Eight New Ideas for your Home in 2024

Houzz Pool TrendsEight new ideas for your home in 2024. From things to check off your list in an hour, how to declutter in the new year, to tips on how to transform a boring bathroom into an airy space.  You’ll find it all in this month’s Houzz articles.

To-Dos: Your January Home Checklist:
January may be cold and dark, but it can also be a time for bold beginnings. Make the most of your month by clearing space in your home, boosting warmth and dreaming up plans for the year ahead. Here are 13 to-dos to give your home a little midwinter TLC.

10 Things Organized People Do First Thing in the Morning:
For many of us, the morning is a busy blur of family breakfasts, random tasks, frantic clock-watching and rapid showering. So how can a morning feel more calm than chaotic, more productive than problematic? One option is to take a leaf out of a truly organized person’s book and work a few of their can’t-live-without routines into your life. Here are 10 organizational approaches to try.

10 Things to Remember While Decluttering in the New Year:
The beginning of a new year is a natural time for fresh starts. If you’re planning to take advantage of that new year burst of energy and motivation to tackle the clutter around your house, this guide can help. Read on for 10 essential things to remember when purging clutter — including making an exit strategy for your stuff, taking a low-pressure approach to decluttering, surviving a shopping freeze and more.

28 Home Design Trends That Will Define 2024: Change is to be expected. But lately it seems change is occurring at lightning speed. In response, some people are looking to slow life down by creating nurturing homes with warm, neutral colors, natural materials and a style that will last through whatever the world stirs up. You’ll find features that exemplify that sentiment, as well as other notable ideas, in this collection of 28 home design and remodeling trends set to dominate in 2024.

Bathroom of the Week: Soothing Spa Retreat With Dramatic Flair:
Cramped” and “dated” aren’t typically words that evoke a spa-like atmosphere. So to gain the look and feel of a relaxing bathroom retreat, this couple reached out to designer Melissa Rieser for help. Rieser scrapped the no-elbow-room shower, large built-in tub and basic vanity and established a light and airy layout with a wet-room setup and a furniture-style wood vanity. Meanwhile, dramatic large-format blue porcelain wall tiles with stunning striations create a jaw-dropping yet soothing focal point in this warm and welcoming new space.

12 Gardening Ideas You Can Count as Resolutions:
While you’re thinking about goals for the year, don’t forget about adding gardening to the list. Gardening can be a great way to accomplish common resolutions like eating healthier, getting more active and reducing stress while doing something you enjoy. To take your garden to the next level, consider adding some of these garden-specific goals to your resolution list.

The Top 10 Home Bars of 2023:
Whether carved out of a kitchen or built into a living or dining room, a home bar eases and elevates one’s ability to entertain. A beverage fridge, ice maker and sink are on many homeowners’ wish lists, but a simpler drinks area with storage space and a worktop offers a lot of functionality as well. For a range of setups and styles, check out this countdown of the most-saved home bar photos of the year.

The Top 10 Pools of 2023:
The weather may be chilly where you are, but a look at this countdown of the most popular swimming pools on Houzz in 2023 will get you dreaming of summer. The clean lines of rectilinear pools remain a favorite, while the supporting structures — pavilions, cabanas, decks and terraces — give each swimming spot its own style.