Now that it’s the New Year it’s time to start thinking about your next home improvement project. There are plenty of options for home renovation projects and now is the perfect time to get started on them. Here are five resolutions for Calgary homeowners who want to improve the space they live in.
Include your yearly Home maintenance in your Budget
Your 2016 budget should include room for home improvement projects and emergency repairs. This way you’ll be sure to have enough in the bank to cover any unexpected maintenance costs and enough money for your planned home improvement project. The average homeowner should budget between $1,000 to $3,000 annually for upkeep and maintenance.
First things first, create a cleaner space before you start your next improvement project. Remove clutter that you no longer need, clean out areas where you have items you no longer want, and reorganize everything so that the space has a simpler and more open design. As you reorganize, try to create a flow throughout every room as this may also help you to envision and start generating some ideas on your next renovation project. Besides, this is also a wonderful opportunity to donate or recycle unwanted items to your local charity.
Seal your Ductwork
Creating a more energy-efficient home is good for your wallet as well as the environment! You can start by doing small things like looking at your furnace and ductwork for any leaks or damage. You can also hire a professional heating and cooling technician to inspect your HVAC system and recommend improvements. It may also be time to purchase a new high-efficiency furnace to replace your old clunky energy-sucking model from 20 years ago.
Replace Windows and Doors
Speaking of energy efficiency, windows are often the biggest contributor to energy loss in a home. Heat moves from warm areas to cool ones, which means the warm air from your furnace will unfortunately escape through your windows. The latest energy-efficient windows make use of advanced insulation technology, making them very energy efficient. They also reduce noise transmission and are resistant to condensation during colder weather. For help making your home’s 2016 New Year’s resolution a reality, contact Prism Interiors today!