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Neil Kelly Company, an award-winning design-build remodeling firm that has remodeled more than 30,000 homes, announces its Top 10 interior design trends for 2014. Neil Kelly is renowned for its innovative design and remodeling services, quality craftsmanship and green, sustainable building practices.
Neil Kelly’s team of 25 experienced design professionals shared their collective knowledge based on working with material suppliers and vendors from all sectors of the industry to predict the following design trends for 2014.
Trend #1. U-Socket: Apple devices reign in most households, so the new U-Socket wall plug has two built-in USB ports to power devices including iPhones, gaming devices, digital cameras, Kindles and iPads. The U-Socket also has a smart sensor that allows it to shut off when the device is fully charged — an environmentally friendly feature that prevents “vampire drain.”
Trend #2. Kicking the Shower to the Curb: Showers are becoming more popular than tubs. “Homeowners are looking to embellish the ‘shower experience’ rather than the tub experience,” says Neil Kelly Design Consultant Kathleen Donohue. An increasingly popular feature is the curb-less shower.
Trend #3. Stand Alone Tubs: If homeowners want a tub experience in 2014, it's likely they will select a free standing tub as a structural element, which takes up much less space in the room than the old tiled-in tub deck.
Trend #4. Floating Shelves: Cabinets can make or break a kitchen design, and Neil Kelly design consultant Fabian Genovesi likes to break up the cabinet layout. “I design kitchens that are not just long runs of cabinets but that are broken up into different sections,” says Fabian. “Don’t take up all the space with cabinets. Have floating shelves, open spaces, and room to hang wall art.”
Trend #5. Cobalt Blue: While designers may disagree on what constitutes some trends in 2014, on one subject they all agree: Bright colors are most certainly “in.” Neil Kelly Design Consultant Suzie Atkin says cobalt blue is a particularly hot color.
Trend #6. From Modern to Modest: The industrial modern d
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