When January comes around, we all make lists of things we are going to improve about ourselves in the new year. Often, these lists contain goals about self-improvement—items such as weight loss, cleaning eating, and spending more time with family are not uncommon. But, what about your home?
While a focus on self-improvement is important, aim to make at least one of your resolutions about home improvement. Take time to consider going green and making your home more energy efficient. Paint the walls in your home a bright new color. Shake things up and replace your lighting fixtures with something modern and chic. If you’re really getting into the ‘new year, new me’ mantra, maybe a move is in the books for 2017?
Here are three of our New Year’s resolutions for your home:
If your home is older, your appliances are likely aged as well. Older appliances are not as efficient, and can be costing you unnecessary amounts of money in the form of utility bills and lost energy. In the new year, consider finding the sources of wasted energy in your home, and making moves to create a more energy-efficient living environment.
Wondering how to go green? Start by following a few of our expert tips:
- Remember to turn off the lights when you leave a room. Leaving the light on in a room you’re not actively using is wasteful and costing you extra on your utility bill.
- Have an HVAC contractor inspect your system. A professional can assess and recommend ways to improve efficiency and save you money.
- Install fluorescent bulbs in your light fixtures.
- Conserve water by taking fewer showers, washing fewer loads of clothing, or watering your lawn less frequently.
- Replace older appliances with ENERGY STAR® certified appliances.
Get Started on Home Improvement
You’d be surprised what a fresh coat of paint or a new set of cabinets can do for your home. Simple projects to spruce up your home can make you feel like a new person. Start now to plan out a home improvement budget for the new year, so you don’t have to cut corners when it’s time to build, remodel, or refresh.
Consider Something New
Are you tired of the home you have? Do you feel like it is not as functional as it used to be? Does your home fail to meet the unique needs of your changing lifestyle? Stop settling for a home that lacks the necessities you deserve and make 2017 a year of change. Consider building a new home that is designed especially for you and your family.
Designing and building a custom home that meets your unique desires is easy when you choose the right custom homebuilder. At Sekas Homes, we work with our clients to offer the best custom homebuilding services in Northern Virginia.
Our team offers flexible, affordable, and luxurious custom home design and build services for every family. Contact us today to learn more!