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Top 5 Remodeling and Design Trends for 2014



 

Top 5 Remodeling and Design Trends for 2014

Top 5 Remodeling and Design Trends for 2014
News from The Daily Voice:

Our clients know that Mr. Handyman is a safe and reliable source for both large and small repair work and maintenance for their homes.  But our new clients will discover that Mr. Handyman is also a great resource for kitchen or bathroom remodeling as well.  As we move ahead to 2014, we are seeing several trends for you to consider for your next remodeling project.

1. Cleaner Lines-Contemporary Feel
Today’s kitchens have simple slab cabinets in glossy thermofoils or ecofriendly veneers.  Straight edge countertops and floating shelves also exemplify the crisp, clean lines of today’s contemporary style.

2. Double Up
U-shaped counters and double islands are trending now and a great option if you have the space for it.  Either dedicating one island as a prep space and the other as dining space or double islands that are completely free of prep sinks and cooktops are becoming popular.  If you have a larger kitchen space the double islands create a communal space for family meals and also a space where guests will naturally gather for parties and entertaining.

3. White Wins
The white kitchen still reigns supreme here in on the Gold Coast.  White cabinets and co…………… continues on The Daily Voice

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News from CBS News:

A new steel door may not sound like the sexiest addition to your house, but it’s one of the financially savviest. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2014 Cost V. Value report, homeowners who install a steel door can expect to recoup nearly 97 percent of the cost when the home sells. 

Exterior work on a property, from new siding to replacing windows, dominate the list of projects that offer the biggest bang for your buck. They offer the largest return because a potential home sale can be made or broken on the exterior alone, real estate agents say.

“It’s all about first impression, no question about that,” said John Kmiecik, regional vice president for the National Association of Realtors and a Chicago-area real estate agent. “When I’m sitting with my buyers in my car and we pull up to a home, if it doesn’t look halfway decent, my buyers in many cases say, ‘John let’s take a pass on this, because I just don’t like the outside.’ ”

Buyers typically assume that if the exterior of the house hasn’t been maintained, then the interior hasn’t either, Kmiecik said.

So does a steel door really make that big of an impression? Not necessarily, but it improves security and offers energy savi…………… continues on CBS News

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