New Year’s Home Improvement Guide

Published 1/16/2019

New year, same home? Not to worry! With our home improvement guide, you can have your home feeling like new all year long.

Appliance Care

Before moving on to the fun decorating ideas, make sure your home is properly cared for this new year to avoid costly fixes throughout the year. As we are still in the chilly, winter season, make sure that you have had a recent furnace check and that your air ducts are clean. Doing so will ensure that your home will stay properly heated for the rest of winter and reduce the spread of airborne illness in your home from the coming and going of holiday guests. Additionally, we recommend having your dryer vents cleaned a few times a year. Cleaning them now during the dry months are especially important to reduce the risk of lint buildup and related fires.

Follow this checklist for appliance care in the new year:

  • Furnace repair or replacement
  • Air duct cleaning
  • Dryer vent cleaning
  • Microwave and oven cleaning
  • Refrigerator cleaning

Aesthetic Updates

Once you have your home appliances running properly, you have the rest of the year to make changes to your home’s interior and exterior to reflect your decorating style. Simple fixes like a fresh coat of paint on the walls or cabinets can have rooms looking brand new. Your hardwood floors and carpets would also be grateful for a thorough cleaning in 2019. Other simple updates may include purchasing new furniture or fixtures that complement the space’s aesthetic. On the outside, your home can have a much-needed facelift with a simple siding update.

Follow this checklist for interior and exterior home updates in the new year:

  • Paint bedrooms, bathrooms, living room, and kitchen
  • Restore hard wood floors and clean carpet
  • Replace light fixtures, faucets, and cabinet door handles
  • Add new siding, paint shutters, or exterior door
  • Increase curb appeal with hardscapes and seasonal plants

With these easy interior and exterior updates, your home can be on its way to feeling like new in 2019. For help checking off these home improvement items, contact Mr. Duct today to schedule your furnace repair, air duct cleaning, and dryer vent cleaning.

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