There are plenty of reasons why your home should be your pride and joy, in no small part because it’s your very own space to relax, unwind and enjoy yourself.
Many people love to make the most of their living environments, while staying on trend when updating their properties too. So, if this sounds like you, then check out our top ten building trends for 2017:
- Natural or monochrome colour scheme
- Use of recycled and sustainable materials
- Covered kitchen appliances
- Large open plan areas
- Textured wood flooring
- Fashionable wallpaper
- Walk in showers
- Natural stone kitchen surfaces
- Greater use of space and light
- Exposed wooden beams
Being surrounding by a pleasant home must be the ultimate goal when it comes to making changes to your living environment. And it seems that the home design factors above have been some of the main ones being considered so far this year.
So, with Spring in full swing and marvellous changes afoot with the weather, what options did you find the most appealing? Here are some of the ideas in more detail.
Back to nature
As well as the very popular natural stone surfaces for rooms such as the kitchen (specifically, stunning quartz, which has taken over from granite as the more favoured worktop), natural and recycled materials, such as wood and rattan are popping up in home designs for 2017.
It seems that a real focus for the truly stylish and discerning homeowner is not only the theme of nature, but the whole aspect of sustainability and kindness to the environment – something which is gaining pace as the year goes on.
Colour me happy
In sticking with the natural feel for popular materials in 2017 interior design, Mother Nature is taking a hand with the colour schemes too. So, imagine muted sandy and earthy tones, as well as the beautiful colours of the outdoors that are beginning to surface at this time of year.
For people who prefer their style minimalist and chic, another popular trend is monochrome, where dark kitchen cabinets contrast strikingly with white walls. Modern design seems to make massive use of contrast these days in pretty much everything.
Open up your home
Another big building trend this year is the concept of open plan living. It has to be said that letting in as much light as you can will certainly help to make your home more appealing, but, by knocking down some interior walls, not only can it maximise the use of space, but many believe having one large area for cooking, dining and relaxing will bring the family closer together. So separate living spaces are out, large living spaces are in.
Marlow Building Offer Full Build/Design Options
If you are in the process of planning improvements or a refurbishment for your home and would like to talk through your options, then our experienced team of builders can offer a series of full build and design suggestions.
This will ensure that, from the planning and design bits at the beginning, right through to the finishing touches at the end, you’ll stay up to date with everything that is happening to your home and can feel reassured that it’s going to look great in the end.
Looking To Update Your Property? Contact Us Today
At Marlow we can project manage everything regarding the changes and improvements that you want to make to your Leicestershire home, so, if you’re looking to update your property, get in touch with us today.