Your house, like your life, is a collection of changes and important memories. If you take on these small undertakings on your own — and occasionally with help! — you’ll be able to build a home that is uniquely yours.
Do you want to make some improvements to your home in 2018? Fortunately, you don’t have to plan a huge house makeover to improve your home. Here are 10 easy methods to improve your home in the new year, ranging from energy-saving solutions to cosmetic repairs.
Don’t move, improve, as the adage goes. We’re all in favour of low-cost upgrades that increase the value of your property and allow you to make the most of the living area. Whether you want to replace the bathroom shower, add a skylight to the bedroom, or restore the original Victorian hall tiles, we can help.
Not all home improvements are purely cosmetic. You can’t fix a broken roof, a termite infestation, or an antiquated electrical system if you don’t know it’s broken. Engage the services of an inspector to inspect areas of your home that you don’t see often. They may identify hidden faults that could cause your home’s value to decrease. Small problems (such as a hidden water leak) can soon turn into huge, expensive problems; the longer you wait to fix them, the expensive they will become.
Install a chic stair runner.
Because shabby treads are generally the first thing visitors notice when they enter your home, why not replace them with a fashionable stair runner? It’s also an excellent spot for a splash of colour. Choose a striped or brightly coloured runner to make a big statement. Alternatively, go for a classic look with a neutral weave or a thick, pale pile.
You may transform an outdated hallway into the welcoming entrance your home deserves for a few hundred pounds.
Invest in smart home technology.
One of the best methods to improve your home in the new year is to install smart home gadgets. When you build a new house, smart home technologies can help you save money on your energy bills. Rehanging the pictures in a room as a single gallery wall makes a statement.
Maintaining your chimney is essential.
Do you intend to use your fireplace this winter? I strongly advise getting it serviced in the new year. With proper chimney maintenance, home fires, soot buildup, and carbon monoxide poisoning can all be avoided. You must hire qualified and accredited chimney sweep contractors for this service. Check the BBB rating of the organisation as well as various web reviews.
Keep your kitchen under control. Swing-out corner storage under the counter helps arrange a clutter zone – perfect for heavy, rarely used pots or the Tupperware collection we all inevitably gather.
Landscape Design That Is Low-Maintenance
Shrubs and colourful plants will undoubtedly improve the curb appeal of any home, but remember to “think green” when purchasing at your local garden centre. Purchase native or drought-tolerant plants; they require less water and maintenance, saving you money and putting more green in your wallet.