10 Things to do for Your Home This Year to Make it Like New

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The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to plan some projects that will make your home like new. Let’s face it; we all have those projects we have been putting off and those dream plans we think we’ll get to “someday.” Start now to make those plans happen this year!

If you want to make some upgrades this year but aren’t sure where to start, here are some project ideas you can take on this year.

Repaint the Walls

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders in any room. If you’re feeling ambitious add a whole new palette to your home by repainting the living room, kitchen, bathroom and entryway.

Install a New Floor

There are several kinds of floors you can install yourself, including hardwood, tile, linoleum, parquet and more. Update an old, worn out floor this year for a dramatic change.

Add Crown Molding, Baseboards or Beaded Board

Small touches like crown molding and baseboards can add character to a room. Beaded boards also add interest to a kitchen or dining room, so take one weekend to install some accessories like this.

Repair Broken Appliances

Broken appliances, in any room, can be a major inconvenience. If your dishwasher hasn’t been working well lately or your washing machine has been acting up, schedule repairs. We specialize in drain cleaning, gas plumbing, leak detection and hot water heater repair on Long Island, so contact us for help with appliance repairs.

Install a Custom Backsplash

For some added color and something unique, install a custom backsplash in your kitchen. All you need are some colorful tiles, tile cutters, adhesive and grout and you can create a custom pattern or design that complements your decor.

Give Your Cupboards a Makeover

Bored of your kitchen cabinets? While remodeling and installing new ones is always an option, an easier approach is to give your existing cupboards a makeover. Sand them down and refinish them with a stain or fresh paint and then finish them off with new knobs and drawer pulls.

Soften a Space with Curtains, Throw Pillows or Rugs

It’s amazing what a big difference some color and texture can do for a bedroom, living room or entryway. Soften up some spaces this year by adding some coordinating curtains, throw pillows or rugs throughout your home.

Upgrade the Basement

Turn that barely-used basement into a useful home office, a hobby area or that dream entertainment room. Add paint, light fixtures and the right furniture to transform your basement into additional living space.

Overhaul the Landscaping

When the weather begins to warm up, update the outside of your home by overhauling your landscaping. This can be as simple as redoing a flower bed or planting a few new trees, or it can be as involved as installing fences, pathways or a patio.

Paint or Update the Front Door

Using a contrasting color on your front door can make a big difference in how your home and porch look. This year, repaint your front door or go all out and install a brand new one.

Updating your home this year doesn’t have to be complicated. These do-it-yourself projects are easy to take on and will add character, something new and even more living space to your home. If your plans include plumbing remodels, appliance repairs or hot water heater repair on Long Island, contact us. We’re ready to help you update your home this year.

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