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What a year it’s been. WFH (working from home) has become the new norm, the usual daily routine has been totally transformed and families have spent more time than ever together – in a good or not so good way – we’ll let you decide.

It’s made people consider their spaces from a different perspective. Communal areas became territorial office space, spare rooms were commandeered for zoom calls and gardens became a vital substitute for traditional outdoor social venues.

The challenges of Covid living will no doubt influence the demand for homes that offer a ‘live/work’ layout and spaces that satisfy all members of the family: developers who ignore those requirements risk falling short of their buyers’ expectations.

Home builders would be wise to study the shift in lifestyles. Many people now WFH permanently, others have discovered a passion for gardening or entertaining outdoors. Multi generations may choose to co-habit, rather than risk a return to the painful separations under Covid regulations.

We have certainly developed a different relationship with our homes and new build houses need to reflect the ‘new normal’.

50 shades of grey

50 Shades of Grey?

For a colour palette that’s on-trend for 2018, home owners should consider grey to create contemporary interiors and a calm ambience.

Designers have been using grey liberally throughout 2017 and with good reason. Tones range from cool shades to warm hues and complement most other contrasting colours.

Team with brights, like orange and turquoise to create impact or match with whites and soft pastels for a classic English feel.

Grey will be featured across the choices of tiles and kitchens at the Huthwaite development, by Baile Homes. Practical, stylish and easy to live with, grey creates a monochromatic backdrop that will be around for some time. It’s simple to update with accessories and accent colours, exactly what you need for a flexible home.

Grey KitchenPorcelanosa, renown for quality, will be supplying our beautiful tiles and fittings. Their designers will be on hand to help you create your perfect space, reflecting your own style. When you buy a Baile Home, the interior is as impressive as the exterior.

Our individually built, detached homes are ready to reserve now.

Details of all the properties at Huthwaite Court can be found on our agent’s website or call Blundells on 0114 287 0112.

End Of The Road For Iconic Furniture Copies

From April 2017, sales of designer, reproduction furniture will be no longer allowed under new copyright laws. Many retailers are selling off their stock, including iconic pieces inspired by Ray & Charles Eames, Corbusier and Miles van der Rohe at discounted prices. Read more…