We all have many home improvements that we’d like to do within our homes. There’s so much you can do within the home as trends come and go, so what’s going to be in fashion for 2015?
Many people are opting for more open spaces, extensions and more natural lighting. As I like to keep up with the latest on-going trends, I would like to share my findings with you, so here’s a quick rundown of the trends for 2015.
Trend#1 High Ceilings & More Space
High ceilings are definitely trending, continuing from 2014. There has been a massive increase in people wanting to turn their houses into something which resembles a hotel, including a big lobby area, large lounge, open plan kitchen and high ceilings. This makes sense, given that a home that feels closed and tightly packed, is much harder to de-stress from the working week. Studies show that more space and room to manoeuvre within the home de-stresses and de-clutters the brain far more quickly.
Trend #2 Floating Shelves
The shelves and cupboards in the kitchen can make or break the overall feel and style appeal, thus to break up the cabinet layout, many are opting for the floating shelf method. Cupboards can quickly pack in a kitchen and make it feel claustrophobic, so to break up the long run of cabinets, try floating shelves, the light can pass through naturally and flow with the rest of the kitchen design.
Trend #3 Eco-Friendly Cabinets
The need to become eco-friendly is all pervasive, with an increasing number of people starting to sit up and take notice as to the importance of being green. Award winning designer Neil Kelly has seen a rise in sales and inquiries for eco-friendly kitchen cabinets, which contain no added formaldehyde or toxic glues. So why not kill two birds with one stone, get a fantastic kitchen design and save the planet?
Trend #4 Ceiling Skylights
This is a major trend for 2015! Many are installing them inside new extensions for the kitchen, creating beautiful natural lighting for the entire kitchen, which combined with an open plan is incredible. Another reason for their popularity is because, as they say, the kitchen is the heart and centre of a home, thus when we have visitors, we tend to stand in the kitchen with them as opposed to a sitting room or a dining room. Thus the need to have more space and light within our kitchen never fails to appeal!
Trend #5 Passive House
The new buzzword when it comes to improvements for 2015 is “Passive House”, which means making your home as eco-friendly and as cheap to run as possible, which includes cutting down on the CO2 emissions. There are plenty of tweaks you can do to take advantage and cut down living costs, such as opening out windows or moving them to take advantage of the natural sunlight to heat the home, use solar glass to minimize heat loss, and many more!
Author Biography: My name is Sophie: It’s great having your home looking amazing, and I like to change mine at least once a year. The next thing I will be looking into is smart roofing, sort of eco-friendly. I have been looking into metal roofing experts as I feel tiles are old school and you can get a wide range of different metals and styles to suit!