Palm Springs is an incredible place to live and vacation, and people have been flocking here for decades to make their dreams come true. What do you do if your property isn't' dream-worthy yet? 


These are some of the top trending remodeling ideas for your Palm Springs home and what you can do to pull it into the future. 

What is the Palm Springs Look?

Most Palm Springs properties lead towards minimal and modern looks. There's a strong emphasis on clean lines, gorgeous symmetrical facades, and white or neutral colors on the exterior of the property. This allows an incredible mix of coastal and contemporary living while still injecting a bit of glamor that elevates the entire property. 


To achieve this look and push it further, it's a good idea to consider what you like and what modern looks speak to you. Even if your version of the current is still the 1960s ideal, you can push that into the 21st century in gorgeous ways.

1. Lean Into Modernism In Bathrooms and Kitchens


Modernism is a key feature of Palm Springs homes, and the most important space to pull this off is in your kitchens and bathrooms. From adding a steel apron sink to gorgeous dark gray stained cabinetry with mid-tone and light tile floor and backsplash, you can create a kitchen that feels like it belongs to a chef.


To carry this into the bathroom, keep with the same dark cabinetry and mid-tone tile, but take it further! Adding a rustic dark metal faucet and showerhead will take this look further, especially with modern lighting. 

2. Don’t Let the Outdoors Go to Waste

The surrounding nature is one of the best parts of living in Palm Springs! There's so much natural beauty, gorgeous views, incredible greenery, and more that you simply can't let it all go to waste. Instead, consider adding a patio or balcony to your bedroom if you can. This will make getting up in the morning easier since you can walk outside in just a couple of steps.


Adding exterior details like a manufactured stone veneer can add a more natural look to that portion of your home and allow you to fully luxuriate in blurring the lines between inside and out. 

3. Update Your Roof to Something Stunning

Palm Springs doesn’t get more than five or six inches of rain in a full year, but if your roof is in disrepair, those inches of rain can be disastrous. Instead of allowing your property to leak and become a hazard, take the time to update your roof. Going with slate or wood shingles can enable your property to have an updated and clean look while also protecting it from any risk of the weather seeping in.


While you're up there, make sure to check insulation levels to ensure you can keep the temperatures inside your home as low as possible in the summer. Although the heat is nice, nobody wants to feel the full 106-degree summer sun in their living room.

4. Create Visual Interest Throughout

In Palm Springs, you have to compete with how much beauty is outside by trying to add touches of it to your property's interior. To do this, consider adding intrigue through texture and shape. 


A white shiplap wall can break up a space and allow the room to feel more interesting without adding any clash of colors or style. 


Every room should have at least one pure black item or feature within it. This is a design choice that's been popular for the last hundred years and gives the eyes a place to rest. 

5. Update the Floors to Handle Anything


In Palm Springs, you may be an hour and a half from the beach, but you can still go swimming in pools, enjoy the warmth of the sand on your feet, and take time to have fun. It's vital that you don't let any of these activities destroy your floor! 


When you’re updating your property, go for a resilient flooring type that’s built to handle whatever’s thrown at it. Sticking with more neutral tones will allow you to keep that Palm Springs look, but don’t be afraid to go for something that speaks to you.


Carpet isn't something that usually shows up in common spaces in Palm Springs, but if you want to have areas with it, the best rooms are bedrooms and offices. Go for a neutral carpet color that plays well with the color of whatever flooring you have throughout the rest of your home. This will aid in a seamless transition between the two.

Your Palm Springs House Can Become Your Dream Home


Whether you recently bought this home and you want to bring it up to speed, or it’s an older property you’ve had for years without updating yet, it’s time to make it into something incredible. Follow some of these remodeling tips, and watch as your Palm Springs property becomes your dream home.


Todd Gillman is a freelance writer that loves sharing his knowledge and expertise on real estate. He lives in Land O’ Lakes, Florida where he enjoys spending time with his wife and researching real estate trends in his free time. Todd’s work as a freelance writer can be found on Building Product Advisor, a new construction industry resource launching in Fall 2022.

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