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Zillow Digs reports kitchen remodeling tops home design trend for 2014

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Last week, Zillow Digs announced in its Home Design Trend Report for 2014 that kitchen remodeling tops the trends for 2014. According to feedback from homeowners and Zillow Digs Board of Designers, kitchens featuring black countertops, open shelves or glass-front cabinets and darker paint tones will be popular next year with kitchens topping the list of spaces homeowners plan to remodel in the coming year.
The top kitchen trends identified for 2014 are:
Black Counters: Black kitchen counters will be all the rage next year, with homeowners looking to add sophistication to their kitchen. Popular materials to achieve this look will include black granite and quartz, tasteful and elegant materials that create dramatic results. Black counters will be complemented with lighter countertops such as gray.
Open Shelves and Glass-front Cabinets: Displaying kitchen wares is a growing trend among all kitchen types from contemporary to traditional farmhouse kitchens. Displaying a mélange of antique cookware or different types of cutting boards can have an artful effect and be a conversation piece. With the kitchen becoming the hub of the home and the growing interest in specialty foods, creating a display of gourmet products has eye-catching appeal.
Darker Paint Tones: Homeowners identified black, deep brown, dark red and copper tones as some of the most popular paint colors on Zillow Digs. Since dark colors may make a space feel smaller, designers recommend painting just one wall a deep shade, or consider painting the ceiling or floor. Also, adding a pop of a darker tone can be kicked up a notch by having one or more appliances such as the range in red or black.

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In addition to finding visual inspiration for design ideas and understanding the real cost of remodeling projects, Zillow Digs users can create, save and share boards of ideas and decor they love, and browse nearly 200,000 boards created by others, comment on photos and follow people with similar interests. And, they can connect with local home improvement professionals for help – for free, on iPad®, iPhone® and the Web.

The one-of-a-kind Zillow Digs Home Design Trend Report is based on the most popular kitchen photos on Zillow Digs, where homeowners can browse more than 130,000 pictures of interiors and exteriors, organized by space, style, cost and color. In addition to allowing users to browse photos, Zillow Digs includes the proprietary Digs Estimates for the estimated cost of the actual bathrooms and kitchens, by region.

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