As we enter a new decade in 2020, one common new year’s resolution among homeowners is to concentrate on ways to improve the home. Even if you’re not completely ready for a full renovation, now's a great time to think about upgrades and replacements that will raise the value of your home.
There are many affordable projects to consider that can dramatically improve your property and enhance your investment into it over the years to come. After all, home improvement doesn't necessarily mean spending a lot of money or time getting it done.
If you are ready to take on a home improvement project, whether it's a small upgrade or a large-scale renovation, Your Home Improvement Company can help you ensure a successful outcome. To get inspired, take at some of the options we’ve listed in this article that are ideal for improving your home this year—and get started living a better life in 2020.
Remodel the Bathroom
Remodeling the bathroom doesn’t have to mean a full, floor-to-ceiling renovation and layout reconfiguration. On the contrary, the most successful bathroom remodeling projects are often the smallest ones—for example, a bathtub replacement, tub-to-shower conversion, a new shower enclosure, and other one-day upgrades such as a wall surround installation. Not only are these projects very affordable, but bathroom remodeling can also transform your space in dramatic and impactful ways that add value to your investment.
Declutter Your Home
One of the easiest things you can do to keep your home looking great all year long is to periodically declutter. A great tip for this is to assign each room to a month and follow that schedule to go through and get rid of anything you may no longer need. This will allow you to get rid of unneeded items and give you a chance to deep clean each room without having to tackle the whole house at once.
Check for Any Safety Hazards
When remodeling or cleaning your home, you can't forget about checking for any safety hazards. Safety hazards can come in all shapes and sizes so making sure your home is as safe as possible should be your number one priority. These checks can include cleaning out your dryer lint, testing all of your smoke and carbon dioxide detectors, and having your home tested for radon.
Become More Energy Aware
Taking a good look at your home's energy usage can reveal some areas where you can potentially save some money while making your home look much better. A simple upgrade that will save you money and cut down on your home maintenance is installed LED bulbs. LED bulbs use less energy and last longer than regular bulbs. You can also upgrade to energy-efficient appliances to make a much bigger impact on your energy costs.
You should also check your doors and windows for drafts this season. If your windows or doors are aging and deteriorating, they could be allowing a significant amount of energy to escape—which could severely affect the cost you pay in monthly utility bills. An important upgrade that you can make at the start of the year is to consider new, energy-efficient replacement windows or doors. Not only will you be able to save money and energy every month, but door and window replacement will also extend the life of your HVAC system and improve the indoor comfort inside your home.
Develop a Weekly Cleaning Schedule
To ensure that every room in your home gets cleaned on a regular basis, develop a cleaning schedule. Assign a different room for each day or simply set aside a few hours each weekend to do a good cleaning of each room, bathroom, kitchen, and dining room to keep them as tidy as possible. Invest in an easy-to-carry cleaning caddy to keep all of your cleaning supplies together and make it easier to carry from room to room.
Affordable Home Remodeling in The Midwest
Since 2004, Your Home Improvement Company has been setting the standard for home improvement companies all over the Midwest. Our commitment to world-class products and outstanding service has allowed us to maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a portfolio of highly satisfied customers.
All our employees are company-trained and certified in their specific trade to ensure we offer the highest quality services for every project we take on. For more information about having us work for you this year, give our team a call now or fill out our online form to request a free, in-home pricing estimate.