It is hard to believe, but 2016 is right around the corner. It has been a spectacular year for us here in North Georgia, and the upcoming year is looking to get off to a great start as well. It is time to make those home improvement New Year’s resolutions, so here are some ideas from the team at Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling!
Home Improvement Resolutions for 2016
The New Year is here, and what better time than now to make some home improvement resolutions for 2016? When that ball drops at midnight, we tend to make all kinds of promises and sacred vows to get our bodies and financial situations in shape, so why not extend that to the place where we create so many fond memories – our homes?
The New Year brings with it the possibility of a brighter future, and we want you to extend that to your home as well. Get off on the right foot and grab your tools and tool belts – or better yet, call your local home improvement professional and get to work!
As stated above, many people make a resolution to be more fiscally responsible. While home improvements typically seem like a burden on the budget, the reality is they can actually increase your financial situation in the long run. For starters, if you avoid routine maintenance around your home, it will end up costing you money, as small issues will eventually become large, costly problems (consider a small leak in the roof that grows into a collapse, or mold in the attic).
In addition, home remodeling projects tend to add value to your home, so long as you take on the proper ones, that is. When the time comes to sell your home, it appears more valuable and easier to sell if, for instance, you can boast that you recently updated the kitchen and appliances.
Finally, some home improvement projects can save you money on a monthly basis. Calling in an energy auditor to find energy leaks in the home can save you big time on your monthly energy costs. Ditto if you bring in a plumber to look at your pipes to detect any leaks – an easy way to reduce water bills! These simple steps will help you take on two resolutions at once: fixing your finances and improving your home!
Finally, the New Year is a great time to take a step back, assess your home, and start to declutter some of the things you have accumulated over the holidays and the past year(s). By going through your household items and deciding what to keep and what to sell or toss, you can make your home a more livable space, which could help reduce the need for adding a home addition or moving to a larger house. At the very least, it will create some added room and, as a bonus, you could always have a yard sale with the items you are getting rid of, putting a little extra cash in your pockets!