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— 16 January, 2024

2024 Guide to Home Improvements

2024 is here and it’s the perfect time to tackle the renovations you’ve been planning for months. Luckily for you, we’ve got all of the home improvement trends covered so you can make some serious impact in your home this year. Whether you’re thinking of changing your paint colour or installing a Plungie, we’ve got plenty of ideas to suit all lifestyles, skill levels and budgets. Let’s take a look at the renovation trends that you’ll be seeing everywhere in 2024!

 

2024 Pool Trends

Tanning Ledges

Tanning ledges, sun shelves, baja shelves — whatever you want to call them, they’re in for 2024! A tanning ledge is a large, shallow bench space at the entry of a pool that allows you to lounge in the sun while still enjoying the water. Not only are tanning ledges perfect for relaxing, but they’re also a great spot for the little ones to play. 

All of our pool models offer generous bench space, so you can easily achieve this trend with Plungie. As the world’s largest monolithic pre-cast concrete swimming pool, the Plungie Max offers a luxurious 4m2 bench space — plenty of room for soaking up the rays with friends and family. Just don’t forget to slip, slop, slap!

 

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Smart Pool Maintenance

Smart technology integrations aren’t just for the home. In 2024, more homeowners are enhancing their lifestyle and integrating technology into their pools too! 

At the top of the list is automated maintenance that would otherwise take up valuable hours on your weekends. The Henden H3 Robotic Cleaner allows you to set-and-forget your pool maintenance with smart features including a weekly timer and built-in navigation. The active scrubbing technology will help keep your pool sparkling all year round without you having to lift a finger. 

Automated pool maintenance doesn’t stop there though. With our Smart ECO Equipment Package, you can even manage your water quality via WiFi connectivity. With these smart pool integrations, you can spend less time cleaning your pool and more time enjoying it.

 

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Eco-Friendly Pool Designs

Increased interest in sustainability is also set to influence pool ownership in 2024, with more homeowners choosing energy-efficient heating options. Concrete is a great insulator, so Plungies can help reduce energy consumption by retaining heat for longer. We also offer energy-efficient inverter heat pumps to help keep energy costs down over the cooler months.

If you’re looking to reduce the overall carbon footprint of your home improvement project — we’ve got the solution for you. Independent lifecycle analysis shows that Plungies have a 41% lower carbon footprint than traditional concrete pools. This is a cradle-to-grave analysis, so takes into consideration everything from raw materials and manufacturing, to transport and end-of-life recycling.  

 

2024 Outdoor Design Trends

Japandi Style 

The Japandi outdoor style trend is appearing in backyards everywhere, and for good reason. Combining Japanese minimalism with Scandinavian cosiness, Japandi style is perfect for those who want to create a tranquil outdoor space. By using natural materials like wood and stone, you can create a beautiful, yet functional oasis. 

Steph and Gian’s winning backyard on The Block 2023 is the perfect example of Japandi style, with stone, wood and bamboo incorporated into the space. They also embraced our next 2024 outdoor design trend in their backyard by creating a wellness hub at home.

 

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Wellness Hubs At Home

Homeowners are bringing their favourite amenities to their backyard in 2024 with their very own wellness hubs. Whether it’s a cold plunge pool or spa, we’re seeing more outdoor spaces designed for relaxation and rejuvenation. With add-ons like our inverter heat pumps and spa jet packages, you can get the best of both worlds with Plungie. Steph and Gian nailed this trend in House 4, with the addition of a private backyard sauna next to their Plungie Original.

 

Low Water Usage Landscapes

As part of increased eco-consciousness in 2024, more homeowners are designing landscapes that minimise the need for irrigation, otherwise known as  ‘xeriscaping’. You can embrace this trend with popular xeriscaping materials including drought-tolerant plants, rocks and mulch.

 

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2024 Interior Design Trends

Tile & Fixture Upgrades

The bathroom is one of the first rooms in the home to show its age, which is why many homeowners are choosing to update their bathroom tiles and fixtures in 2024. Water-saving taps and shower heads are set to be a priority for homeowners when completing their bathroom facelift.

 

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Multipurpose Spaces

In 2024, homeowners are maximising their living spaces by transforming them into multifunctional rooms. These multipurpose spaces will ensure your home keeps up with your evolving needs. Plus, they help show the versatility of your home to potential tenants or buyers. Popular room combinations include:

              • Laundry Room & Mud Room
              • Guest Room & Study 
              • Living Room & Library

 

2024 Interior Design Colour Trends

Blue is back and bigger than ever! It’s no surprise that shades of blue are featured across all three palettes in Dulux’s 2024 colour forecast. Explore the Solstice, Journey and Muse palettes from Dulux today and find your 2024 colour inspiration!

 

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There are so many exciting ways you can transform your home with home improvements in 2024 — from creating multifunctional spaces to installing a Plungie. Hopefully we’ve sparked some renovation inspiration that will enhance your lifestyle and add long-term value to your home. If you’re looking to elevate your outdoor design with a pool in 2024 and want to know more about our innovative solution, download our brochure or contact our team today.

 

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