It’s a new year and the perfect time to think about ways you can improve your lifestyle and become a better person. If we had to guess, many of you have already resolved to lose weight or make healthier eating choices, and many of you have probably already broken those resolutions or failed to implement them. Please don’t feel too bad about it; making drastic changes like that takes a lot of time and effort. Perhaps what you need to do is redo your New Year’s resolution list and fill it with more reasonable goals. For example, set a goal to lose just 5 pounds over the next two months; that’s an attainable goal that you are totally up for. While you are at it, you should set some goals that will make your home a better place to live, love, and enjoy. So instead of setting personal goals, think about resolutions that will improve your living space. For example, resolve to finally have your concrete patio replaced this year. Here are a few more ideas on how to improve your living space.
Rearrange the Furniture
A great way to start off the year with a clean slate is by rearranging the furniture in your home. If you are like most homeowners, it has probably been a very long time since you have rearranged the furniture in any of your rooms. This is a great way to change up the look of any room without having to redecorate or buy new furniture. All you need is a bit of muscle to completely change the look of a room.
And you never know what might happen when you do move your furniture; it could inspire you to paint the walls. Not only that, but experts discovered that inner and outer harmony can be restored by merely making some changes in your home, like rearranging the furniture. Moving that couch from the west wall to the north wall is the simplest form of feng shui. Moving the furniture around also provides you the opportunity to utilize your sense of artistry. So go ahead, show the world you have what it takes to redesign a room by just moving a few pieces of furniture.
Now for the bad news, since your couch has been in the exact same spot for such a long time, you can bet that it’s going to take some effort to clean underneath it and get the carpet dents out. But hey, just tell yourself you are getting an early start on your spring cleaning duties.
Pay Attention to Your Appliances
When was the last time you had your dryer duct cleaned? And did you know that you should vacuum out your refrigerator coil on a regular basis? You don’t give your appliances much thought until something goes wrong with one of them. As soon as your refrigerator can’t keep the milk cold, you will wonder what you could have done to prevent such a catastrophe. Perhaps a little appliance maintenance is in order this year.
There are several maintenance tasks for your appliances that you are perfectly capable of doing. For example, cleaning out the grease filter above your stove is a relatively easy task that won’t take very long. But when it comes to tasks like cleaning out the dryer duct or heating ducts, you may want to call a professional.
Make Your Home Smart
In this era of increasing technology, many homeowners are still in the dark when it comes to having their homes upgraded. There are plenty of benefits when you transform your home into a smart home. For example, you can save on energy costs by having a smart thermostat installed. A smart home will not only save you money, but it will also add a whole level of comfort and value should you decide to sell.
Let’s start with the installation of a smart thermostat that will help save energy and create the perfect temperature when you arrive home after being gone all day. Over time, smart thermostats learn your schedule and preferences to the point you don’t have to do anything. It’s nice to go to bed and get up in the morning without having to make adjustments to your thermostat.
One of the main benefits of having a smart lock installed is that you don’t have to worry about carrying keys around with you or losing them. And there is no reason to find a good place in your yard to hide a key. But, a word of caution, most criminals are smart enough to look around and find that hidden key.
Think About Your Outdoor Space
It’s the middle of winter, and you probably aren’t thinking too much about the state of your yard. But, before you know it, spring will arrive, and you will be eager to break out the grill and spend some time outdoors. But if your outdoor space is lacking, spending time outside just isn’t as fun as it could be.
A good start to improving your outdoor space starts with a new concrete patio. A large stamped concrete patio is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also gives you plenty of functional space to entertain. It also gives you the foundation you need for all of the other goodies you would like including a pergola, built-in grill, and fire pit.
A new patio is a good start, but let’s not neglect the rest of the yard. A good landscape company can improve your outdoor space in ways you can only dream about. You can choose to add a few items to enhance your outdoor space, like a water feature or a retaining wall. Should you feel like investing in your yard, you could have a complete overhaul that includes planting services and a koi pond.
It’s a new year, and now is the time for a fresh start around your home. At the end of the day, improvements to your home will have you sleeping better at night, and you will enjoy feeling fantastic about your home once again. If you are interested in home improvements, contact us and see what we can do for you.