5 Effective New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Home
Heading into the new year, we feel an obligation to make resolutions. But for most people, the personal resolutions we make are left by the wayside after the first few weeks.
This year, try focusing your resolution on home improvement. Through a few simple tasks, you can improve your home’s value, save money and de-clutter your life. Plus, these resolutions are easier to stick to because you work can toward your goals as a team, whether that’s your significant other or the whole family.
Here is our list of top five resolutions for your home for 2018.
1. Make the Most of Your Floor Plan
It’s the perfect time for a fresh start. Shake things up, rearrange your furniture and optimize your rooms for a better use of space. With a modern, open floor plan you’d be surprised at how much flexibility you have. Through this small change to your environment, you can improve your mood and even encourage productivity.
2. Take Control of Your Energy Bills
5 minutes of mindfulness every day can help you save big on energy costs, whether it’s turning off lights, turning down the thermostat or checking to make sure windows and doors are properly sealed. And you can make it even easier with smart home technology, allowing you to control the temperature, locks and lighting remotely. At Winchester Homes, we include our HomeSmart package in every new home to help our homeowners take advantage of these hidden savings.
3. Finish Your Basement
For homeowners looking to commit to a larger project, this is the perfect resolution to improve your home’s value and create a space that’s uniquely you. And as renovations go, the basement is a good place to start because it won’t limit the use of other vital spaces in your home.
4. Get Ready for Spring with an Outdoor Living Space
Make the most of your backyard, porch or deck by creating a space that people actually want to spend time in. In townhomes, rooftop terraces are a highly popular feature that creates a unique outdoor living experience. In single family homes, you’d be surprised how easy it can be to transition a deck into a sunroom.
5. Upgrade to Maintenance-Free Materials
If you own a resale home, then you could be in need of an upgrade. Update your home with maintenance-free materials like fiber-cement siding, LED light bulbs and ceramic tile. You’ll save money on energy costs and live with less stress because you won’t need to replace and repair as often. If you own a new Winchester Home then kick back and relax, it’s all been taken care of for you.
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