7 New Year’s Resolutions for your Home


It’s almost that time of the year again where everyone is motivated by the sense of a fresh start. Here are 7 New Year’s Resolutions to add to your long list. Dedicate some time in the new year to improve your home. Whether it be home-maintenance or freshening up decor, now is the time.

Winterize Your Home.

Cold weather is here, so putting off winterizing your home is out of the question. Seal your cracks and repair the weather stripping along windows and doors. If you see the weather start to drop below freezing, don’t forget to bring in your potted plants, cover outside faucets, and drip inside faucets. You may even want to add more insulation in your attic to save money on your heating bill.

Refresh Outdated Hardware.

Is the kitchen or bathroom hardware outdated? Replacing hardware is a fairly low-cost way to freshen up your space. Start by measuring the existing holes in your cabinets or drawers so that you can switch each piece of hardware with a screwdriver. Next, you just need to find the hardware style for you. This change seems small, but this minor detail will refresh your space.

Replace Shower Heads and Faucets.

Installing a new bathroom or kitchen fixture can spice up the room without breaking the bank. The first step is to measure your existing fixtures holes to be sure you do not purchase a fixture that is the incorrect size. Remember to shut off water valves and follow provided directions thoroughly. If you’re looking to cut down on your water bill, consider purchasing an energy-efficient shower head or faucet.


Install a New Light Fixture.

Lighting is everything. Spruce up a room by installing a new light fixture. This simple change can make a huge impact on the look and feel of every single room in your home. Plus, it is a great way to display your personal style. Remember to turn off the power before starting. If you do not feel comfortable handing this on your own, call a professional.

Utilize Tile.

While this may be more of a commitment, replacing tile in your home is a fantastic way to update your space. You can use tile to update your bathroom floor or to add a new look to your kitchen backsplash. Either way, doing research on different tiling methods is important before you get started. For information on creating a kitchen backsplash, click here. For bigger tiling projects, you will need to set aside a weekend to get it done.


Paint your Doors.

Get creative by giving your doors a fresh new paint job. Rid of your boring doors and add a splash of color to make a statement. If you don’t want to fully commit, you could just paint the trim of the door.

Pressure Wash.

Get rid of build up on your home’s sidewalks, deck, or patio by pressure washing. Unless you already own a pressure washer, we recommend using a professional to get the job done. You can also rent pressure washers from home-improvement stores.

We understand how busy the new year can be. We also understand how hard it is to tackle all your New Year’s Resolutions. Give One Man & A Toolbox a call. Contact us today for a quote or fill out the form below to request a service online.

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