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If there’s one thing the UK homeowner really does well, it’s home improvements and if you are thinking of upgrading your living space any time soon, there are many fine examples out there to give you some inspiration. An online search for “elegant kitchens”, for example. Will give you all the current trends in kitchen design, and once you’ve found the ideal style, source the materials online and you’ll save yourself a fortune. To save you some time, here are a few of the popular room concepts that are trending this year.
* The Swedish Look – Pine is the material of choice, with luxury vinyl flooring and matching laminate on the kitchen cabinets, with a matching pine breakfast bar or table. Then visit Trading Depot and get Franke taps UK homes have as well as other kitchen accessories, in fact, they have everything you would need for any room revamp. The living room calls for rattan or synthetic resin fibre, which is less expensive and far more durable and with vinyl flooring, you have the warmth and softness of real timber at a fraction of the cost.
* The Futuristic Concept – Think sleek, uninterrupted lines, with lots of glass & stainless steel, especially on staircases and balconies. The great thing about these durable materials is the lack of maintenance, add to that the ease of cleaning and you have a practical and stylish living environment. Open plan is the way to go and with a quick online search, you can be viewing suites and major appliances, along with essential fixtures and fittings. The bathroom provides a perfect environment for glass and shiny stainless steel, with tailored shower units and matching splashbacks. There are literally hundreds of smart devices that can be added to a futuristic home, it’s more a question of how far you want to go – CCTV, automated heating and biometric access are just a few of the systems you can incorporate. Take a look at some hi-tech gadgets to give you some ideas.
* Matt is Beautiful – For several years, the matt look is in, with textured and smooth concretes that come in a wide range of shades, with granite or marble finishes. Seamless kitchens and bathrooms add a touch of simplicity and subtle lighting and thick blinds add that much needed texture. Cork flooring really does work in a matt environment, and if you want real durability, laminated flooring comes in stunning cork finishes and will stand the test of time.
The above concepts are easily attained with online home improvement supplies, and the Internet also offers tutorials, should you decide to go down the DIY road, and with a little planning and room by room scheduling, you can transform your living space for a lot less than if you called in the professionals. You can even buy your tools online and if you are looking for a hobby, you can combine this with improving your living space. The trends point to composites this year and they are likely to remain in the picture indefinitely.