The Top Home Improvement Trends of 2017

By  USDR

Home décor and design trends come and go like fashion. As summer approaches, you may be thinking of making some changes to your own home. It’s the perfect time to do  it.

If you need help making any large changes to your home, find a local tradesman who will be able to ensure the job is done safely and to a high standard while still meeting your personal  specifications.

But, if you are stuck for ideas, here is a look at some of the hottest trends of  2017.

Open  Plan

Open plan living areas, with the dining room, lounge, and kitchen all in the same space are becoming incredibly popular. Many new builds feature this kind of living space as it allows you to do more with a small area. If you chose to go for an open plan area, think hard about what kind of layout you want and make sure it’s well organized to avoid mess and  clutter.

Upcycling

Upcycling is a great way to save money, get creative and avoid waste. Creating pieces yourself also means your décor is truly unique and one of a kind. Pinterest is a brilliant source of inspiration if you are looking for ideas on upcycling. Look at reusing any old furniture you no longer love or head to charity shops and yard sales to get  started.

Indoor  Gardens

Indoor gardens are another home improvement trend that has grown out of necessity. More people than ever are living in apartments. These people are finding ways to bring the outdoors into their homes. Even if you’ve got a garden, bringing a bit of it inside is a great way to make your home more colorful and  relaxing.

Color

White space has been very fashionable for the last few years, but 2017 is also seeing a rise in the use of bright and bold colors across home accessories and furniture, if not on walls. This may reflect the state of the world. In uncertain times people are looking for ways to make their lives more cheerful and adding color to the home does just  that.

Smart  Technology

Digital technology is taking over all aspects of our lives and our homes are no different. 2017 has already seen a huge rise in the sales of smart homeware. If you are looking to make your home smarter there are countless options available to you. Some of the best  include:

  • Smart locks
  • Smart small appliances like kettles and coffee machines
  • Larger appliances such as washing machines and fridges
  • Doorbells
  • Security systems
  • Lighting
  • TVs

You can even get complete home automation systems that allow you to control everything in your home from one  device.

Smart technology, as well as being modern and cool also helps us to become greener. Smart appliances mean you save resources and money as they only use exactly what they need. They also give you a much greater ability to monitor your usage. People are adding other green elements to their homes too. These include solar panels and recycling  systems.

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