Have a New Year’s resolution that involves home renovations? Let 2020 be the year you finally tackle that dream kitchen remodel, update a former kids room to be your craft room, or just plain get more organized! Here are 5 New Year’s resolutions for the home that we plan to keep. And as a bonus: They’re all great projects to tackle in the Winter!
Keep Things Warm
It’s amazing what a difference upgrading your windows to more energy efficient ones makes! Replacement windows is the #1 home improvement project that homeowners are completely satisfied with every single time.
Another way to keep things warm is by sealing up any cracks around the house to lower heating/cooling costs and be sure things are well insulated. Lately, our clients have been big fans of installing radiant heating in the flooring.
Keeping Things Clean
Your HVAC and furnace filters probably need to be swapped out for new. Ideally they should be changed out every few months, or more often if your air quality is compromised from pollutants. So now’s the time, if you’ve been putting it off!
We’re also all about combating indoor air pollution with a great air purifier! Here are our top 3 favorite air purifiers on the market.
Quick Fixes: Freshen Up with a Coat of Paint & Hardware
When in doubt, paint it white — that’s our motto! There are few things a fresh coat of paint won’t fix in our world 🙂 Because Winter tends to be a slower season for professional painters so you’re likely to get the best deals on both labor and materials during this time of year.
Another great quick fix update that can make a world of difference: swap out the hardware on your doors and cabinets for new! You’ll be amazed by what a refresher this can be.
Get Ready to Go Green
Now is the time to prep your yard for beautiful blooms in the Spring! Plant, prune, trim and remove dried, dying trees.
The green doesn’t stop at the front door, though– get ready to go green inside as well: Install healthy water filters, swap out light bulbs for LEDs, and add some interior plants around your space for a sustainable interior boost!
Smart Home Upgrades
Security systems, thermostats, speakers, and more. From amazon echo to nest thermostats and puppy cameras: they can all be connected to apps on your home so you can check on your pets throughout the day, keeps your home secure, and set your home to the perfect temperature for the moment you walk through the door!