Home Repair Ideas and Resolutions to Make for 2016
You probably make all sorts of resolutions at this time of year. Maybe you’re planning to take fewer cabs or seek out hidden spots in the city. Why not make a few resolutions for your home, too? These home repair ideas will make a big impact in 2016!
You probably make all sorts of resolutions at this time of year. Maybe you’re planning to take fewer cabs or seek out hidden spots in the city. Why not make a few resolutions for your NYC home, too?
These home repair ideas will make a big impact in 2016!
Fix Nagging Problems
We all have those nagging home repairs that we never get to. Resolve to change that in 2016. Take a tour of your apartment and make a list of everything that needs to be fixed — from squeaky doors to broken hinges to chipped tiles. Tackle at least one project a month. Once you’ve completed your list, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to start!
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Repair and Repaint Your Walls
Do your walls have a few dings? Is the paint color in your entry dated? New paint has a way of making a home feel completely refreshed.
Brighten up your living room by painting the walls white or add excitement to your kitchen with a splash of tangerine. The choice is yours!
Need some inspiration? Check out Benjamin Moore’s 2016 color trends report.
Get Your Closets in Order
When it comes to home repair ideas, organizing your closets is one that will make a big difference in your life. We recommend tackling one closet at a time. Start by going through everything in the closet and get rid of anything you don’t need or use.
Then, figure out what your storage issues are. Depending on your budget, you can install ready-made closet organization solutions yourself, or you could hire a professional designer to create custom closets. Either way, there is nothing like opening a closet that’s perfectly organized!
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Address Heating and Cooling Issues
It has been said that New Yorkers control their heating and cooling issues by opening and closing their windows. It doesn’t have to be that way though! Call in a professional to look at your systems and diagnose any issues, or if you feel qualified, check them out yourself. Don’t wait until an emergency to address potential problems.
Have you been wanting to go green? There are plenty of home repair ideas to make this happen in 2016!
Start by updating all of your light fixtures with LED light bulbs. These bulbs are manufactured without hazardous mercury, are extremely efficient, and last much longer than traditional bulbs. Make the switch now.
Next, replace your cleaning products with earth friendly options. These products can be found in most stores these days, or you could even make your own green cleaners.
Are you planning to replace any appliances this year? Make sure to choose the most energy efficient option.
Another way to go green is by embracing smart house technology. With these products, you’ll be able to schedule, automate, and control lighting, thermostats, home security, and more through the use of sensors and home networks.
Save Up for a Big Project
Is there a home repair you’ve been thinking about for a long time? Maybe it’s remodeling an outdated kitchen or refinishing worn floors.
Create a budget, determine a project start date, and then figure out how much you’ll need to save from each paycheck. You’ll be surprised how quickly the money adds up!
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