Home Renovations – Latest Tools, Techniques and Trends

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When it comes to home improvements, there are current tools, techniques and trends which are quickly gaining popularity.  Here at Nexus, expanding to a second storey from a smaller home has become an increasingly growing trend in Perth home renovations. This is specifically the case for families after more privacy, where older kids are using the upstairs areas, and parents the downstairs.

On the other end of the spectrum, basements are quickly becoming the perfect escape, serving as private spaces for visiting guests and work-at-home parents. Wood floors, white-painted ceilings and whitewashed walls brighten the area and lessen the underground feeling. Similarly, remodeled attics are also serving the same purpose.

Another key favourite is the ever-popular open kitchen, with the connection between kitchen, eating and living space continuing to influence home improvements in Perth. Connected family and a cook that’s not isolated are just some of the reasons this trend continues to grow. Conversely, in the bathroom it’s all about separation, with separate bathtub and showering spaces now key.

However, perhaps one of the biggest influencers in home renovations is remodelling for accessibility. The preference for people to stay in their own homes as they grow old and their physical and mental abilities change has resulted in eliminating tripping hazards, such as transitions between rooms, and stairs, in favour of open designs that maximise mobility.

These techniques and trends of home renovations in Perth have also seen the rise and demand for eco-friendly and energy efficient tools, materials and supplies. Homeowners are now asking good questions about sourcing, operation and the like, and builders must deliver.