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Spring means it’s renovation time

Spring means it’s renovation time

Spring is the busiest time for the home improvement industry as homeowners typically begin planning home renovation projects this time of year. If you’re planning to reno in 2019, check out our a list of five of the top trends for transforming your home.

Kitchen islands continue to be popular, particularly big ones that can hide appliances like the dishwasher. Photo submitted

Kitchen and bathroom  

If you’re looking to make a big change this year, a kitchen or bathroom renovation is the way to go. These two rooms continue to top lists as the most popular remodelling projects, especially if you are looking to sell your home as they typically provide the highest return on investment and add significant value in the eyes of potential buyer


This trend has been around for a while and this year will see it extend to everything from choosing energy-efficient appliances and sustainably made building materials to conscious design planning with a focus on the concept of “less is more”. To maximize this trend, you will want to make the most of your home’s space by creating rooms that are both functional and beautifully designed. Choose sustainable products like natural fibre area rugs, recycled floor materials and repurposed décor items.

Floral fabrics  

Floral print furniture will be a popular way to incorporate this trend in your home. A bold patterned chair or sofa is a great option and really pops when paired with a solid wall color to keep the space grounded. Looking for less of a commitment than purchasing a new piece of furniture? Try a fun wallpaper in a floral pattern in the bedroom or bathroom. Create an accent wall and keep the remaining walls more neutral to really make a statement.

Double islands  

Kitchen tables are out and extra surfaces that can be used for cooking and eating, as well as ample storage, are in. When you’re graced with a large open kitchen space, we say go big with double islands. This custom feature can do a whole lot more than offer extra prep space. With plenty of room for storage, you’ll be able to conceal appliances like the dishwasher and microwave, freeing up even more counter space.

Home offices  

Working from home is becoming a more popular trend now as the number of people who work freelance or remotely grows, in what is being termed the “gig economy”. A stylish home office can be a great way to keep your independent work space separate from the rest of your home living area. For a productive home working environment, include functional pieces like custom built-in shelves, a comfortable chair and great lighting.


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