As the housing market continues to remain unpredictable, homeowners in 2020 are still choosing to focus more on home renovation than taking another step up the housing ladder. Millennials especially are proving particularly keen on doing home upgrades personally, and have even been called the renovation generation. So, what are the trends that are emerging as firm favorites in 2020? A combination of both new technology and making use of every inch of property are the clear winners of the 2020 renovation trends, with some surprises to take into account too. If you’re looking around at your home and you’re not sure what to do next, let these trends inspire you.
The Simple Kitchen
The modern farmhouse look remains one of the more popular (and long-lasting) kitchen trends, and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. With the kitchen often called the heart of the home, it’s easy to see why that rustic, family-focused design seems to be around for the long-haul. However, a more high tech approach is becoming far more common to see. From smart fridges to clever faucets that you can control with your voice while monitoring water quality, the cutting edge kitchen offers a wide range of money and energy-saving advantages.
That smart technology is, perhaps, the most influential home renovation trend in 2020. It might have taken a while for the Internet of Things and those smart speakers to start proving valuable at home, but they are quickly becoming essential. Now, there’s a smart option for every room, and homeowners are loving it. However, it’s important to remember that even simple home renovations like installing a smart air-con unit will still require a qualified air conditioning specialist with experience, and that any rewiring needed is only tackled by an experienced professional.
The Black Bathroom
When it was suggested that 2020 would be the year of the black bathroom, many homeowners found it very hard to believe. However, it remains one of the defining bathroom design trends of recent years and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. The best thing about the black bathroom look is that you can incorporate as much color as you like. Whether you want to go all out and replace tiles, taps, the toilet, and the bath with black variations, or you just want something more subtle, there are so many inspiring examples of the black bathroom that you might feel a little spoiled for choice.
The Wasted Space
Of course, it’s hard to talk about renovation trends without mentioning the most common rooms to transform: the basement and the attic. While these do remain the obvious place to start when considering home renovations, it’s the uses they’re being put to that have changed. Gone is the practical and financially rewarding extra bedroom. Say hello to the attic or basement entertainment room. From home cinemas to games rooms, or even a home bar that rivals any in town, that potentially wasted space is now being transformed into something both practical and fun.
While home renovation trends come and go, in 2020 we’re seeing that some trends simply don’t want to go anywhere. Whether those trends will make it into 2021 is anybody’s guess, but home renovations themselves are clearly going nowhere for the foreseeable future.