Whether you’re remodeling to stay put or placing your home on the market, consider home improvement and design trends as you plan your renovation projects.

Add bold, bright colors

Need a color boost? Fresh color recommendations from the Pan-tone Color Institute include Tangerine Tango, Solar Power, Bellflower and Cabaret. Try adding a splash of these vivid hues to help alter your mood and boost vitality and enthusiasm. Repaint a wall, bookcase or front door for a bold color burst. Or sprinkle splashes of color with new area rugs, pillows or window treatments.

Go green, save green


Among the top green home trends is renovating to reduce your home’s cooling load. Seal up leaks or install new windows and doors. Low-maintenance Pella 350 Series vinyl windows and patio doors feature a premium look in an energy-saving design.

Energize your entry

No time for major renovations? Weekend projects, like installing a new front door to welcome guests to dinners, graduations and get-togethers, can transform your entryway with minimal hassle and cost. Consider installing a 36-inch-wide entry door to add more room to maneuver. Whether you’re carrying a baby or a bag of groceries, or need extra space for a wheelchair or walker, wider entry doors are ideal for nearly any home — especially multi-generational ones.

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