2013 has drawn to a close and while we’ve gone ahead and greeted 2014, we want to take a look back at the trends that defined the past year. Home Channel News reports that the saavy consumer does not want a McMansion, but rather they have ”a slimming down mindset”. They are looking for experienced remodeling designers that can help them create custom spaces so they can, “live large and carry little”. Popular 2013 home improvement trends reflected a reach for simplicity and efficiency.

  1. Bold Colors: Adding bright accent walls and vibrant patterns like chevron to rooms needing an inexpensive boost proved to be a hot choice. 
  2. Radiant Heat: Under-the-floor and in wall paneling with radiant heat was a popular choice for homeowners looking to improve their home’s comfort and efficiency.
  3. Eclectic Cabinets: Whether it was open faced cabinets with wallpapered shelves, defaced cabinets or mixed color and wood finishes, homeowners chose unique kitchen cabinetry over traditional uniform style cabinetry.
  4. Outdoor Living Spaces: Homeowners last year sought to extend the functionality of their home into the backyard with glass wall doors, living space designed patios and especially outdoor kitchens.
  5. Commercial Cooking Appliances: With cost conscious customers eating out less and cooking more meals at home (and perhaps the prevalence of cooking shows on television), high-end ranges and other commercial-grade appliances were hot ticket items in 2013.

According to Remodeling, 45% of remodelers in a recent poll said that they predict more than a 10% growth in 2014 thanks to heightened consumer confidence in the market.  As for remodeling trends, look out for maximizing space in bathrooms, aging-in-place modifications and further “slimming down” with smart, transitional design.

For more Home Remodeling Trends in 2013, check out our blog article for ideas for luxury in the details....

 

We have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Corinthians 5:1

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