Now is a great time to roll up our sleeves and do some renovation and
While 2018 seemingly had trends come and go pretty fast, 2019 brings forth more focused renovation projects. This year homeowners are more likely to carefully plan out their renovation efforts, in terms of style, functionality and the overall aesthetics.
So, instead of simply jumping on every bandwagon that comes rolling around the corner – because let’s face it, it’s neither practical nor cheap – it’s time to sit down, strategise and come up with the best course of action. To make the entire planning process a bit easier, check out some of the hottest apartment renovation trends in 2019.
The open floor plan is still going strong
As seen in the previous years, the open floor plan is still at the top of the most desirable floor plans you can have. The reason is simple – it fosters unobstructed movement of both the property’s residents and energy, which is something we all seem to gravitate towards more and more.
The advantages this floor plan brings are opulent – it makes the area seem bigger and brighter, it encourages socialization (making the most common gathering spots more relaxed, informal and cosy) and leaves more room to play around with different furniture and decor pieces.
Lighting is another element you can’t go wrong with
People generally feel better in well-illuminated spaces, so this year see what you can do about the amount of light you have in your living environment. More accurately, see how you can improve it. So, for example, if you live in a house, see if you can make your windows bigger. Not only will this allow more natural light to penetrate your interior – especially if you live in a particularly sunny area – but it will also allow you to enjoy the beautiful view of your backyard.
If you live in an apartment, on the other hand, consider opting for lighter and
Teching up your home is another smart renovation move, especially with the rise of smart home technology. So, for example, choosing to equip your kitchen top to bottom with the latest smart appliances and gadgets is an excellent way to make sure that all of your cooking needs are met.
But, be careful as meddling in the electricity on your own might be illegal in your state. That’s why you should rely on a trusty electrician to implement these solutions for them. And it’s safer.
Aside from new appliances, consider boosting your kitchen’s aesthetics by changing the colour of the walls, and maybe even repainting your cabinets.
Take care of textures
While various textures definitely play a huge role in a room’s design, some of them can be really difficult to clean and maintain. And with such busy lifestyles, we all tend to look for solutions that are, again, both practical and beautiful. So, if you, for example, have a fluffy rug that looks amazing but is a real nightmare to clean, consider replacing it with a fluffy woolen rug.
Wool is extremely easy to clean and maintain and is hypoallergenic, which is yet another perk. On the other hand, you could use stylish wallpaper to give your home a
Whether you prefer subtle stripes or a clean white look with some texture, the right choice of wallpaper can add a note of sophistication or playfulness to your space.
Give your ceilings a little oomph
Sadly, ceilings are the most commonly overlooked parts of a room that actually play a very important role. It’s only when we see an amazing ceiling treatment that we realize just how much does it actually do for the overall room design.
For example, one of the most common open floor plan’s downsides is that rooms that feature it can be somewhat echoey. But, if you implement a smart ceiling treatment, it will both serve as a sound insulator, as well as an amazing visual staple. On the other hand, you can simply paint your ceiling in a shade that contrasts the walls in some way, and give your room’s design extra pizzazz.
So, if you haven’t done so yet, sit down, make yourself a nice cup of coffee (or tea) and check out some of the hottest renovation trends you can expect to see in 2019. Who knows? Maybe you get inspired and decide to revamp your home a bit. Just make sure all the renovation projects you choose to take on are both practical and beautiful, and you are golden.