A new year always provides a fresh incentive to tear down some walls and get out the paintbrush. But if you’re considering indulging in some home renovation in 2024, what are the latest trends and ideas you could be drawing inspiration from?
With a focus on sustainability, open-concept living, smart home integration, and the soothing allure of biophilic design, today we’ll be exploring some of the most exciting trends in home renovation and why giving them a spin doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Because, while hiring professionals armed with tools like combi-drills, demolition hammers or a cordless caulk gun, could help you bring these ideas to life with minimal fuss, many of these ideas can quite comfortably be put together with a little DIY knowledge and a lot of enthusiasm!
2024 is poised to be a year where sustainability takes the spotlight in home renovation with homeowners increasingly opting for sustainable building materials as the media continues to focus more on how it’s our collective duty to save the environment. From reclaimed wood to recycled glass countertops, sustainable choices are making homes greener and more beautiful and it’s not just how it looks either. Many renovations are incorporating energy-efficient appliances and fixtures, as well as renewable energy solutions like solar panels to not only reduce environmental impact but create long-term cost savings.
Open Concept Living
The trend of open-plan living spaces is wonderful for those of us who prefer living a chill existence. Homeowners across the country are knocking down walls to create more open and multifunctional living spaces to enhance the flow and feel of their homes. Open spaces are more inviting and more adaptable, so it’s no wonder they’ve struck a chord in the wake of a pandemic that made us all feel like sardines. Open-concept room designs also tend to include larger windows and glass doors to maximise natural light, bringing a sense of spaciousness and connection to the outdoors.
Smart Home Integration
The integration of smart home technology continues to redefine modern living as more and more of us invest in voice-activated assistants like Amason Alexa and Google Home. These dinky little smart speakers are fast becoming integral parts of our lives, controlling everything from lighting to music via voice command. Smart thermostats and energy monitoring systems, meanwhile, are helping homeowners optimise energy usage, reducing both costs and environmental impact. Even our security systems are getting smarter!
In 2024, biophilic design is set to captivate homeowners by bringing the natural world indoors. The use of natural materials such as wood, stone, and cork can create a soothing and earthy ambience in your internal living spaces, as these materials evoke a sense of connection with the natural world. Indoor plants and vertical gardens are also integral to biophilic design, not only looking beautiful but also improving air quality and infusing otherwise potentially stuffy spaces with vitality.