As the saying goes, “New year - fresh start!” January is a great time to reignite the ambition and drive to get those house renovations done.
Happy New Year! We are officially in the year 2022. While 2021 was an interesting year for everyone as far as the COVID-19 pandemic goes, we’re excited to continue moving forward and hopefully return to some normalcy again. However, there are some things that the pandemic brought to us that we can continue on with…such as DIY (Do It Yourself) projects! It seemed as though everyone was knocking off DIY projects while they were quarantined at home, and why not? There was nothing else to do. Nonetheless, losing motivation for those pesky projects is a very real and common problem many of us encounter. That’s why we have to look at January as a second chance! A new opportunity to revamp our desire to finish your dream home renovations.
Use this fresh start wisely. Look back on the house goals you made in 2021, did you complete them? If so, what helped you complete those? Taking time to reflect on what worked well for you over the year is a great way to refocus yourself for this fresh start. And, on the other hand, if you did not complete some of your house goals reflect on why not? What would you change or what would you have done differently? Use this constructive self-criticism to crush your new house goals.
Next, we recommend setting a realistic schedule! While writing down a bunch of goals feels good and can be helpful, we find without a proper schedule it is easy to let some things slide. So, if you want to paint your living room, for example, pick a weekend that works for you and your household and write that down next to your ‘Paint Living Room’ house goal. Getting specific and being realistic with your plans will help you accomplish everything you want to get done, and more!
Part of setting realistic house goals is budgeting. Since you’re a smart cookie and you’ve already planned out your house goals for months to come, you can now budget accordingly as well. Painting will be much cheaper than a full kitchen renovation, so of course, you planned to renovate your kitchen later in the year when you’ve had a chance to save up a good chunk of coin. And of course, do your research on which stores have the best deals for what you’re looking for. Not only will this save you money, but it will also save you time by cruising to just one store. Once you find your prices, estimate how much your project will cost in total. Budget in a miscellaneous section for emergency situations.
Now that you’ve set up a great schedule and have an idea of what these house projects will cost you, you’re ready to tackle them! We want you to live in the home you love and we want to see a big return on your investments and hard work. Good luck, and wishing you all the best in 2022 as you take on your ‘New Year, New Home Reno’s’!