The trend towards renovation rather than moving home continues, as the results of a survey by Hiscox insurance company shows. The number of people preferring to stay put and renovate their property has risen by a huge 400% over the last five years, and the main reason for doing so is the high cost of property.
So if you’re thinking of renovating in 2019, there will be no shortage of ideas and advice online. Although fashions and trends do change with the years, 2019 is set to bring in warmer colours, durable materials, lots of natural light, and an easier way to live.
So what are some of the key renovation items for 2019 that can also add value to your home?
Quartz worktops for kitchens and bathrooms
Quartz worktops in the bathroom and kitchen add glamour and a little sparkle, and with such a wide range of colours and patterns available you’re sure to find something that fits your look. Quartz is a great material to use in the bathroom and kitchen - it’s non-porous, durable, stain resistant, and won’t scratch easily.
Colourful backsplashes for kitchen glitz
To jazz up neutral or monochrome kitchen units, add a bold and colourful backsplash using over-sized tiles and graphic designs. You can take the backsplash right up to the ceiling for greater impact – a cost-effective look that brings new life to your kitchen, and also offers the wow-factor.
Bigger windows for more natural light
Allowing natural light into your home by increasing the number of windows, and also making them larger, is not only good for your health, it also provides a connection to your outdoor space. If the property is open-plan the whole space will be flooded with light – this can considerably improve your mood and feelings of general wellbeing.
Aim for a luxurious, sumptuous bathroom that takes inspiration from a spa. Black bathrooms are set to become a trend in 2019 - with soft lighting and plush cotton towels you can create your own spa experience on a daily basis. More importantly, investing in a bathroom renovation can seriously add value to your property and wow viewers if you put it on the market.
SMART technology to make life easier
If you’re renovating your home, you may want to invest in new technology that can be incorporated into your designs. Whether you’re looking for a fully integrated security system including motion sensors, doorbell cameras, and alarms, or simply want to be able to turn on the heating when you’re out, SMART technology can transform your home and make living easier.
You may be renovating with a view to selling your home or simply want to improve your living space, but there are plenty of on-trend ideas that can also add value to the property. So think of warm colours, lots of light, sumptuous bathrooms, and don’t forget the technology.