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5 must-have design inclusions every reno needs

Has lockdown got you dreaming of renovating your home? Are you overwhelmed by the design ideas and inclusions available? If you answered yes to these questions then you have come to the right place, we are here to cut through the confusion and shed some light on the inclusions that need to be on your radar before you embark on your home renovation.

So, if you’re planning to renovate your home, these are the exciting colours, materials, finishes and solutions that will take your Melbourne home from blah to brilliant.

From stark and sleek to soft and neutral 

Home interiors are shifting away from stark and minimalistic to embrace soft tactile finishes with a warmer feel which is key to transforming your home into a relaxing oasis away from the chaos of the outside world.

In recent years we have seen nude, apricot and peach tones dominate interiors everything from wall colours and tiles, even benchtops. If you are hesitant to introduce colour, or fearing you will detract buyers in the near future, don’t be! These soft matt tones provide a soft, palatable feel to a space now and into the future. We continue to see a gradual transition from greys being the staple colour to anchor a room to warm stone colours, think soft beige and linen hues.

Furniture-like islands will take pride of place in the kitchen  

Open-plan living remains the desired layout, with an increased focus on hidden smart storage solutions. Taking pride of place in kitchen renovations is furniture-like islands, which combines a functional work zone and dining space and carries the appearance of a piece of furniture all while sitting perfectly within an open plan living area.

When it comes to the look of your island, stone slab panels provide a luxurious look, as well as waterfall ends remaining a popular choice, as well as timber legs, curved stone edges or interesting angles are other island details that will continue to make their way into the island design to provide function as well as charm. Use your island bench as an opportunity to make a statement in your kitchen design, rather than simply being utilised as a preparation station.

Soft lines are making a big comeback

Curves have made a huge comeback and they are here to stay! First it was arched doorways, and windows and now we are seeing an increased theme though out joinery, benchtop details, mirrors and more. This is quite the shift from the sharp lines that have previously dominating home interiors.Our tip for introducing curves: less is more. Consider a curved mirror, adding a curved end to your benchtop, curved feature tiles or something as simple as rounded tapware. Adding curves will inject softness into any space.

Don’t be afraid to mix your metals

Don’t be afraid to include mismatched metals throughout your home. Everything from gold and champagne to matt black and gunmetal grey – experiment with this look in your kitchen, laundry or bathroom by including metals in your splashback, cabinetry handles or tapware. And if you want to elevate the look further consider adding some metal accessories or decorative elements such as a cabinetry plinth or metal bathroom shelf.

Our piece of advice with including mixed metals is to mix no more than two different metals in one space to avoid creating visual confusion in a space.

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