In the world of home remodeling Long Island homeowners tend to stay ahead of the curve, with access to some of the finest products and designers in the world and local inspirations ranging from Manhattan lofts to stylish beach house. Even those lucky enough to live in such a stylish enclave can easily find themselves in a home that’s gotten out-of-style or even downright unlivable, though. Not to worry. Here are five New Year’s Resolutions to help improve your kitchen, bathroom and the rest of your home in 2017.
Declutter and Create Peace of Mind
Before thinking about bathroom or kitchen remodeling Long Island homeowners could probably all stand to do a bit of decluttering. Not only will this create a more calming and relaxed space, but it also helps bring any décor up-to-date. Start by clearing any unnecessary items from cabinets, drawers and closets. Then go through housewares, DVDs, clothing and other large collections to root out any items that just aren’t being used anymore. Any unwanted but still usable items can be sold or donated to charity.
Upgrade for Energy Efficiency
From the laundry room to bathroom remodeling Long Island homeowners have many options for energy-saving upgrades. Installing new faucets and showerheads to reduce water usage is a great way to start, and if you have more room in your budget you might consider energy-efficient appliances. There is also a wide range of environmentally friendly furnishings and accessories to make any remodeling project more “green.”
Remodel for Safety and Security
While most remodeling projects are designed to make the home more stylish or functional, it’s also important to make sure your home is safe and structurally sound in the New Year. Make sure you have working smoke detectors in the kitchen, check your home for gasses such as radon, check your bathroom for mold, clear out all the dust and dryer lint, and make sure large structures such as cabinetry and bookshelves are secure. If you live in an older home (pre-1978) and are planning on doing additional remodeling, you’ll also want to have your home checked for lead paint and asbestos.
Shift Your Furnishings for a Feng Shui Affect
Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophy concerning the placement of people and objects to create harmony within physical environments. By rearranging the items in your home, and possibly adding new items chosen to create a sense of balance and promote specific outcomes, you can drastically change your environment for the better. The design team at Elite Kitchen & Bath can even advise you on the steps to take for a Feng Shui home.
Make Sure You’re Ready to Entertain
Starting a massive remodeling project in the middle of the holidays may not be an option, but as you enjoy the season you might think of a few ways to improve your home for all your summer entertaining and for next year’s holiday season. Perhaps a new kitchen island, or a revamped guest bathroom, could make a world of difference.
The New Year is a great time to get things in gear and start transforming your home’s interior into an idyllic space. So make your resolutions now and get ready for a change!