This Year’s Hottest Trends
The New Year is a time when many people think about change. Big or small, January certainly poses the opportunity to make new resolutions, goals and improvements for the year ahead. For some of you out there, these changes might involve finally investing in the home renovations you’ve always dreamed of.
Just like people, style and design trends tend to change at the beginning of each year. If you’re planning any home renovations in 2017, here are a few of the top new trends to consider:
Though still a relatively new idea, installing smart devices in the home is expected to gain a lot of steam this year. With an abundance of smart products like thermostats, fridges, televisions, and even light fixtures, making the home a more convenient place has never been easier.
Though this might not necessarily be a new trend, it’s one that will be as prominent as ever in 2017. The idea of having a more inclusive space is one that appeals to many homeowners and is a driving force behind this trend’s staying power.
Nooks and Crannies
Though the open concept kitchen/living room trend seems to be here to stay, the idea of ‘escapism’ or small spaces that can double as tranquil retreats are expected to become more popular this year. We use so much technology, so the idea of a small quiet space certainly has some appeal.
Aging in Place
Aging in place is not a new idea, but as the baby boomer population continues to age and retire it’s one that is becoming more popular. Ageing in place means making homes more accessible so that they can be accommodating physical circumstances and abilities change.
Accessible home renovations give homeowners the ability to stay in their homes for as long as possible.
Energy efficient home renovations are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason: though they may come with an initial price tag, in the long run, a more energy efficient home will help cut utility costs significantly while simultaneously reducing your carbon footprint.
If home renovations are part of your New Year’s resolutions, make sure you choose the right design for your home and needs. Whether it’s a kitchen, bedroom, basement or bathroom makeover, it’s also important to take the time to find the right contractor for the job. After all, it’s not about making a quick change, it’s about creating long-lasting investment.