Home improvements are the little things that keep your home from looking like it was purchased out of a 1980s Sears catalogue. Of course, home improvements can also serve the practical purpose of maintaining good home health. We believe that home improvements should address the aspects of both form and function, and that a little proactive home improvement can eliminate the needed for a complete home renovation later on.
Step One in our guide to constant improvement: keep it constant. Like car maintenance, being proactive can save lots of money and headaches down the road. It’s especially important for your home to be kept as up to date as possible, and the reason goes far beyond maintenance needs. Keeping your home stylistically up to date with new decorations, paint schemes and furniture will not only help your home be more enjoyable, but could possibly save you thousands of dollars down the road when you’re ready to sell it. By updating it piece by piece, over the course of years, you will have a home that others will envy – all from just a little work.
Step Two: don’t be afraid to make a change. Some people hold themselves back from making changes because they aren’t sure what the results will be – but that philosophy will never lead to growth or improvement! When it comes to your home, if you aren’t sure about making changes then talk to a professional. For example, when we build decks for homeowners, most aren’t quite sure what kind of deck they’d ultimately like. We custom design and plan each deck individually, and since we do this for a living, we’re pretty good at it! You don’t have to be the expert on everything, you just can’t be afraid to make the home upgrades that will keep it looking modern and fresh.
Step Three: budget for it. Having the money set aside and earmarked for home improvement is a great idea. If you’re ready to start improving your home piece by piece, then start by setting a little money aside each month with the specific intention of spending it on home improvements. Over time, it will grow and you will be able to take on minor projects or have a big head start on a major one. You don’t even have to set all that much aside, and it will be well worth it for the added joy you get out of home ownership!