Hot Home Trend: Bamboo Everything!

Bamboo is making its way into more home interiors. From flooring, window treatments to wall accents, furnishings and more, this sustainable material is popping up everywhere.

Some designers are making bamboo their go-to material, which RISMedia recently highlighted in the article “4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Décor by Storm.”

Bamboo is widely available and more affordable than many other wood products. Bamboo is traditionally considered a type of wood flooring, but it’s actually not a wood at all, but a grass. And at growth rates of three to five feet per year, bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth, which means it’s widely available for spicing up interiors.

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Exterior Projects Top Home Remodeling List

Thirty-six million owners plan to renovate their homes within the next 12 months, and the home’s exterior is likely to get most of their attention, according to a new survey by of 1,000 home owners.

Home exterior or yard renovations – such as repairing driveways, decks, patios, pools, landscaping, or fencing – are among the most popular projects home owners plan to take on in the next year. The next most popular renovation projects include adding new flooring and new windows, roofing, or siding, the survey shows.

Millennial home owners are the most likely to be planning renovations when compared to other age segments, according to the survey. Also, home owners with lower income are just as likely to be planning renovations within the next 12 months than those with higher incomes, according to the survey.