Architectural Trends for 2020

This year it is predicted that we will see several changes and trends in modern architecture as designers and engineers are forced to rethink the way they build new homes and commercial spaces in relation to climate change.

We are expecting to see a lot of greener focused designs that use environmentally friendly methods and materials to increase sustainability.

Let’s take a look at what we are expecting to see this year.

Making the most of the outdoors

We have seen some of this already in 2019, however, in 2020 we are going to continue to see a focus on bringing the outdoors, indoors. This has been achieved cleverly by using glass “curtains”, balconies, terraces and patios. Architect Chester have already been seen to incorporate frameless balustrades and panoramic windows throughout their design allowing you to open up your space when the weather is good.

Smart Homes and introducing automation

There has been a surge in the number of smart gadgets on the market from video doorbells, automated lighting and heating features. In 2020, we are expecting to see a significant rise in newly built homes having automation systems put into place to not only control the goings on in your home via your smart device but also to keep your home secure. It is thought that by using smart systems your home also provides greater comfort and lower bills as you are able to “turn on your home” when you really need to.

Open spaces which are adaptable

Open plan spaces within homes are becoming more popular and in 2020 we are expecting this to be the case with adaptable open spaces too. Adaptable spaces give you the ability to transform your space according to your preference as walls and partitions are now a thing of the past so your space can become whatever you want it to be. Kitchens, living rooms and even bathrooms has thought to be the norm has now been expanded to include the terrace and even the bedroom, giving spaces a more fluid feel.

Extra attention on kitchens and bathrooms

Continuing the aspect of kitchens and bathrooms, there is going to be a big change in 2020 to make them the main focus in your home. Kitchens continue to be one of the main focus areas in the home, and architect Chester are looking to emphasise this further.

Bathrooms, however, are no longer going to be the average space where you need to do your necessary grooming, but a place for relaxation. In 2020, expect to see a spike in bathtubs and jacuzzi sales as more and more people want to take the time to relax after a busy day at work.

Industrial and minimalist designs

Industrialism continues to rise this year with the use of natural materials such as concrete, iron, aluminum, wood and even recycled plastic.

Also, minimalism continues to be a popular design move with clean lines and modern materials.