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If you are looking to make some upgrades to your Miami home, there are a few trends that you might want to take into consideration. While some trends are simply fads that are likely to leave as quickly as they came, there are a few trends that are going to stay for years to come. Here's a look at some trends that are worth a closer look.

Trend #1: Expanding Outdoor Living Space

A growing number of buyers are interested in homes that make good use of outdoor space. This is particularly important in Miami with its year-round good weather. Outdoor kitchens, fire pits, water features, spas and accent lights are all good investments when remodeling your home.

Trend #2: Eco-Friendly Makeovers

Consumers are growing increasingly aware of the environment and the impact they have upon it. They are also looking for ways to save money on energy costs. When you put these two trends together, it only makes sense to make eco-friendly makeovers whenever possible. Energy efficienty appliances and home electronics are very popular and will remain popular well into the future. The same is true of energy-efficient windows. Even better, there are many tax incentives available when purchasing and installing energy-efficient products.

Trend #3: Hard Surface Floors

Hard surface floors are becoming increasingly popular. The most popular options include tile, natural stone and hardwood flooring. Not only is hard surface flooring easier to maintain than carpet, but it also does not trap dust and other allergens. While the bedroom is still a popular choice for carpeting, consider replacing your other floors with tile, natural stone or hardwood.

Trend #4: Home Theaters

As consumers look for ways to cut costs, staying home and enjoying a movie night is becoming increasingly popular. A home theater offers a great way to make this happen. With the help of an HDTV and a surround sound system, you can recreate the feel of a theater at home. If you have the space, having a dedicated home theater room with custom seating, sound prooffing and lighting is even better.

Trend #5: Kitchen and Bathroom Makeovers

Kitchen and bathroom makeovers have always been a popular trend, and this trend is not likely to ever change. Fortunately, making over these two rooms does not have to be as expensive as it once was. Tub liners and bath surrounds are now available, making it far easier and less expensive to change the look of your bathroom without needing to replace your tub or retile your shower. Refacing your cabinets and replacing your countertop can also go a long way toward giving your kitchen a facelift without spending a lot of money.

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