We all make New Year’s resolutions, but what New Year’s resolutions did you make for your home? It is important to have improvement goals for your home, especially if you plan on selling it in 2011. Here are some home improvement resolutions for your home that can get you started:
- Streamline the stuff
Get ready to breathe a little better as you rid your home of clutter. Our drawers are jam-packed with stuff we accumulated through the years and closets are stocked full of clothes you no longer wear. Take one room at a time and get rid of things you do not need and donate them to charity.
- Get your place ready for entertaining
If your home could use a little updating, a fresh look does not have to break your budget. A simple way to add some color and energy to a room that you entertain in is to add plants that coordinate with your current color scheme. Your can also pick out a color in your current room design that is underused and add more of the color to the room through pillows or a throw blanket. Rearrange your furniture to form small conversational groups that will help traffic flow and help you connect with guests.
- Make it safe and sound
It is not uncommon for homes to have elevated radon levels and it is important to test your home’s levels with inexpensive test kits. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancers deaths each year. Another safety addition for your home is carbon monoxide detectors to go in each room. If a chimney flue or vent on a furnace get blocked or leaks, this deadly gas can source back into your home. Carbon monoxide testers are also inexpensive and cost about $40 each.
What are some other improvement resulotions you have for your home? Share your ideas below.