The start of a new year means the coming in of fresh and new opportunities. Individuals use this time of year to ponder what changes they’d like to make in their lives, one of which has to do with their own homes. This is, after all, for your safe haven. There’s nothing like coming home to your lovely home after a long day out.
With that said, give your trusted home remodeling contractor a ring and talk to them about the possibility of this home improvement. These can be anything, from small to big ones; what matters most is that the result makes a whole world of difference in your home’s current condition.
There are many home improvements you may have had in mind, but these five are definitely worth giving a try:
Change Your Roofing System
A home’s roof is one of its most important but most neglected parts. Many homeowners may not consider changing or renovating it unless a roof falls, breaks, or when ceilings have cracked and are obviously worn out.
There could be some rooms in your home where the roofing and ceiling systems could be re-designed. Now that you’re at it, research what materials are of superior quality so as not to renovate again anytime in the near future. Contacting Hardie Boys and other manufacturers is an excellent place to start, as they supply fascia boards and other high-quality roofing system materials.
Slather On A Fresh Coat Of Paint
Topping this list is one of the most impactful home improvement ideas. Nothing can refresh a home more than a fresh coat of paint can do. Even the best quality paint can still chip over time, so repainting work is still called for at least once in a while.
If any areas in your home look like it could use a new coat of paint, that should speak of how this is a must-do. Start with the exterior, as those are exposed to the outside elements, so they could need that makeover more than other parts do.
The best part? This is a home improvement you can DIY if you want to. More extensive and intricate paint jobs could use professional painters. However, if it’s only a tiny space you’re covering, get your hands dirty over the weekend, making it a home improvement project you can now tick off your list.
Next to painting, kitchen remodels will always be on the wish list of many homeowners. This applies to those who have just moved into their home or soon realize their current kitchen can no longer meet their household’s needs, such as when their family size has increased.
Those with enough budget for it can go all-out with a full kitchen makeover, but if such isn’t applicable, there are always small changes you can do with your kitchen to give it that much-needed revamp.
To give you some inspiration, here’s a list of some kitchen renovation projects you can do:
- Change the hardware of the kitchen cabinets;
- Switch old appliances to new, more energy-efficient ones;
- Add new sockets and outlets in areas of your kitchen where you know you need them but don’t have enough of them;
You can also consider giving your kitchen a good run-through and see what type of projects it needs the most. No two homeowners will have the same kitchen woes so starting with your problem areas makes home improvement an even more worthwhile effort.
Add Any Usable Square Footage
This third idea is very general, as it gives you enough leeway to consider what a ‘usable’ space means to your household. There’s no cookie-cutter approach to this, as every household will have its own needs.
A family with three young children can use extra playroom space. It could also be a guest room for grandparents and relatives visiting. Those with teenage kids, however, will appreciate more extra space for a den or entertainment area to invite their friends over. Couples or single-dwellers who switch to a home-based job will also need a home office more than those who work in a physical office.
If you feel that dire need for space, make it possible as your project this year. Not only will it increase your home’s functionality, but it’ll also potentially increase your home’s value.
Change All The Light Fixtures
Here’s something for those who need a quick and easy fix to their home. You’ll be surprised at how big of a change and positive difference this makes, despite only being a small home improvement. Light fixtures significantly affect a home’s ambiance, particularly when you have well-selected ones.
When was the last time you bought new light fixtures? Perhaps the ones you have now are old, and they’re looking their age. Change them to newer and more modern ones. Then, switch out the bulbs from white to warm yellow too.
If you want to do more, choose LED bulbs from this year on if you haven’t already. The warm yellow light emitted will make your home feel cozier and warmer, making your home a lot more comfortable. And your budget will thank you for the energy-savings LED bulbs bring.
Making improvements to one’s home is a big dream for many. Now that a new year has just opened, it’s also the most opportune time to start thinking about what changes you may want to make in your home. The list above is an excellent place to start, but don’t feel locked up only to those ideas. Take a good look at your home and see what applies and doesn’t. Then, consider adding those projects you know your home also drastically needs.
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