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Remodeling Trends in Interior Design: What’s Hot?

According to CBS MoneyWatch the top 12 remodeling trends for 2011 are …

Karen Mills' blog on remodeling trends 2011

Karen Mills' blog on remodeling trends

1. Remodeling bathrooms because they are less expensive than kitchens.   And if you don’t have money for a complete remodel you can still repaint or wallpaper, replace hardware faucets and knobs plus light fixtures to update your space.  

Don’t you just love this Sanibel CoastalReef tile with shelves for candles pictured above? 

Karen Mills' blog on remodeling trends 2011

2. Must Do Remodeling Projects

Karen Mills' blog on remodeling trends

3. Warming Up The House  by picking warmer inviting colors in earthy organic styles with a little contemporary flair.

Karen Mills blog on remodeling trends  

Other top trends for 2011 I always recommend as an interior designer include opening up rooms in an existing house,  creating a place to relax plus planning ahead for our needs (Universal Design) as we age. 

Karen Mills' blog on remodeling trends

Before you begin, though, don’t forget one of the other top trends this year of selecting a great contractor.  And NARI (National Association of  The Remodeling Industry) offers a  brochure you can download on on selecting a great contractor click here to go to their website.


To read about the rest of the Top Remodeling Trends for 2011, click here.


For more great remodeling trends and tips, don’t miss Living Large with Karen Mills this Sunday at 10am CST on News Radio 980 KMBZ (streams live on kmbz.com) as I talk with celebrity designer and former HGTV host Michael Payne along with DIY host Josh Temple, plus Jack Rediger from Malibu Sunrooms. 

Or if you just want to start with the basics, then tune into Living Large with Karen Mills this Saturday at 10:30am CST on Classical 1660 KXTR (streams live on kxtr.com) in Kansas City as I talk with New York celebrity design team of White/Webb about where to start with the design of your space.

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