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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

Blog entry by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS posted 12-30-2010 09:13 PM 12469 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, many of us focus on our list of resolutions for the New Year. Often times, personal improvements such as healthier diet and a routine exercise plan are at the top of the list. We recognize that we have neglected ourselves, but what about our homes?

When evaluating your possibilities for home improvement, take a moment to think about creating a more efficient and healthier atmosphere. Jump-start your creativity by considering not only cosmetic changes, but also renovations that would pay off years to come. Remodeling Project Cost vs Value is a very important consideration. However, do not underestimate your family’s value; unless you’re flipping houses, investing in your home to better your family’s situation should always be the driving force. Mainly, it’s important to consider how to increase your home’s efficiency and make your home work better to meet your needs.

Here are 10 do-able home resolutions for 2011:

1. Go GREEN! By updating your furnace, water heater, installing or updating your air conditioning system and updating your appliances with energy efficient options, you’ll save on your monthly bills and add to your homes value. An energy assessment of your home is a smart way to find out if updating your home systems is right for you.
2. Go Healthy
by installing a home air filtration system to eliminate allergens and pollutions in your home air. This can generally be installed within one day in most homes.

3. Get Organized! Are your closets in need of an overhaul? Do you need additional closets added to your home? We’re experienced in maximizing space and adding closet organizational systems in homes of all sizes. Often times our clients remark they are able to eliminate the costly storage units they have been maintaining when their home storage space is maximized and updated.

4. Curb Appeal Plus! Just as an energy efficient furnace helps your home to run more smoothly and cost-effectively, a well-designed landscape can save to time and money, while adding to the value of your home. Proper placement of trees and shrubbery can save on the cost to cool your home. Ornamental grasses and other perennial plantings are easy maintenance alternatives to annual flowerbeds. Time-saving, automatic watering system can also be installed to take the worry out of hydrating your plantings and lawn.

5. Get a Face Lift for your Kitchen and Bath! Remodeling your kitchen and bath are two of the best ways to increase the value of your home. We specialize in remodels for all budgets and can work with you on how to maximize your remodel dollars.

6. Stop the Draft! Whether it’s the heat or the cold, energy may be seeping out around your windows and doors. Proper installation of fiberglass doors and replacement windows will help keep your home more comfortable and at a noticeable savings.

7. Protect your Foundation by assuring your gutters and downspouts are carrying moisture away from your home. It’s also important to have a well functioning water evacuation system in your basement to prevent mold, mildew and damage to your home’s foundation.

8. Add a little Color to your Life! Paint is associated with personal energy levels and may help to add a warm and inviting feel to your home. This is a relatively inexpensive way to update your space and bring a fresh look to your home.

9. Protect your Investment with a Home Security System. The most effective deterrent against criminal invasion of your home is an electric security system. A wide variety of home security options are available to protect your home and your family.

10. Create a space to help you carry out your personal New Year’s resolutions. Chances are if you have space within your home designated to assist you with achieving your goals, you are more likely to do so. A home office addition may allow you more time with your family. A new work out area will make it much more likely you’ll find the time to get started with your new exercise routine. Make it happen!

Happy New Year!

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posted 12-31-2010 03:56 PM

We are in the process of partially covering #2. Our home is newer, built in ‘04 and was outfitted with all contractor grade floor coverings. I am in the process of removing said carpeting and replacing with travertine in the major living areas and kitchen and hardwood in the remainder of our home. The carpeting was harboring some of the things that is covered in #2. The amount of dirt under the padding was unbelieveable for only 5-6 years of use. The house was vacummed at least once a week with a good high quality vacuum. We are hoping that by replacing the carpet with the stone and wood we will cut way down on the amount of dust, dirt, pollens etc. The big test will be how much material is captured in the return duct filter for the HVAC system.

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Mike Blank, CGR CAPS

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posted 12-31-2010 05:49 PM

Good luck Ken, thanks for sharing! Sounds like you’re on the right track.

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wseand

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posted 01-05-2011 12:58 PM

Great list, gets your mind thinking about all you need to get done. My list is long.

-- Freedom flies in your heart like an eagle...Audie Murphy --Bill Mesilla, NM

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posted 07-26-2011 08:28 AM

One way to upgrade one’s home without having to spend much is by organizing stuff that are not needed and putting them in storage. This will allow you to have more space which can widen up a cramped space. Check this site for storage solutions you might find helpful http://www.south75storage.com

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