2016 is near and many of us are contemplating New Year’s resolutions. Most resolutions are geared towards self-improvement and personal development. Why not consider a list of resolutions for home improvement, too?

home improvement tips

From renovating your kitchen and painting, or that honey-do, take advantage of New Year’s momentum better yourself and your home. Here are a few New Year’s resolutions tips for homeowners to consider.

Maximize HVAC

Imagine cutting your energy costs and improving home efficiency. The first place to check is your HVAC system. This system includes your furnace, air conditioner, and its ductwork.

  • If you want to save in areas that you can DIY, seal your ductwork. Leaks in ducts can cause wasted energy, which means excessive use and more utility cost.
  • If you want to maximize efficiency, a basic tune-up on your furnace usually costs less than $100, but can extend the life of your unit.

Increase DIY Skills

Speaking of DIY, sign up for a few classes to improve your home improvement skills. Enhance your knowledge on basic home renovations such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical and even painting. If you can’t find any classes nearby, get some books on home improvement or watch some tutorials online.

Work Together

One of the biggest resolutions that most of us want to fulfill this year is to spend more time with our family and friends. Having a home that is organized and safe is worthy but spending more time with your family and friends is priceless. Why not get the best of both worlds and make your home improvement project a family affair?

Take some extra time with your family. Turn your remodeled space as an entertainment area where you can enjoy and have fun together. Completing projects together is a productive way of spending time with your family.