New year, new windows! And other home improvements

The New Year is a great time to tackle new and exciting projects. Whether it’s learning a new language, getting fit or renovating your home, the first few months of the year offer the perfect opportunity to get stuck in and achieve your goals. Here are a few inspirational home improvement ideas to get you started.

Budget

Before you decide which home improvements to tackle this New Year, you need to think about your budget. As @freshome say, “After the holidays, money is often tight for many home owners. Instead of getting discouraged, use the first few months of the New Year to plan your project and budget without stress.”

Think about how much your project will cost and how much value it will add to your property. Try not to overstretch yourself as this will make the project more stressful and could mean you don’t have enough cash to finish the job.

New windows

Your windows have an impact on both the interior and exterior look of your property. Replacing old, tired windows with stylish new ones can therefore transform your home inside and out. So, if you’re looking for a way to give your home a new look this New Year, replacing your windows could be the perfect choice.

While a full window refit isn’t cheap, installing good-quality replacements can significantly reduce your home’s running costs and make your interior more comfortable.

When looking for replacement windows, make sure you choose models that are energy efficient. These green windows will help add value to your home and make the space much easier to heat.

A new front door

Your front door is one of the first things visitors see when they arrive at your home. If your door is tired, tatty or lacking in style, it might well be giving the wrong impression of your property. What’s more, old doors are less likely to be energy efficient compared to newer models.

This means cold air could be rushing around your door and making your home harder to heat. Replacing your front door this New Year is a great way to give your home a facelift and make it more energy efficient in the process.

De-clutter

A lot of the time, you can give your home a completely new look with a simple de-clutter. Getting rid of ornaments, furnishings and other items you no longer need will free up space and make your home feel calmer and more relaxing.

Once your rooms are a little emptier, you can think about rearranging your furniture or giving your walls a lick of paint. Making a few basic changes will help to freshen up your interior and revitalise your home.

Add some extra space

If you’ve tried decluttering but still don’t have room for all your belongings, it might be worth adding a little extra space to your home. Building a conservatory or orangery is a great way to increase your usable space and make your home a more spacious and relaxing place to be.

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