Property New Year Resolutions
If you want to make a New Year’s resolution with a difference, then you could look at areas to improve around the home. This will not only provide you with a focus, but it will improve your property and could potentially add value to it. There are a number of areas you could look at, from simple DIY tasks to more extensive renovation work. By starting the New Year with a plan, you could have the property you’ve always dreamed of by the end of the year.
A Spot of Painting
This might not be the most imaginative idea, but it is a simple way of giving your property a new look. It’s a cheap approach and can be completed in a matter of days, so there’s no need to disrupt your home for weeks while the builders are in. You can choose from a vast array of colours and opt to decorate the room in one shade for an easy approach. Alternatively, you can create a funky and unique design to help give the room a personalised and bespoke look.
Extend Your Home
If you require more space in your property to accommodate a growing family or to provide an office area, extending or carrying out renovations, such as fitting a straight staircase, can be a more cost-effective approach than moving. This type of work will require some extensive planning, and you’ll need to understand exactly what you’re undertaking and the costs involved. As a first step, at the start of the year you could ask some builders to assess the work and provide you with quotes. This will enable you to consider all the options available and decide on the work that your budget will allow.
If your budget is tight, DIY work or expensive renovations will probably be out of the question. However, you can still achieve a lot without a large outlay by taking it in turns to give different rooms a thorough spring-cleaning. There are likely to be parts of the house that you avoid sorting out because you don’t feel you have the time. Choose an area to tackle each month, and then the job won’t seem as daunting. For instance, you could decide to tidy up the loft, organise the garage or clean the kitchen cupboards. By using this approach, at the end of the year you’ll have a tidier and more organised house.