Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Guest Post- New Year, New Renovations



New Year, New Renovations: Top 5 Ideas
For whatever the reason, home renovations and procrastination seem to go hand-in-hand. It's not hard to come up with a series of excuses that might keep one from taking on a big project, be it based on finances, available time or otherwise. The new year is the perfect time to start making resolutions to set in motion those projects that you've had in mind for some time, and can help foster the motivation necessary to take the plunge. The following are 5 home renovations that are perfect for starting after the beginning of the year.

1. Home Automation

A lot of people haven't heard of home automation, although it's quickly starting to rise in popularity. Automated blinds and lights, for example, can take the hassle out of small daily activities and make your life easier. There are a variety of different ways to approach home automation, and taking this route does not need to be costly. Many people also like to put all of their appliances and technology on one master control unit, which is less expensive to do than you might think.

2. Solar Power

Electricity and other forms of energy can be costly, and can also have a negative impact on the environment. Solar power, on the other hand, can help to save you a great deal of money all year, and has no negative impacts on the planet. Depending upon your budget and the scope of your project, solar power can be either affordable or costly. Installing just a few solar panels may be enough to help you meet your energy needs and replace what you're currently using.

3. Home Addition

Living in the same home for a long period of time can be somewhat boring and humdrum, which is one reason why many people take the route of home additions. You might want to consider building a screened-in porch, for example, or perhaps a shed connected to the home. Whether you’re doing a fix-up in Florida or renovating in Raleigh, it can be helpful to rent a find a storage unit to either store your furniture or building materials in, as you don't clutter-up your home.

4. Re-imagined Decor

If you're tired of the decor in your home, it can be very refreshing to switch things up. Consider changing the style of your living room, for example, as this is the room that has one of the biggest impacts on the mind. The more comfortable you can make your living room, the better. The kitchen is also an important room to re-imagine from time to time. Try taking a rustic kitchen and giving it a modern update, which can be very refreshing.

5. Appliance Update

It's not uncommon for people to have appliances that are relatively old and unreliable in their homes. Making the upgrade to newer appliances can of course be expensive, but it can also make your home far more functional and enjoyable to live in.

With the above 5 ideas on your side, you'll be plenty busy making renovations after the new year!


                                                                                                                Guest Writer- Article Cowboy



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