With so many Victorians working at home due to the COVID pandemic, it’s likely that your mind has turned to renovations. After all, when you spend so much time at home, it’s easier to become frustrated with all the little issues that have been bugging you for years.
Of course, you might have always known that your home needed a few renovations, but when they start to gnaw at you every day, maybe it’s time to do something about them? Perhaps it’s time to stop putting off these renovations and finally redesign your home to suit your new lifestyle!
Aussies kickstart home renovations during lockdown
If this is how you feel at the moment, then you are not alone, because the lockdowns have significantly increased the amount of money Aussies usually spend on renovations. For example, the Zip Weekly Spending Index found that in May of this year, spending increased by 95% at kitchen and bath retailers and by 201% on outdoor home improvements (compared to the same time last year). So given that working from home may continue to be the new norm for many employees in Victoria, redesigning your home seems like a valid proposition.
It’s likely that you have already noticed tradies turning up at your neighbour’s home lately, as everyone seems to be jumping on the renovation bandwagon. Even the government is encouraging Aussies to renovate their homes, offering them grants for renovations that cost between $150,000 to $750,000 (only if the home is valued at less than $1.5 million). Since this valuation applies to lots of Aussies, it might be the right time to invest in those fabulous renovations on your wish list.
3 Renovation ideas for your home during lockdown.
The kitchen, bathroom and laundry are some of the most popular renovations, mainly because these are the functional areas of your home. Updating these areas not only makes your daily life much more pleasant, but also increases the value of your home. So let’s take a look at some of the latest interior design trends for these three areas.
- Kitchen design trends:
Black and white is a classic combination that is making a comeback this year. Whether mainly black with white highlights or white with black highlights, this combination adds intrigue to any kitchen design. Try using long rectangular windows as your splashback or handcrafted organically textured tiles in a tonal colour, matched with real timber floors for a magical ambiance in your kitchen.
- Laundry design trends:
A beautiful laundry has become the latest must-have for Aussie renovators. No longer is the laundry the last on the list with just a washing machine, dryer and old tin laundry sink. Now, your laundry needs as much attention as your kitchen with cabinetry, benchtops and splashbacks of a similar design. Given enough space you can incorporate a mud room and even a dog shower in your laundry, making it multi-functional for everyone!
- Bathroom design ideas:
A fabulous spa like bathroom is a luxury we all deserve, so what are the latest design trends? Coloured basins against a more muted or neutral background, open showers with if necessary, a frameless glass shower screen, and island vanities with lots of storage. Then there’s brass or gold finishes, deep soaking tubs and travertine floors!
For help designing your bathroom, kitchen and laundry, call us on 1300 842 736 for a free consultation.