Summer Renovation Trends

21-Feb-2018 08:31:06

With summer back in full force, renovation season is in full swing! Whether you’re inspired by the fine weather or the influx of renovation reality shows, it’s a great time to think about giving your property a facelift.

 

The focus on spending money smartly and making practical enhancements has drawn buyers to slightly older homes. For those thinking about upgrading a property, keep in mind the trends regardless of whether it is going to be sold or not.

 

Whether you’re looking to brighten up a property before selling, or giving your own home a fresh look, we’ve got some easy ideas that will add style and value.

 

Spare rooms are now multipurpose rooms – a crafts space, music recording, library and wine tasting are all popular ideas. A dedicated study or home office can double as a guest bedroom.

 

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Upgrade gardens as the summer barbeques begin. Easy maintenance gardens with pavers or pebbles and minimal grass are options gaining popularity.

 

Replace plain timber outdoor table with modern and colour-themed outdoor lounges or day beds. An old piece of wood furniture can be given a new life with a coat of bright paint.

 

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It’s no secret that kitchen remodels have one of the highest returns on investment, so getting rid of a dated splash back is still high on the trend list. Replacing colourful tiles and cupboards with clean, neutral finishes allows the home owner to accent with colour, rather than dominate.

 

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Topics: Home Renovations