With a new year comes new opportunities, and 2022 is already shaping up to be a standout year for home design and home extensions. From creating a family-friendly open space to supporting a sustainable lifestyle, we are here to look at some of the design trends that make this such an exciting time for those looking to invest into their home with an extension in 2022.
Creating an Open Space
More and more home designers are emphasising open-plan homes as a cornerstone of creating a sophisticated and contemporary design. Extensions are a great way of accomplishing this, but beyond just building out, how else can you make your home feel larger than life?
The layout of the room is one of the first places to start. For example, if you are building an extension to your kitchen, using L-shaped counters with an island provides plenty of room for storage which makes the room look less cluttered. Another point to consider is the colour scheme. Lighter colours naturally go a long way in making rooms feel larger, and you can accentuate this with natural light through more windows or glass doors. Take a look at our Slimline Roof Lanterns for inspiration. Thanks to their innovative super slim glazing bars, they allow your room to be flooded with natural light whilst avoiding the bulky designs of standard roof lanterns.
Brighten Your Home with Natural Light
Natural light is always sought-after in any home, and its not hard to see why that would continue into 2022. Not only does it make your home feel larger, the positive effects of natural light on your mental and physical health have been well documented. Extensions with large glass doors, windows and frameless rooflights can instantly see the results, not only looking great but also making you feel great.
Breath Fresh Air
Even after lockdown has ended, many are still finding unique ways to bring fresh air into their homes. Similar to natural light, fresh air is great for your mental and physical health and prevents the air in your home from becoming stale which can lead to rooms feeling stuffy and create odours. Extensions should look to ventilate as much as possible, be that through folding patio doors or an opening flat rooflight that can be left slightly ajar during the day to allow fresh air to circulate and leave your entire home feeling revitalised.
One of the biggest trends of not just 2022 but the past few years has been the emphasis on sustainable living. From construction materials to furniture, building a space that is not just good for you but also the planet is a trend that is guaranteed to keep on growing for years to come. And as it is only going to continue developing, putting yourself ahead of the curve with forward-thinking technology and materials will help maintain your space over time. For example, our Reflex Insulating Glazing goes above and beyond sustainability standards, and is adaptable to your needs – able to provide exceptional insulation to keep heating bills down, saving you money and lowering your carbon footprint.
If you are planning on building an extension to your home, but haven’t yet considered the wide-ranging benefits of installing a rooflight, we are here to help. Whether it’s a pitched or a flat roof extension you’re after, get in touch online today. Alternatively, call us on 0116 269 6297 or email us at [email protected].Tags: Flat Roofs, Roofing, Rooflights