After moving into our new home, we feel obligated to make some changes. Most people, however, abandon their desire to change their homes after a few weeks.
Focus on improving your home for the rest of the year. With a few simple actions, you can improve your home's value, save money, and declutter your life. Additionally, these changes and improvements are easier to stick to when they are accomplished as a team, whether that's your significant other or the entire family.
We have compiled a list of ways to improve your home...
1. Utilize the space you have
It is the perfect time for a fresh start. Rearrange your furniture and make your rooms more efficient. Modern, open floor plans offer a surprising amount of flexibility. This small change in your environment can improve your mood and even increase your productivity.
2. Control your energy bills
Simply turning off the lights, lowering the thermostat, or making sure your window and door are well-sealed can help you save big on energy costs. The technology that enables you to control the temperature, locks, and lighting remotely makes things even easier.
3. Make your basement a reality
If you are ready to commit to a larger project, this is an ideal way to improve the value of your home and create a space that represents your personality. Remodeling your basement is a good place to start because it won't limit the use of other parts of your home.
4. Prepare your outdoor space for spring
Create an inviting space in your backyard, porch, or deck for people to enjoy. The rooftop terraces on townhomes offer a unique outdoor living experience. In single-family homes, you'd be surprised how easy it can be to convert a deck into a sunroom.
5. Use maintenance-free materials
Upgrades are sometimes needed in resale homes. Invest in maintenance-free materials like fiber-cement siding, LED light bulbs, and ceramic tile. As a result, your energy costs will be lower, and you won't have to replace and repair your appliances as frequently.
6. Make the most of what you have before buying more
Prior to filling your cabinets with multiples of the same thing, make sure you finish everything you have.
Take the last few pumps of lotion, the last drop of olive oil, the last inch of pine-scented candle, the last five envelopes you have, the last drop of toothpaste. By changing just one habit, you will waste less, consume less, and create less clutter in your home.
7. Provide a place for every new item
If you have minor buyer's remorse and aren't sure whether to keep something, it's easy to let new purchases sit around in your entryway, your bathroom counter, or next to your closet, but this creates tons of clutter you simply don't need. After you bring your new items into your space, provide them with a proper (and permanent) home. Storage closets and junk drawers are not acceptable.
8. Spend five minutes every night tidying up.
Try setting a timer for five minutes before you go to bed, and see how much you can accomplish.
Even if you hustle, you can hang up your clothes, pick up trash, wipe down your bathroom mirror, and put things away in the same amount of time it would take you to check your email or scroll through Facebook.
In the new year, strive to be a good person to others. You will benefit not only those you help but also yourself.
Contact us today if you need any home improvement and make your dream home a reality.
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