Top Remodeling Trends in 2014

As we enter a new year, let's take a moment to recap some of the top remodeling trends from 2014. We are anxious to share the much anticipated trends for 2015 when we return from the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in February.Enlarging the KitchenTo many, the kitchen is deemed the most important room in a home. By removing a wall between the kitchen and an adjoining room, this open-concept feel allows for a larger space while prepping and entertaining.DSC_0662Built-In StorageBasements are often used as a second family room or playroom for children. Built-in storage shelves help keep the games, toys and odds n ends more organized and clutter free.DSC_0403Free Standing Tub and Larger ShowersThese are two trends from last year that haven’t lost momentum. Clients are opting to separate the tub and shower to create two distinct areas in the bathroom. When it comes to the shower, a more spa-like feel is achieved by enlarging the area and adding more bells and whistles. The free-standing tub creates a focal point but takes up less space than the out of style built in tub.Lane HomesCovered Outdoor Living SpacesMaking the outdoors an extension of the inside of your home has been another trend. Using a combination of covered areas for protection of the elements and an open area with a focal point: fireplace, outdoor kitchen, pool is a great use of space in this project.1_Outdoor