In 2022, everyone loves convenience. And this is especially true when it comes to the features and functionality of the home. In fact, recent surveys have shown that more than half of all homeowners attempt to remodel within the first few years of ownership either for design or convenience.
When it comes to being comfortable in your home, you want to add the right elements that offer both convenience and comfort. However, if you still want to keep your home aesthetically appealing, you don’t want to sacrifice design for functionality. Thankfully, there are many ideas to work with that offer both of these elements.
If you’ve spent any amount of time looking at modern home designs, whether a townhome, condo, or a single-family residential home, you’ve likely seen quite a few multi-purpose interior design elements. And this is where the fun begins.
Here, we’ll explore some practical design ideas that offer convenience and appeal to the modern homeowner.
When you think of a home elevator, many might immediately envision an elaborate mansion with marble floors that lead up to an infinity pool flanked by winged cherubim. However, you don’t have to live in the lap of luxury to have an elevator in your home in the modern world.
Home elevators not only offer you the convenience of effortlessly ascending to upper floors in your home, but they are also easily affordable and offer an appealing modern design. And there are many other elements to consider for having an elevator in your home:
- Convenience for friends and family
- Moving heavy items upstairs
- Convenience for elderly guests
- Appealing design
- Takes up little space
Home lifts come in a variety of styles, many of which are well lit and offer an unobstructed 360-degree view while being able to transport 350 pounds. Additionally, the diameter of these elevators is around 30 inches, making it a perfect fit for any home, and for one person to ascend to upper levels within the home in comfort and style.
While you may be tempted to buy shelving, building in your own shelving allows for a greater means of control on space. And depending upon the items you wish to showcase (or store) on your shelves, you’ll have a few options to consider.
For example, in 2022, staircase-style shelving is popular. And these types of shelves also take up a bit more space than traditional wall shelves. However, if you build a staircase shelving system, you can also enclose it and use the interior for hideaway storage.
The beauty of shelving as a design element is that it can be used in any location you deem fit. And it’s not uncommon for many homeowners to incorporate bookcase-style shelving in dens, studies, children’s rooms, or in a home office.
Additionally, home shelving also adds value to your home. And when you incorporate your shelving with interior design quality, these sleek new additions will offer you the convenience of storing your belongings while also lending a design aspect to the home as well.
Both interior and exterior lighting needs to be considered when remodeling your home or adding any new elements. And this is because, with the wrong lighting, your visibility won’t be adequate, and this can actually pose a safety hazard as well.
For example, Exterior lighting can be used for an aesthetic element, as well as for safety. Lights that are placed on the corners of homes are often used for security purposes. This type of lighting, often in the form of floodlights, also acts as deterrents for would-be thieves as they illuminate the darker corners of your property at night.
In addition, lighting can also play a huge role when it comes to your mood. And just like color can affect mood, the wrong lighting can have you living in gloom if you’re not careful.
Interior lighting might also need to be considered when remodeling, and this has more to do with the type of lighting you use. Adjustable lighting offers you the ability to control the amount of light in any particular room. And soft lighting can be used to accent corners of your home, or if you prefer a more relaxing and even amount of light in your living space.
Coming up with comfortable remodeling ideas can be fun. And depending on the style of home you own, you may find that you have several options to choose from when it comes to making your home more comfortable and functional.