The new year is a great time to bring about change. As you bring about change in your life with new year resolutions, your home deserves a good share of it too. So here are ten tips to go about home improvement.
- Find inspiration:
We all need that little tinge of inspiration to guide us.
So look for home improvement inspiration from all sources possible.
Look for it on the internet or a better place would be to find it from someone who has got their home improvement project done recently.
They will tell you exactly how they did it.
Take inspiration from 3-4 sources (4 is the maximum, don’t over research things) and then chalk out your own plan.
- Have a Plan:
Starting without a plan is surely a recipe for disaster.
You may do things that are not required while focusing on the unwanted things.
So make sure that you know exactly what things are you going to target in your plan.
- Choose and do only those improvements who provide most value:
As we talked about in the 1st point choosing wrong targets for home improvement can be counterproductive as you don’t spend most of your money and energy on areas that bring most value to your home.
So, choose things wisely.
- Get money needed for Home Improvement:
Well, most home improvement plans need some money at disposal to complete.
So, you need to figure out how are you going to get that money needed for the home improvement plan.
Great sources can be selling off things that you don’t need like old newspapers.
- Having the right tools:
After you sort out the finances required for the home improvement work, make sure you have the right tools required to get your work done.
Starting out with nothing in your toolbox and completing the plan is very unlikely.
So get the tools needed according to the plan decided in point number one.
- Focus on the most time consuming but important tasks:
Once you are ready to start make sure that you focus on most time consuming but important tasks first.
This is the only way to get it done on time.
If you waste the vigour you have at the beginning on trivial things, you may miss out on things that add immense value to your house.
- DIY or Not to DIY:
Well, the first idea that we all have is to do everything on our own. Which is great as it saves you a lot of money and the creative high that you get after doing something on your own.
But some tasks surely need to be handled by experts. This is the time you should accept it and hand over the work to a contractor.
- Choosing the right contractor:
As the point above suggests outsourcing home improvement work to contractors.
It doesn’t mean that that’s all you got to do. Choosing the right contractor is a task on its own.
So, do enough research and pick the one that is reputable and knows his trade.
Tip: Take reference from someone who has got the same kind of work done before.
- Keep it Clean:
No matter whatever you have planned, cleaning up and keeping the house clean should be totally on your list.
A clean house instantly gives out positive vibes.
- Light it up:
This should be the thing you should absolutely ensure after cleanliness.
Bad lighting in the house can make the most beautiful house look dull and gloomy.
So make sure you have enough natural light coming into your house.
Also support it with innovative lighting that will brighten the place up for you.
These were some pointers to help your home improvement plan this new year.