By Dennis Sweeney,
Executive Vice President HBA of Rockford
Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home
The beginning of 2023 is the perfect time to start planning for a home project. To keep your “castle” comfortable, attractive, and functioning correctly, it’s essential to keep up with home maintenance. The refresh and clean-up can be fun and personally rewarding. Here are a few New Year’s resolutions for your home.
Add Space to Increase Your Comfort.
After spending more time at home during the pandemic, many home owners began to reevaluate their living spaces and want more of it. According to the National Association of Home Builders recent analysis of U.S. Census data, the average size of a new single-family home is 2,506 square feet. If you’re ready to expand your space, or build a new home, contact the HBA of the Greater Rockford Area, [email protected], (815) 962-1148 to find an experienced builder or remodeler. A residential construction industry professional can guide the feasibility of your project starting with the estimates, zoning, building codes and the permitting process to final completion.
Refresh Your Floors.
Taking steps to refresh your home in the new year doesn’t always require a significant renovation. One way to liven up your living space is to replace your floors. Style and décor aren’t the only factors to consider when selecting new floors. Other features you’ll want to consider when replacing the floors in your home are durability, the amount of moisture in the area of your home you plan to refresh, and maintenance. Connect with a professional remodeler to help you evaluate what works best for your home.
Spruce Up Your Landscaping.
A well-manicured front lawn can make all the difference in beautifying your home’s exterior. If your yard needs attention, start with a basic clean-up. Try pruning trees, trimming shrubs, and removing weeds. Once your yard is cleared, consider planting a tree or adding flower beds for a fresh look this year.
Increase Your Energy Efficiency.
There are a variety of ways to reduce energy consumption in your home. One step is replacing heating, cooling, or water heaters with more energy-efficient units. If your appliances are new or energy-efficient, remember to do regular maintenance so they can run optimally. Installing drapes and shades on windows is an easy and low-cost way to regulate the temperatures in your home.
Declutter Your Home.
Another year has gone by, so you may have accumulated more items in your home. By decluttering your home, you may find that you have the space you need. Experts recommend clearing your home room by room to avoid feeling overwhelmed. To help manage what stays and what goes, sort items by type: toss, keep, reuse, repair, recycle, and donate.
For more information about home repairs, renovations, and new construction, contact the HBA of the Greater Rockford Area.