January 16, 2019

New Year Home Improvements

The holidays can leave your home in disarray.  Make it a resolution to tackle these New Year home improvements to increase your property value for 2016!  Here are some ideas for your new year home improvements, both big and small.

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Big Home Improvements

Update Your Kitchen

Whether you’re looking to sell your home now or further down the line, a fresh-looking, updated kitchen is a key seller for potential home buyers.  The kitchen is often one of the main attractions and selling points of a home and family is bound to spend plenty of time there.

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Start from the top of the room and work your way down to the bottom; ask yourself if your kitchen’s lighting needs updating, do your cabinets need replacing, should you give your kitchen a fresh coat of paint, how does the flooring look?  If your kitchen needs new appliances, make a note and begin searching for the best possible options.

Bathroom Renovation

After the kitchen, the bathroom is the next room to evaluate for a renovation.  The bathroom suffers more wear and tear than you may initially think; couple frequent every day use with steaming showers and you may have a moldy situation.

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When assessing your bathroom’s quality, ask yourself if your bathroom design is dated, are any tiles cracked or need replacing, is there any water or mold damage?  Swapping out old light fixtures can completely change the ambiance of the bathroom as well!

Small Home Improvements

Storage & Organization

Clean up your storage and organization in the attic or basement this new year!  This is a great project to tackle in the winter and will make spring cleaning much easier.  Throw away anything broken, stained or dated, store your holiday decorations in easy-to-reach places and label all of your bins for a stress-free space!

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Lighting & Smoke Detectors

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Another great way to prepare your home for the new year is to ensure all of your lighting and smoke detectors work!  Replace any old light bulbs with energy-efficient light bulbs and test all smoke detector batteries; these small differences will help to start the year off safely!