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2017 Home Renovations: How to Get Your Home Ready for the New

The New Year is right around the corner, and we’ve got some excellent ideas that will get your home primped and primed for the year ahead. Home renovations can be a costly endeavor, but there are ways to “renovate” your home without breaking the bank. Check out these small ideas that can make a big difference in your home this New Year:


Clutter: everyone’s got it, but nobody needs it. Decluttering is a wonderful way to get your home prepped for the new year. Over the course of a year, we tend to collect a lot of stuff—some more necessary than others. Clutter can make our home seem less cozy.

Take a modern approach and embrace minimalism. Go around your home and collect items that you no longer need, or that serve no purpose in your home any longer. This could be old clothing, appliances, décor, or furniture. If you don’t absolutely love it or need it, consider it clutter. Donate old items to charity, or toss out, depending on the condition of the item. After you declutter, be more mindful of the new things you bring into your home for the rest of the year to keep the minimalist vibe going.

Make One Small Upgrade Each Month

And easy way to tackle upgrades to your home is to take it slow. it can be costly to make a lot of updates to your home all at once. This year, choose one upgrade per month and factor it into your monthly budget. For example: paint two rooms in January, upgrade a faucet or light fixture in February, purchase a programmable thermostat in March, etc. Over the course of a year, you’ll make significant improvements to your home without going into debt or blowing through your savings.

Don’t forget the Exterior

Since we spend most of our time within our home’s interior, it’s easy to overlook our home’s exterior. However, the exterior of your home is particularly vulnerable to damage due to sun exposure and weather. Make it a goal to thoroughly inspect your home’s exterior each spring and fall. Look for loose shingles on the roof, check your gutters and make sure there are no blockages or damage, and look for any potential problems around your home’s foundation.

Consider Upgrading Your Appliances

If you have a bit of savings and you’re considering a bigger upgrade, use your money wisely and invest in new energy efficient appliances. Look for appliances that carry the Energy Star label, which are not only better for the environment, but also guarantee you more savings in energy costs.

If you’re looking to upgrade your HVAC system to a more energy efficient choice, then give us a call today. We’re experts in heating and cooling, and we’ll help you determine the most energy efficient products that will make your home more comfortable while staying within your budget. We also offer financing options. Call us at 925-337-8319

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