Three Keys to A Modern Home Renovation
It’s no lie that times are changing – we are seeing a ton of technological advancements, people are becoming more eco-conscious and looking to reduce their ecological footprint. Naturally, the impacts of technology, as well as modern lifestyle trends, affect the way we live. However, we’re also seeing an impact in the way modern-day home renovations are done. Over the years, there’s been an increasing number of homeowners who want contemporary homes – not just current interior decor, but homes which incorporate the latest technological and lifestyle trends. So, for the homeowner looking to give their space a 21st-century makeover, we’ve compiled a list of three key elements to incorporate into your renovation.
1. Modern materials
Home renovation these days are done with modern materials. In terms of aesthetics, there’s no doubt that personalization is in vogue. Homeowners are not afraid to express their sense of self but in a refined and timeless way. We’re seeing a shift away from traditional home décor – with homeowners opting for raw wood finishings, pops of gold and stainless steel to establish a contemporary look and feel in their space.
Another way to incorporate modern materials into your home is during the renovation process itself. Here, you want to stick to sustainable and eco-friendly options. For example, instead of opting for tile floors, use reclaimed wood instead. If you’re giving your home a new look with a paint job, opt for low or no VOC paints that don’t release toxic chemicals into the atmosphere when drying. Other clever ways to incorporate modern sustainable materials into your renovation include installing low flow bathroom appliances and creating a space with tons of natural lighting.
2. Efficient energy
There’s no doubt that sustainable living is becoming an increasingly popular way of life, and a big part of this is using efficient energy sources. Gone are the days of traditional incandescent bulbs. Instead, homeowners are choosing to go green with LED lighting. They require a lower amount of power and therefore are a more sustainable source of artificial light.
Another way to increase the energy efficiency of your home is by selecting the appropriate devices. When shopping for new appliances for your home such as washing machines and refrigerators, make sure you go for energy “green” models which require less power to run. Lastly, high-quality insulation, such as green roofs, is a great way to ensure an energy efficient home. Proper insulation will protect your home from the elements allowing it to maintain appropriate temperatures year-round. This way, not only will you be able to keep up with the latest lifestyle trend, you’ll save a ton on your energy bill as well.
3. Home automation
Finally, no modern home renovation is complete without a little home automation. From home security and sound systems to smart lighting – incorporating technology into your space has become the norm. By giving people increased convenience and a way to customize and control aspects of their home life, automation allows homeowners to enjoy their space in ways they haven’t before.
Take a look at some of the ways automation can be incorporated into your home renovation in our home automations blog.
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