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The Top Residential Features of 2018

Every industry has trends and fashions it runs through and the construction and interior design industry is no different. Here are some of the top trends we have seen people implement in their home throughout 2018.

Open-Plan & Multi-Function

There is no doubt about it, open plan living is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Bringing the kitchen, living room, and dining room into one open space has revolutionised the way we plan our homes. People like it because it allows a household to come together and spend time in the same space while all still enjoying their own individual activities.

Outside Living

With the rise in popularity of fantastic innovations like bifold doors, people are able to bring the feel of the outdoors into their homes more easily than ever before. What’s more, many people are beginning to set up outdoor living spaces on covered patios so they can enjoy their garden at all times of the day and night.

Even if you live in a colder climate, you can take advantage of this trend with a specially designed porch. First, you need to place it around your property where it will become a sun-trap so it can be kept warm even on cold days. Then you will need doors and windows like bifold doors for the nicer weather so you have the option of opening up the space. Finally, the inclusion of a stove will help keep you toasty warm in winter; even if snow is piled up high.

The Latest Tech

People don’t just want a beautiful living space anymore; they want a full experience. The rise of home Wi-Fi systems has paved the way for all sorts of technological advancements. These were once only affordable to the rich and luxurious but are now becoming more and more common in everyday homes. From automatic blinds, to thermostats controlled from an app, to the demand for virtual assistants like Alexa or Google Home, technology is now an intrinsic part of our home lives. Integrating these technologies is also one of the fastest and easiest ways to upgrade your home plus, with a little research and some sensible choices, it might be fairly inexpensive.

Eco-Friendly Futures

Sustainability has been an on-going trend for a number of years now. People are turning to recycled wood and stone to build their houses and creating new buildings which meld with their properties in a beautiful, innovate manner. There has also been a surge in air and water filtration systems to allow homeowners to enjoy the necessities of life in a way that isn’t damaging to the environment.

Something for You?

Are you looking to update your property or incorporate new technologies into your construction project? Find a firm of residential architects with a proven track record of implementing these stunning features into their projects. They will be able to properly advise you on how to best approach what you need.

There are many options open to budgets of all sizes. Your dream home might be closer than you think.

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