according to a 2022 home improvement trend report from Rated People, there are five TikTok trends in particular that could collectively add more than $22,000 to a property’s value. Read on for a breakdown of each trend, plus four TikToks you can save to show your contractor.
These TikTok Trends Can Boost Your Home's Value by $22,000 (Or More)
1. HERRINGBONE FLOORS
You know those elegant Parisian lofts you’ve seen all over Pinterest? If you look closely, you’ll notice they all have one thing in common: luxurious herringbone floors. Perhaps one of the most coveted hardwood flooring options, this pattern arranges wood in a zigzag, for a fancied spin on the bones of a herring fish—and they can add upwards of $5,590 to your home’s overall value, according to the report. But of course, luxury comes at a cost, and herringbone is far from budget-friendly. Interior designer Amanda Katherine explains: “You can expect to pay about 30 percent more for herringbone wood floors than traditional wood flooring because it requires more labor cuts and time to install.” But she also lets us in on a little secret: You don’t have to herringbone your entire floor. “In fact, they look best when used in only certain spaces, so they feel special, rather than overwhelming,” Katherine adds. “The herringbone inlay in a foyer is a perfect way to include [the trend], without the hefty labor costs.”
2. OUTDOOR KITCHENS
This next trend can boost your ROI by $5,790—and you’ll even have a place to pop champagne once the project’s done. Indeed, outdoor kitchens have been trending for a while, and it looks like they’re staying with us as we inch toward 2023. We’re talking outdoor fire pits, conversations sets and a bar (or bar cart) that can store your Aperol spritzes. “I understand that outdoor furniture can be a little expensive, but if you can afford to spend more on pieces that will last 20 years, it’s worth the investment,” says Ashley Moore, founder of Moore House Interiors. “I always recommend poly-resin furniture for that reason—for example, ours is from Berlin Gardens. It’s beautiful, comfortable and made from recycled milk cartons, and it endures every season without needing maintenance.” (Other durable options to consider: steel, aluminum or wrought iron.)
3. LIVING WALLS
The next swoon-worthy trend can have a $5,364 impact on selling price (at least, based on the study)—and you won’t need to hire a contractor to pull the look off. We’re talking about adding a lush, living greenery wall. Above, TikToker Jade Doutch gives a step-by-step tutorial of how she created her very own greenery wall (and you can pull off a similar look for under $100). “It’s all fake,” Doutch prefaces. “I bought two of these packs from home bargains; Each pack has four panels that measure [approximately 20 by 20 inches] each. They come with a lightweight rubber grid on the back, which is really easy to pin to the wall. I just used little nail tacks that wouldn’t damage the plaster behind the wall…you can see I used three [full grids] at the bottom, and cut two grids at the top to fit the wall.” She also mentions how she secured a few succulents with cable ties to complete the look.
4. GREEN KITCHENS
Finally, a trend that should come as no surprise: green kitchens. The report cited that a green kitchen could boost your property value by $5,344, and dark kitchens by $4,909. “We’re seeing a love of all things green…from sage to mint, to deep forested greens to army greens or palm green,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. Stephanie Pierce, director of design and trends at MasterBrand Cabinets, also tells us: “All color drained out of the kitchen during the recession, and the first color to come back was navy, which makes sense, because it’s pretty neutral…we applied that same logic to green and launched dark, Foxhall Green. It’s a nice base color that others can build off of.”
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