2014 Design House Trends


New years often lead people to want new changes in their lives. One of the most common changes that homeowners decide to remodel a room, if not their whole house. This is a breakdown of the trendy home features broken down room by room.


  • Showers have become more popular than bathtubs over the years. The experience of the shower itself is something that many homeowners seek to change. Gone are the days of shower / tub combos, and standalone showers are undergoing a makeover. Owners abandon the shower curtains and stall doors, opting instead for the outdoor shower experience.
  • Self-contained tubs are becoming increasingly popular with people who enjoy a good bath. Bathtubs are becoming more and more the focal point of the bathroom. With the popularity of decorative bathtubs, whole bathrooms are often designed around the bathtub itself. It's far from the tiled tub of the 50s and 60s.
  • Floating vanities are a way to make a small bathroom more spacious by releasing the floor space of the bathroom. The minimalist value of a shelf and mirror over a sink has become an ever-growing trend. It frees the clutter of the bathroom and gives the space a more sterile feel.


  • Bright colors with black accents are becoming more and more popular. The high contrast is a take on the classic black and white kitchen. It gives homeowners a chance of more of their personality and tastes in kitchen design.
  • Distracted copper and brass are big this year. Shying a path from glossy chrome and nickel, copper and brass polish have a warmer feeling more natural.
  • Renewable and recycled products have replaced expensive woods and marbles. Easily renewable materials, such as bamboo, have become popular for tables, countertops, even floors.


  • Turquoise has become one of the most popular colors for salons. The last few years have used a lot of greens and blues, ending in turquoise is almost natural. The deep and rich turquoise, not wimpy and pale, is shown in upholstery, wall coverings, furniture and walls.
  • Overexposure to consumer goods has left people in search of vintages and one-of-a-kind. Ordering at Ikea is not enough for most people anymore. Now, most people find great pieces in depository stores, flea markets, and antique stores. Parts that need to be repaired are also popular because people can customize the part themselves.
  • Reinventing the electrical outlet was something that had to happen. The new U-shaped wall socket has two USB sockets. Owners do not always look for a place to charge their phone. The outlets also feature a smart sensor that stops charging when the device has reached a full charge.


Source by David Felt

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