What a year 2017 was, both for David H Wright Joinery and for the windows and doors industry itself. People became more eco-friendly aware, which created the desire for eco-friendly house fittings, and classical designs were brought back. On the other end of the spectrum the indoor/outdoor living trend was adopted by growing families and millennial home owners.
Sharon Wright, here at David H Wright Joinery comments: “Many clients in 2017 were embracing the use of Accoya® – which always produces stunning, contemporary windows, doors and conservatories, with eco-friendly credentials – therefore, ticking all the boxes when homeowners were updating their property.”
So, what did we love in 2017?
If one takes an example of terrace properties – they have so much character and with matching windows and doors in a variety of styles that cover a multitude of tastes whether modern or traditional. Developers are also keen to ensure that there is individual style and creating personalisation to the homes that they create.
One of the differences that Sharon saw in 2017 is the desire for colour in window frames and doors. “Clients are looking for sophisticated colours such as “All White” by Farrow & Ball to add to the personality of their home, as well as creating a unique sense of style. Colours such as sage green, deep grey and soft cream were popular from other paint companies such as Little Green Paint Company”, says Sharon.
Bringing the Outside in
A continuously growing trend is bringing the “outside living” indoors by allowing people to reconnect with their gardens all year round. This has been accomplished through the introduction of timber bi-fold doors that can be opened through the kitchen or dining room to allow the family to congregate in the busy kitchen area of a family home with the added space created.
Bi-fold doors create greater amounts of natural light into the room, as well as creating an uninterrupted view and access to the extended garden area. Keen gardeners are able to enjoy their garden, even when it is snowing outside, without having to let the cold in, thanks to the double layer of ClimaControl™ glazing used in bi-fold doors. This growing trend is open plan living, creating a seamless transition from one room to the other, and now out in to the garden.
Creating Picture Perfect Settings
As social media grew, particularly platforms such as Pinterest, people began to look beyond the traditional home styling magazines to find decorating tips for their home. One biggy that Sharon has seen in 2017, and we are sure if you have been on Pinterest would have seen too, is the decorated front door. Whether it is a unique paint job, or how the entrance way is laid out. 2017 saw a huge rise in cared for, dressed up front doors. Instagram alone has 136,000+ posts with the hashtag #ihavethisthingwithdoors, and it really is not surprising.
Some of our past posts have looked at front doors and how to dress them up because they are the first thing visitors notice about your home, and can create a huge personality statement when done right. Sharon says, “Here at David H Wright Joinery we allow our clients to select their door in a colour to suit them, without scrimping on style, security features or energy efficiency – a win-win for home owners.”
As we really get 2018 going we will look at the trends due to make it big this year for windows and doors. Follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn for future updates, or get in touch if you want to see what we can do for your home this year – we’d love to talk!