As 2013 comes to a close, many of us are looking to the year ahead and wondering what’s next. According to a 2013 survey by Hanley Wood, one thing we can be sure to expect is an increase in remodeling as a whole, particularly for homeowners like you. We’ve outlined some of the hottest trends within the industry below so you can see what’s predicted to be new and exciting in 2014 and even get some ideas for your own home!
2014 Remodeling Trends
Some of the most popular remodeling trends we’re expecting to see in 2014 include:
Modern Kitchen Designs
As 2014 remodeling trends go, this is predicted to be one of the biggest. In fact, 61 percent of remodelers surveyed by Hanley Wood expect to remodel kitchens more than any room of the house, with the latest emphasis being on modern, contemporary looks. More specifically, homeowners are turning to simple countertop and cabinet designs painted all white with glossy finishes, rather than the rustic, warm looks we’ve seen in kitchens of the past.
Sleek, Updated Bathrooms
It’s no surprise that bathroom remodels take a close second to kitchen remodels in our list of 2014 remodeling trends. The question is, what are people looking for in their new bathroom designs? One of the biggest appeals to homeowners as we ease into the upcoming year revolves around resort-style bathrooms, with showers replacing tubs in popularity. Homeowners are specifically seeking out curb-less showers with multiple shower heads and even heated floors, while those who still find comfort in the tub appear to be opting for stand-alone models.
Sustainable design isn’t exactly new—in fact, it was also a popular remodeling trend in 2013. What’s different? It’s getting even bigger and easier to do. Manufacturers are sourcing products with eco-friendly materials more and more, making sustainable countertops, cabinets, and appliances easier to find than ever before.
Brass accents are making a comeback in 2014 and they’re looking better than ever! New brass options are rustic, dull, and hammered, replacing the highly polished, bright looks of the past. We’re expecting them to be used primarily as part of kitchen and bathroom hardware designs, but you should also see them incorporated in home lighting and even door hardware.
Bright, Lively Colors
We mentioned above that modern kitchen designs with single-shade colors are becoming more popular than ever—and we stick to that! Where you will see more bright, lively colors is in other rooms of the house, like the living room. You’ll notice also that these vibrant colors will be used as the focal points of these rooms, rather than as accents like they were in 2013. Homeowners will also be drawing from a broader spectrum of bright colors, incorporating shades of red into rooms in addition to the oranges and yellows that became popular as accents last year. Consider painting entire rooms with these colors or using them for accent walls and flooring throughout bedrooms and living rooms.