We are almost at the end of April and it is safe to say that we’ve settled snugly into 2023. For some, “Home Renovation” is sitting tight on that resolution list and we are here to nudge you in the right direction.
It can be tough to figure out what you want in a home renovation and a well-thought-out plan is especially crucial to ensure that your home becomes even better after a makeover.
Here are some trends and pointers we’ve observed in 2023 so far to add perspective while you plan out your next home renovation:
1. Greater focus on bathroom and kitchen space
Owing to the pandemic, we have spent considerable amount of time in our homes the past two years and at one point even 24/7. This has widened spatial awareness towards our bathrooms and kitchens, as we spent more time going in and out of these spaces.
For many, they have also transformed into a space for tranquility and mood boosting. If you’ve gathered some interior design reference photos so far – great! But here’s when you have to check, do they include bathroom and kitchen designs? If the answer is no, it’s time to get back to your research board and speak closely with your designer on what you hope to achieve.
From what we’ve observed, many are looking towards keeping clutter out of sight in these spaces and are opting for cabinetry. However, due to a shortage of workers on carpentry in Singapore, we would suggest going for ready-made cabinets where possible. This will also help to save time on renovations!
OttO 130-550-23 Mirror Cabinet / OttO 3318-600-23 Basin Cabinet
Many of our customers absolutely love our basin cabinets, which comes in varied sizes to fit your sizing needs in the bathroom. Made with PVC, the cabinet is also resistant to water splashes and stands durable in the moist and wet conditions of the bathroom.
2. The mighty home office
Another post-pandemic trend – many are now placing great emphasis on the need for a home office so that they can comfortably work-from-home. However, with Singapore scaling back on work-from-home arrangements, you might be heading back to the office fully.
As such, consider your current work arrangements or any future work arrangements to determine your need for a home office. This way you might be able to dedicate that space for something else that better meet your needs or have a simple home office set-up that doesn’t take up too much space.
3. Experiencing the outdoors with a faux outdoor space
Does the idea of an open space interest you? Many dream of having a space to chill, drink coffee, or stargaze right in their own home but with the limited space that comes with living in a flat, this might remain a dream.
To combat this, many have been coming up with creative ideas to demarcate a space like this for themselves, usually in their living room! This includes converting the space by the windows so it feels like a balcony and populating the area with lounging chairs and plants.
4. Don’t just follow the crowd
If you have a clear idea of what you want – stick to it! A quick search on the internet and you will find that warm, earthy tones are dominating 2023 design themes. Remember that while they are popular now, another theme might dominate the scene next year.
When choosing a theme, it is thus important to think about your liking for the theme and if you can see it being a timeless design. After all, you’re going to be the one living in it for many years to come. Don’t be afraid to ask for something different and remember that each discussion with your interior designer should always two-way.
With these perspectives, we hope you’ll be able to re-align and explore what’s best for your home renovation. We wish you all the best in this journey!