Exercise regularly; read more books; look for a new job; eat healthier; these are all common goals we start to make for ourselves around this time. Most of the time the New Year’s resolutions you make have to do with your health, personal habits, family, or even your way of thinking. But it’s also important to make an effort to improve the place in which you’ll mostly be working to reach these goals—your house!
As 2021 gets underway, here are a few resolutions you can commit to that will make your home a happier, healthier place to be.
1) Get organized.
Cleaning and reorganizing are usually at the top of many people’s list of goals for the new year. But what a lot of those ambitious folks don’t realize is that getting truly organized requires a change in your overall systems and habits, not just a one-time cleaning frenzy.
This means investing in storage solutions to help you meet your organization goals. These can be as small as buying new storage bins or putting up shelving, or more extensive measures such as adding new/bigger cabinets, expanding your closet, or even a new home addition.
2) Increase your energy efficiency.
Working to make your home more energy-efficient will benefit the environment, boost your property value, and even help lower your utility bills. Just like reorganizing, this is another goal where even small changes can make a big difference. A few small-scale things you can do include:
- Switching to LED lightbulbs
- Installing a light dimmer
- Using a low-pressure showerhead
- Replacing window/door insulation
- Scheduling an HVAC system inspection
If you’re looking for larger-scale eco-friendly solutions, you might consider:
- Upgrading appliances
- Remodeling with eco-friendly materials
- Getting new doors/windows
- Installing solar panels
3) Choose one bigger remodel project to focus on.
When you have a lot of ideas for remodeling your home, it can feel like too much to ever accomplish. But if you focus on one or two big undertakings a year, you’ll be one step closer to getting your dream home! Devote this year to completing, or at least beginning, one big remodel goal—a new kitchen, upgraded bathroom, add a bedroom, basement refinish.
Start by budgeting for your project and, if you have to, focus your efforts just on saving the money this year. Once it’s in your financial reach, begin planning and getting in contact with contractors to set the wheels in motion.
Whatever the home improvement resolutions you land on this year end up being, A&E Brothers can help you make them a reality. From interior remodeling for any room in the house to custom millwork solutions to enhance the look and function of your space, we can set you up with everything you need to achieve your goals.
Give us a call at 347-916-1799 to start discussing your NYC home improvement goals today!