It’s no surprise that 4 out of 10 most popular houzz ideabooks for 2013 are about KITCHENS. After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home, the command central, the place where family gathers to share meals, do homework, entertain and so on. Here at Liston Design Build, one-fourth of our projects in 2013 were kitchen renovations. So if you’re considering a kitchen remodel in 2014, you’re sure to find some inspiration here!

Houzz passed a milestone this month when it published its 10,000th featured ideabook on home design and remodeling. In case you missed the most viewed ideabooks on Houzz so far, we’ve put together a list of them.

There are a few recurring themes here. Kitchen colors, styles and countertop materials dominate; four of the 10 ideabooks are about kitchens. But color is big, too, with three discussing color choices in the home. Here are the 10 ideabooks that got the most attention in 2013, and tips on how you can use the Houzz archive to get your next home project started.

1. 12 Tried and True Paint Colors for Your Walls

Painting is one of the best ways to add life to interiors, so it’s no surprise that an ideabook with a decorator’s top paint picks for the home (complete with paint names and numbers) is the most popular on Houzz.

We’ve all heard of gray and beige as great color choices, but what about greige? Get the breakdown of popular shades and how and where to use them.

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