4 Summer Home Improvement Trends
It looks like summer is finally here and we can start to enjoy our outdoor spaces more than usual. With summer comes the promise of lots of entertaining, whether it’s a family BBQ or a bank holiday party, most of us want to make sure our home is looking on trend and fabulous for guests. Take a look at some of this summer’s biggest home improvement trends so you can impress even your nosiest neighbour or disapproving mother in law…
- Open Plan Living
The open plan living trend really isn’t going anywhere – so if you’ve been thinking about knocking down a wall or two for a while, now is the time to do it. Open plan kitchen diners are great for entertaining, so you don’t have to leave your guests alone while you’re busy in the kitchen. You could even enjoy a larger space by having the lounge included in the open plan living area. There are ways to separate different areas without walls and doors which make large rooms welcoming and give a summer vibe.
- Build a Conservatory
Having a conservatory extension built onto your home is one of the most cost effective ways to add space. Now is the perfect time to build a conservatory so you can enjoy the bright, warm space all summer long. It can serve as an extra lounge, a dining area or a leisure room for gym equipment or hobbies such as sewing. Fitting a conservatory can also add value to your home so it’s well worth the investment.
- Shed Renovation/Clearout
This is a must for the summer months and doesn’t have to cost you a penny. The shed or outhouse often gets neglected throughout winter, so now is the time to spruce it up and make sure it’s usable. Throw out any old junk and ensure everything you need for garden maintenance is in easy reach. Maybe install shelving to make the shed more organised. If you fancy a challenging project, then why not renovate the shed into your dream studio or bachelor pad? If you think the space could be used more effectively, now is the time to get started. Many people are now converting the shed into a usable space to escape from the stresses of the house, and you’ll have your garden views to look forward to!
- Garden Patio
While at one time it was all about sun loungers on a lawn, these days it’s more modern and fashionable to have a separate seating area on a patio. Garden patios come in all different shapes and designs but we love the Mediterranean look. Go Ibiza chic with day beds and low sofas or copy the Parisian bistro style with ornate metal tables and chairs.
How will you be transforming your home for summer? Let us know!