What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2013?
As a homeowner there is always an endless list of home improvements needing to be done, whether it is repairing the crack in the ceiling, those roof shingles or fixing the fence that lost a few pieces during the recent wave of stormy events.
Here’s my list of New Year’s resolutions for my home this year:
- Repair the crack in the ceiling that happened when the house settled. It looks terrible! Repairing interior wall damages is a simple way to give your home a facelift.
- Try my hand at a coat of paint in the den. This room gets some serious wear and tear. It could use a bit of a re-touch.
- While I’m at it, I may want to refinish that old table in the corner and spruce up with a few of the decorative ideas I found here.
- I’m not winging the color choice though. It’s hard enough to find time to paint in the first place, so I’m calling in a pro for an inexpensive color consult. Worth. Every. Dime. (and she can help me pick the right finish for the old table too!)
- The carpet in my den has seen better days too… may as well look into options for replacing the flooring in there. I’m trying to decide between just putting down a replacement carpet or a new wood floor that I know would last over the long term and I won’t just have to change again down the road. I will probably consult my designer on this big decision as well, since she has her thumb on pricing and options for this and can help me make a smart decision based on my budget and needs.
- Replace that old light fixture in the bathroom and update the hardware on the vanity. These are really inexpensive easy ways to make the room more appealing and updated.
- My wall oven has finally had it! It decided to check out when I decided to bake a pie for the holidays. So, I need to start looking into a replacement. It’s kind of old… I think it’s 27” wide… so short of taking out the cabinets there and making that cabinet fit the newer 30” models, I may be stuck with finding one that fits there. What are my options? I’ll be sure to ask my design friend again…she is a kitchen guru and will know what’s what.
- It’s almost time to clean out those air conditioning ducts and change out that filter. I usually get the ductwork professionally serviced once a year and change out the filter at least 4 times a year. Between dust building up and the winter months exposing the vents to moisture, mold spores can get in there and start growing as well. We have terrible allergies, so this really helps keep the family happy and healthy.
What are your home repair New Year’s resolutions? Anything on that list yet? Keeping your home in good repair is a must for keeping your home’s value up. It’s also such a great feeling to have a “new room” to enjoy when you update such a simple thing, like paint or flooring.
Wishing you all a happy and prosperous 2013!