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A Recap Of 2017 Home Improvement Trends & What’s Coming In 2018

To say 2017 has been an eventful year would be an understatement and it’s been a very lively 12 months in the world of home improvements.

A number of new trends have become evident and we can confidently predict that further fashionable trends will develop over the next year.

Here’s a reminder of some of the most noticeable home improvement trends from 2017 and what we estimate will be causing a stir in 2018.


In terms of colour, we have experienced a deluge of interest in grey finishes. Applying a grey colour to replacement windows and doors and the latest conservatory designs ensures that they deliver modern appeal.

Chartwell Green has proved an equally popular finish with those who want windows or doors that offer a vintage feel. It works particularly well when incorporated into quaint little cottages or fabulous farmhouses.

To a certain extent, orangeries have overtaken conservatories in the popularity stakes. Why you might ask?

An orangery offers a brickwork base and this helps it blend in brilliantly with existing buildings, whereas some may regard a conservatory as being a more obvious add-on. It could also be because they just offer something a little different.


We anticipate that orangeries will continue to attract strong investment from homeowners and perhaps the Loggia too as people begin to become more familiar with the world’s newest, and arguably, most sophisticated home extension.

The broadened tastes of the population may also see a rise in the number of coloured windows and doors sold. Let’s be clear, classic whites and blacks will never fall out of favour, but the more daring out there are now seeking alternatives to traditional finishes for their new windows and doors.

Whilst not available as a window or door colour quite yet, Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year’ for 2018 will likely be everywhere – Ultra Violet.

It is inevitable that a host of soft furnishings and home accessories will be produced in this unmissable bright purple finish if you want to be ahead of the game and incorporate it into your household.

A final look into our crystal ball shows us that sales of roof lanterns are fittingly set to go through the roof. Homeowners want more light in their properties and a roof lantern gives it to them in abundance.

If you are trying to think up a New Year’s resolution for 2018, why not choose to improve your home with Hazlemere. Don’t wait around until January 1st, get a FREE quote now.


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