24 Jun 2013

5 Of The Hottest Home Décor Looks This Year

If you are thinking about renovating your home sometime before the end of the year, you might want to consider some of the biggest trends that are currently taking the country by storm. You never know, one of these trends could be just what you have been looking for to improve your home and you will wonder how you ever got by without it.

  1. Green Living
    There is actually some belief that ‘going green’ is no longer a trend; it is mainstream, something that everyone is doing. These days, it is possible to invest in environmentally friendly building materials, paints, windows, floorings, counter tops, plumbing and electrical.

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  2. Smarter Homes
    With today’s technology continuing to improve on almost a daily basis, our homes are getting smarter. There are plenty of items that you can control with a call from your smartphone, such as lights, your heater or air conditioner and even your security system.
  3. Stylish Kitchens
    The biggest trend in stylish kitchens at the moment is designing them for a crowd. This is the place where your family gathers before they leave for the day and when they get home, so the kitchen is being designed more and more for these sorts of events.

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  4. Moving Outdoors
    These days, more homeowners are moving outdoors – outdoor kitchens are popular (even with fridges and ovens); fireplaces are being used instead of the traditional patio heater; and outdoor bathrooms are a big hit (with showers, spas and saunas).

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  5. Scaled Down
    This trend means that people are scaling down their homes, whether this is in the physical design of the structure or in the furniture used. Pocket offices, for example, are very popular and any unused corners are often turned into a small home gym.

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When renovating or redecorating your home this year, you should consider one of the trends that we have outlined above, especially if you are thinking about selling in the near future. Each of the above trends will add a considerable amount of value to your home and will improve how you use the space, making it much more suited to your needs.