Spring has sprung! Hopefully you’ve completed all that dreaded, but necessary, spring cleaning. Now, it’s time to have some fun! In addition to being National Barbeque Month (which we should all participate), May is also National Home Improvement Month. The sunshine and pleasant weather create the perfect time of year to work on both those interior and exterior projects you’ve been meaning to cross off your checklist.
This year, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) ranks bathrooms and kitchens as the top two remodeling projects of 2015. Everything from refacing cabinets and resurfacing countertops to reconfiguring a space altogether make many homeowners’ wish lists. If your wish list is all in your head, grab a pen and paper and start writing them out. It may be overwhelming at first, but mapping out your projects is a great way to visualize all that you want to do. Take care of the DIY nuisances, like changing the lightbulbs and touching up the marks on the walls. Knock out the small projects – they will add up and make you feel significantly better about your home!
Next, take a look at the bigger projects you may have been avoiding, maybe the ones you promised you’d tackle in the new year, but haven’t quite gotten around to? There’s no time like the present, especially when it’s National Home Improvement Month!
If you’re remodeling, repairing, constructing or landscaping, remember to prioritize your tasks according to safety. If the projects you’ve been putting off pose a risk to your family, visitors or pets, consider completing those first. The best way to ensure safe improvements is to seek assistance from a professional. If you are planning on any large-scale renovations, always consult an expert before attempting to do it yourself.
National Home Improvement Month is about improving the quality of you home. In addition to safety, look to make economically and ecologically sound upgrades. Energy-saving fixtures and appliances reduce your energy use and reduce your monthly bills. Discuss with a remodeler about ways to invest now to save yourself from costly repairs down the road.
Spend some time thinking about the functionality of your kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom and decide where you can make a difference, small or large, to better your home for the upcoming summer. Again, experts like DreamMaker remodelers and designers can help by asking the right questions about what you want and need in your home.
Whether it’s something from your “honey-do” list or your must-do list, follow the trend and celebrate National Home Improvement Month this year!