Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Remodeling Home Design Trends for 2014

If you are like my wife, a new year means a fresh perspective...change...renew!  Like her, you may be feeling the desire of renovating, redecorating, or revising your space for 2014. We sometimes tend to follow the fashion world when color, texture, and design are involved as it seems to dictate (according to my pocket stylist wife) the trends for home design as well.
Trends in Color
In November my wife had the Women's Wear Daily article out stating the Pantone color of the year - Radiant orchid .  But color trends for 2014 are also feeling blue. Blues across the color wheel are predicted to be hot hues for 2014 too.
You'll see a lot of Navy in upcoming design spreads as well as fashion.  "Navy blue will be a big trend for 2014. I'm seeing a lot of the shade on the runways, on the streets, in editorials, in chic interiors... I actually think everyone will get it in 2014," said designer Mark D. Sikes in House Beautiful's Top Decorating Trends for 2014.

The Glam Factor
The Great Gatsby has influenced a "glam" feel and is another hot trend for 2014.  You"ll see it in wallpaper, textiles, furniture, and accessories.  I know this because my wife is inserting these ideas into our current remodel.  

The Kitchen
Kitchen remodels are going glam too. With most of my clients, the kitchen is the pulse point of their home, and now designers are dressing it up," said Elle Décor, " cabinetry painted in rich gemstone colors,  unique lighting fixtures, and elegant fixtures. I was impressed to read that "Floating shelves are also a hot 2014 design trend according to remodeling firm the Neil Kelly Company since we have these in our kitchen as well as my Daughters room.

Beautiful Bathrooms
Continuing is the spa-like environment in bathrooms. Clean lines, unique fixtures, and softer colors.  To add depth incorporate textures with mosaic tiles, trends like a waterfall shower, modern touch faucets, and heated floors add eye candy and coziness   Oversized walk-in showers and elegant standalone tubs are strong bathroom trends for 2014. 

Tech Trends
The No. 1 trend for 2014 that brings some much-needed tech help to the home. U-Socket is a wall plug that "has two built-in USB ports to power devices including iPhones, gaming devices, digital cameras, Kindles and iPads... and features a smart sensor that allows it to shut off when the device is fully charged."


Downsizing continues to be a long-term trend.  2014 will see people interested in living in smaller spaces that are closer to urban downtowns rather than larger houses in the suburbs. 

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