Renovation Trends for 2014

Out with 2013, in with the New Year!  What will 2014 hold for the remodeling industry? 

Let’s start with homeowners’ deciding that NOW is a great time to remodel their house into a home!  With the prediction of a positive housing market, homeowners’ are excited about tackling their home improvement project lists!  Let’s take a look at the remodeling trends for 2014:


1. Multi-generational Remodeling

Well maybe you have a parent(s) that will be moving in with you in the near future, or a child that needs to move back in with you.  These trends are definitely on the rise!  With that being the case, many people are doing the following remodeling projects to meet these needs:

– Finishing the basement with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and living room

– Converting an unused living room to a bedroom/bathroom suite

– Converting a second story foyer/living room into a new bedroom/bathroom, or bonus room.

– When remodeling kitchens and bathrooms taking into account aging parents by adding curb-less showers, extra sinks . . .


2. Kitchen Renovation

The kitchen is always a favorite hangout for many families, so be sure to address functionality and purpose with your kitchen design.  Some of the kitchen design trends for 2014 are:

White or gray kitchen cabinets.

– Large islands with adequate space for stools and even a second sink.

Quartz and Granite are still the top choices for countertops.

Bold, colorful, and fun backsplashes.

Hardwood flooring is still the go to flooring option in the kitchen.

Stainless steel  appliances


3. Bathroom Remodel

The bathroom is a place to relax and unwind from our busy schedules.  When planning your bathroom remodel, be sure to take into account these remodeling trends for 2014:

Large, airy, custom showers with frameless glass enclosures, allow homeowners enjoy a spa-like experience every day!

– Spacious yet quiet soaking tubs replace whirpool tubs

Marble, travertine, ceramic, and glass all popular tile options.

– Be sure to have adequate natural lighting and proper ventilation.

Bold paint color choices.


Now is a great time to remodel!  Let’s turn your house into your dream home!  Have fun and Happy New Year from Kolby Construction!

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