Here’s What UK Homeowners Want Right Now
The Best of Houzz 2019 awards gives us an insight into the types of images homeowners are saving to their ideabooks
We’ve taken a look at the Best of Houzz 2019 winners to find out what your favourite photos reveal about the kind of interiors you like. Which of these features appeals to you most at the moment?
There’s been a huge focus on interior spaces that open up to the outside over the past few years, and it seems that trend is continuing.
Houzz users have been saving photos of rooms that feel as if they’re part of the garden. This extension takes that idea to the max, with a corner that opens right up on both sides. Even with the doors closed, this book-lined room would feel connected to the landscape.
From a large structure like this to a tiny shed kitted out with cushions, a little space to escape to is on many of our wish lists.
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It seems the classic Shaker-style kitchen is still a winner with many of us. Houzz users saved images of these traditional cabinets given a contemporary look in shades of blue and grey.
This beautiful pale blue scheme is calm and minimal, and it shows off the classic cabinetry beautifully, with a mix of cupboards, drawers, open shelving and glass-fronted wall units.
Doors that feature glazed sections framed in black steel can create a gorgeous statement. Houzz users are still gathering design inspiration for using them in numerous areas of the home.
Steel-framed patio doors are popular, but so are black-edged shower screens and internal doors and windows. A glazed division like the one here provides the best of both worlds, creating privacy without blocking the light – and, of course, it looks stunning.
Who doesn’t want to come home to a tidy, Zen-like entrance? Judging by the number of hallway images Houzz users are saving, shoe and coat storage are on many homeowners’ wish lists.
Beautiful built-in shelving systems, hallway cupboards and shoe benches are all popular – the more so if they can be combined with some comfy seating, as in this smart project.
It looks as if many of us dream of a dedicated space for all things laundry-related. Utility rooms are always popular, and this year was no exception.
There’s everything you’d need in this one – a washing machine, dryer, sink, storage and even a fridge-freezer and microwave.
Don’t have space for a utility room? Find ideas for squeezing in a laundry zone instead.
This calming shade contains echoes of a couple of current trends. It has an undertone of ever-popular grey, yet is warmer, and it taps into the fashion for dark green, but in a more subtle way.
Sage green is proving popular in rooms throughout the house, including on joinery in a boot room, on a velvet buttoned sofa in a living room, on Shaker kitchen cabinets, and on this hallway panelling, which makes a beautiful foil for the modern take on turned spindles.
Along with designing our homes to connect with the outdoors, the trend for turning our gardens into sociable spaces is still going strong.
This decked area with a firepit made it into numerous ideabooks, but the smallest of courtyards decked out with artificial grass and fairy lights, which showed how even a tiny garden can be turned into a sociable spot, was also a winner.
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What types of images have you been saving this year? Tell us which features you’d love to have in your home in the Comments section.