Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve been living in the same house for decades, sometimes you need to invest some time and energy into home improvement. Here are 5 tips from A-Abel to help you turn your house into a home.
1. Home Improvement = Home Investment
You should think of your home as an investment. Certain home improvements are more likely to increase the value of your home than others and those are the projects that you should pursue. While you might want to add new carpeting or change your curtains, your money will be better spent on remodeling your bathroom (especially if you suspect that there could be hidden water damage) or updating your electrical work.
2. Check off Your “to-do” list before time runs out
As winter approaches, it’s important to consider that some home improvement projects, like a furnace tune-up, are more urgent and require completion sooner rather than later to save you money or prevent unnecessary damage.
3. DIY or Die?
Even if you’re a seasoned weekend warrior, not all home improvement projects should be done yourself. Start small, especially if you’re a beginner or just learning the basics of a new project, and then work your way up. Don’t try to tackle too many projects at a time. If you’re uncertain or unfamiliar with something, consult a professional for advice. It’s better to ask for help than risk hurting yourself or others.
4. Get Inspired
From Pinterest to HGTV to Instagram, you should always be on the lookout for new ideas on how to transform your home. Save pictures of things that you find interesting. Make sketches of how those ideas could apply to your own home.
5. Make sure you have the right tools
Part of making your house into a home is taking care of your big investment. If you’re serious about home maintenance, you might want to invest in some nice quality tools. A well-equipped toolbox is essential for completing projects around the house. You might want to start with a nice multi-tool and duct tape – then gather more tools as you work your way from minor repairs to major projects.
Your house is your home and should be treated as an important investment. Make sure you’re hiring professionals, like A-Abel, to get the job(s) done right. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with your home improvement projects!