5 Fairbanks Home Remodeling Trends for 2014

Greetings, Fairbanks! We’re just a few weeks shy of ringing in 2014. It’s hard to believe how quickly the year flew by. As you start wrapping up 2013 and documenting your New Year’s resolutions, you may want to consider adding a home remodeling project to your list. Now that the housing recovery is in full swing, more and more homeowners are putting time, energy, and money into their properties. If you’re considering making some improvements around your home this winter, here’s what design trends are predicted to grow in popularity in 2014.

Modern Kitchens
When it comes to the kitchen, modern is in. Think white or gray cabinetry, streamlined countertops, high gloss finishes, and an overall minimalist approach. Appliances will be camouflaged into the design or hidden completely to promote a more sleek appearance.

Brass Accents
While the rustic look is old news when it comes to the kitchen, dull and hammered brass accents are coming into focus in other areas of the home. Expect to see the new look in light fixtures and in bathroom and door hardware.

Updated Bathrooms
Modern amenities like walk-in showers with multiple shower heads, heated floors, and Jacuzzis are taking the lead over bathrooms with vintage details and claw-foot bathtubs. You’ll find that glass tiles will become a popular feature, as will neutral and cool color palettes.

Vibrant Colors
If you haven’t heard, the Pantone Color Institute announced the color of the year for 2014. Radiant orchid, a pinkish-purple shade, sits across the color wheel from 2013’s color of the year – emerald. Other vibrant colors like bright greens, yellows, oranges, and reds will take center stage in every room of the house in 2014.

Sustainable Materials
Building with “green” materials is nothing new, having grown in popularity over the past few years. The trend will continue to flourish in 2014 with sustainable building materials and energy-efficient appliances becoming the norm in home remodeling projects.

Could the upswing in home remodeling projects indicate that 2014 will be a big year for sellers in the Alaskan real estate market? Only time will tell. However, housing experts at Zillow predict that home prices will increase by 3 percent, and that it will become easier for borrowers to get a mortgage in 2014. Whether you plan to sell a home or buy a home in Fairbanks next year, allow the professionals at Madden Real Estate to stand by your side throughout your transaction. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals in the Alaskan real estate market in 2014 and beyond!

Wes Madden, CEO/Broker
Madden Real Estate
(907) 452-3000

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