7 Home Remodeling Resolutions For the New Year
Each new year, personal resolutions are made. The 2021 Home Remodeling Resolutions include making home improvements. Due to the pandemic, people spend more time at their homes and use them differently. We noticed that certain areas of our homes were not functioning properly, are no longer functional, and have been unable to use them for several months. We have seen the need to make home improvements due to our changing lifestyles.
Here’s a list of the top seven resolutions in 2021, which promise to boost our energy levels and make homes safer and sounder in the new year.
#1 Transform a rarely-used space into a functional room you need
Have you noticed areas in your home that aren’t being utilized to their full potential? This year, think “flex space”, and you will be amazed at how much you can achieve. Some creative home design ideas can make languishing areas of your home into some of the most valuable and favorite spaces.
- Are you looking for space under stairs? You can rethink the space and add storage or a reading nook or private office. To keep valuables safe and accessible, you can use the understairs space for custom shelving, drawers, pull-out drawers, and closet space. Consider adding extra space to the area if you have an open area.
- Corners can work– Depending upon its structural integrity, a wall at a corner can be made into a creative space. For example, custom shelving can be used to display collectibles and art. Consider converting the corner to a unique reading or bar seat, even if it is not structurally valuable.
- Open spaces for partitioning If you have an open floorplan that suddenly lacks privacy and is a little too open, it might be worth dividing your room into smaller sections to make your home more private. This could be used as a home gym, home office, mudroom, or playroom. Screens, partial walls, unique shelving and different colors can be used to maximize space and add comfort and livability to your home.
- Create a multi-purpose area If your guest room is not being used, consider making it a multipurpose room. This includes a Murphy bed, unique shelving, and additional data and power outlets.
There are many ways you can create useful, flexible spaces in your house! You only have to think of what you can do with it. Consider adding a mezzanine to your high ceilings. You could also use the nooks in a long hallway as hanging storage. Even an unutilized formal dining room can still be useful and can be re-converted to an entertaining space.
#2 Make Your Home Smarter
With smart technology, your home can be a part of the future. Smart technology makes it easier to live in the future, saves energy, increases safety, and secures your home. Smart thermostats can be paired with new heating and cooling systems to keep you comfortable, while also saving you energy when you’re away from home. It is easy to program once and it will adapt to changes in the environment for optimal and efficient energy usage.
Smart lighting systems are able to reduce your electric bill by automatically turning off lights when there is no one in the room. If you are away, you can set the lights to turn on and off at specific times. A host of smart locks, doorbells and other security features help keep families and homes safer.
You can also find many new smart appliances to help you with your kitchen remodel project. Smart refrigerators are available to update your shopping lists, make extra ice when guests arrive, and notify your smartphone if the refrigerator door is left open. Smart ovens, stovetops, and refrigerators can automatically check your roast’s temperature as well as turn down the heat in your sauce.
You can use Bluetooth and voice commands to control the temperature and flow of your shower, as well as warm your toilet seat and heated floor on cold mornings.
#3 Make a Green Home
There are many sustainable and recycled materials available today. Smart cooling, heating, and lighting systems are all part of smart technology.
Modern light fixtures now use energy-efficient, long-lasting LED lamps. To make your remodeling project more sustainable, you might be able to salvage doors and wood panels. Donate any materials you don’t use to Habitat For Humanity.
#4 Give Your Home Storage
Every homeowner needs plenty of storage space. When remodeling your home this year, ensure you have organized storage space for appliances and non-perishable goods. Also, consider storing items that create clutter and should be kept out of view. One solution is to expand or customize your closets. You can improve the organization of your closet by assessing how it is used. Built-in racks or hooks, shelves or drawers can maximize the space available in each closet. You can also have custom-built shelves or benches that provide storage space.
#5 Work Wellness in Your Bathroom
After the past year, bathroom remodeling is a significant undertaking. It involves creating a space that’s comfortable to get dressed in the morning and unwind in the evening. You can transform your bathroom into an oasis of luxury and spa with bathroom features. These elements include a rainshower head, hydrotherapy bathtub, mood lighting, and smart speaker-controlled sound systems. Your new vanity can also include a smart TV so that you can catch the latest news or your favorite shows as you get ready.
#6 Maximize Your Garage
Another place that can accumulate clutter is the garage. Consider covering your garage with epoxy to resist oil and grease stains if you are looking to remodel it or add a garage. For better lighting, add windows or build-in storage to store tools, equipment, and gardening supplies.
ADUs can be converted from an existing garage. These tiny, yet fully enclosed living spaces are a modern way to keep elderly family members and/or house guests safe and secure.
#7 Add a Mudroom To Your Home
Mudrooms are gaining popularity. These rooms can be used as a place to put your muddy boots, hang coats and bring in pets from outside. You can keep your main entryway clear by creating a separate mudroom, which will minimize any mess and protect your carpets. A built-in bench can be used to store shoes underneath. Use waterproof, easy-to-clean materials and plenty of closet space.