With spring on the door step, the longer days and the warmer temperatures re-ignite our desire to work on our homes, improving them and making them more pleasant places to live.
But, interior design trends come and go so what spring home improvements are tipped as hot trends for the coming season?
#1 Adding a Conservatory
The humble conservatory has come a long way since the early days in which people described it as ‘a plastic box stuck to a house’!
The modern conservatory is light and airy, but also energy-efficient. It is a great way of adding extra floor space to your home.
The modern conservatory is a versatile space, offering much needed extra room for a home study, gym, play room, dining room or a space to relax.
#2 Creating an Orangery
An orangery is only partially glazed, unlike a conservatory that tends to be glazed across the majority if its area.
Orangeries are falling back into favour, especially for their vaulted high roofs and sense of space that they offer a home. Like the conservatory, think about installing efficient underfloor heating to keep the chill at bay but imagine throwing open the doors in the height of summer and letting the sun pour in.
#3 Bi-Folding Doors
If the cost of a conservatory or orangery are outside of your budget, adding bi-folding doors is a great alternative, especially if the immediate area outside of the doors is decked or a patio.
Bi-folding doors have an advantage of patio doors in that they fold away, almost out of sight, opening up a large are that leads directly out onto the garden.
Designers have been telling us for a while that bringing the outside in is the key to enjoying the space that our homes and gardens offer.
If you have some spare cash in the budget, why not lay a matching internal and external polished concrete floor as well as bi-folding doors to create the allusion of the room and garden being one?
#4 Double Glazing
Spring is a great time to get many home improvements done, especially larger tasks that may mean your home is open to the weather. Also, drier weather means a drier garden and that means less mud around your property and in it!
Installing new double glazed windows takes only a matter of days. Even if you already have double glazed windows and doors, investing in new units means better energy efficiency in the home – and that means keeping the warmth in in winter and your home cooler in summer.
#5 Add a Pop of Colour!
Spring is the time we expect to see more colour in the garden and we think following the trend of coloured window frames is a great way of adding detail and colour to your home.
What spring home improvements will you be making this season?