Five Hot Trends For 2014 Spring Renovations
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Nice weather is nearly upon us. Soon it will be
time to throw open the windows and doors, roll up our shirt sleeves, and get to
work on the home renovations we’ve been dreaming up, all winter long. Here are
five hot topics to get you started.
Let this be
the year you make your home as beautiful as it can be!
The kitchen is
the heart of the home, where people mix and mingle, catch up and enjoy
delightful cooking smells. Realizing this, many designers are replacing the
rustic look with modern elegance, signaling a return to glamour as well as
efficiency. This means inlaid appliances, with bronze or chrome fixtures and an
increase in vertical storage.
kitchen may be going ultra-modern, the rest of the house may be going retro as
a response, perhaps as a way to retain some warmth and individuality. As style
blogger Lindsay Souza, from thepursuitofstyle.com, put it, “Thanks to social
media, the lifespan of a trend has been cut in half. We're all a little
overexposed. I think vintage and one-of-a-kind pieces will be highly sought
after. It's the curiosities that make a house a home and keep your guests
asking: ‘Where did you get that?’”
Designers and homeowners
are getting bolder and more imaginative with colors, making Christian May of maison21.com, dare to hope, “Of course I hopefully predict that color will be the
trend story every year in hopes of banishing the boring beige box, but this
year it really could happen!” Green Flash, Lemon Zest, Nectarine and Rouge Red
are the popular choices from Pantone, the leading authority on color, and monochromatic rooms, as well as
striking combinations are predicted to WOW. Blues are predicted to be the
there’s nothing new about striving for a greener life, but sustainability
continues to be high on people’s lists of goals. Reclaimed material, more renewable
resources, such as bamboo, energy efficient appliances, windows and doors, and
long-lasting fixtures will continue to be popular.
As we all
continue to integrate technology in our lives, the top design trend of 2014 is
the U-socket, which 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.
Finally, we are finding a balance between the way things were, and the way
things will be.
picking out colors? Want to brainstorm about countertops and window
replacements? Get in touch with Kelly Bros., and let our trained specialists
and state-of-the-art planning tools give you the home of your dreams!
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