10 Trends for the 2014 Home Market.

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10 Trends for the 2014 Home Market.

Being a full time real estate agent we have access to an overwhelming amount of information on real estate, the market, trends, laws and regulations that we tread through.

RealtorMag is one of those great resources and in this month’s issue is a great article that I wholly agree with on 10 Trends for the 2014 Home Market that I see here in the Northeast.

Snapshot view of the article which you can read in full (here).      HouseLogic.com Kitchen trends and more www.houselogic.com

  1. Wider floorboards made out of wood, reclaimed wood and wood like porcelain tiles up to five and six inches wide.
  2. Kitchen cabinets are going towards cleaner lines and mid-century modern look along with larger cabinets and big drawers with smarter and easier access and storage.
  3. In with more color and getting away from the off whites, beiges and Tuscan palettes. Popular hues are lighter and fresher such as sea greens, misty blues, grays and with a splash of deeper romantic hues like teal, red, purples and even some metallic colors.
  4. Indoor-outdoor space, everyone loves em. Patio’s, covered porch, fire pits, pool houses, decks and BBQ’s just to mention a few.
  5. Energy efficient, colored appliances and new materials in the kitchen is all the rage. New recycled counters and metal counters are replacing granite tops.
  6. Bathroom luxury to the extreme, bigger steam showers, iPad docking stations, aromatherapy and multi control showers heads. Infinity drains and curb less shower stalls along with automatic toilet seat washlets with self-cleaning options.
  7. The smart home getting smarter and more energy efficient from lighting, integrated appliances, automatic windows and shades, technology will be your best friend.
  8. Global products and materials to fill your home from ethnic fabrics to handcrafted artwork will fill your home.
  9. There is a return to making your home a personal statement with quality items from designs to artwork that individual homeowners are now spending on.
  10. Along with the large comfortable sofa, accent chairs are a great way to add color, style to a room at an affordable price.



David Popoff is a license Connecticut Real Estate Broker specializing in Sustainability in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.


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Tony Busanich
TD Bank - Freehold, NJ

Hi David, excellent post, anyone looking to update or getting ready to sell there home should go through your list and follow the improvement, thanks for sharing.

Dec 11, 2013 09:17 PM #1
Ed & Tracy Oliva
West USA Realty - Arizona - Fountain Hills, AZ
The Oliva Team Arizona Agents

Good Morning and this is some great Info for all in the business,  keep up the good work and good luck in 2014,  E

Dec 11, 2013 09:25 PM #2
Ed & Tracy Oliva
West USA Realty - Arizona - Fountain Hills, AZ
The Oliva Team Arizona Agents

Good Morning and this is some great Info for all in the business,  keep up the good work and good luck in 2014,  E

Dec 11, 2013 09:25 PM #3
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

It is amazing even in a couple of years you can see how the trends change.

Dec 11, 2013 09:34 PM #4
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello David,

These items on your list are indeed the trending "must-haves", particularly the bathroom luxury to the extreme!

Dec 11, 2013 10:49 PM #5
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I always find trends very interesting.  When listing your home for sale it's crucial to make your home feel as "current" as possible.

Dec 13, 2013 03:11 AM #6
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Nice job sharing these current trends, most really make sense and with some coaching for prospective sellers, they will be able to maximize their return.

Make it a great weekend!

Dec 14, 2013 04:58 AM #7
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

David thanks for sharing the newest trends.   I took a look at some of the bathrooms and they are over the top.

Have a great weekend.

Dec 14, 2013 05:09 AM #8
Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

Thanks David for sharing this tidbit of information with us. It is always nice to keep up with trends 

Dec 14, 2013 01:55 PM #9
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

David - Thank you for sharing an excellent list of information about ten trends for the 2014 home market.

Dec 15, 2013 10:11 AM #10
Eric Galuppo
Real Estate Rev - More Leads Means More Revenue

Always looking forward for the home market trends yearly and it looks like Indoor-outdoor space is always a trend. Every homeowner loves this part of the house.

Dec 15, 2013 04:43 PM #11
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Here is a link on more kitchen trends



Dec 15, 2013 09:41 PM #12
Jeff Fisher
RE/MAX Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
RE/MAX Fine Properties

New trends for the new year, they all seem so practical and nice.  I'm, sure we'll start seeing some tastefully done and then those way over the top! 

Dec 15, 2013 09:46 PM #13
Bill Reddington
Re/max Southern Realty - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Grew up in New Canaan in the 60's. Little different market here in Destin. I saw colored appliances mentioned. OH Boy more green refrigerators 10 years from now.

Jun 26, 2014 03:02 AM #15
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