As family life and our attitudes towards it have changed, a greater emphasis on spending time at home with families has seen a dramatic rise in consumer spending on ways to enjoy home life, especially after the lockdown ruled out foreign holidays as an option. This has led to homeowners expanding or renovating their homes in new and space-saving ways to maximize the space they have but enable everyone to function as a family unit without getting under each other’s feet!
Skylights or Rooflights
One of the top trends for homes is the installation of a skylight. These windows to the sky open up dingy rooms making them light airy and pleasant and enabling families to maximize indoor space. These are particularly popular in single-story extensions.
The number one trend for improving gardens currently is installing composite decking. Decking allows you to have a foot-friendly surface for children to play with and is ideal as a patio for dining or installing a hot tub. Composite allows you to have a decked patio without the cracking, rotting, and warping issues that plague traditional timber. Composite decking combines the natural look of timber, without maintenance.
Adding a fence to your garden has a long tradition in British homes, cheaper than a wall, they are quick and easy to erect. However, timber fencing is prone to warping and rotting. Composite fencing gives you the ease and look of a traditional timber perimeter, without the maintenance. Acting as a stunning backdrop to your planting and flower beds. Fences can be decorated however you choose and can be bought in shades that complement your deck.
Conservatories have been around for years, with the trend gaining popularity in the 80s and 90s with the arrival of uPVC. More recently, homeowners have been getting creative with their spaces, adding cool lighting to create an ambiance. Adding quirky seating and furniture really shows the space off. When entertaining, bi-fold doors lead seamlessly to the garden. Add indoor tropical plants for that finishing touch, creating a space that can be enjoyed by all the family.
Garden rooms are extremely popular as a way for upgrading your home. It’s another room you can put your creative stamp upon, adding décor and furnishing to match an ultra-modern or rustic theme as you prefer. Dress the area with outdoor furniture, including woven rugs, large cushions, armchairs, and plenty of indoor plants.
Create the perfect kitchen garden with a contemporary greenhouse. Many homeowners are taking to growing their own produce, and do this in style with a fabulous greenhouse. Extend your kitchen to the garden with raised beds, a potting bench within your greenhouse, and a lot of vegetable seeds. A great way to grow your own organic produce.