10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home
Have you considered making New Year’s resolutions for your home? Why limit your goals to personal tasks such as losing weight or spending more time with friends? Now that January is here, it’s the perfect time to begin setting resolutions for ways to improve where you – and your loved ones – spend most of your nights and weekends — your beautiful Sky Cove or Sky Cove South home!
Here are 10 New Year’s Homeowner resolutions to consider for 2022.
1. Stop Pinning or Saving Social Media Posts for Later
Many of us scroll through Pinterest boards or Instagram posts and save them for months. However, this year, challenge yourself to bring at least one of those posts to life! Seen the new 2022 color Very Peri trending? Why not paint your office or living room walls that color? Admiring new fresh white sheets you saw on your favorite influencer’s Instagram post? Switch out your old sheets. Don’t just save posts; make it happen.
2. Clean Clutter
Clearing out clutter is one of the best ways to feel better about your home. Go through your home and pick out items that you never use or do not like — then donate, sell, or trash them.
Invest in storage containers to help keep what’s left out of sight, and always consider whether you really need something before you bring it home and potentially add to the clutter.
3. Perform Home Improvement Projects Together
Home improvement projects are a great way to stay productive and doing it together allows for quality family time. Figure out age-appropriate DIY projects for every family member such as gardening together, planting a tree, or painting a room a fresh, new color.
4. Upgrade to Smart Gear
Smart appliances, lighting, and thermostats can save a lot of energy, which is better for both your wallet and the environment.
Smart thermostats connect your HVAC system to the internet; you can control them with a smartphone app and tailor a schedule for your needs, so you don’t waste energy when no one is home.
LED lights use significantly less energy than incandescent light bulbs, so you should replace all the bulbs in your home and switch to LED. You can also connect your lights to a hub such as Google Home to control when they turn on and off.
Luckily, our Sky Cove and Sky Cove South homes are smart home ready. A few of our luxury, efficient features include:
- Recessed lights with LED bulbs in kitchen per plan
- Recessed lights with LED bulbs in foyer, hallways, master baths and additional baths per plan
- Programmable thermostats
- Energy-efficient HVAC systems with minimum 16 SEER rating
- And more!
5. Make Your Home Safe and Healthy
Do you have any invisible threats in your home? In addition to making sure your smoke detectors all have fresh batteries, you should check your home for radon. Have air quality checks conducted to ensure your home is properly ventilated and up to date with the latest safety standards.
6. Create a System for Keeping Your House Clean
Create daily, weekly, and monthly plans for keeping your house clean and divide the work among all family members or residents who can contribute. Keep all the cleaning supplies together in one place and focus on one area or type of cleaning at a time.
7. Cut Down Your Energy Usage
While installing solar panels and driving electric or hybrid vehicles are great ways to use less energy, you do not need to make big investments to reduce carbon footprint. Small changes can make a big difference, including recycling as well as turning off the lights when you leave a room or the sink faucet when brushing your teeth.
8. Rearrange Furniture and Decor
If you are becoming tired of your décor but want to avoid spending money on new interior design, you can give a room a makeover simply by rearranging the furniture, art and accessories. Adding a few new statement pieces can also help refresh the look and layout of a room while still keeping it looking comfortable and spacious.
9. Install Durable, Low-Maintenance Materials
LED lights and solid surface countertops like quartz and granite are great examples of how to upgrade a home with durable, low-maintenance materials that save time and money long-term. LED bulbs can last years or even decades. Solid surfaces are not only trendy and classy, but also easy to maintain. Hurricane impact windows are another good option in areas prone to severe tropical weather.
At Sky Cove and Sky Cove South, our kitchens have Energy Star® stainless steel appliances including 25 cubic ft. side by side refrigerator, glass top range with self-cleaning oven, microwave and dishwasher. Our homes also include hurricane impact windows and doors.
10. Build or Enhance Outdoor Living Space
With people spending more time at home, outdoor living spaces are more important than ever. Build a deck, patio, or other outdoor space or enhance the one you already have with new furniture. Look for deals on outdoor furniture before winter ends.
Find Your Perfect Florida Home Today
If your New Year’s resolution is to buy a house near West Palm Beach, you need to check out the stunning homes at Sky Cove and Sky Cove South. With easy access to West Palm Beach, Lake Okeechobee, and plenty more to see and do, Westlake is a fantastic place to call home in Florida.
For more information about our homes or to schedule a virtual tour, contact us today!