Top 3 Remodeling Trends & European Inspiration

Ever wonder what other homeowners are doing to remodel?  According to CBS MoneyWatch, the top three remodeling trends that NARI (National Association of Remodeler Industry) contractors shared for 2011 were

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German bathroom design

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My bathroom at Berchelli Hotel in Florence Italy


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My bathroom at the Berchelli Hotel in Florence Italy












Trend #1 Save Money: Remodel a Bath (less expensive than a kitchen)

And if you’re looking for bathroom ideas, why not get inspiration from a recent vacation or trip such as the European bathrooms pictured?  I just love the tranquility of the first bathroom in England and the bold tiled walls of the Italian bath made me feel like I was walking into a jewel box!   And how about this pink bathroom in Paris?  Definitely a great look for a diva in pink.

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Bathroom in Paris France













Trend #2 Must Do Remodeling Needed repairs of roofs, siding, windows, etc.

Trend #3 Warming up the House Adding a warmer cozy feel to to your interiors with earthy colors and modern touches that are calming.  Funny.  I’m seeing the same trend with my clients, traditional with a twist such as a contemporary painting or pattern thrown into the mix.

If you’re thinking about remodeling and want to learn the latest trends and tips for your upcoming project, then don’t miss Living Large with Karen Mills this Sunday at 10am CST on News Radio 980 and now 98.1FM KMBZ as I interview nationally known interior designer Laura Hunt along with HGTV celebrity Taniya Nayak, among others.

Or if you want ideas to improve your public living spaces, then tune into Living Large this Saturday at 10:30am CST on Kansas City’s classical station, Radio Bach on 96.5HD2 or 1660AM as I talk with nationally known interior designer and author Barclay Butera about designing your living or dining room.

Plus check out our blog for more great ideas including our 5 Steps to Better Design guide, fabulous design photos or podcasts of past shows.


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