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If you're looking to sell or remodel your home in 2017, listen up: Expert estate agents have rounded up design features and materials that you should consider installing to get the most bang for your buck on the market. What do you think of the home decor elements that made their way onto this list?

Stainless Steel

This material has been a popular home feature for more than five years now, and it's not going away anytime soon. "Stainless steel is usually equated with a recent remodel, meaning the appliances aren't very old," Timothy Maller, a Baltimore Redfin real estate agent said. "Very often it could help quicken the closing process on a home, since homebuyers feel like they won't have to do much renovating in the kitchen if they see stainless steel in there."


Freestanding Tubs

Though it's not a bathroom necessity, it is a little piece of luxury that interests many buyers. "It's somewhat of a bonus if a home has a freestanding tub," Maller said, "because that usually means the home was recently remodeled. That's a plus for homebuyers who don't want to have to do work on the bathroom once they move in."


Smart Home Features

Home buyers want a house that's smartphone friendly. The ability to access security systems, heating and cooling systems, and various devices throughout a residence via app makes it even more sellable. 



Open floor plans and neutral colors are big with buyers right now—especially millennials. Simple designs also allow potential buyers to better envision themselves in the home, which can make a place sell faster.



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Quartz countertops are versatile, timeless, and require little upkeep, making them the new go-to choice for kitchens and bathrooms. Someone might pay a little more for a home if they see quartz counter tops. 



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If you're looking for a material that's less expensive than quartz, opt for marble. It's a beautiful option that's a favorite amongst today's buyers.


Built-in Bars

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More and more homes are touting their entertaining capabilities as buyers demand spaces designated for parties and hosting guests. Real-estate listing searches for "built-in bars" continue to grow each year.