Monday, 9 January 2017

Give Your House A Little Love In 2017: Essential Renovation Projects That Keeps Your Home Going

A new year begins, and while you may be busy like many with resolutions that relate to becoming a better you in a form or another - losing weight is a common wish of self-improvement just after the indulgences of the festive seasons - it’s important not to forget your house. In order to continue to feel homely and cosy, houses require care, attention and a little bit of work to keep your safe, warm and welcoming all year long. Use January to sit down and review what needs to be done to revive your home for the better.

Essential DIY Projects That Can Go A Long Way

Every homeowner agrees on one thing: Having a house helps you develop talents that you didn’t know you had, such as painting walls, fixing pipes or even changing a fuse. A DIY project requires careful planning, so this might be a good resolution for 2017: Uncover your DIY-self.  As you plan for little changes, start by considering the budget you will require as well as the skills that are needed. Often watching tutorial videos online will enlighten these points, and specifically will show you the gear that you need to make your project come true. Don’t overdo it, though: There are functional elements in a house that should be left to professionals, such as your electric systems, your central heating solutions, and any related to structural extensions. Thankfully, this leaves a lot of options for you to make your house feel a little bit more personal.

Windows And Roofs : Stay Warm And Dry

Old houses especially need to be checked carefully, as there are elements that can cause leaks and loss of heat when they get out of date. Your windows and your roof require a special attention, especially because when they start letting air and water in, they can cause serious mould issues. Testing if your windows and roof are waterproof and air-tight is thankfully easily done: You will notice throughout the cold and rainy months whether rooms have a problem with keeping warm or if your insider walls have water marks on them. Replacing windows or changing a part of your roof is a long-term investment but this is a project that will keep your house safe for the future. You can start looking for new windows online or checking some of Guardian roof styles for your conservatory now: The earlier you plan renovation projects, the easier they will feel on your nerves and budget!

Save Energy With Maintenance, Servicing And Price Comparison

There’s no mystery about this: The energy rates are increasing from year to year, and energy bills account for a very large part of a household budget. Yet, this is no fatality! Begin the new year with the resolution to permanently change the prices you pay for your energy. Keeping your heating and cooling systems regularly and professionally serviced will keep them working at their best for longer. Sometimes, you might find that heating units need to be upgraded to provide a more cost-effective performance. But this is not all: Remember that comparing energy suppliers regularly can save you a lot of money. There is no gain to be made in being loyal to an energy supplier when switching can save you hundreds of pounds a year!

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