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The Top 5 Home Remodeling Articles for 2013

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Dec 31, 2013

If you missed some of our home remodeling blog articles during the year, now’s your chance to catch up. Here are the top five most read articles for 2013:

No. 5)    6 Great Kitchen Floor Plan Design Ideas

There are six basic floor plan layouts for kitchens. Do you know which one is similar to your kitchen’s layout? This article gets into the details and shows photos from our projects for each type of kitchen floor plan:

  1. Single Wall (I-Shaped)
  2. Galley
  3. L-Shaped
  4. U-Shaped
  5. G-Shaped
  6. Open Concept

single wall or I-shaped kitchen

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No. 4)    8 Awesome Design Ideas for Half Baths

A half bath is one of the easiest rooms to update. This article provided photos and design ideas for transforming your half bath, including:

  1. Update the Walls
  2. Patronize the Arts
  3. Rethink the Sink
  4. Give the Floor a Facelift
  5. Fashion an Elegant Vanity
  6. Light Up the Room
  7. Find a Great Mirror
  8. Use Fabric to Bring Color Into the Room

Half bath with white tile and faux paint

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No. 3)    8 Hot Trends in Kitchen Design for 2013

Our list of hot trends in kitchen design was based on function, aesthetics, craftsmanship and products that are popular with Central New York homeowners. We showed photos and discussed design elements for these trends:

  1. Quartz Countertops
  2. Glass Mosaic Tile
  3. Stained Wood Cabinets
  4. Shaker-Style Cabinets
  5. Crown Molding
  6. Pullout Shelves and Self-Closing Cabinet Drawers and Doors
  7. Beverage Centers
  8. Universal Design Features

Kitchen with Shaker-style cabinets

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No. 2)    3 Design Options for Today’s Walk-In Showers

Walk-in showers are one of the most popular trends in bathroom design. This article discusses the three types of walk-in showers and provides photos that show the different design options, including:

  1. Custom Walk-In Showers
  2. Prefabricated Shower Pans Fitted with a Separate Surround
  3. Prefabricated Walk-In Shower Stalls

Luxurious tiled walk-in shower without doors

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No. 1)    The Hottest Interior Paint Colors for 2013

Our article on interior room colors was by far the most read article in 2013 among our readers. While paint color is a personal choice, we made our selections based on what we’re seeing in Central New York homes, what we’re hearing from paint manufacturers about the most popular colors and input from our designers about colors that complement cabinets, trim, furniture and flooring.

We selected 28 interior paint colors for 2013 in these categories:

  1. Whites
  2. Beiges
  3. Grays
  4. Blues
  5. Yellows
  6. Midtones
  7. Darks
  8. Trim

Interior Paint Colors

If you’re interested in tips on selecting room colors and links to online paint selection tools, check out our 2012 room colors article, which is our most read blog article of nearly 200 articles on our blog.

How to Select Room Colors

Topics: Kitchens, Home Remodeling, Walk-In Showers, Room Colors