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New Year’s Resolutions for the Home

As you think about your New Year’s resolutions for 2013, it’s also a good idea to consider resolutions for your home.

Brainstorm with family and pick out two to three items for your home wish list for 2013.

Next, look for checklists that will help you assess whether it’s time for a major project like painting your home or renovating the kitchen. Less costly items that need attention could also pop up. Add the most urgent projects to your home renovations’ wish list.

Now consider which of these resolutions for the home will help you achieve the other resolutions that you’ve made.

Here are some popular projects to consider:


Beverley Binns from Binns kitchen + bath design says that renovating the kitchen has the best return on investment of any home improvement project.  “It can include a cosmetic update by replacing countertops, updating the backsplash and cabinetry hardware. Or involve a greater scope and be a complete transformation that could take two to four months.”

Beverley Binns Kitchen Design

Binns adds, “It’s no wonder kitchen renovations are a popular home remodeling project, often included on New Year’s resolution wish lists. A revitalized kitchen has the potential to impact every family member.  They are the social center of our homes, increasingly becoming personal expressions of our lifestyle.”


Another popular renovation, the bathroom, may take three to five weeks or longer depending on what you plan to do.

Binns says, “Consumers want spaces in their homes where they can relax and feel rejuvenated. Imagine beginning every morning with a soothing rain shower, or immersing yourself under your own personal waterfall complete with body jets positioned head to toe to jump start your day!”

Binns Bathroom design


“One of the fastest and easiest ways to create maximum impact with minimum investment is to re-paint your space,” says Claudio Grisolia, owner of Steeles Paint and Decorating Centre in Woodbridge.  “Paint colour can set the tone or mood of a room like no other decorative variable. Our talented designers will show you how to use colour to accentuate your homes features” continues Claudio.  “Top quality brands like Benjamin Moore, Pittsburgh and Para Paints will ensure the quality and longevity of your project.”

Everybody’s house is different, but whether you live in a condo or a large home, make your home projects count, both in terms of comfort, and your return on investment.

Are you adding home improvements to your New Year’s resolutions? Then you should take a look at EiEi Home’s home service professionals.

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