While you may have neglected to make any big home improvements in 2017, there are many ways you can take advantage of the technologies and potential to increase your home’s value in 2018.
Here are some ideas to help you get the most out of your home this year.
Work on Your Stovetops
Stoves, cooktops, and ranges require regular attention and maintenance. Otherwise, they will lose functionality over time and make cooking anywhere from less efficient to impossible.
You’ll be able to make the most of your cooking setup if you take the time to keep the stove clean and maintain the burners. Guests will also appreciate the work you put into keeping your stoves and cooktops in good condition.
Add Dimmers and Replace Old Light Switches
One great way to modify your home’s lighting is to install dimmers on light switches and/or replace old switches with new more efficient models. With a dimmer installed, you can easily adjust the lighting in any room to set the desired mood.
Use Electronic Key and Lock Systems
Physical keys are outdated by today’s standards, making it ideal to replace them with electronic locking systems that upgrade both the look and functionality of the home. There are plenty of options out there to take advantage of if you want to keep the home up-to-date and convenient.
Install a Video Doorbell
Want to know who’s knocking on the door before you even get up from the couch? A video doorbell installation can allow you to easily see who’s there, and they don’t take much time to install.
Integrate In-Floor Heating Systems
Another development that’s making it easier to maintain a comfortable temperature in the home is electric in-floor heating. Using panels installed directly beneath the floor, you can keep hard floors as warm as the rest of the home, while potentially offering better heating circulation than traditional heating systems.
While the initial installation price of a floor heating system may be considerably more than older heating systems, you’ll see the benefits of using a quiet and more energy-efficient system in the long run.
Clear Out the Dryer Vents
While this may be an unpleasant project, it’s a vital one. It’s important to clear your vents out every year, or else you may risk starting a fire in the home. You may not want to get it done, but somebody has to if you want to maintain a safe and efficient home.
In addition to the convenience of in-floor heating, you can also update your thermostats to be more automated through the use of voice-command technology such as the Google Assistant or Alexa. Today’s innovative thermostats also allow for humidity control and other features.
Implementing any of these in the coming year can help ultimately reduce expenses and keep your home in good shape, eliminating the hassles of frequent repairs and replacements that detract from the quality of the rest of the home.