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Popular architectural features for 2016

At KJ Architects, we have been providing quality architectural services for over 40 years. We are an innovative and progressive studio of architects based in Newmarket, Suffolk and London.

Our RIBA chartered practices provide all types of quality architectural services across many different sectors. What’s more, our chartered architects base their work on both quality and value for money, which is applied to every aspect of the design and construction process.

Popular Architectural Features from KJ Architects

As professionals in architectural design, we’ve decided to take a look at some popular architectural features for 2016, including contemporary design, open plan rooms and more.

Contemporary design

It is important not to get confused with modern and contemporary when discussing contemporary design. Modern design refers to design features that arose in the early twentieth century (1920’s-1950’s), where contemporary design is a design of the moment. It is ever changing.

Contemporary design of 2016 is characterised by an emphasis of line and form, contemporary spaces are generally open and make the most of natural light. Ornamentation, or ‘clutter’, is unwelcome in contemporary design, but a room will include a couple of pieces that will be the focal point of the room.

Contemporary rooms generally appear clean, spacious and are, although minimalistic and expansive, not cold or dull.

Because contemporary designs create a sophisticated, yet comfortable aesthetic, it is an extremely popular design option for private residential architecture.

Whether you are looking for a contemporary or more traditional design, at KJ Architects, our flexible approach to architecture allows us to offer quality and innovative solutions for one-off house builds and extensions for private and residential properties.

Open concept floor plans

Similarly to the open, expansive feel offered by contemporary design, many homeowners are opting for an open concept floor plan to make their home more spacious.

Ideal for families and people who like to entertain, an open concept floor plan blends all your rooms into one to create a free-flowing, relaxed atmosphere in your property.

Outdoor entertaining

Outdoor entertaining unsurprisingly goes hand-in-hand with those homeowners that are keen on open concept floor plans. Garden rooms, BBQ huts, hot tubs, orangeries, decking and other forms of practical outdoor features are popular with those who want to entertain friends and family in their home.

Feature rooms

Rooms based on the homeowner’s interests are becoming increasingly popular for 2016. Think cinema rooms, libraries, wine rooms, games rooms, turbo training rooms, sports massage rooms or children’s physical activity rooms.

Contact us at KJ Architects for exclusive architectural services

KJ Architects can deliver exclusive architectural services for clients in search of a specialised, upmarket architecture solution.

If you would like any more information regarding our exclusive architectural services in London and surrounding areas, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or alternatively speak to one of our architects direct by calling us on 01638 662393.



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    Popular architectural features for 2016