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Have a Sneak Peak at Home Renovation Trends to be Followed in 2019

Have a Sneak Peak at Home Renovation Trends to be Followed in 2019

The new year is just around the corner. So, if you had plans of renovating your house last year, it is high time to make it real.

Stepping on the floor of your newly furnished bathroom, cooking some delicious dishes in the kitchen for your guests in your upgraded kitchen with improved functionalities in this new year – all of it sounds like a great idea, isn’t it?

Well, when the team Smart Reno is here to help you out, you should not be stressing about anything as such. All you need to do is to know the current design trends that will rule in 2019 and infuse some of it in your home as well.

Taking inspirations from new trends are the thing we follow and therefore collaborating with us will make your dream home alive.

Now, let us help you out with the ongoing and future trends of home renovations in Brisbane for turning your choice easy. Read on.

  • Going for Minimal with Matte in Kitchen

Last year, it was all about the luxurious white flow in the kitchen that prevailed. In the coming year, there may be some people who would still love to stick to glossy white. However, if you are not comfortable with it, going for matte finish will be an excellent choice for you as it is in trend as well.

Grid texture, separate kitchen sinks for different purposes, pendant lighting, open shelving and even making space for indoor gardening (small herb plants) are the trendsetter of the season. Consult our experts to know which of the designs suit best for your kitchen remodelling and go for it.

  • Eco-Friendly Outdoor Space

If you have enough space in front of your building, there is much more you can do with it except for landscaping and gardening.

Undoubtedly, going for eco-friendly choices regarding deck building, pergola construction and even regarding choice of the furniture is not only considered as a priority in Australia but also all over the world.

So, this is high time for you to turn the tables and make your unused front yard a comfortable, relaxing zone. Going for wooden decks is the first criteria and also have a pergola is something that will enhance your property value. Powder coated aluminium made sofa and neutral coloured fabric should be in your list too for these are indeed the best options to go in the coming year.

  • Neutral Colour Pallete for Bathroom Decor

Subway tiles were undoubtedly one of the most happening bathroom trends that were being followed last year. This year, just like the kitchen tiles, going for the matte finished tile is the new trend. For colour palettes, the experts of home renovation in Holland Park would suggest you to choose neutral colours over the bright ones to keep the contemporary flavour alive.

Freestanding baths are the thing to choose even if you have the problem of a space crunch in your bathroom. Sleek double-trough basins will be the best complementary element to go with that. You have to focus on the light fixtures too for completing the renovation successfully. Back-lit mirrors, wall mounted pendant lighting and under-shelf lighting will be some of the brilliant choices.


It will take some time before new year for planning and executing the entire home renovation if you wish to get it done by the end of December. So, get in touch with our experts as soon as possible and celebrate this new year at its best in your newly furnished home.

“Think Before You Renovate This X-Mas” – 4 Aspects to Keep In Mind

“Think Before You Renovate This X-Mas” – 4 Aspects to Keep In Mind

Undergoing home renovations can be tough, and regardless of how many times you go for it, it always seems to bring unique surprises.

Be it a costly kitchen remodelling, or a comprehensive bathroom makeover, the first genuine piece of advice would be to expect the unexpected. More so when you are looking to renovate your old house.

With X-Mas fast approaching; you would probably think that you’ve got your work cut out for you! Don’t worry. This post contains little nuggets of information which will help you perform the renovation to perfection for that special day.

Follow closely!

  1. Always Keep 20% Extra In Your Estimated Budget: 

Yes, you and your siblings have planned a lot to make this the best X-mas celebration ever, but keep this aside and focus on the task at hand. You should be optimistic and do your homework on the budget.

As a bit of advice; you should always keep 20% extra in your planned budget- to be on the safe side.

You can speak to our experts at Smart Reno about your renovation requirements. If needed, they can even come over to your home, perform a proper inspection and then give you a rough sketch about how much you will need to expense.

  1. Being Realistic With Your Renovation Plan: 

You wish to surprise your guests on X-mas with a new and updated home ambience, but that doesn’t mean you should exhaust your bank account to fulfil that. What you should do is have a more realistic renovation approach based on your budget, condition of the house and the available resources.


  • If you wish for a gourmet kitchen with stone flooring as well a complete marble bathroom renovation; it could exceed your budget as well as your timeline. 
  • Plus whether you wish to stick to the old theme or go for a new one with a mix of metals with your personal styling; is another thing to clear out.

In the market, there are many different renovation concepts which you can choose as per your space and budget. Porcelain, for one, is a good option for bathrooms. They are stylish, contemporary and cost way lesser than natural stones.

Our trained and experienced custom home builders in Brisbane strive to make stunning homes tailored to your needs.

They will present you with trending renovation concepts with quality materials at competitive pricing. By focusing on even the finer details, our experts will help turn your abode into a specimen of beauty this X-mas.

  1. The Purpose of The Renovation:

One of the most important aspects to ponder upon is the purpose of the renovation. Being clear about what elements you want to change and what you wish to recycle will help you plan your budget and timeline better.

Being distracted or unclear of your renovation objective will prevent you from achieving what you strive.

Fret not; our experts at Smart Reno will sit down with you and discuss whatever you want out of the renovation. If requested, they will also guide properly about the design, colour and materials to carve the best renovation possible.

  1. Having The Right Renovation Experts: 

Last, but not the least; you should invest time in finding a quality home renovation company. At first, every company performing home renovations in Brisbane seems good but only if you dig deep, do the differences become clear.

  • You should check market stature, customer satisfaction record and types of projects completed so far.
  • You should check their renovation packages and if they adhere to the accepted rates in the industry or not.
  • Inquire about their renovation approach by checking these aspects.
  • Do they provide a preliminary agreement?
  • Do they define project specifications to meet your requirements?
  • Will they always be there to monitor and control the construction and quality check-ups?

At Smart Reno, we are ready to answer whatever questions you ask us before your project. The first step for us is always to take key learnings from your project and achieve greater accuracy when we start our work.

So, why are you waiting? X-mas is around the corner.