Renovation trend numbers tell tale
EVERY season there are new renovation trends and sometimes it can be confusing trying to keep up.
So what’s on the bucket list of Aussie renovators this Spring?
Well, open-plan living and indoor-outdoor connectivity are still high priorities with 45 per cent of those surveyed recently by ServiceSeeking.com.au adding these two elements as their top picks.
That is despite some trend forecasters predicting an end to our love for open-plan living in favour of more defined living spaces.
With a quarter of home owners admitting they plan to renovate in the next year, it seems technology will be a major focus for many of them.
While it feels like technology surrounds us everywhere, it is now abundantly more important to renovators and home owners too with 37% keen on energy efficient accessories, 33% solar panels and 17% smart toilets.
“No-one wants to spend their hard-earned money on a top-notch renovation that their friends think is ‘so yesterday’ the minute it is finished,” said ServiceSeeking.com.au CEO Jeremy Levitt.
“But sometimes you have to ignore the stylists trends and go with what makes you happy and comfortable.”
In the kitchen, it’s all about the splashback with 43% putting a lot of thought into this most-important design feature.
And nearly half of renovators (45%) prefer floorboards for their flooring.
Crisp white walls are still very much in favour with 35% of renovators choosing this colour palette.
Despite terracotta tiles being flagged as being on-trend for 2017, just six per cent of home owners are currently interested in adding it into their renovation.
No-one wants to spend their hard-earned money on a top-notch renovation that their friends think is ‘so yesterday’ the minute it is finished. — Jeremy Levitt