The annual convention for unveiling new products, materials, technology and services for the home improvement industry happened in Las Vegas in January. With the home improvement industry undergoing a major change, especially in technology, there was quite a lot going on.Whether you are building a new home or remodeling an existing one, here are 5 of the newest home remodeling trends of 2016.
Virtual reality meets home design
If you are remodeling a home, it is difficult to envision how it will look with a different flooring, furniture, or fixtures. It is only until you are actually in the actual space that you can know if the design was a hit or miss. And this is where virtual reality helps save time and resources. Instead of experimenting with different things, virtual reality lets you create a virtual design of the room and fit it with anything you’d like. The experience is pretty much similar to what you’d get in a real home.
Technology that helps conserve water
If water is a problem in your region, or you are looking for purified water for use, then the AquaBoy Pro II is one of those atmospheric water generators that you will fall in love with. The device collects humidity from the air and generates purified cold or warm water from it. You can also go for smart water heaters that will inform you of the water temperatures and energy consumption.
Better technology in the kitchen
Baking that delicious pizza you ate at a restaurant can now be easily done at home thanks to the new smart pizza ovens. These ovens can cook pizza and smoked meats and don’t need any ventilation. They can reach an ideal pizza baking temperature in 30 minutes.
Luxury appliances get more luxurious
2016 has seen the launch of super luxurious kitchen appliances by Signature Kitchen Suite. The appliances include dishwashers, cooktops, fridges, and many others. These appliances don’t just stand out due to their sophisticated feel and elegant looks, they actually perform more than your average appliance. From refrigerators that order items from your preferred retail shops to smart cooktops, these appliances are the next step in luxury kitchens.
Quality but low maintenance
Although beauty is usually the most influential aspect when choosing home appliances and designs, maintenance also plays a major role. Definitely, you don’t want a counter-top that’s difficult to clean, or steel sinks that will rust after a short time. Many companies performing a complete makeover on most of these products to make them more durable and beautiful. Exterior products are also getting a makeover, among them being siding and other construction material. This makes them more resistant to harsh elements of weather.
Most of these products are in the late stages of development and are expected to be released to the market later this year. There is still a wide range of products being developed. Choose technology and products that will work best for you.