Whether it’s a simple repaint or a full-blown side extension, home improvements are something to take pride in. Despite the rise in living costs, homeowners are still using handymen or their own resources to improve their homes and create a space they love. In 2023, the trends and popularity of certain home improvements have come to light due to working conditions, energy efficiency and the cost of living, resulting in people spending more time in their homes. Let’s take a look at the most popular home improvements in 2023 so far.
Home office design
A home is now more than just a place to rest and entertain. Due to the rise of home working and remote employment, more people than ever are avoiding the busy commutes and doing their jobs from the comfort of their own homes. As a result, this has seen a rise in either office refurbishment or home office fit-out to tailor to these modern routines. Homeowners are now switching their homes around to accommodate a private working space, getting small extensions built or redesigning an existing room. By investing in a home office, not only adds a new aesthetic but also creates a comfortable, usable space for people to use throughout their working day and can even contribute to things such as home value.
Outdoor living and entertainment spaces
Like home office design, people also spend more time outdoors and in their gardens. With a better level of work-life balance, one key home improvement is outdoor living and entertainment spaces. This could range from an outdoor office, garden bar, furniture and social areas or new decking. The fact that the UK summers are also getting hotter is a bonus.
Efficient energy solutions
Energy efficiency and reducing costs are a huge part of 2023 home improvements. The rise in energy bills has resulted in homeowners finding new ways to reduce the costs but also finding life-long solutions which will pay off later down the line. In 2023, more homeowners began to research and invest in renewable energy such as solar, replaced old windows with aluminium frames, added additional insulation and replaced high-energy appliances.
For more information on how aluminium windows can reduce energy consumption, take a read through our blog here.
The kitchen will always be a part of a home that people spend time and money on. It’s one of the most used spaces in any house which also means it can become worn or damaged more quickly than other living spaces. Upgrading a kitchen can make a huge difference to people’s living conditions and wellness. It not only adds a fresh, stylish aesthetic but can also improve aspects such as water quality, air circulation, open-plan living and dietary habits. No one wants to cook in a cramped, tired kitchen, so upgrading this space can make cooking more enjoyable and become a space for socialising. Kitchen improvements could include a whole replacement or smaller features such as flooring, tiles, appliances or lighting.
If you spend any time on social media, you’ll notice the constant home storage trends. Videos such as ‘organise my pantry with me ‘ or ‘organise my fridge with me ‘ have become a huge interest for homeowners across the globe. Storage solutions can be as simple as buying reusable food containers or as complex as building an outdoor shed. Having enough storage in a house is a priority for many, especially families, so new storage solutions are always a big hit.
“Furniture pieces that offer hidden storage compartments can greatly enhance storage capabilities in a house. Ottomans with removable lids, coffee tables with built-in drawers, or beds with storage underneath are excellent options. These multifunctional furniture pieces not only serve their primary purposes but also provide discreet storage spaces for various items. Another smart storage solution is using the often-overlooked space under your bed. With storage containers or vacuum-seal bags, you can store items that you don’t frequently need access to.”
Kate Hart, Domestic and Commercial Relocations Manager at Fantastic Removals
Home improvements with ABS – Aluminium windows
Looking for a way to improve both the aesthetic and energy efficiency of your home? ABS manufactures and installs aluminium windows and doors across the UK.
We custom make our aluminium windows and doors, meaning all shapes and sizes are possible depending on the design of your home or commercial building. Whether you’re looking for an arched door or a classic square window frame, we’ve got a range of options available.
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