“Joinery is a category that likes to push boundaries. It’s not boring. We’re seeing stylish flooring and colourful internal doors.
"Some customers want traditional but there’s others that want to make a statement. Bold and geometric patterns are popular as they create a wow factor. They can also play a big part in helping to sell a house.”
“Colourful front doors will be popular again this year. We sold many grey and navy-blue doors in 2018 and even some deep browns but now it’s about achieving vibrant kerb appeal.
“I had a customer visit me last week to order a duck-egg blue front door. I’ve also sold other colours such as red and dark green. I’m just waiting for an eccentric orange or lime green next!
“The benefit of a colourful front door is that it updates the exterior of a home without having to spend thousands!”
“Decorative flooring is on the rise too. We’re getting many requests for Woodpecker’s Parquet flooring which is stylish and elegant. It combines engineered wood which looks fresh and authentic with quirky patterns and lines to create a stand-out effect.
"I like it so much that I have it in my house. I have no doubt we’ll sell lots more throughout 2019.”
"Smart locks on doors is another big trend. It’s huge in the overseas market right now and it’s slowly making its way over to the UK.
“I went to an exhibition in Europe recently and learnt about lots of new technology including doors you can open with your fingerprint and unlock from your mobile phone. It’s amazing how fast technology is advancing.
“If you’re keen to get ahead of the trend, then speak to myself or one of my team today and we can help source what you’re looking for.”
“Bringing the inside out was a massive trend for 2018 and it’s here to stay. I work with many housebuilders who regularly include kitchen-dining rooms with bi-fold doors in their design plans.
“As we fast approach the warmer months, we’ll see more orders of bi-fold doors and other materials that complement it, such as porcelain paving.”