Renovating a home requires careful planning and research to help you choose the right changes and design for your home.
Today, we have the benefit of jumping online to view hundreds of websites and dedicated channels to find inspiration and see what are the building trends in 2020.
In this post we look at some of the top trends and ideas to consider for your home renovation.
Building a new kitchen is always one of the most popular choices in renovations. Known as the centre of the home, a new kitchen can add significant value to a home and enjoyment to daily life.
In 2020, it’s becoming popular to create island spaces for preparation areas, bold coloured glass splash backs and featured lighting. Natural colours are making a comeback with stone bench tops and cupboards. Terrazzo is also making a return to bench tops and splash backs.
If your budget is limited, you can simply reface the kitchen cupboards with new doors and drawers. There are a number of suppliers that offer these products and it’s not too difficult to finish the job with some basic tools.
Today, there are also new options with stone bench tops. You can choose a high quality quartz or look at engineered stone. This is typically cheaper but looks very similar to the high end products.
Bathrooms are also a very popular choice for home renovations. As one of the most used rooms in the house, it’s important to make it functional and enjoyable to use.
We’re seeing people turn to the use of strong colours like black for taps, mirrors and furniture with functional storage that provides a place for everything. In addition, many people are making sure the bathroom is eco-friendly with water saving fittings on the shower and sink taps.
Over time, windows can start deteriorating due to age and the environment. Metal window frames and screens can start to oxidise and look bad. In addition, the working mechanisms of locks and tracks can start to fail, be difficult to use. This can become a security issue.
Replacing windows can solve all of the functional problems and give the home a like-new appearance. Coloured metal framed windows look stylish and can bring new life to a home. We recommend speaking to your builder about window replacement as it can be a big job and potentially costly. In Queensland, there are a number of well known window suppliers that can assist with new windows.
Like windows, doors can deteriorate over time, become unpleasant to look at and be a security issue. There are plenty of options to look at when it comes to doors to make your home secure and look great!
We’re seeing people choose solid timber doors with glass and applying a weather proof stain to the timber. This gives a natural finish that looks inviting as the main entry to your home or backyard entertainment area.
Careful planning will help keep your renovations within your budget and done right using quality materials. Speak to the team from Nikal today to discuss your next project using the building trends of 2020.