There are over 700 million active users On Instagram, Business Insider reports, around 50% of users follow a variety of companies to influence their idea of style and design. The wide range of images from kitchens to poolside relaxation areas has caused homeowners to become more aware of trends and find the inspiration they need to turn their own home into an oasis. If you have bought a plot of land for a new building, what characteristics should you consider to ensure that your house contains some current trends and at the same time bears the fruits of a “Design for Life” concept?
Green spaces in a house
With scientific studies that show that Plants in households can increase productivity and less stress, many homes have green spaces that serve to divide spaces – including vertical or “living walls” that are adorned with plants that are easy to maintain even in low sunlight. As stated by country life specialists Bayberry from Blenheimrural natural areas are increasingly finding their way into modern living design. This effect can be achieved through luxurious landscaping, central courtyards, or other spaces that bring a little bit of the outside world inside.
Green spaces may find their way around indoors, but it works the other way around too. Homeowners also want to enjoy nature on porches, outdoor dining areas, and poolside party areas – from bars to covered areas for sun beds / Balinese beds. Bars are more than a simple addition to residential buildings. Some are self-contained buildings with electric doors / shutters that can be closed with a push of a button on the remote control in rain or wind.
The concept of the “open kitchen”, which connects the kitchen with the living room and the entrance hall, continues to attract design fans. The idea goes beyond improving communication: it is also based on the desire to improve the natural flow of light through the house. This trend in turn leads to a preference for glass walls and floor-to-ceiling doors. Different types of glass (e.g. tinted glass, low E glass and insulated glazing units) can be used for improved cooling / heating effects, whereby the positioning and the type of glass determine which option should be chosen.
Recycled and reclaimed materials have become very popular, with reclaimed wood being a popular flooring. Environmentally friendly wood such as bamboo and other materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council are also popular, as well as newer recyclable building materials such as cork and recycled metal. Rooms like kitchens offer a mixture of these materials, whereby mixed metals form a modernist contrast to traditional floors made of environmentally friendly wood.
Green, networked and outdoor areas are just a few features that have priority in currently newly built houses. Sustainability continues to play an important role in the selection of the mat