Renovation Trends To Consider

Having a home is always a dream of every living soul. A home is where you will feel tranquillity and peace. But not all home are to one's expectation so some renovation might be required to make the house a home.

A renovation is always on the work every now and then whether it is a residential or commercial property. There are many reasons to do renovation works; to upgrade their old housing development board unit (HDB) in Toa Payoh for rental purpose, to replace the electrical points of the old landed terrace houses or to upscale the new Build To Order (BTO) house interior design. Before embarking on your renovation journey, be clear on what you want to renovate before conveying your ideas and plans to your contractor or interior designer. There are some trendy ideas for renovations to consider that you can convey to your contractor or interior designer.
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Mix Scandinavian and rustic industrial designs
There was a time when the Scandinavian and industrial design is a trendy thing and the trend is still going strong with the marriage of both styles. While both elements looked as though contrasting but they actually complement each other. Industrial design is known for it’s edgy and rustic looks while the Scandinavian design is widely known for its simplicity, minimalism and functionality.

It is recommended that to choose a subtler colour from the industrial colour palette, such as black and shades of grey. The beauty of Scandinavian designs is the minimalist wooden touch, while the industrial designs can be applied to some elements such as metal light fixture or vintage furniture. Be careful, the combination can be tricky and complicated but if the balance is a strike, it would turn out lovely. Wanna see the stunning Scandinavian design? See it here.

Creative lighting
In order to complement the minimalist design of Scandinavian, you will need modern lighting that is flexible and of course, low maintenance. By choosing the matching material and colour of the lights, they will look stand out even if the lights are not turn on. Metal and brass will continue to be in trend with various creative designs in the market.

Track lights are suitable for Scandinavian and Industrial themes because they are flexible and easier to maintain. Unless, if you are looking for something more contemporary and luxurious, you can upscale your game by installing a modern chandelier with a polished mirror body or hair-line brass body. But if you are contemplating to choose the suitable lights, here’s the rule of thumb, chandeliers are more suitable for houses with higher ceilings and for lower ceilings, stick to the simpler lights.
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Matte finishing
Shiny materials trend is slowly fading and it is time to replace with something more flattering in colour. Matte finishing is more durable and the ability to hide pesky marks on the walls and ceilings, making them look flawless without cracks or nicks. The in-trend texture of matte finishing that is widely used for many things at home which includes black tap and sink.

Open kitchen concept
The concept of the open kitchen is becoming favourable and preferred in new homes especially for younger generations. The concept allows the dry kitchen area to be extended to the living room that encourages more interaction among people at home especially if you love to invite guests over. The idea of open concept also creates more breathing space as the air typically gets very stuffy during and after cooking.

Besides, perspective plays an important part where the open kitchen concept overall gives a positive feeling as space that looks spacious and wider. White and earthy tone colours are more preferred as it matches the living room or other rooms’ colour by blending naturally into it. After all, the concept allows homeowners to get more storage for their kitchen appliances especially the bulky ones like the dishwashers.

Feature wall and balcony touch up
With the minimalist designs trend around, there will be more space on the wall to feature some artwork or decoration. Interior designers recommended to include craft stone for the walls. It is also ideal for outdoor walls due to it’s durability to water and heat.

There is another area that often undergoes renovation is the balcony. This is because there are many people looking for their cosy for on their balcony. It is often found that wooden or artificial decking that is durable and waterproof, convenient for cleaning. As furniture is constantly exposed to sun and wind, it is usual that the colours were chosen that won't fade easily.

Upscale ceiling games
Most homeowners will seek to decorate with a false ceiling, that’s aesthetically pleasing and functional which they help to hide cables and wires in the ceiling. Besides, walk-in wardrobe and patterned blinds that accentuates the lighting of the room as well as upscale the room to be more stylish. There are several designs for false ceilings that homeowners can explore but depend on the design theme of the house.
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  1. Whaaa
    Actually i suka open kitchen concept tu

    But nowadays,kalau family kecik sesuai
    Kalau family besar not really kot

    But your idea was brilliant raw!

    Keep it up!

  2. sekarang ni macam trend pula kan> tapi something good la sebab lagi senang nak handle dan mudah untuk kemas bagai! heheeh tq for sharing baby

  3. I x suka gaya open sangat terutama tang dapur. Tapi gaya moden ni mesti dapat permintaan tinggi, kalau ciba belum tahu kan hehe

  4. Renovate our home is everyone's dream. For me, i love to have creative lighting because i love beautiful light. I want more chandelier in my house as much as i can.hehehe

  5. I wish I could renovate my home hahaha best if can move to a new home and design it all over again.

  6. I love to see house with a Scandavian design in tv. And always dream to have a house like that. But the cost to incur always a barrier to me. By the way nice tips to read.

  7. Rajin share tips sekarang ini hehehe ada plan nak pindah rumah baru ker jangan lupa jemput kita tak. Tapi bagus tips yang dibagi ni boleh kita applykan nak renovate banyak lagi rumah ni hehehe...

  8. Wahhhh it’s like a dream to decorate our own house. I hope i can do it one day. Cant wait to hve my very first house and decorate it with my style. Open kitchen concept sounds like a good idea. It is very fresh n in trend

  9. Ada la juga cita cita nak remodel the house. Tapi malas betul nak cari idea . This ideas look awesome. Thank you for sharing ya. Love the concepts.

  10. thanks for the brilliant tips. I need it for my new house. I hope the renovation cost is not too much or else I have to sell off everything to pay lol.

  11. Lain orang lain citarasa kan..ikut mana kita rasa sesuai denagn rumah kita. Kalau nak renovate sesuatu tempat memag kena fikir dulu macam mana nak bagi luas, tak sempit..selesa dan macam2 lagi la

  12. Nak deco rumah perlukan kos yang tinggi. So perlu ada perancangan yg betul untuk pastikan rumah idaman jadi seperti yang diidamkan.. masing2 ada.citarasa sendiri seperti nak open concept, nak gaya bali or english style..

  13. I pun suka deco2 rumah. But it involve a lot of cost. Tunggu la dah ada rumah sendiri baru all out untuk deco. Hehe

  14. Best kalau dapat deco rumah. Lagi lagi ikut gaya idaman kita. Tapiiiii.. Kena ambil tahu juga, risiko dan segala kosnya kan..
    Tak boleh main terjah je.

  15. Baca entri ni, rasa bersemangat lak nak renovate rumah..kalau tak renovate, decorate kasi kemas dan lawa..tapi bila kenangkan keaktifan anak, better wait sampai diorg besar sikit lagi..kalau tak, decorate macam mana pun, still dipecahkan oleh mereka haha

  16. I thought you’re doing some reviews, but you are renovating Rawlins? Wahhh. I get excited whenever read about renovation. But i happen to not have my own house yet heheh.

  17. Rawlins ke buat ni? Ruby memang nak buat open kitchen with island kat rumah yang kami beli nanti. Boleh la guna perkhidmatan Rawlins. Hehe

  18. Scandinavian / nordic is the sensational decor for this time being.. I suka jugak .but rather than mixed it with industrial theme..i mixed it up with some bohemian touch.. So it makes ne more to scandiboho decor.. Huhuhu

  19. Best klu dpt buat open kitchen,kak pun xlama lg nk ubahsuai fault,tq for your info

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