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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.