Photograph by R. Berteig

by Bonnie Joy Flamm, Interior Designer and CAPS (949)706.3379

Here are my “Top Three Trends” in Home Design and Remodeling for 2013:

1. Counter tops: Move over granite! Quartz is on its way to replace the proverbial kitchen favorite. Unlike granite, Quartz is virtually indestructible with no maintenance required. Plus, it comes in some very cool, contemporary colors (even black, as shown in this picture).  It’s great for the bathroom too!

2. Sinks: Goodbye double – or even triple – compartment sinks for the kitchen! Say hello to a large, single sink most often called a “farmhouse” sink. No need to equate these guys with anything old-fashioned though. The new stainless steel versions (as  seen in this picture) are definitely at home in any contemporary setting.

3. Living in Your Home longer: Many Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS) like myself, predict a growing trend to help Baby Boomers safely “grow old” in their homes for as longs as possible. CAPS interior desginers will suggest stylish kitchen and bath modifications to enhance functionality, comfort and safety, so consult with one today!

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