November 23, 2022
When it comes to home improvements, buying trends have certainly changed in recent years.
In the wake of the pandemic, many homeowners have found a new love for their homes and have decided to invest in their properties.
And with the internet at our fingertips, giving them access to literally millions of home improvement ideas at the touch of a button, consumers generally want more options to choose from in real life.
The industry has seen an increased demand for different styles, colours and applications, and at Dekko, we’ve certainly seen a trend for spending more money – today’s homeowners are much more willing to invest in quality over cheap and cheerful options, creating a growing liking for more luxurious aesthetics.
And when it comes to windows in particular, we’ve seen some emerging trends in recent months.
At Dekko, we’ve recorded a strong demand for colour in both uPVC and aluminium windows, having seen around 55% of our orders in the past year being for coloured profile.
Coloured profile has of course been a growing trend across the industry for a while now, especially in the post-lockdown home improvement boom, and there’s certainly been a big uptake in people choosing colour over the standard white products we’re used to.
Popular colours we’ve seen are black, cream, agate grey, anthracite grey, Chartwell green, and even woodgrain effects.
The idea that windows are simply just functional elements of a home is quickly changing, and with a growing range of slim profile windows available, it’s never been easier for homeowners to access this stylish aesthetic without sacrificing the efficiency or thermal performance of traditional, thicker windows.
Without a doubt, unobstructed views of the outdoors have become one of the most frequently requested aspects of new windows, and we’ve certainly been seeing an increased interest in window systems that are completely flush, creating a smooth, ultra-modern and clean aesthetic that’s popular in both traditional and contemporary homes.
Smart devices have become an integral part of society, and as the world evolves, it certainly seems that entire homes are becoming equipped with smart devices for entertainment, convenience, and most importantly, security.
Feeling secure in their properties is paramount to homeowners, many of whom have invested in things like smart security cameras and doorbells, so it goes without saying that a window fitted with its own smart security feature would be extremely popular in this day and age.
It’s why at Dekko, most of our products can be fitted with Kubu, the smart-equipped lock from Avantis hardware.
The technology involves a smart sensor being attached to the window or door, which is then linked to the homeowner’s smartphone, enabling them to check whether their window or door is locked or unlocked – at any time and from any location.
In the age of digital technology, smart home security systems have become more popular than ever, and as technology has improved, so have these systems.
Today’s smart homes begin at the front door, and the Kubu Smart Lock is the ideal product for this, combining convenience and security with the latest technology and sophisticated design, while being extremely user-friendly and offering ultimate peace of mind.
At Dekko, our wide range of products is constantly evolving, and is diverse enough to meet very different end user requirements, helping installers offer their customers the latest in glazing.
These include our range of Infinity uPVC windows, manufactured using pioneering Graf weld technology to deliver a seamless finish, and the Residence Collection of windows, the timber-effect uPVC system that’s perfect for period property renovations.
We also offer the Räum collection of luxury aluminium windows, boasting sleek sightlines and optimal light intake.
But we haven’t stopped there – at Dekko, we’re constantly looking out for emerging trends, and have recently invested in a brand new window that will not only offer extremely slim sightlines and a fully flush appearance, but will also boast smart security features that truly make it a world first offering.
Due to be launched soon, we very much look forward to sharing this innovative new window with our installer customers, enabling them to offer the end user something they can’t refuse.
With new window aesthetic trends constantly emerging, it’s vital that suppliers adapt in order to keep up with consumer demand.
Dekko has a commitment to meeting our customers’ needs, and with our current product offering matched with recent investments, we’re certainly prepared to adapt to an ever-changing market.
If you’re an installer looking to offer the best quality products on the market, look no further than Dekko.
For high-quality aluminium and PVC products, contact Dekko by calling 0161 413 2473, or by contacting us directly.
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