Every New Year brings the opportunity to right the wrongs of the past and to renew our resolutions once more. The New Year also means a chance to do an overhaul of your home’s image so that you can keep up with modern trends. As much as the cheap side of you would want to believe that your home is as tough and resilient as the first day you bought it, you have to accept that they grow and age too especially with furniture and appliances that you’ve had for a long time. Be sure to take note of the items that you should replace and the rooms that you should give more attention to this year!
The kitchen has tons of items that need repair and maintenance, not just every new year, but every time you host an event at home. Besides your appliances, you need to keep a close eye on your flooring and worktops, as depending on the material that they’re made of they could be prone to having an expiration date if they’re not kept in the best condition. Replacing your current worktop with specially-designed Silestone worktops that are heat-resistant and durable against stain absorption can save you the hassle of earlier replacements and is sure to bring a much needed refreshing colour palette to your kitchen.
The living room is second only to the kitchen in being the busiest area of your home. Because of this, you need to make sure that it’s clean, compact, and comfortable for your guests. Try ditching your traditional furniture and replacing it with minimalist pieces that can, for example, function as a pleasant art piece and as a stool or storage box at the same time.
Efficiency is your best friend and so is being eco-friendly. Outfitting your home with a smart boiler will make it so that you spend less on energy by having it automatically gauge how to adjust the temperature in your home. Having one installed is a promising investment for future energy bills throughout the year.
With the passing of the winter season, your home is sure to have taken a hit whether it be the layers of snow or the amount of rainfall that it had to endure. You should always keep in mind to double check your roofing and insulation after the winter, to see if they need to be replaced or repaired.
Keep in mind that you shouldn’t always put this off until the start of the year. Regularly cleaning your attic will allow you to do less clean-up. It pays to make a visit to your old things and find time to catalogue your belongings to see what memories you need to keep and what items you need to give away. Not only will you be able to free up space in your storage area, but you’ll also be able to earn a bit by selling things you no longer need.