The average home owner would probably prefer to place all those home maintenance chores on the back burner with their other home improvement chores. However, the new year is the time to ring in a new attitude about all those household chores that have been ignored for the last year. The fact is that most of the tasks only take several minutes. One could devote an entire Saturday to accomplishing those chores or simply perform one task per day, until completed. Here are several maintenance chores that you should not ignore because they add value and safety to your living space.
The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to start adding a fresh coat of paints to the interior of the house. Freshen up the walls, paint doors, around windows, ceilings, railings, trims.
Now, is a good time to add insulation to your home. Insulation will stop all those drafts and raise the temperature in the home too. Check the insulation in your attic, in the basement, or around doors and windows.
Winterize Windows & Doors
It’s never too late to winterize the windows and doors in your home. Certainly, now is the perfect time to caulk and add weatherstripping. This one step might save you hundreds in utility bills during the winter.
Fire Alarms /Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Home Safety features are important for your home, add value, and protect the family. Now, is a good time to upgrade your fire alarms, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide alarms.