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NARI Study Says Kitchen Remodeling to Remain Robust in 2014



 

NARI Study Says Kitchen Remodeling to Remain Robust in 2014

NARI Study Says Kitchen Remodeling to Remain Robust in 2014
News from woodworkingnetwork.com:

DES PLAINES, IL – Kitchens will remain hot remodeling priorities in homes across the United States throughout 2014, according to the Member Profile Study done by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Kitchen remodels remain a top priority for 82 percent of NARI members, according to the study, released for National Home Improvement Month in May, which also estimates home remodeling projects will total $ 73 million in 2014.

According to NARI members, consumers looking to remodel their kitchens are selecting open space concepts that are both comfortable and practical, with kitchen islands remaining a popular trend. Improving the overall look and feel of the kitchen was most often cited as the main motivating factor by homeowners for remodeling.

Other popular trends listed in the study included mixing different wood tones and finishes to create a custom kitchen look; built-in accent cabinets to house china or other kitchen utensils; wine storage, such as integrated wi…………… continues on woodworkingnetwork.com

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Kitchen remodeling: Get cooking with a splash of color
News from Dallas Morning News:

Just when stainless-steel appliances and white cabinets have reached a point of dominance in kitchen design, the direction is changing. It’s true: Color is making a comeback.

An October 2013 Fall Kitchen Trends survey of 7,812 homeowners conducted by Houzz.com notes that while neutral color schemes are still most popular, the trend toward color is steadily growing.

Of respondents planning to remodel kitchens this year, 14 percent plan to go “bright and colorful.” Another 11 percent will select colors that are “bold and dramatic.”

Remembrances of avocado green and harvest gold aside, a bit of color can be a good thing.

What’s cooking

“White is still there, but we look at it now and it looks kind of sterile. A lot of people don’t want it anymore. They want something that will say, ‘This is me,’” says remodeler Don Van Cura, Sr.. a board member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

The source of this trend has its roots in technology, says designer Sharon Flatley, owner of Flatley Design in Dallas. “We see so much new and interesting with technology. There’s a constant need for stimulation. It inspires people to say, ‘Let’s add some color,’” Flatley says.

Adding to visual stimulation are design publications, both print and digital, that tout the use of color in cabinetry, appliances, sinks…………… continues on Dallas Morning News

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