Everyone wants a home that they can be proud to showcase to their friends and family when they visit. To really give your home the wow factor, it’s important that you keep up to date with the latest 2017 home improvement trends and keep on top of the game. Luckily, we’ve found the three essential trends for you.
Smart Home Devices
You’ve probably heard a lot about smart home technology but maybe you don’t fully understand how it can improve your home. By using internet connectivity, you can control household appliances with your smartphone. This means that in the future, you’ll be able to come home and open your garage door, unlock your front door as if it was your car, turn on your heating, flip the kettle and turn the TV on, all with your phone. For now, though, you can get affordable Smart lighting for your home, as well as good Wi-Fi, enabled cameras that add an extra layer of security to your property.
If you’re redesigning your driveway or adding a new path to your garden this year, then you should consider gravelling it. This way, you can avoid the solid gray concrete or boring tarmac, instead of using a material with a more natural look. It’s perfect too because there’s minimal upkeep and when you feel it needs sprucing up, you can just add new gravel!
Matte Finishes Rock
At the start of the year, many household appliance manufacturers released new models in matte black which signals the start of one of the massive 2017 home improvement trends in the U.S. Apple also released an iPhone in matte black, if you need more evidence that matte black is the new glossy black. Of course, you shouldn’t go out and replace all your functioning appliances just for an improved aesthetic, but if you’re planning on putting in a new kitchen or bathroom in 2017, you should consider going for the matte finish that perfectly complements stainless steel.