Looking Ahead to 2023: Design Trends for Your Renovation
The recent turn in the weather is a good indicator that winter is upon us, and before we know it we’ll be saying goodbye to 2022 and venturing into the new year.
The new year is a time for fresh starts all across the board, including your home. We’re not saying you should be looking to up and move elsewhere, of course not (especially with the extortionate house prices nowadays), but a home renovation is a great way to bring some life back into your home and keep it in fitting with the times.
Here are some of our favourite predicted interior and exterior home design trends for 2023 to inspire your next home renovation.
Many modern homes impress with their abundance of windows. We’re not talking about your standard bedroom window pane, but large, unobstructed windows, even those that are floor to ceiling. Whilst these look stunning as detached houses in secluded locations, truly blending in with the surrounding nature, we can appreciate that they don’t exactly work well in the middle of a terrace.
If you’re brainstorming kitchen extension ideas, a kitchen extension is the perfect way to adopt this aesthetic on a smaller scale. Using floor to ceiling windows and/or installing roof lights to your extended kitchen really open up the space by allowing as much light to come in as possible.
This would create a more seamless feel between your kitchen and your garden, almost acting like a glorified conservatory whilst providing a practical and enjoyable space.
With the collective knowledge, understanding and concern for the current climate crisis and how it’s affecting the environment around us, it comes as no surprise that this concern is increasingly being reflected in our homes along with other aspects of our lives. And there are no signs of this slowing down in 2023.
One such emergence that we believe will continue to be on the rise is the eco roof. Still offering durability and strength to your property, green roofs use materials that allow plants and greenery to thrive on your rooftops.
These roofs not only add colour and life to the exterior of your home, but they promote better air quality and reduce your carbon footprint (especially if used in conjunction with solar panels) thanks to their insulating properties, meaning you’ll use and spend less money on energy.
Bold and Rustic Elegance
Just as people are incorporating nature with their house exterior, the natural environment is also venturing into our homes. Statement pieces of decor made with natural materials (such as stone or wood) in organic shapes add sophisticated, rustic design elements to homes. Their rough textures juxtapose with the soft furnishings elsewhere in your home, creating a refined yet welcoming ambience as well as sensory variation.
Some examples of how you could incorporate these elements into your home could be through the use of unpolished marble for the countertop of your kitchen island, or solid wooden coffee tables cut to an organic shape – after all, there are no straight lines in nature.
From renovations to roof window installation, we at James Dunn Roofing offer expert workmanship to complete your home design needs. If you’re based in Oxfordshire and wish to employ our services, contact us today for a free estimate.