Whether you wish to carry out a minor remodelling of your kitchen / bath or even an extensive restoration of your home, here’s what you should know about the latest trends in home renovation.
Combining a functional kitchen area with a dining space or a living room is one thing that is in trend now. Besides improving the aesthetic appeal, an open link between your kitchen and living space will make the process of cooking more fun, as you’ll never feel isolated from your family. While it’s a good idea to tear down the kitchen walls, be sure not to ignore the importance of adding clever storage options and attractive flooring as well as backsplashes.
Mash-ups of Finishes and Colours
This mainly indicates mix-and-match of functional and artsy materials for cabinets, countertops and flooring. The same applies to colours as well. For instance, neutral colours are now blended with bright patterns to create a visually-pleasing décor and design. Although classic white is an all-time favorite, the tones of gray and taupe are also becoming favoured color choices for many home remodelling projects.
A contemporary bathroom is more like a spa set-up, with separate or frameless bathtubs, standalone showers enhanced with multiple heads and safety handle-bars. The use of eye-striking metallic fixtures of incredible finishes, heated floors, LED lighting, and high quality faucets will complete the look.
Functional Outdoor Spaces
Most homeowners now realise the potential of having a well-maintained outdoor living area complemented by a beautiful garden and excellent features like stone fire pits. Aside from boosting the resale value and adding to the appearance of the home, it can also be turned into an amazing gathering space with your family and friends.
Reinforcing of Concept: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
People now largely prefer to build or renovate their dwelling place using eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient appliances, thanks to the increased awareness of the importance of sustainable living. There are companies selling recycled wood and other building materials, which they claim are both attractive and durable. Alternatively, you can also opt to recycle materials to utilise them in a more creative way than completely removing or replacing them.
For more tips on how to renovate sustainably, check out the infographic below!
Infographic provided by Rock Solid Stabilization & Reclamation, Inc., a soil modification company