A Look Back at 2013 Home Trends

Pleasant Valley Real Estate blog - A Look at 2014 Home Trends My last blog was a look at Home Trends for 2014. In this blog, I’d like to look back at 2013 home trends, and see which ones have staying power into the new year.

We can thank last year’s recovering housing market for kick-starting homeowners’ urges to spruce up their home interiors. People were inspired to enhance their living spaces with new ideas and function. Here’s a look back at the best 2013 home trends that we can expect to continue seeing in 2014.

Larger Kitchen Sinks

Who doesn’t love a big sink? Farmhouse utility sinks are now the big rage. They really caught on in 2013 and I predict they will stay around for awhile. The large deep sinks are versatile, and often double as a potting sink or baby bathtub.

A look at 2014 Home Trends

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Wooded Decors

Natural-looking wood grains made an appearance in more home décor, especially in the kitchen, from cabinets to butcher block counters. Real wood and natural-looking wood grains offer a light and modern, yet cozy feel.

Tile, tile, and more tile!

Nontraditional tile took off in 2013. Tile with a natural touch, such as wood grain and uneven edges that replicated wooden boards, were popular. Faux wood tile was used throughout houses, in kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, and even bedroom walls.

A look at 2014 home trendsFlexible Furniture

Furniture that can be shifted, moved, and customized gained popularity, such as kitchen islands that can expand into a dining room table for family gatherings. Homeowners also began to incorporate multifunctional pieces, such as an ottoman or bench that could double up as a storage unit.

This is a look back at 2013 home trends with staying power. Do you have any in your home? Will you consider them for your home in the future?

A few of the homes I have listed for sale in the Underhill, Jericho, and Cambridge/Jeffersonville area have some of these popular trendy features. If you’re looking to buy a home this year, give me a call at 802-858-9193 or send me an email and I’ll take you on a tour of the homes for sale in the Pleasant Valley area.

Lea Van Winkle, Owner/Broker

Pleasant Valley Real Estate

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