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5 Top Home Improvement Trends for 2015

Posted on by Gwyneth

When it comes to home improvement, there are a whole heap of things you can do to make your home the stylish haven you have always wanted.

There are many trends on the horizon but, we have rounded up the 5 home improvement trends that we think we will see a lot more of before the year is out.

In the kitchen…

#1 streamlined kitchen


They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and no matter what event or gathering you are holding, guests naturally gravitate towards the kitchen.

Style and function are key in making a kitchen the usable space you need it to be and 2015 brings n one key change – no handles.

Handles come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and finishes but the key trend looking to sweep across the kitchen is the ‘touch-to-open’ drawers and cupboard doors. But, the kitchen appliances are getting a makeover too.

Take a look at the revolutionary ‘knock2open’ technology from Miele. Rather than using a levered handle to open the door, you simply knock twice to gain entry.

Style is one thing but designers predict that handle-less kitchens could become the driving force behind universal design. This concept effectively future proofs homes, so that no matter what mobility you may or may not have, you can still live in the same home, with the same accessibility.

#2 Commercial kitchen influence


Commercial kitchens are places of work and can often be seen as bland and devoid of style. However, manufacturers have realised that the home cook may need the power and versatility that some of the larger, commercial kitchen items provide.

Blast chillers that cool and freeze food quickly help to maintain the most delicate of flavours, colours and textures. If cocktails and entertaining are your thing, why not take a look at some of the new ice cube ‘machines’ that provide crystal clear ice as well as the increasingly energy efficient ovens; some manufacturers claim their ovens now cook, roast and colour food much faster than a domestic fan oven.

#3 customised kitchen gadgets


Staying in the kitchen, we see that manufacturers of kitchen appliances are finally realising that the need to be able to customised kitchen appliances so that they fit us, and not our lifestyles fitting them, has finally been heard.

Freezer manufacturers now have over a 100 different organisation systems to choose from, as well as the interior of the fridge door being completely customisable. Likewise, touch screen control panels are making an appearance and could soon be the norm…

Go outside

#4 brining the outside, in…


The garden space at a home is important and nothing has changed in how people see their outdoor space. From amazing copycat gardens from Chelsea Flower Show, to installing fire pits, patios and amazing decking, the key trend for 2015 is to make sure the garden is on the home improvement list.

Fire pits are one thing, but what about a pizza oven?

Seamless transition from inside to out is also a key trend that we think will be in full swing by next year. If you are thinking of opening up your home to the garden, take a moment to consider investing in bi-fold doors. Flooring materials in the home can also be used outside the home in many cases too.

On the inside

#5 Gadgetry


Electronic gizmos and Internet of Things (IoT) are destined to play an even bigger part in the time and there are some wild ideas out there already!

 

 

 

And so…

What home improvements will you be making in 2015?

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