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Top Trends for 2013 in the Construction Industry

By December 20, 2012

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remodelingTop trends for 2013 in the construction industry are calling for cleaner designs, mixing renewable energy, nature-based products and smaller but functional spaces. These trends will be inspired by natural products, flexibility and new products being used to produce dramatic combination in styles and colors. Some of the top trends are:
  • Create large space by removing walls and eliminating obstructions
  • Move to hardwood and/or bamboo floors instead of traditional carpet flooring
  • Transform areas into multi-function areas, for example adding a small desk to the kitchen cabinet could create a work area
  • Use deeper sinks instead of double bowl sinks
  • Add living spaces to accommodate elderly family that are not able to afford a single unit
  • Use sustainable products, such as zero VOC paints
  • Install solar tiles or energy generating thing glass
  • Use sustainable concrete
  • Apply paper-based insulation
  • Install super-efficient triple glazed windows
These are some of the trends that will steer the industry throughout 2013 and other products that are under testing periods but will make an impact once they hit the streets.

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