The New Year is right around the corner, so it’s a good idea to prepare yourself for some home improvements. With that in mind, how can you make sure that the home improvement plans you make now will stand the test of time? It all comes down to a variety of trends that are going to be the next big thing in 2019. With that in mind, we created a list with some of the trends that you will definitely encounter and most likely enjoy in the coming year. Read below to discover the best ones!
Smart Home Systems
Smart Home systems have been becoming increasingly popular in the past few years. Such systems can help you in saving energy which also translates into savings for your family. You can also improve the standards of your security and safety, automate regular household tasks, or install features like smart TVs that can make your home more entertaining. These systems can be composed of one or two individual devices that you control from your phone or more advanced, integrated systems that communicate with each other – controlled by artificial intelligence or voice commands. Some popular examples of central smart home hubs where you can control all your smart devices are Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
Higher Ceilings and Unique Ceiling Treatments
Ceilings are an integral part of home construction as it plays an important structural role; however, they shouldn’t be overlooked as a design feature. High ceilings are luxurious, fascinating and elegant and can actually open up the room. In the summer months, higher ceilings also help in cooling the home and making your residence more energy-efficient by promoting air circulation. Then unique ceiling treatments can also help enliven a room. They create the perfect canvas for your room. Wooden planks can offer a rustic look, coffered ceilings and even wall coverings can give a spark and light to your room. We suspect you’ll be seeing more of these in 2019!
Accent walls are quite popular in the decorating industry as they add a burst of energy to a room. You can choose from a wide range of paint options to create the perfect accent wall. Think outside of the box while considering a new accent wall as you aren’t limited by paint. When it comes to creating an accent wall you can also use tile or even stone. Wallpaper installation can also be an excellent choice for accent walls.
Home Offices Are Back in Style
The most convenient place to work is a home and this is becoming an more popular trend now more than ever before with many workers working freelance or remotely. Sure, we’ve seen a dip in the past years with the emergence of coworking spaces but in 2019 we will see the home office trend return. It is a perfect place for independent professionals and workers. Home offices are a sum of all their decorative and functional elements depicting an elegant atmosphere. For a productive home working environment, opt for more stylish furniture and include a comfortable chair, custom-built shelves, and potted plants that add greenery and a dash of inspiration.
Master Bedroom En Suites (For Luxury Buyers)
The main bedrooms are evolving from standard spaces into master bedrooms with additional living spaces, premium finishes, and luxurious amenities. Expectations and tastes change constantly, thus making luxury master suites more sought-after in high-end homes.
Larger, Open Plan Kitchens
Larger and open plan kitchens provide great versatility. Matching our ever more informal lifestyles, these kitchen-dining-living spaces offer a centre for the home and improved sociability while you are cooking and prepping meals. The space for such larger and open plan kitchens should be extremely well designed so that the room can be used to the best of its function – and it’s a big hit with large families!
Open Kitchen Shelves
Nowadays closed kitchen shelves are a thing of the past. If you want to keep up with the latest trends, then using open kitchen shelves makes a lot of sense – even if you need to put in extra effort to keep them tidy. Rest assured that even if it does take a bit to get used to this type of shelves, it will be worth it. One of the best features of open kitchen shelves is the ease of accessibility while you are cooking and preparing meals. Rather than dealing with opening and closing cupboard doors and dislodging obstructing objects while you are busy, you will easily be able to access all your cooking equipment.
More Windows and More Light
Is it necessary to have more light in your home? Yes, because we crave sunshine, especially during those gloomy winter months. And nothing illustrates this more than the fact that adding more windows will increase your home’s property value as it makes it more spacious. That being said, you can still use artificial light sources if you need them, but opting for more natural light and additional windows is a really popular trend idea for 2019.
With these top ideas in mind, you’re sure to make the most out of the top 2019 trends for home improvement. So what are you waiting for? Get set for a stunning home in the coming year. Simply hire a local professional to help you bring your dream home to life in 2019! With these stunning updates your home is sure to be the envy of all your friends and neighbours. Not to mention, that with these great up and coming modern features you’ll be improving the resale value of your home as well!