With the end of 2018 nearly here, many people will be looking forward to starting afresh in the new year. For most, this means making resolutions to eat healthier, get more exercise, or learn something new.
But for others, 2019 will represent the opportunity to undertake some much-needed home improvements. From installing a new kitchen or bathroom to painting the walls with a fresh lick of paint, the size and scope of any renovation project will undoubtedly depending on time, budget, and resources.
However, a lot can be said for focusing your attention on upgrading your windows and doors. After all, this kind of investment will not only improve the look and feel of your home, both inside and out, it could also dramatically improve its resale appeal and value. Therefore, it’s much more cost-effective and future-proof than other home improvement or renovation projects.
Even so, it helps to know what kind of windows and doors you should be considering, especially as trends and tastes change over time. With this in mind, here’s a look at the top window and door trends for 2019.
The industrial look
For quite some time, the industrial look has been a must-have in homes up and down the country. In 2019, this aesthetic will also start to become even more evident in window and door design, with exposed steel frames, deep grey tones, and durable materials taking centre stage.
The versatility of industrial windows and doors make them suitable for all sorts of homes too, from New York loft-style apartments to modest suburban dwellings.
One of the biggest reasons for upgrading your windows and doors in energy efficiency. Along with the fact that modern materials are much better at keeping the warm air inside and the cold air outside, the perfectly proportioned nature of new windows and doors will also prevent nasty draughts thanks to a higher quality of installation.
Because of better energy efficiency, homeowners will benefit from lower utility bills and a smaller carbon footprint. It really does pay to be eco-friendly.
Thanks to the increasing energy efficiency of modern windows and doors, it is now possible to have incredibly thin frames and expansive glass panels. As a result, households can enjoy sweeping, uninterrupted views of any outdoor space, letting a plethora of natural light into their homes.
“The growth in outdoor living has driven demand for opening glass walls and lift-and-slide doors, as well as larger windows mulled together,” notes an article by housing trends and design publication Builder Magazine.
Bright and bold colours
No matter whether its for window frames or front doors, bright and bold colours are set to dominate 2019. This is an excellent way to add style and individuality to your property without overdoing it.
A wide range of different shades and tones are available to suit your own personality and preferences. You may even want to match the colour of your window frames or front door to any exterior paintwork or flower display.