As you think about your New Year’s resolutions for 2014, 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 improvement wish list for 2014.
Next, look for checklists that will help you assess whether it’s time for a project like painting your home or renovating the kitchen. Less costly items that need attention could also pop up. Add the most urgent home improvement projects to your 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 home improvement 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.”
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!”
“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, in terms of comfort, style and your return on investment.
Are you adding home improvements to your New Year’s resolutions list? Make sure that you take a look at EiEiHome’s home service professionals before you get started on your new projects.