There are thousands of interior design upgrades and makeovers you can do to add personality and style to your home. Importantly, you don’t have to invest in a huge home improvement like a conversion or an extension in order to breathe fresh air into your home and renovate it in style.
Below, we’ve compiled five trendy design ideas we think might inspire your next renovation project…
Inspiration #1: Picture windows
Picture windows are windows with large frames that usually extend from the floor to the ceiling. They’re also fixed in place, meaning they can’t open. The main reason people get picture windows is that they offer a huge amount of natural light and an unobstructed view of the outside. For this reason they are an aesthetic choice that can elevate your space, creating an ‘architectural statement’ in your home.
The key benefits of picture windows include:
- Beautiful views of the surrounding landscape
- Highly customisable, as they can be built to fit specific sizes and shapes
- Bring in a huge amount of natural light
- Low possibility of leaks and good insulator in the winter
- Can make your room seem larger
Ultimately, picture windows are a ‘wow’ factor that add a whole lot of visual appeal and light to a space. They’re particularly great at connecting your home to the outdoors in an elegant and modern way.
Have we inspired you to turn your home into an inviting space through the use of picture windows? Speak to a window fitter today to request a quote.
Inspiration #2: Broken plan layout
Bring character and style to your home with a broken plan space. This layout is open but still includes separate areas created by partial walls, internal windows, and room dividers. They offer a great compromise between the airy, spacious feel of open plan spaces and the distinct zones of traditional layouts that allow room for different activities in the home.
There are many benefits to choosing a broken plan layout:
- A flexible and adaptable space which you can reconfigure easily
- More privacy than an open plan space
- Maximises the natural light flowing through
- Columns, decorative screens and half-walls offer architectural interest
However, they are harder to design than other layouts, requiring complex planning to create a seamless balance between privacy and openness. As a result, broken plans aren’t suitable for all living spaces.
Broken plans offer a great compromise between a traditional layout and an open one. To find out whether your home would be eligible for a broken plan, speak to a skilled builder in your local area today.
Inspiration #3: Extend your living space outdoors
Turning your garden into an outdoor living space is one of the most inspiring ways to make the most of your available space (rather than investing in an expensive extension).
Your garden can become an entertainment hub for you to host parties, set up an outdoor cinema, or even build a cosy fire pit for those chilly nights ahead.
You can create a liveable outdoor space by building a patio or deck in your garden, followed by an awning or pergola on top of it to shelter you from the rain and to create garden privacy. You’ll need outdoor furniture to create seating areas (we recommend waterproof furniture that you can secure to your garden floor to prevent theft). Some people even decide to get an outdoor kitchen installed, so they can take their garden hosting to the next level.
Check out our garden landscaping cost guide for inspiration and further details about garden renovation projects. Or, speak to a landscaping specialist today to get started on turning your garden into an outdoor haven.
Inspiration #4: Internal glass doors
Internal glass doors are a great way to combine elegance and functionality. For rooms that lack windows, they offer a key way for you to introduce light and a feeling of spaciousness. Plus, they immediately make your home feel sophisticated, making them an easy but impactful way to modernise your home.
There are lots of benefits to internal glass doors, from their many flexible design options to their low-maintenance, light enhancing qualities. Plus, they fit in well with contemporary, traditional, or even more eclectic interior designs, making them great at meeting the needs of lots of different homeowners.
Find a door fitter near you to get glass doors installed in your home.
Inspiration #5: Walk in wardrobe
For many homeowners, walk in wardrobes are a dream renovation. After all, nothing impresses guests or screams luxury quite like a dedicated space just for your clothes.
Walk in wardrobes help you keep your belongings organised in the most efficient way possible. With their built-in mirrors and vanity tables they add a touch of luxury and style, not to mention the fact that they can increase your home’s value too.
Check out our blog on walk in wardrobes to find out more about their many benefits, or speak to a skilled carpenter in your local area to get started on turning your standard closet into a walk in one.
These are just five of the many inspiring renovations you can get started on next to give your home a new lease of life! And the best news is that finding tradespeople to help you out is easy – simply post a job today to get started!