A list of five design trends based on the National Association of the Remodeling Industry's 2012 Coty Award Program.
Reclaim, reuse, and refurbish: Reusing items in the home and/or installing reclaimed items such as this pine flooring done by RisherMartin Renovations, in Austin, Texas. (Photos 1-3)
Pocketdoors: Often used by designers in areas where space is too restricted to use a swinging door as seen here in a project by Forward Designers & Builders, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (Photos 4)
Sunrooms: A great way to increase living space inside and out as evidenced by this first-floor sunroom done by Master’s Craft Construction, in Hatfield, Pa. New technologies allow for use of sunrooms all year. (Photos 5-7)
Subway tile: Known for its durability and modern aesthetic, it comes in a variety of sizes and colors to match any kitchen or bath. Here, Michael McCutcheon of McCutcheon Construction, in Berkeley, Calif., uses it in a bath project. (Photos 8-9)
Spray foam insulation: Remodelers know that as long as walls are being torn apart, it’s a good idea to add extra insulation to increase efficiency. Domers Construction, in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., used it in this ceiling to help conserve energy. (Photos 10-11)
All projects represented are winners of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry's 2012 Coty Award Program. Photos: courtesy, NARI.