Home improvement ideas for the New Year

Every year people make a number of resolutions in the hope they’re change their habits to better themselves. But often people forget to make other goals that they’d like to achieve over the next year to do with other aspects of their life, like their home for example. Whether there’s a dream remodel you’ve wanted to make but never got round to starting or your garage simply needs a sort, make this your year to do what you want to your home!

Getting small jobs like this done sooner rather than later can save you plenty of money in the long run. If you leave cracks to continue to get worse, the overall repair cost could end up costing you much more than you’d like to think! Other odd jobs around the house could include getting your guttering cleaned out after the winter months and fixing a slipped tile on your roof.

Your tools and storage might be pretty basic, and with the New Year sales ready and raring to go, now is as good of a time as any to upgrade what you’ve already got. You’ll find a wide range of tools on SGS Engineering, from ones to help you around the home, in your garage and even in the garden. No matter what you’re looking for, they’ve got you covered. You could even upgrade your storage in your garage to house everything. There’s nothing better than an organised space where everything has a home.

Remodelling a room is on many people lists. Whether it’s renovating your kitchen, bathroom or even living spaces, giving them a new lease of life can bring a new look and feel to your home. These types of renovations can also add quite a lot of value to your property, with a new kitchen adding between 5 and 15% and a new bathroom adding 4 and 4%. Depending on the overall cost of the project it could end up making you money in the long run.

With the world becoming much more environmentally conscious, now is the time to upgrade some of the elements of your home to more eco-friendly options. This could be as simple as changing to better lightbulbs throughout to completely refitting your heating system with an air-source or ground-source system. Although the two cost drastically different amounts, both are worth considering depending on your budget. You could even apply for the Green Energy Grant to help towards some environmentally friendly upgrades.