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Design Trends for the Modern Home

Posted: 2017-05-06, in category: Uncategorized

Professional Builders, Home Extensions & Conversions, Domestic & Commercial Construction


There are endless reasons to add an extension or conversion to your home, sometimes the addition is necessary or you may simply have a desire for change. One of the recently emerging trends when it comes to building is local sourcing of materials, products and labour. There is currently a rekindling of the appreciation of craftsmanship, and the use of handmade native, sustainable products is steadily growing in popularity. This is part of a wider requirement within construction to consider the carbon footprint of each new structure and how to reduce it.

The skills of the modern builder are paramount in making all aspects of any building project work, whether it’s a new build from scratch or home improvements like extensions and loft or garage conversions. The emphasis is on transforming your surroundings and providing unique and attractive character for the home. Contemporary design incorporates features such as hand made concrete sinks, innovative water saving technology for the kitchen and bathroom, eco friendly ovens, energy saving lighting, and clever space saving storage.

Semi-open plan spaces are increasingly favoured, where a number of areas within the home are merged, encouraging interaction between members of the household. This means that the kitchen, dining room, study and hallway can all be incorporated together, while retaining some element of separation. A purpose built extension or conversion, could be the first step here in order to make this high impact option perform on the highest level. These new style rooms are supported by the inclusion of additional functional spaces like pantries, play rooms and utility rooms. Storage plays an important role here if the room is to look tidy, and the odd quirky addition for interest can make all the difference too.

Building specialists like Thornwood Construction Ltd, specialise in extensions and conversions and serve customers in all areas in and around Essex. They offer a high quality construction service including full project management. Take a look at some of their projects here.


Home Improvement Comprehensive Project Management, New Builds, Kitchens, Bathrooms