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Home Remodeling Trends in 2014

In home remodeling as with everything else in life, blindly following trends and fads is not a good idea. As a person and as a family, you are unique from everyone else and your tastes and needs are your own. No good will ever come from doing anything just because others are doing it. Having said that, there is no harm in being aware of what the current trends are. There may be something that does appeal to you and which you can adopt. Here are a few home remodeling trends that are big this year. 21st Century Kitchens. Surveys among home remodeling contractors show that over 60% of them expect to do complete kitchen remodels this year, more than any other room in the house. And the majority of these remodels are expected to be of creating modern kitchens. Till recently, kitchen design was based on a traditional look and feel. Warm colors and lights, wrought iron hardware and a ‘cozy’ atmosphere were the major considerations. Today people are looking at minimalist designs w…

Home Remodeling Fads that Failed

Home remodeling is no exception to fads, styles and crazes. There is nothing wrong with picking up good remodeling ideas from wherever they can be found. But to incorporate something into your home remodeling plans just because everyone else is doing it is often a huge mistake. Often a fad has no foundation of quality, style or utility. It just seems to create itself and continue to generate followers who do not realize the mistake they are making until it’s too late. A look at some of the popular home remodeling fads of the past will show that what seemed like good ideas at the time turned out, in retrospect, to be big mistakes The Open Plan Home of the 80s. The open plan (or Great Room) was based on the idea that there was no need for the kitchen to be cut off from living spaces. And what was the need to separate the den from the dining or living room? All rooms are equal and a home without these divisions is a more spacious and open one. Not so. What happens when cookin…