Remodeling & Renovation
When a new year rolls around we take it as an opportunity for change; clothing, hair, diet, home. And with a new year comes new trends. Home renovation is an industry that is constantly changing and creating new and exciting ideas to help better homes and lives. When a new year rolls around we take it as an opportunity for change; clothing, hair, diet, home. And with a new year comes new trends.
Home renovation is an industry that is constantly changing and creating new and exciting ideas to help better homes and lives. With a little research we’ve compiled a few things that may help you and your home in 2017.
Goodbye crazy patterns and colors and hello black, white, grey, and light wood stains, minimalistic styles and trends are on the rise. Everything from our technology to fashion takes minimalism into consideration and it’s about time that it’s translated into our home and home lives.
With a rise of population is big cities there is a decline in space and places like New York and LA are seeing smaller and smaller living areas. Because of this furniture is becoming more clean cut and multifunctional, couches now can convert not only to beds but whole dining sets to save space.
2017 will be seeing a whole lot more of furniture that is custom designed to appropriately complement the spaces it occupies. You can begin your 2017 home remodel by removing the oversized furniture in your home that threatens to overwhelm and crowd your living space.
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The Return of Wallpapers and Wall Tape Wallpapers were huge in the late 1900s. With the redesign of wallpapers and the rise of apartment and home rentals vs ownership, inhabitants are turning to wallpaper as an easy and non permanent way to spruce up their living spaces. As an easier alternative, to large wallpapers and through the influence of pinterest, washi tape (a decorative often patterned tape) is used to accent furniture and walls for an added pop of color.
“This year’s choice of color is said to represent vibrancy, revitalizing fresh foliage, a sort of like a breath of fresh air”
Eco-Friendly Green Newly renovated homes across the globe will be seeing a lot of rejuvenating, eco-friendly bright green incorporated in their interior décor this year. With ‘Greenery’ being named Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year, walls, upholstery, bed spreads, and even accessories and furniture pieces used to decorate a home will be seen in this bright color.
This year’s choice of color is said to represent vibrancy, revitalizing fresh foliage, a sort of like a breath of fresh air in considerably dark economic and political times for the world, according to Pantone. The inclusion of this color in the interior décor of our homes this year will be homage to Mother Nature, bringing cheer and brightness into all our lives.
Intertwining Technology Fitting the advancing technological times, the top home remodeling trends of 2017 includes effectively intertwining technology with the coolest gadgets and appliances within our homes. There will be a lot of hands-free faucets, high-tech showers, motorized window treatments, voice activated appliances and bots that will be seen and used throughout homes this year. There will also be a surge in the use of voice-activated home assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa. These devices will effectively transform your house into a truly smart home by continuously listening for commands in a dormant state. When activated, the device can perform actions like switching the electronic gadgets on or off, playing songs, powering up the hot tub, adjusting the shower programming or changing the light settings.
Remodeled Escapism A complete contrast to the trend mentioned above, another that is surely making rounds in the latest home architecture is small, cozy nooks and crannies throughout a home. 2017 will see a lot of homeowners seeing home remodels where little escape corners will be added and made comfortable to allow them to escape from the fast paced technology.
Architects are increasingly being asked to incorporate digital distraction free havens within a home’s layout that will allow the occupants to seek the much needed peace, quiet, and tranquility that is devoid form our increasingly rushed lives. These nooks are designed to mimic the look and feel of a sanctuary from the outside world. The touch of escapism is likely to be embellished with comfortable décor and furnishings to complete the look. Wood panels, comfortable seating with floor cushions or sofas, day beds or oversized love seats in warm deep colors are the most common choices to consider.
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