One of the most exciting things about a house move is planning all the things you want to do in your new property. It’s a blank sheet of paper, a fresh start – and somewhere to stamp your own unique sense of ‘home’.
Whether you’re moving into a brand new property or a do-er upper, there may well be immediate things need tackling before you can even move in. As an experienced removal firm in Leeds, remember we can store your belongings for as short or as long as you need, if there’s jobs you have to get done while the property is still empty. We come and pack up your home and load it in the van, the same as any move, and then take everything in sealed crates to our secure storage site where it remains until you’re ready for us to redeliver it.
So, if you’re thinking about what you might like to do in your new home over the coming weeks, months and years, what are the top trends for 2022?
- Garden rooms – the trend of creating an additional room in your garden, whether it’s being used as an office or extra living space, is unlikely to change. Searches for ‘garden rooms’ went through the roof during the pandemic – and it seems likely they’ll continue to grow in popularity. And why not? Gaining an extra room, which also benefits from views of the garden whatever the weather, is a win win for most people.
- Outdoor space – our outdoor space became more important than ever in the last two years. People adapted to using their gardens more frequently – for relaxing, for gardening, for growing vegetables, for keeping fit, for playing and for entertaining, and we’ve all seen how important having outdoor space can be when you’re stuck at home. Although we’re no longer (currently) in lockdown, decent gardens have become much more valuable in a new home.
- Home offices – working from home permanently, at least for some of the week, is looking far more likely for most office workers. So having space for a desk is vital – and if it’s somewhere the door can be closed at the end of the day (or for Zoom calls during the school holidays) all the better.
- Eco friendly living – COP26 has brought to the forefront the need for everyone to take climate change more seriously. So, we’d expect more electric vehicle charging points, energy efficient appliances and sustainable and reclaimed furniture.
- Textured furniture and walls – when looking at home interior trends for the coming year, texture is everywhere. Whether it’s slatted furniture or rattan, microcement walls, floors and worktops, or textured tiles and wallpaper, smooth is out and texture is in.
- Not-so-open plan living – open plan living has become a big trend over the last decade, with many of us opening up our kitchens, living and dining areas to become one big space. Although that is still the way most of us want our homes to be set up, it’s predicted there may be a trend towards separating some of those spaces out into zones with shelving, curtains or screens. Broken Plan Living is something to look out for!
- Green walls and kitchens – green is going to be a big colour trend in 2022. From jewel tones and sage to a gentle woodland, expect to see green kitchens, walls, furniture and accessories.
If you’re looking for a removals company in Leeds, why not get in touch? We have over 100 years of experience in helping homeowners relocate to their dream home, safely and stress-free.