Following the global pandemic that ravaged the world throughout 2020, bringing with it government-mandated lockdowns, one of the most common trends worldwide has been people considering moving or doing renovations to their homes. There has been an increase in property sales and alterations as those that have been forced to stay home have decided they want to make major changes to it or move somewhere different entirely.
Having the Funds
People also now have the money to spend on potential renovations. Following a study, it was found that over 85% of adults have spent less during lockdown, meaning the average person who has remained in employment has been saving money.
If you fall into the category of people who have decided they would like to renovate their home, then chances are you have a million questions going through your head. What kind of budget do you have? Exactly how much do you want to change? If you have an extension or invasive renovations, what kind of roof company should you hire? However, before any of that, you are probably wondering what kind of changes you would like to make in the first place. So here is a breakdown of some of the most popular architectural trends in recent years.
Industrial Style In-House
The industrial style is being used a lot more frequently in modern homes and office spaces. Some of the main reasons this type of design is so popular is because it is unique, makes a great first impression, uses sustainably sourced materials, lasts a lifetime, and looks fantastic.
The industrial style is defined by asymmetrical construction. It uses a combination of wood, aluminum, iron, and recycled plastic, which look incredibly modern and reduce construction costs. Another key characteristic of the industrial style is simple lines and an absence of surface elements.
Open and Multipurpose Spaces
This style in properties is also becoming incredibly popular as it allows for more flexibility and flow within the home and increases sociability. When people are moving to a new house or remodeling their home, an element of open-plan living is a must-have feature.
By integrating different areas of the home, homeowners can create large living spaces that allow you to enjoy more meters and gain from partitioned walls and practical spaces.
Using the Bathroom for Relaxation
Unlike previous years where the bathroom was the space dedicated to personal care, it now goes much further than that as it’s used as a room where people can disconnect from the outside world and any stress that may come with it. Relaxing design and decoration are integral to creating the right atmosphere for your bathroom.
Feature Walls and Floors
By adding decorative elements to walls or floors, be it block colors or patterns used by paint, wallpaper, or tiles, they can brighten up any home. Because of how much of an impact these features can have on homes and how easy they can be to implement; many homeowners are opting to include them in renovations.
Different Combinations of White
White is one of the most common colors when it comes to decorating your property. However, using different shades of combining white with other colors such as black or gray, be it on the walls, floors, or ceilings, can come together to expand rooms visually.
Different shades of white also reflect any light that enters the room. This can be from natural light sources or bulbs as if white is used in proper measure; light can be reflected and make rooms appear both brighter and larger.
A New Form of Minimalism
The recent trend that moves towards minimalism in architecture is a simple way of using modern and avant-garde materials. For example, by not cluttering rooms, you are increasing the acoustic insulation of them and the way that heat travels. As a result, not only will your property look great, but it will also result in economic savings and create environmental benefits.
Enjoy the Outdoors All Year Round
This is a trend that was starting to become popular anyway, but that the pandemic has only helped enhance further. As bars and restaurants closed before reopening with restrictions in place, more and more people began entertaining guests from home. Granted, any kind of adaptation to the home could be used to entertain guests; however, one of the more prominent refurbishments used by homeowners is enhancing the outdoor area of their property.
Terraces and balconies are now frequently being adapted so that they can be enjoyed all year round. Using new trends such as glass enclosures without profiles and glass curtains, the space leading to the garden opens up and can be used when good weather arrives.
Noise is one of the most common pollutants that people are faced with in their homes, and so when refurbishment is considered, this is one of the most prominent annoyances in mind when considering what changes to make. As a result, homeowners are opting to use distributions and materials that minimize the noise they will experience inside their homes.
More recent trends in architecture now follow not only what is stylish but also what is environmentally friendly. The passive house has been instrumental in people understanding how relationships with the environment should develop in the design and refurbishment of homes. The primary objective of passive houses is to ensure they use available resources and maximize energy savings as a result.
By using fewer polluting materials, buildings are now becoming much more sustainable and are increasingly at the forefront of architects’ and homeowners’ minds when designing or refurbishing homes.
After over a year of social engagements being put on hold and people having to entertain at their own homes, it is no surprise that there has been an increase in the number of homeowners either looking to move or refurbish. Many trends are revolving around how you could refurbish your home as a result, including the above and extensions, new titling, and the use of carbon fiber materials.
These are all options worth considering if you are interested in moving from or developing your property.