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Feeling like your home is due for a refresh? Renovations can be daunting, costly, and time-consuming — but often smaller upgrades can have a big impact. Here are some trending ideas for sprucing up your space this year.

Energy efficiency and sustainability 

Though these upgrades may not have a visible impact, making your home more energy efficient and opting for sustainable changes can improve your quality of life — and the environment. These updates could include switching to water-efficient appliances and faucets, opting for a tankless water heater, upgrading your windows and doors, and using eco-friendly materials.

Wellness areas

Your home is your sanctuary, so why not carve out spots dedicated to wellness? Try creating a yoga nook, a meditation room, or even installing an at-home sauna to bring some Zen to your every day. 

Trendy tiles

Add an extra oomph to your kitchen or bathroom with fresh tile. Instead of the classic white subway tile, try different shapes (like octagon or herringbone), colours (go bold!), and finishes and textures, like stone. Think international with Portuguese or Moroccan patterns, or try terrazzo. 

Smart-home systems

For a fast — and dust-free — renovation, make your home smarter in 2024. Technology like smart lighting, security systems, and thermostats are quick and convenient fixes.

Multi-purpose spaces

During the pandemic, we had to adapt our homes to fit new needs. This trend of designing versatile, multi-purpose spaces will only increase this year as people continue to think outside the box — basements can double as home offices, playrooms as guest rooms, and mudrooms as laundry spaces. Creativity can make your home even more functional.  

Clever storage solutions

If it feels like there’s never quite enough storage at home, it may be time to invest in some smart storage. Convert empty spaces, like the attic or under the stairs, into organized and usable areas to keep clutter contained yet accessible, or add built-ins to bedrooms that lack closet space. 

What home renovation projects are you planning this year?