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Home Improvements Trends In 2013

HOME IMPROVEMENT TRENDS IN 2013 KITCHEN TRENDS GLASS TILE BACKSPLASHES Larger, rectangular glass tiles that range from 3x6" to 12x24" and any size in between STYLISH RANGE VENTILATION HOODS Opens up a space and creates less interruption with grout lines Try wood, cast stone or copper ISLAND GETAWAYS HIGH BACKSPLASHES 7" or 9" high backsplashes are more popular Keeps the space open and airy The standard 4" high backsplash made of the same material as the countertop is going out of style BATHROOM TRENDS CERAMIC OR PORCELAIN WALL TILE AND FLOORING Mosaic glass tiles are functional for rooms with FLOATING VANITIES AND CABINETRY Bathroom appears larger and allows for under-cabinet lighting FREESTANDING AND DROP-IN BATHTUBS Adds both comfort and elegance to a bathroom Vintage clawfoot tubs a high humidity level BRASS FAUCETS UNDERMOUNT SINKS Glass, metal, or ceramic work best and provides a clean look with low maintenance QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS HARDWOOD FLOOR TRENDS WIDE-WIDTH WOOD PLANKS DISTRESSED EXOTIC HARDWOOD Gives floors a naturally rustic and worn appearance 4-5 inch planks offer more authentic beauty than thinner planks 4-5 inch planks offer more tigerwood, brazilian cherry, teak, mahogany, ipe wood YARD TRENDS OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE Bridge the divide between outside and inside areas Furniture, built-in grill, fire pit, curtains, televisions, audio system, refrigerator, fireplace, beer tap, pizza oven, countertops, etc LESS WOOD AND MORE VINYL Wood requires regular repair, replacement, and fresh painting Vinyl is durable with very little maintenance LOW MAINTENANCE GARDENS: NATIVE PLANTS AND SUCCULENTS Little to no maintenance to keep alive - less water, less maintenance, less money ACCORDING TO THE 2013 HOUZZ & HOME SURVEY Compared to 2012, the number of U.S. Houzz users with MOTIVATIONS FOR REMODELING: 83% Improve look, feel flow and layout decorating and redecorating projects has increased by 12% 54% Increase home value PRIORITIES OF HOME IMPROVEMENTS BY PERCENTAGE: 10% LIVING / FAMILY ROOM 11% 28% BATHROOM BEDROOM 12% CLOSET 23% 14% FLOORING / PANELING / CEILING WINDOWS / DOORS 15% DECK / 18% PORCH ADDITION KITCHEN 18% PATIO / LANDSCAPE BUILD SOURCES: (NORMANDY) sh-trends pagenumber=1 throom-tiles-trends-for-2013.html www.NORMANDYREMODELING.COM

Home Improvements Trends In 2013

shared by StaceySD on Sep 03
Now, more than ever, homeowners are deciding to improve their homes rather than move. In fact, the percentage of homeowners who feel now is a good time to spend money on home improvement has doubled s...


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