2013 Most Popular Remodeling Trends

Going Natural

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How to get the most bang for your buck!

As we are getting close to the end of the year you might be thinking about some remodeling projects around your home to not only make your home more comfortable and pleasing to you but also raise the value of your home. Let’s face it buying and investing in a home will be one of the most time consuming and expensive things you will ever do as an adult. Most people dream about buying their first new car and their first home! Owning a home is a huge accomplishment in life and with the economy today you need something that will grow in value and last a long time. With that in mind not everyone can afford a brand new home so you buy one and fix it up.

Remodeling an older home can be challenging but the biggest challenge is which area of the home to remodel that will give you the most for your money. While some people are going to focus on the kitchen and bath areas there are also other Areas of your home that tend to be neglected.

Backyard Fun

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This year is all about getting back to nature by using natural materials such as wood, stone and recycled materials as well as getting back to nature with the color pallets. Homeowners and buyers are now looking to use every square inch of their homes wisely and efficiently they are also leaning towards a more open layout in the design of the rooms and usage of space. They want comfort, gone are the days of a formal dining room or living room they are now looking to combine rooms so the family and guests can interact more. Some of the latest trends are:

  • Back to Nature  – Earth tomes have always been popular and can be very soothing but this year it is all about green. All shades of green can be found in paint along with Furniture, accessories and rugs are also available in many shades of green.
  • Textures and Accents – Recycling is a popular way to not only save a few pennies but also add some character to your home. One of these way to recycle is to use reclaimed wood, it give the home a rustic sense while adding warmth. Textures or prints are extremely popular with one of the patterns being stripes.
  • Layouts – One of the hottest layout trends is a open floor plan. This type of floor plan not only uses all available space wisely but it gives your room a look and feel of a bigger room. One of the most common open floor plans if to merge the kitchen and living room.
  • Outdoor Living – Today most people not only want to enjoy the inside of their home but they also want to enjoy the outside as well. The most important accessories for outdoor spaces are beautiful landscaping and a magnificent place to spend time with family and friends.

Lots of new fresh ideas to make your home picture perfect AND increase the value!

Tile Takeover

Plumbtile: Bisazza

Traditionally, tile has been used for centuries in kitchens and bathrooms as a practical means of keeping water and other messes confined.  It has an excellent reputation for being easy to clean and maintain.  Lately, decorative tile has been making an impressive appearance in other rooms of the home and are available in more colors and designs than ever.

The sky is the limit when it comes to what you can do with tile.  A simple tile floor in a bath or kitchen can make a huge improvement to the feel of the room, but consider placing tiles in bright colors and designs for a one-of-a-kind element. Mermaid scales and subway tile are gaining popularity fast because of the endless colors available.  Continue reading

Kitchen Cabinet Hardware: Add Bling to your Kitchen!

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While amidst remodeling your kitchen, your mind is probably busy picking new colors, new appliances, and a ton of other things!  There’s one little detail that you might have forgotten and it has a pretty big impact on the overall appearance of your kitchen; the bling!  Continue reading