(BPT) - The new year is all about change, and the relationship you have with your home has likely changed significantly this year. After spending so much time at home, many people are reevaluating their spaces.
As the new year begins, take the opportunity to explore home makeovers and new room designs. What dreams do you have for your home? From incorporating technology to making your space more efficient, the possibilities are endless. Here are some ideas to get you inspired.
Create a home office
Many people are working remotely right now without an end date in sight. And even after things get back to normal, work life is bound to look different. A designated working space is a valuable addition to your productivity regimen, and you'll find that it makes home feel a bit more like the office. Even if you don’t have the square footage to build out an office, get creative with what you have. Try taking the doors off your guest bedroom closet for a tiny home office or reimagining some of the lesser used rooms in your home. Remember that attic? It might be a great place to set up shop for a quiet workday.
Upgrade your appliances
This year has proven that our kitchens are more important than ever — and the most important parts of our kitchens are the appliances that we use every day. If it’s been a while, consider upgrading your appliances for a modern look and more efficient functionality. For example, LG Electronics developed LG Proactive Customer Care, an AI-enabled preventative maintenance service that will alert you about any potential issues with your LG smart appliances before it becomes a problem. It will also remind you when it's time to change a filter or buy a replacement part. If you're making a big investment for your home, why not make sure it lasts a long time?
Spruce up the outdoors
Outdoor space continues to become more and more valuable. A little outdoor work can help increase the value of your home. Smart outdoor investments include shade covers for your patio or porch, outdoor heating elements and outdoor kitchens. For a shorter-term solution, try adding more seating with built-in benches for socially distant gatherings.
Enhance the HVAC system
HVAC systems no longer have to be loud or clunky. New wall-mounted, duct-free HVAC systems from LG come in a variety of styles and can be easily installed by a contractor. The ultra-quiet “Art Cool” options even look like a photo frame on the wall and allow you to display your own artwork. These systems also allow you to adjust the temperature from an app on your phone or using simple commands through Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Find purpose for unused spaces
If you have a spot in your home that goes unused, it’s time to find it a new purpose. For example, many homes have formal dining rooms that no one ever steps foot in. If you have an abandoned space, try turning it into something you’ll use more often. A game room, home office or a space for fitness are all good ideas to consider.
Do you have a list of home goals for 2021? Use these home makeover ideas to make them a reality.