Following our look at the changing priorities among homebuyers that have arisen as a result of spending more time at home, this month we thought we’d have a look at the trends that first arose during the lockdown period and look set to stay with us in the long-term.
Throughout the lockdown period, the majority of households have had to get used to spending a lot of time at home, causing many to reflect on the things they’d be looking for in their next property.
According to a Rightmove survey earlier in June 2020(1), 39% of buyers have reassessed their priorities as a result of the pandemic, with 63% wanting a larger garden or access to garden space and 43% looking for a bigger home in general. Furthermore, similar research conducted by Zoopla found that 22% of house hunters would prioritise a home office space (rising to 35% for those aged between 35-49) and 21% see lower household running costs as a ‘must-have’(2).
So, whether you’re looking to make the move to your next home or are considering taking on a home improvement project to get more from your current space, we’ve pulled together some inspiration to help get you started.
Kitchen extensions have become popular home improvement projects for opening up the layout of the home and creating multiple areas for dining, socialising and lounging – a desirable aspect for many when looking to create their dream, modern home or facilitate a growing family.
With most of us spending a lot more time within the home at the moment, it can be a good time to look around and get some inspiration for your plans. We’re taking a closer look at some of the stunning results that can be achieved with a kitchen extension to help you get started.
The garden room is a trend falling under an outdoor-design hybrid and has gathered pace in recent years as a desirable addition to the home to create a new, flexible space that can also add to the total house value.
Steel screens have continued to grow in popularity since they first became a mainstream design consideration around 2014 and it’s set to be a trend that continues throughout 2020, as more people look to maximise the spaces they have.
With so many of us now working from home for the foreseeable future, the idea of a dedicated home office space no longer seems like just a wishlist project.
So, whether you’ve been considering undertaking a project to transform space within your home or are simply looking for some inspirational content to occupy your mind during this uncertain time, we’ve put together some ideas for creating your dreamy new workspace.
At Clement Windows, we get excited about all things design and interiors, and especially love seeing how our steel screens and steel windows come together to make a beautiful home.
With this in mind, we’re taking a look at some of the key trends for interiors and design in 2020.
We are thrilled to announce that Clement Windows Group has won a “Best of Houzz” award for both Design and Customer Service on Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design.
The Group was chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.5 million active home building, renovation and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz badges are awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honour professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honours are based on several factors, including a pro’s overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2019. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognised with the Photography award.
Urban design concerns the planning and design of towns, cities and other forms of urban areas or zones in the built environment, whilst considering the needs for particular designs of buildings, transport systems and provision of essential services.
Over the years, the principles of what is considered amongst good urban design have evolved and it comes as no surprise that sustainability and smart solutions are at the forefront today. We’re taking a closer look at the role of windows in good urban design and how as a planning professional, you can make decisions that don’t compromise.
The windows you choose can say a lot about your property – in terms of defining the character, style and heritage of the building itself, but also the positioning and layout of your interior spaces and how much natural light they receive.
Steel is a remarkably durable material that has been used to create strong and elegant windows for centuries, which means that it lends itself well to both the renovation of historic and Listed Buildings and the construction of new builds.
In this blog we take a closer look at some of the most prominent architectural eras to help you decide the right style of steel windows for your home.