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8 Home-Design Trend Predictions for 2014

If you Google almost any remodeling or home-design phrase ("modern bathroom" for example), chances are you'll find an entry from Houzz.com, a site that launched in 2009 and already has more than 2 million photos that inspire readers and give the company's editors a sneak peek at what's coming down the pipeline from architects, designers, and decorators. Below, the site's editor, Sheila Schmitz, gives her eight top home-design predictions for 2014.

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Metal Backsplashes

Tile remains the most popular backsplash material according to the Houzz Kitchen Remodeling Survey, but people are increasingly selecting metal tiles and other sheet materials including stainless steel, glass, and stone slab—it looks sleek and makes for easy cleaning.

Photographs courtesy of Houzz.com.
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