Make Sure Your New Year Property Resolutions Stick in 2017

Whether it’s losing a few pounds or getting your career on the right track, new year’s resolutions are something we all like to make. And it’s no different for your property. The new year is the perfect time to make changes to your home for both landlords and homeowners alike.

But sometimes – most of the time, in fact – they just don’t stick. Gym memberships get cancelled, and glossy new CVs go unfinished. Homes can be the same if you don’t go about it the right way. Read on for our guide to ensuring those resolutions make it way past January.

Getting set

Home improvement is a great idea for the new year, but as with most resolutions, you need to decide exactly what it means. How are you going to improve your home? Deciding on a particular aspect of your home, or even a specific room, can make changes much more achievable.

Kitchens are known to be the most valuable room when it comes to selling. A good kitchen can be a home’s biggest selling point, and it’s often where buyers put a lot of their attention. But kitchens are also the most expensive for improvement and renovation.

If you’re undecided, then focussing on your home’s façade is always a good idea. It’s the first thing visitors see; it can add value to your home, and it’s not all that complicated to improve. Outdoor lighting, a new door, and renovated windows are a good place to start.

Breaking it up

One of the most popular bits of advice for those setting new year’s resolutions is to break it up. Whatever you’re doing, it’s going to be more manageable when it’s in smaller chunks. And with a property, this is all the more relevant.

A large-scale renovation will over-face even the most dedicated home improver. But by deciding what you want to change first, and giving yourself a time frame with milestones and targets along the way, you will soon be on your way to achieving exactly what you set out.

A matter of time…

And if you’re struggling to feel motivated? Remember that the sooner you make changes, the better. If you install a new boiler, you can save money due to the energy efficiencies. Other renovations like sash window restoration can minimise your energy bills by stopping heat seeping out of your home. And don’t forget that these changes add value to your property as soon as they’re in place.

Wooden window restorers

If you’re looking to improve your home in the new year, Fortis & Hooke are wooden window specialists. We can renew the beauty, functionality and historic appeal of your home’s wooden sash windows without the need for costly, unnecessary replacement. And working on several listed and conservation properties in the past, we have become experts in the complex world of listed property regulations. For more information, get in touch with us online or call us on 0800 313 4688.