Minimalism can be great for new homes. It is functional and smart. We say that the function creates the object. The design of our houses is no exception. As we are looking more and more for openness, to have spaces rather than rooms and to be able to adapt our interior to the more frequent changes in life. Minimalism brings us an answer that is as aesthetic as it is pragmatic. For the structure of the building, simple shapes are popular. Cubes or parallelepipeds organised in horizontal or vertical modules. The exterior decoration gives pride of place to concrete, natural stone, glass and openwork wood. The windows are freed from the bars to be showcases of nature. Indoors, large-sized tiles or low-maintenance plain sidings add to the feeling of space between partitions and glass walls. All with a search for harmony and light.
The renewal of the old
The circular economy and attention to recycling have accelerated the trend towards reconstruction and renovation initiated ten years ago. Current techniques and materials make it possible to re-read traditional heritage and old homes by combining very contemporary styles. Today, we no longer try to make an extension that imitates the style of the house, but rather that is breaking. The different construction periods are clearly displayed to create a new harmony. This allows to give a personal style and also to use materials and construction techniques more efficiently and durable. We can use beautiful older objects in the house, to add a little style and substance. Such as old fashioned Persian rugs, or an old grandfather clock. You can look at the world’s most expensive clocks to get some inspiration for your home.
Sustainable houses have a future
With the cost of energy rising as surely as interest in climate issues, houses have far exceeded the circle of convinced environmentalists. The objective of these constructions is to achieve the lowest possible energy consumption while minimizing heat loss. To achieve this goal, different approaches and techniques are implemented. Like, designing and drawing the building so that the proportions are the most compact. And also making the use of natural sunlight, and designing efficient ventilation. A sustainable house has been designed from the ground up to be energy efficient and pleasant in all seasons: naturally warm in winter and remaining cool in summer.
Technology at the service of life
Home automation and smart systems to manage devices in a home have made a technological leap in recent years. The systems are now connected and allow very high levels of personalization and control (including remote controls. If comfort remains the keyword with the control of lighting, heating, ventilation and household appliances, these systems also make it possible to optimize energy needs and expenditure. Another asset for those who want to preserve the environment and also their finances.
Redesigning your home, to keep only minimal elements and make it smarter will save money and add value to your home. It’s time to make a positive change!
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