The start of a new year is an excellent time to take stock and make plans. It’s also a fantastic time for setting goals and thinking outside the box when it comes to traditional resolutions. Maybe this is the year you want to make major improvements to your health, finances or productivity. Many of these goals translate nicely to your living space; here are some of our favorite house-centric goals for a new year.

Want to lose weight? 

In the context of home, you can literally lose weight by reducing your possessions. If your kitchen counters have become a cluttered eyesore and less functional, consider removing all but the most necessary items. Then perform a home audit and decide which items you’re no longer using that would be great to donate. Lighten up your visual space by creating clean, uncluttered spaces in the areas of your home where you spend the most time.

Want to save money?

A fantastic way to save more money is to spend less of what you make. Finding a healthy balance of spending and saving can feel like giving yourself a raise! This year, resolve to spend less on your water bill by employing water-saving tactics. Consider installing a Delta H2Okinetic shower head that creates a wave pattern that makes the shower feel warmer and wetter.

Want to get organized?

Taking time to straighten things up and establish order can save time and frustration in the long run. If you’re losing time searching for things, try giving each important item a special place in your home. This concept even applies to your refrigerator and junk drawer. Straightening these spaces will return them to functionality, and you might even find a few things you thought were lost. 

Want to travel more?

The changing of years causes people to think back on the trips they’ve taken and to daydream about all the places they have yet to explore. Whether you want to relive wonderful memories of a recent vacation or feel closer to the beauty of a faraway land, incorporate the design themes of your favorite places into your own space. If you don’t want to go overboard, consider updating a powder room or guest bath with a multicultural style. 

Want to spend more time with family?

A common resolution is to devote more to family. If you create a living space you’re proud to share with loved ones, you’ll naturally spend more time gathered there. Which room in your home is the most popular for spending time together? Chances are, it’s the kitchen, so invest some thought into new designs and updates that will make this space a true gathering ground.

As you make plans to conquer another trip around the sun, remember to make resolutions for your home that will increase your enjoyment of it. Choose a few projects to tackle, considering where you’ll get the most bang for your buck. What projects and upgrades do you hope to tackle this year? Get inspired for the new year and share your home resolutions with us on social media.