The New Year basically heralds a new beginning for many homeowners. Sure enough, they will spend much of the first days of 2019 shopping around for new furniture and upgrading the faded paint job from last year.
At any rate, giving your home a fresh new look has to be one of the most important traditions to follow. The “new me, new look” concept doesn’t get old.
Still, when it comes right down to renovating your home, you will have to drop a few things beforehand and adopt a new perspective.
If you’re keen on making New Year’s resolutions for yourself, why not make a different list for your home?
Here are a few suggestions for resolutions you might want to accomplish for 2019.
1. Limit your spending
Who doesn’t like going to a New Year Sale? You’ll find great deals on sofas and carpeting, so you might as well splurge all your money on new decorations. What’s wrong with that, in the first place? Well, you still have home maintenance costs to shoulder, so it’s best not to spend too much just to give your living room a refreshing and yet expensive makeover. For 2019, you might as well avoid going beyond your spending threshold.
2. Keep comfort a priority
Do you think the leather chair you bought at half the price is worth it? To really know for sure, why don’t you sit on it. If it doesn’t make you relax, then consider it a bad investment. That being said, you should be focusing more on functionality rather than aesthetics when you’re shopping around for new furniture and fixtures. It’s important to remember that comfort trumps everything else when you’re renovating your home.
3. Keep your energy costs down
A wise homeowner is always keen when it comes right down to home expenses. For sure, energy costs won’t go any lower, so it’s important that you focus more on adopting energy-saving initiatives that should help you slash your energy bills. It may take a while before you’ll see any significant changes to your monthly bill, but it helps if you make the move right away.
4. Make your interior look natural
If you have gotten used to bland interior design motifs, then be ready to make a shift towards a better perspective. The year 2019 is going to be the year you’ll give your home the treatment it deserves through plants and other natural elements. For this, make sure you choose the right plants that will definitely give life to areas such as the dining room and the living room. As a good start, you can grow potted aloe vera plants and other succulent plants. Sure enough, you won’t have to spend too much time and effort taking care of these plants.
What are your resolutions for 2019? Lets chat about them in the comments below.