New Year Home Improvement Tips
A brand new year brings with it possibilities and chances to start fresh and improve things that didn’t go well the previous year. You might have vowed to quit smoking, lose some weight, travel new places or spend some more time with your family. But what about your home – the place where you’ll spend most of your year? Fortunately, You don’t have to plan a major home renovation to upgrade your abode. Here are simple ways to improve your house in the new year:
1. Add fresh paint
What better way to make a fresh start in the new year than by adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls. Not only is it one of the easiest ways to improve your home, but it’s also a great way to make your home appear bigger and brighter. For smaller projects, such as powder rooms and bedrooms, try painting these rooms yourself. For larger projects, such as painting an entryway, staircases and living spaces, we strongly recommend hiring professionals to handle the job.
2. Get your space cleaned and organized
Getting rid of clutter is a must. In fact, it’s probably the best and cheapest way to feel better about your home. Of course, the act itself however can be quite overwhelming but can you think of a better way to start the year than with a clear and organized home? Keeping your space organized basically comes down to two things if you stick to them. One is to periodically get rid of whatever things you don’t use often or don’t like at all. The other is to only bring in things that you actually need.
3. Update light fixtures
Adding or improving both interior and exterior lighting is a great way to spruce up your home in the new year. Interior light fixtures should be added to the indoor entryway, living spaces and kitchen. Adding exterior lighting to the outside of your home will not only improve its security but also its overall curb appeal. Entryway fixtures, porch lights and landscape lighting can also make it easier for visitors and guests to find your home. Additionally, updating interior chandeliers, pendants and lamps is an easy way to transform the look and feel of your home.
4. Create a healthy and family-friendly kitchen
The kitchen is the place where families gather together in the midst of all of the hassles of everyday life. While each of us is busy in our work and studies throughout the day, the kitchen is what brings us together.
So why not make as healthy and family-together kitchen as possible? Make your kitchen clean and organized and keep it full of healthy and nutritious ingredients. Look out for some healthy recipes in cookbooks or online. Throw out anything that has overstayed in your kitchen by checking out their expiry dates. And also, transform your kitchen into a place that’s not just about cooking but also about connecting. Make the kitchen more accessible. You could also create a zone for kids in the kitchen. Try to make it multi-purpose and also elegant.
4. Conduct a home energy audit
What better way to save on energy bills in the new year than by conducting a home energy audit. To do so, we recommend hiring a professional auditor to conduct an official energy assessment of your home. These assessments include a “room-by-room examination,” as well as an examination of utility bills. All in all, a home energy audit will determine whether or not there are any air leaks in your home. If there are, you’ll need to improve your home’s overall insulation by sealing your attic, drafty windows and air duct system.
5. Make your home safe and sound
Outfitting your home in smart home devices is one of the best ways to improve your home in the new year. Adding smart home features to your new home can save you money in energy bills, improve your place’s security and make your life easier, overall.
You should also ensure you’re not living with a potential fire, health or security risk. Installing fire detectors. Also check your house for gases like radon and carbon monoxide also. Watch out for dryer lint as well. Make sure your house is properly ventilated. You could also install door and window alarms, that don’t cost much these days. And also, ensure that your house is up to date with latest safety standards.
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