Home Projects for the New Year The new year is a time to reflect, refocus, and recommit to our priorities. We all have areas we want to improve… our health, our finances, our contentedness, but for now… think of one of your biggest investments: your home. What projects have you considered but maybe put off? What areas are calling for your attention? How’s that honey-do list look? After brainstorming all the what ifs… now consider this question: if _______ were different, my home would be _______ and that would make me feel _______. Picture this happening. What steps need to occur? Sometimes by focusing on the next ONE thing, we can begin to see results! Need some ideas? Here are some of ours…
Refresh your front door
An updated front door can add curb appeal to your home. Replacing the door with a newer style or painting your old door to a new color or stain can make your home instantly more attractive.
Plan a deck do-over
Consider revamping your outside experience this spring by updating your deck. There are many ways that you can take a simple deck and change it to something better. Here are a few possible enhancements:
- Resurface and restain
- Repair any loose or broken boards
- Add lighting
- Revamp your railing
- Make your home more energy efficient
Increasing your home’s efficiency not only saves money but is good for the environment. You can update incandescent light bulbs to LEDs, add a smart thermostat, or upgrade old appliances. Check your windows and doors for drafts or gaps; add weatherstripping or caulking where necessary. You can also learn more about energy efficient windows.
Complete small repair projects before they become big problems
Finally, have your home inspected for any issues caused by seasonal weather or aging. Having a licensed contractor come to look at your home will help you identify any potential areas of concern and help create a plan to address them. For more information about an inspection from Sunset Ridge Exteriors in the Madison area, call 608-838-2500