The New Year is a time for reflections, resolutions and changes. The start of a New Year allows for a fresh beginning, and whilst this can be personal, it can also relate to your home too. Your home is where you’ll spend a lot of your time in the next year, especially when relaxing, but also when cooking, sleeping and working from home too.
It could be a complete renovation of your home, a makeover for one room of your house, or just a little facelift around the house – whatever you decide to do, the start of the year is a great time to start planning your refresh. There are many ideas you might want to incorporate into your New Year home resolutions.
With the rapid increase in technology within the past decade or so, there are plenty of different technologies and appliances you can now integrate into your home to not only make your life easier but to also help reduce the potential running costs and energy bills of your home.
In 2024, it is worth considering integrating smart technologies such as automatic lights that can be turned on via sensors or connected to your mobile device. This means if you’re in a room in your home which isn’t being used the light won’t be on, however if you walk into it, the sensor will trigger, causing the room to light up. This stops energy being wasted and lights being left on when they’re not in use. Having controls on your phone also allows you to turn off lights when you’re in a completely different room.
Another smart appliance you could consider is a smart thermostat. This smart appliance helps regulate your property to the perfect temperature without you having to lift a finger. That means if your property drops below or above a certain temperature, it will adjust the heating and air conditioning systems of your property accordingly. It also means you can set your thermostat to turn on when you get home from work, allowing you to have a toasty warm living room ready and waiting.
A Home Gym
If your New Year’s resolutions are to become more active and save money; a home gym could be the solution. If you have a spare room in your home or a small space in your room not currently in use, it could be the perfect space to turn into a home gym. Not only can it save you money on a gym membership, it can also help you save time and money on travelling to the gym. As well as the equipment, you can also totally redecorate your room to include everything a regular gym would have, even a mirror for posing in front of.
And even if you don’t have the room for a full home workout set-up, you can utilise smart storage solutions created through bespoke carpentry to store your equipment such as dumbbells, yoga mats and exercise bikes away when not in use.
If you want to maximise the room in your property and make efficient use of floor space, you might want to replan the layout of your home, and redesign some of your larger rooms to become multipurpose spaces.
A multipurpose room is a flexible space that can serve multiple functions and uses within your property, with one newer example being a living room or bedroom that doubles-up as a home office.
Another that you might consider is turning your kitchen into a kitchen-diner, or your living room into a living room-diner. It means a traditional dining room can become a dedicated home office space, a home gym or even an additional bedroom.
New Year Home Resolutions with Your ID
If you’re considering refreshing your home in the New Year and live in Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire or the surrounding areas, Your ID Interior Design can help. We’re trusted, multi-award-winning interior designers based in Bristol that provide high-quality interior design services for your living room, bedroom, kitchen, home office, hallway and other areas of your home, all the way from ideas to implementation.