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Trends for 2013

January 21, 2013 |  Article By :   | 

top 10What are the trends for 2013 in housing? What people are looking for is always changing, one day shag carpeting is in, the next day it is totally out. Are you thinking of doing some renovating? You may want to take note of this list of what people are going to be looking for.  According to the Neil Kelly Co, the following are the top 10 trends for 2013.

  1. Healthy homes – green is in, energy efficient, chemical free homes.
  2. Multigenerational living – making space for parents or a parent in your home either with more space in your home or a mother-in-law apartment.
  3. Texture and sparkle – gold or silver accents, glossy or glass tiles, anything that sparkles.
  4. Stone finish – Calcutta marble is the trend, especially in bathrooms.
  5. Color of the kitchen – charcoal grey is in and is replacing stainless steel.
  6. Simple sinks – in the kitchen, the double sink is being replace by one large sink.
  7. Glass backsplash – especially in contemporary kitchens, the glass backsplash (sometimes painted) is replacing the tiled ones.
  8. Hardwood floors – these have been in for some time but are still making the top 10 list.
  9. Quartz countertops – granite is going out and Quartz is the new choice for no-maintenance finish in the kitchen.
  10. Kitchen – contemporary, clean and simple style is in.

The Minneapolis Home and Garden Show

February 29, 2012 |  Article By :   | 

The Minneapolis Home and Garden Show starts today!  The show is open from today through Sunday, March 4, please see the website for times as each day is a bit different.  This is a great place to go for inspiration and information.  If you have project in mind you will find knowledgeable people that can help you with those projects or you can go just to get ideas for projects that you did not even know you would want to do.  The show has exhibitors from all areas of the home, be it kitchen, bath, decoration, landscaping, you name it!  Find out the latest trends for the home as well.