With each new year we ponder ways to achieve increased health and wellness for our mind and body from diet to exercise and reading more! But one major area that deserves just as much TLC is our home.
Leading South Florida realtor Katie Goldberg offers tips how on we can achieve wellness for the abode.
Homes need continuous maintenance to keep them in good condition. Plan to invest one to four percent of your home’s value in maintenance each year to avoid losing home value and to keep it in a healthy status.
If you invest time in some simple maintenance, you can keep the inside of your home looking like new. Some tasks your home may need include repainting the walls, restripping and resealing wood, or restaining trim and built-ins. Some more complicated repairs may involve replacing worn or outdated floors or rebuilding fixtures.
Taking time each year to maintain the exterior of your home will help ensure your home doesn’t take in excessive damage-causing moisture. Some tasks you should complete each year include cleaning and repairing your gutters/downspouts, inspecting and repairing your roof, and repainting, cleaning, and repairing your home’s siding.
Part of keeping your home in good condition is ensuring your systems are running safely. Cleaning your chimney flue, replacing air filters, and other inspection and cleaning projects can keep your home and family safe by helping to prevent floods and fires caused by poorly maintained systems.
Keeping your outdoor structures and landscaping in good condition is also important. Keep an eye out for erosion issues, rodent infestations, and dangerous trees. You should also refinish your deck, fence, and other wood structures semi-annually.
This new year take the time to ensure the wellness of your home from both the interior to exterior. When you live in a place where you can relax, rest and feel at peace, your entire being will shift for the better.