December is nearly over, which means it’s time to ring in a brand new year. While you probably have your own personal New Year’s resolutions, why not create some resolutions to improve your home? Here, our home improvement repair experts share some great ideas for your home this coming year:
Repair Drafty Windows
No matter what the season, drafty windows can mean losing your heat or air conditioning and letting hot or cold air seep in. Let our home improvement repair team assess your windows and fix them so they seal out the heat in the summer and cold in the winter.
Clear Things Out
We know there are some things in your home that you really don’t need, but have kept around. Do yourself a favor and get rid of the things you haven’t used recently and probably won’t use in the future. You’ll free up space for new items.
Fix Sagging Gutters
Sagging gutters can be trouble – not only for your gutters, but also for your roof, foundation, and even your interiors. When gutters don’t carry water away from your home properly, it can mean big problems in the future.
There are many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint this coming year: wash your clothes in cold water, install a low-flow shower head or toilet, swap out your lightbulbs, set your thermostat to a lower temperature, and more.
Purify Your Air
You spend most of your time indoors, which means your indoor air should be purified and easy to breathe. If you don’t already have a purifier, investing in one can reduce asthma and allergy symptoms and even headaches and sore throats.
Use Less Water
Another way you can go green this coming year is by using less water (and by using more cold water than hot water). Try taking shorter showers, running your dishwasher only when there’s a full load, and turning off the faucet when you don’t really need water.
Fix Something Yourself
This year, embrace your inner DIY-er and complete a project on your own. Whether it’s building a table, fixing a leak, installing a sink, or something else, gathering up your own tools and getting to work can be a rewarding experience – especially if you share it with your family.
Change a Paint Color
When’s the last time you painted a room? Chances are there’s at least one that’s looking a little outdated, so why not choose a fresh new color and transform your living room, bedroom, bathroom, or another room in your home?
Do a Roof Check
Roofing systems only last so long, and making sure yours is in good shape is important. Check your roof for damaged shingles, missing shingles, or missing shingle granules. These could be signs of a needed repair or even a needed replacement.
Whether it’s your kitchen cabinets or your garage shelves, do yourself (and your family members) a favor and reorganize. Go through all of your goods and get rid of the things you don’t use. Then, use a helpful system to organize the rest and make everything easy to find.
Get Rid of an Old Tub
Do you have a bathtub that you no longer use? Don’t let it take up space any longer – make it a resolution to get rid of it or convert it into a shower that you’ll use instead. Talk to our home improvement repair experts about our bath solutions.
Add Curb Appeal
It never hurts to have a home that’s appealing to visitors and passers-by, so why not add a little curb appeal this year? Plant colorful flowers, invest in some new doorway lights, or even change the color of your exterior.