I have already been asked “what do I see the trends in house designs for 2017 “so let’s take a look on some of the emerging trends.
The kitchen takes priority as the heart of the home and proving to be more flexible with functionality and also for extending into the entertainment zone. Open floor plans with integrated kitchen and family room are the preference with homebuyers according to recent surveys.
Black is the new fashion statement right down to the fridge, oven, cooktops and joinery.
Black stainless steel sits right up there with contemporary finishes for kitchens . It is so versatile and timeless. Manufacturers have covered the smudge proof and finger-print proof factor resulting in less maintenance and cleaning.
The home office is on its way out. It all about being mobile. Laptops and desktop computers move around the home with the owner. “Working from home” takes on a new backdrop as it can be the patio, the breakfast bar nook
or a quite space in the family room.
The designated home office room is replaced by open plan flexible areas. Architects and designers are drawing in cosy nooks and more practical places for family to gather. Probably symptomatic of generational changes as the younger generation don’t really mind where they work. You can find them even in the local coffee shop working with the IPad.
One good advantage it frees up some square meterage to provide more open family space!
Can’t forget the oversized showers and the statement luxuriously large free standing bath. Wall to wall glass showers provide that resort feel. It is all about indulgence and your personal retreat to relax.
And just to round it off with a very sustainable product on the market, Eco by Cosentino® have released some stunning stone finishes for kitchen and bathroom benchtops.
The stone is manufactured with 75% recycled materials and pretty well all the water utilised in the process is recycled. Certainly this product is setting new benchmarks in design, uniqueness and sustainability. All good cabinetmakers can supply this so take a look at their website.