Top 10 decorating trends for 2013

2013 design trends

2013 home design trendsAs a busy REALTOR®, you are in and out of homes all week.  You can sometimes tell the age of the home by the style of the light fixtures, or the color of the carpet.  You’ll be glad to hear, olive green and harvest yellow are not making a comeback….yet. 🙂

The Neil Kelly Company, which advertises itself as an award-winning remodeling firm, has released a list of what it says will be in and out in 2013.

Here is the company’s forecast:

  1. Green and sustainable design is here to stay. The number one trend for 2013 will be to create a healthy living environment, free of toxins and harsh chemicals. More homeowners will take advantage of federal and state incentives to evaluate their home’s energy efficiency and overall performance.
  2. More aging baby boomers will prefer to age in place, meaning more renovations that are “safe for seniors.”
  3. There will be more bold colors and elements of sparkle, including glossy glass tile backsplashes and sparkle on polished nickel fixtures.
  4. There will be more marble in both traditional and contemporary bathrooms.
  5. Charcoal is the new black. It will find its way into a wide number of fixtures and furnishings.
  6. Goodbye double sinks, hello single-bowl sinks. The larger single sink will accommodate larger dishes and pans, such as roasting pans and baking sheets.
  7. Expect more glass/stone/tile mosaic composites that act as backsplashes.
  8. Hardwood floors will become more popular, especially the durable pre-finished wood floors.
  9. The new king of countertops will be quartz composite — the closest thing to no maintenance, bullet-proof countertop materials available.
  10. Kitchen cabinets will be clean, simple and contemporary.

Written by Heather Gray

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