Remodeling & Renovation Trends 2022

Swimming Pool With Glass Pool Fencing

Is your New Year’s resolution to renovate or remodel your home? If so, make sure you’re up-to-date with the top trends of 2022. Read on for the top 6 home renovation projects of 2022:

More investment in home offices

If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s the value of a good (and quiet) home office. In 2022, we’ll see more investment in these work areas as people create more professional spaces in their home.

Your work space’s aesthetic and design plays a role in how you feel and even your energy levels, so ensuring it’s a space you can enjoy being in (while being productive) is a must.

Bold kitchens

Alongside a shift to bold colours and unique tiles, seamless splashbacks and countertops will be making a “splash” (pardon the pun) in 2022.

Glass splashback fits cohesively with the design of any kitchen. Not only will they protect your walls, but they’ll also add value to your home and are designed to last for years with minimal maintenance.

Sustainable design

Sustainability will be a big focus for both indoor and outdoor design in 2022. People are looking to create spaces that are kinder to the environment and easier on their wallets.

This can be done in a number of ways, such as using recycled materials or opting for low-energy appliances. You can also make use of natural light and ventilation wherever possible.

Glazed glass is ideal here, as it helps control the temperature in your home while allowing for natural light.

More emphasis on beautiful bathrooms

No longer just for washing and using the toilet, bathrooms are being transformed into a space for zen and relaxation.

Part of this trend includes the rise of sophisticated shower designs. As more and more houses come without bathtubs, it makes sense people are choosing to luxe out on their showers. Frameless shower screens are one easy way to add instant elegance.

One way people are making use of smaller bathrooms is by creating the illusion of space. Adding more mirrors, or larger mirrors, creates the feel of a larger room.

At Frameless Glass Installations, our mirrors can be custom made to suit any size or space. They’re built to last, featuring expert craftsmanship and the most durable materials.

Multifunctional spaces

Throughout the pandemic, homes have transformed into offices, playgrounds, gyms and more. As people spend more and more time at home, they’re using their bedrooms, kitchens and lounges in all sorts of different ways.

Multifunctional design focuses on maximising the use of every single space inside the house – whether that is transforming your garage into a home workout space or installing additional storage for a children’s playroom.

Pools

Pools, unsurprisingly, are still popular in Queensland.

Recently, people have embraced ambient lighting and darker colours for their pool. Bright blue is out: deep grey and navy are in.

The iron fence is also getting an update. With pools becoming such statement pieces, people want to show them off and are opting for glass pool fencing for a sophisticated a sleek look. They also require minimum maintenance and can be cleaned with simple hose water or cleaning products.

Planning for your 2022 renovations

Take inspiration from these top trends of 2022, or bring your own flair to your home renovation projects. Ultimately, the best design is the one YOU love.

If you’re interested in implementing some of 2022’s biggest trends into your home this year, get in touch with Frameless Glass Installations today. Our friendly team can answer any of your questions, and turn your renovation dream into a reality.

Tips To Puppy Proof Your Pool & Backyard

A new puppy is a real joy. Bringing fun and bundles of love to any household, you probably can’t wait to bring your new furry friend home. However, there is so much to consider before you even get your puppy back to your house; what food they will need, where they will sleep, and how you will train them.

One of the main considerations you should make as a dog owner is ensuring that your pooch is safe in all parts of your home – and this is especially important when it comes to the outside space. This is also a vital thing to think about if you happen to be bringing home a cat or kitten.

Read on to discover how best to pet-proof your backyard and pool area!

Swimming Pool With Glass Pool Fence — Frameless Shower Installations in Maroochydore, QLD

Plants

If you grow plants in your garden, you may find yourself concerned about how to keep them safe from a rambunctious dog or cat. Dogs especially are programmed to dig, so your best bet is to avoid exposed soil, and to put up low borders or barriers around plants. While this might not keep a cat out, it should keep a puppy at bay.

You should also consider what plants you are growing. Some can be poisonous to animals, so check ahead of time and remove any that could pose a danger to your pet, and be careful about what you plant going forward.

Fencing

The last thing you want is for your dog to escape into the neighbourhood, where traffic and other dogs could pose a threat, not to mention those who might steal your pup. Make sure that you install adequate fencing before you let your dog out into your backyard. You should check your existing fencing to ensure that there are no gaps in it – even a small sliver of space can be an escape route for a determined dog. Secure the bottom part of the fencing to keep them from digging their way out.

When doing this, also think about how high dogs can jump. A fence might be adequate at the bottom, but dogs can jump quite high and you may need a taller fence to keep them inside safely. This will also depend on the breed, so do your research.

Pool

Securing your pool so that your dog or cat cannot go for any unexpected swims is essential. Not only can this be dangerous to your pet, but it can contaminate your pool. While you might balk at the idea of putting up a fence around your pool and ruining the look of your stylish backyard, don’t worry. There is a perfect solution.

Glass pool fencing will keep pets away from your pool while still looking incredibly attractive. This allows you to keep your backyard looking great, while you can relax knowing your dogs and cats are safe from taking an unplanned dip.

Get in touch

If you want your outdoor pool to be safe from your furry friend (and vice versa!), then get in touch with Frameless Glass Installations. We provide beautiful and functional glass pool fencing for all types of pools and homes, so let us know how we can help you.

Why Winter Is The Perfect Time To Get New Pool Fencing

If you’re lucky enough to have a pool, there’s no doubt that it will be getting used in the hottest parts of the year to help cope with the intense Australian summer. If you’re thinking about upgrading your pool fencing, you want to do it at a time when you’re not using your pool a lot. Take a look at why winter is the perfect time to get new pool fencing.

Modern Swimming Pool With Glass Fence — Frameless Shower Installations in Maroochydore, QLD

It won’t interfere with outdoor activities

With Australian summers easily reaching the 30s and 40s almost every single day, your home pool is likely to be well used over the summer months. The last thing you and your family want is construction work interfering with your swimming and relaxing. This is why winter is the perfect time to think about getting a new pool fence.

You can get better prices

You are likely to get a much better price on your new pool fence if you decide to get it put up in winter. It comes down to supply and demand. Because spring and summer tend to be popular for pool fence remodelling, contractors will raise their prices accordingly.

The costs for materials are also higher, which can account for the higher costs that are passed along to the consumer. During winter, however, not only are the prices of materials significantly lower, but many contractors will lower their prices to try and increase their business during the offseason. For anyone wanting to get new pool fencing, this makes winter the perfect time.

It will be ready for summer

Construction of any kind can be a lengthy process. If you start the construction on your new fence in the warmer months, you might not be able to use your pool until the fence is finished and will then have to wait for winter to pass as well. This could potentially put your pool out of use for a large portion of the year. If you get your fence constructed in winter, it should be finished just in time for the beginning of summer.

You can beat the rush

While pool fencing can be completed at any time of the year, a lot of people opt to get theirs done in spring and summer. Because of this, many contractors are booked to capacity and may not be able to take your job, or you could potentially have to wait longer than normal for your fence to be finished. Beat the rush and avoid the masses by organising your new pool fencing in winter. While others are rushing to book in contractors, your beautiful new fence will already be completed.

If you are planning on installing a new pool fence soon, we highly recommend getting it done in winter. Not only will you save yourself money, but your pool fence will be completed and ready to use by the time summer rolls around again and your pool gets put to good use. For help with your new pool fence on the Sunshine Coast, why not give us a call on 07 5479 0003? We’re looking forward to starting the project.