Now that we are starting well in 2016, the first thing that comes into mind is the new trends that would define the basics of condo living for those who would be redesigning or starting a condo life this year of the monkey. The Peterson Group Bespoke Condominium and Residences, expert in providing luxury condominiums and residences in Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Jakarta, Indonesia has prepared the list of possible trends that would surely mark 2018 all over your condo unit.
1. Room Definition is Back
Open room concept has dominated most designs in the last decade. Large, open living/dining/kitchen areas have all but become the norm now, both in new residential construction and remodels — and as with anything that becomes normalized, it begs to be reinvented yet again. 2016’s desired floor plans will involve more walls, especially when it comes to kitchens and dining areas. For those with prewar apartments: hang tight, because your smaller rooms will feel fresh again soon.
2. Minerals Are In
While polished minerals are a bit polished looking, this year, it can become more natural looking. Homes will be filled with jaded plates and bowls and big chunks of quarts will soon be displayed on dividers. Unpolished semi-precious stones turned into door pulls.
3. Pastels Will be Used in Kitchen
When dark and gloomy kitchen were the luxury emblem, pastel colors inciting comfort and easing pressure are the new in. According to Rose Quarts review, one of the most renowned designers in Singapore, the dreamy trend is set to skyrocket. The new kitchen pastels are quiet, calm and contemplative, not saccharine. Mid-tone greys will have a big place at 2016’s kitchen table as well, providing relief from past years’ moody darks and clinical whites.
4. Short Hung Lighting Fixtures Helps the Room Look Big
Since division of rooms is set to re-establish its glory, condo rooms may appear smaller. It is vital to create a larger impression of the room. With the help of short hung chandeliers or even internally installed lighting, bigger room perspective can be highly achievable. It can also make the ceilings look taller.
5. Zen Themes are Emerging
The greatest complaint of condo owners nowadays is stress and pressure from the workplace. Designers are continuously doing extreme with the introduction of Zen inspired themes integrated in modern homes. In 2016, relaxation is possible with this comfortable setting.