FreeStanding Tubs and Apron Sinks Are Top Trends for 2014

By Cindy
Posted . Filed under Design Inspirations.

Professional Remodeler Magazine has just released its annual trends list which breaks down the top style projects that homeowners are using in their bathroom and kitchen projects. $276 Billion was spent on remodeling in 2011 and that number is only going up with numbers in the 3 billions at end of year in 2013. Remodelers and General Contractors state that 94% of their business entails a bathroom or kitchen makeover.

Professional Remodeler’s
Top 8 Bath Trends for 2014

1. The bathroom spa experience
2. Free Standing Tubs

Stand-alone baths are popular and offer different bathing experiences such as bubble-massage, massaging jets, heated tub surface, and even chromatherapy.
3. Radiant heating
4. Multigenerational design
5. High-quality faucets
6. Diverse color palettes
7. Freestanding and hovering vanities and cabinets
8. Natural stone and custom tile

Professional Remodeler’s
Top 8 Kitchen Trends for 2014

1. Open kitchen design
2. Kitchen lighting
3. Countertop material, black color
4. Refaced kitchen cabinets
5. Apron/farmhouse sinks

“The general trend we see across the country, and especially in cosmopolitan areas, is a push toward cleaner, simpler lines on the interior of the homes whether mixed with a traditional and contemporary exterior. The apron sink, with a flat simple front, integrates well into this look.”

6. Appliance finishes
7. Kitchen islands
8. Floating shelves

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