Backyard: Even though your backyard is located behind your house, it’s important to keep it in the best condition possible. Start renovating your backyard by simply sketching what you want your backyard to look like. Do you want a deck? How about a pool? Or maybe a playground for your kids? Once you have established what you want your backyard to look like, start making it a reality! Hire a professional contractor to revamp your backyard, or simply give it a little bit of love and attention by cleaning and landscaping it yourself. After all, it’s all about baby steps.
Front Porch: Is your front porch old and worn down? Do you feel like it doesn’t accurately represent the rest of your home and your style? If you answered yes to either of those questions, consider revamping your front porch! If you don’t have the luxury of renovating the actual structure of your front porch, you could always focus on design elements. For example, look into purchasing furniture, cushions, rugs, a door mat, and any other design kick knacks that represent your style and family.
Siding and Windows: If your siding and windows are old and worn down, then you should consider replacing them this year. Although siding and windows are technically two areas of your house, they go hand in hand for a variety of reasons. Firstly, siding and windows are usually replaced and installed together. Also, siding and windows have a direct influence on how insulated your house is, protecting your house from any external factors, and even how much your energy bill is. So, if you notice missing siding pieces, an abnormally high energy bill, or any drafts coming from your windows, you should replace your siding and windows this year.
Floors: Floors are one of the most important parts of a home. Unfortunately, floors are usually one of the last things people attend to. Take a second and glance at your flooring. If you have carpet, does it look dirty even when you clean and vacuum it? Is it ripping? If you have any other type of flooring such as wood or tile, is it scratched or stained? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you should replace your flooring.
Kitchen: Lastly, give your kitchen a little lift this year and renovate it. Start by picking a general theme and color scheme, then working your way from there. Nowadays, open concept kitchens with a monochromatic color scheme and modern theme are popular.