|December 31, 2012|
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year – New Year’s resolution time! All your friends are probably picking self-improvement resolutions – lose weight, drink less, exercise more, etc. Why not try something a little different? Here are Improvement Remodeling, we think home improvement resolutions can be just as good as self-improvement ones, and often much easier to stick with! Here are five our of our favorite home improvement resolutions for 2013. Enjoy!
Get a Check-Up
The new year is a great time to reassess your home’s needs. Getting a professional maintenance inspection can help you identify areas of your home that need work, such as your plumbing, electrical, attic, HVAC, and more. This can help you organize your home improvement projects by urgency and set up a schedule for the upcoming year.
Regular home improvement projects aren’t only great for your house, they’re also great for your health! Routine home maintenance like mowing the lawn, gardening, and painting burn calories as they beautify your home. Check out CalorieLab to see just how many calories you’re burning while performing basic home repair projects.
A cluttered, disorganized house or garage can cause you a lot of stress. Take the time this New Year to organize your pantry, cupboards, closet, or any other area of the home that needs it. Check out Organized Home for a whole slew of tips on ways you can cut down on your household clutter.
Reconnect with Family
Home improvement projects don’t need to be a chore. In fact, projects like painting a room or planting a vegetable garden are great ways to get some extra time in with your family or friends. And the more people involved, the quicker the project will be finished!
Stay Out of Trouble
Too many homeowners start a remodeling project without making sure their contractor has taken out the proper permits. “If you renovate your home and you have problem with it later, and your contractor didn’t take out any permits, you’ve got nothing to fall back on,” says Mike Holmes of the Montreal Gazette. “That’s a huge waste of money and materials.” In short, stay out of trouble this year – get the right permits.
What are some of your home improvement-related New Year’s resolutions? Leave us a comment and let us know!