Ringing in the new year means looking forward to all of the exciting improvements and trends that 2013 will bring. Improvements and trends to the home are no exception. With the start of 2013, we are looking to predict this year’s top trends for improving your home’s design, remodeling and building more environmentally friendly, constructing homes that can withstand natural disasters, and lastly, making your home a comfortable and safe haven for you and your family.
To get a glimpse of what 2013 might bring, we looked to our panel of home experts to reveal some of the biggest trends we can expect for the following year.
Below, we’ve awarded the comments we found most valuable. Check back later in the week to see what other trends we will see in our homes this year.
What are the Home Improvement Trends for 2013?
Designers: What is hot right now in terms of design, color, styles, and more?
Contractors: What new materials, techniques, types of projects, fixtures, layouts, and more will dominate 2013?
"The use of weathered, vintage, and reclaimed pieces will be a major contrast to the endless white walls of past McMansion era decor. Clients are particularly interested in pieces that have a history or a story to them. Decor items such as old signage, industrial storage units, and building materials (such as old brick or wood) are highly sought after." read more
"Pantone predicted that emerald green is 2013′s color of the year. Emerald is lovely, but highly saturated, and may be hard for homeowners to stomach on a grand scale. I will use it as an accent color and in patterned fabrics like florals and toiles. I still like citron and apple green in 2013. Because they’re lighter and fresher, they’re easier to use in large scale." read more
"There is an opportunity to invest in the future — today. There are about 500,000 damaged or destroyed properties in the Northeast alone. Here’s hoping we lead the way in climate change adaption and hazard mitigation, and make the tough decisions by moving forward with infrastructure that values science, cost-efficiencies and sustainable operations." read more