New Trends and Developments in Architecture

Just like fashion and interior design, architecture is also governed by trends and developments that determine not only the way a building looks, but also the building technologies and the installation used during construction. Here are a few of the latest trends:

  • Sustainability – one of the latest and most important trends is the movement towards sustainable solutions. Double or triple-paned windows are used to reduce energy losses and alternative energy sources such as solar panels are used to supply buildings with green energy, to mention just two of the most common sustainable solutions,
  • Minimalist styles – natural colors design solutions that promote functionality are very popular nowadays, for residential buildings and office buildings alike,
  • Natural materials – organic designs that use natural materials such as stone and wood are more and more in demand,
  • Modular buildings – also called prefabricated buildings, modular constructions are becoming increasingly popular due to the shortened construction times and the aesthetically pleasing and highly functional outcomes,
  • Outdoor living – in the past, houses used to incorporate all the rooms. One of the most recent developments in architecture nowadays is to move rooms that fulfil certain functions such as the kitchen to outdoor areas. Outdoor living rooms are also becoming more and more popular and in regions that get year around warm weather, having an outdoor bedroom is no longer uncommon.

Just as the trends for the building structure have changed, so too for the interior of your home.  There are many new technologies within the home that make for a safe environment, allowing you to turn lights on with the touch of your phone, have your blinds opened and drawn with a touch and so much more.  There are many new designs in kitchen and bath cabinetry with a more modern feel.  Have a look at some of the newer conveniences of shelves that slide offered by Denver retailers if you are looking to upgrade on a tighter budget.

New Trends and Developments in Architecture

DIY Flooring Installation Tips and Advice

Whether it is laminate, engineered wood planks, hardwood, tile, vinyl or other type of flooring that you want to install, there are a few steps that any DIY installation process needs to include:

  • Checking the levelness of the floor – whatever type of new flooring you want to install, you need the surface that the new floor will be installed on to be perfectly level. Place a long beam level on the highest point of the old floor to determine its levelness and do not move on to the next step of DIY flooring installation until you see that the bubble on the beam level floats between the marks. As professionals at Roll’em Out Shelves we appreciate the skillful attention of a level surface.,
  • Prepare the floor based on the instructions – some floor types need only a clean surface, others need the base to be prepared with special substances, so always read the instructions that come with the flooring material of choice,side pull out shelf
  • Use the right adhesives – flooring types vary in terms of the adhesive solutions they are fixed with. Make sure you use the adhesive indicated in the instructions and also make sure you prepare the adhesive as per the instructions, otherwise you risk ruining the entire floor,
  • Respect drying times – whatever solution you choose for fixing your new flooring, there is always a period immediately after the installation during which the new floor cannot be stepped on. Leave your new floor alone until it settles completely, otherwise it may develop bubbles or its components may move out of their place.

Materials Trends for Bathroom Countertops

Bathroom countertops need to fulfill multiple conditions. Besides being stylish, they also need to be durable, resistant to stains and spills and they also need to be easy to clean. If you are currently looking for new a countertop for your bathroom, here are the trendiest materials that meet all these requirements:

  • Granite – a hard, non-porous stone that adds visual appeal with its beautiful veins and swirls, granite is resistant to staining, heat and moisture and it can be easily cleaned with the help of a wet cloth or a sponge,
  • Laminate – an excellent, attractive and affordable material that is available in many different color variations and textures, laminate material is resistant to water and stains, but it is sensitive to heat, so don’t place hot objects such as curling irons on it,
  • Concrete – the material is no longer used only in industrial environments. Due to its durability, its resistance to stains, to scratching, to water and to heat as well as for its great design potentials, concrete is nowadays one of the most popular materials used for making countertops,
  • Composite – this lightweight material is usually made from recycled paper, but modern manufacturing technologies make it as durable and resistant as the most expensive natural stone. Composite has excellent anti-bacterial features and it is a great, eco-friendly solution for your bathroom countertop.

While you are upgrading your countertop, you might as well upgrade your cabinetry too!  Think about installing slide out shelves Denver retailers offer, to help get to those hard to reach spaces under the sink.  Adding a coat of paint is a great way to inexpensively improve your cabinets too!

Materials Trends for Bathroom Countertops

Cabinet Color Trends

Cabinets are important components in your bathroom or in your kitchen and not only in terms of the storing capacity they offer.  Organizing kitchen cabinet drawers is a nice way to keep small items out of sight but conveniently handy.  The color of your cabinets can make or break the atmosphere of the entire room – if you choose the hue well, the color will create exactly the impact that you want, but if the color is not right, your cabinets will disrupt the harmony of the room. Like in fashion, color trends are changing when it comes to cabinets as well, so here are a few of the hottest trends right now:

  • Color blocking – this is an excellent way to delimit areas and to create islands and it also allows you to use powerful colors on your cabinets. Cabinets that are bright red or blue look excellent in environments otherwise painted in neutral colors and vice versa, neutral cabinets tone down the harsh colors in a bright environment, creating harmony,
  • Using two tones – bathrooms and kitchens fitted with cabinets that use a darker color, such as dark blue or dark grey and a lighter hue, such as off-white on the rest of the room’s components are very trendy,
  • Green – whether it is grass green, emerald, deep green or pale, green seems to be everywhere nowadays. Whatever shade of green you choose, it will work great with a white countertop and brass knobs and handles.

 

Cabinet Color Trends