Daily Archives: May 2, 2017

Home Remodeling Trends of 2017

With every new year comes a catalog of exciting and inspiring trends for the home improvement industry. These trends are meant to make your home even better than before. We are three months into 2017, and new trends are endlessly popping up, with a big focus on sustainability and style. It pays to see what trends will emerge in the coming months so that you can capitalize on them immediately.

 

Here are some of the current trends that you should know about.

 

  1. Energy-Focused Improvements

 

Today, most homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes more energy efficient at the same time more comfortable and convenient. Most of the popular energy-focused trends involve making minor changes to the home. Good examples are:

 

  • Programmable smart thermostats
  • Smart light fixtures
  • High-efficiency HVAC
  • Caulking and weather stripping

 

Although you may not visibly notice these improvements, they will cut your utility bills and make your home more comfortable.

 

  1. Gravel Landscaping

 

With the desperate need to conserve water, more and more homeowners are becoming open to the idea of doing away with their high maintenance grass lawns and replacing them with gravel areas, driveways, pathways, patios and playground spots. Gravel landscaping is preferred over other types of landscaping because it has a natural feel, prevents erosion, saves water and requires no upkeep.

 

  1. Matte Finishes

 

This trend began in the beauty world but has finally found its way into our homes. Matte finishes make a warm and elegant statement in the kitchen. We expect to see a lot more of this trend in the coming months.

 

  1. Open plan kitchens

 

More and more property owners appreciate open plan kitchens. In fact, if you watch any renovation show on TV, you will notice that they extol the benefits of an open and spacious living area. Depending on your budget, creating an open plan kitchen can be as simple as eliminating clutter with innovative storage solutions, and trying out feature spaces such as woodwork, ceramic tiles, and hanging shelves. At the ‘high-end,’ the process can involve gutting an entire room to make space for new fittings.

 

These are just a few of the home remodeling trends that we have noticed so far in 2017. Keep an eye out for new trends these coming months.

Flavio Maluf Has Changed The Outlook Of Eucatex’s Future

Flávio Maluf is one of the most renowned business executives in Brazil with most of his time invested into the construction material manufacturer Eucatex. He also has a large stake in GrandFood, one of the largest pet food and animal feed groups in the country. His assets are estimated to be worth around $2 million. You may check out some of his business presentations on Slideshare. He is also a mentor of future entreprenuers and has even been highlighted in Abril Magazine.

Since studying for his mechanical engineering degree, he was invited to the family business at Eucatex. He started out in low level positions and eventually moved up to various positions in different departments. He was upgraded to the industrial sector of the company after recommendations from family members. After several years of experience, he was invited to be a part of the executive team.

Since Flavio had became president of the company, he swiftly made changes to modernize the management structure of the company. He had also made efforts to internationalize the company by offering products to distributors in 37 countries. His genious business tactics had signifcantly grown the market share of the company and expectantly increased overal revenue.

The Eucatex Group was started in 1951 as producers of contruction materials made from eucalyptis wood. The company has factories in multiple parts of the country, and has since expanded production to other products like furniture. Their main location of production is now in Botucatu. There is now a line of paint products being distributed throughout Brazil.

The company saw a major boost when they opened the new plant in Salto. This plant was dedicated to products high and medium density fiberboards. Since the ofering of the new fiberboards, they have filled a major niche in the Brazillian construction market. Paint and varnish products are also being produced at the Salto location.

A huge sector of their production now involves recycled wood products. Instead of letting wood residue go to waste, they produced a new line of recycled wood products to boost revenue and clean up the environment. Many of these recycled products have been approved to receive FSC® Certifications. http://eleicoesepolitica.com/vereador2016/vereador/MG/41114/43123/