Whether you want to give your home a fresh look or you need to reconfigure certain rooms, you want to make sure your efforts pay off. Take your Lewes, Delaware, home to the next level with these five improvement projects.
Replace the Windows
You might be surprised at how much difference new windows can make. Replacing leaky old windows with energy-efficient models can tighten your building envelope and cause your energy bill to decrease, while choosing the right type of windows can enhance your home’s capacity for passive solar energy. Whether you’re simply replacing old single-paned windows with double-paned models or you’re widening the window area to let in more natural light, the team at Custom Mechanical can handle the job.
When you replace old windows, don’t leave outdated window coverings in place. Instead, install new window treatments that will add value to your home and increase energy efficiency. For instance, consider installing awnings on south- or west-facing windows to reduce your home’s solar heat gain up to 77 percent. Give your interior a fresh look and keep rooms cooler during the summer with a new set of blinds or curtains, which can decrease heat gain up to 45 percent.
Refresh the Bathroom
If you’ve been taking showers and brushing your teeth in the same bathroom for years, it’s time for a refresh. Instead of tearing out the bathroom and starting from scratch, however, plan the most cost-effective improvements to get the most out of a limited budget.
Reglazing the bathtub or replacing soap scum-covered shower doors can make your bathroom sparkle. Removing outdated vanities and adding contemporary fixtures can open up more space in your bathroom, and retiling areas of heavy use can give your bathroom a facelift. Bathroom updates tend to give homeowners an excellent return on investment (ROI), so this is a smart room to focus on.
Update the Kitchen
Kitchens also provide good ROI for most homeowners. Whether you intend to sell your home soon or you simply want to make a long-term plan, the kitchen offers lots of home improvement possibilities.
Our team frequently recommends reconsidering your kitchen cabinets, since replacing an outdated set can make a world of difference. Along with hanging new cabinets, think about adding more light fixtures to your kitchen, replacing old appliances with state-of-the-art versions, or even adding a kitchen island. If you love to cook for the family or entertain friends, you’ll want to make your kitchen as functional and welcoming as possible.
Upgrade the HVAC System
You might not think of your HVAC system as an improvement project, but it affects virtually every aspect of your home life. If you’re constantly dealing with air conditioner breakdowns, strange smells, or unusually high energy bills, replacing your old HVAC system can make a big difference in your family’s quality of life.
Investing in a new HVAC system also pays off because you can benefit from increased energy efficiency and improved indoor air quality for years to come. Rather than replacing your old system with the same model, take the time to talk with our team about advanced options. An air conditioner with cutting-edge features like a variable-speed blower or a smart thermostat could be a smart investment for your household.
Revive Outdoor Areas
Whether you’re interested in boosting your home’s curb appeal or you want to make the backyard more welcoming, you can take your pick from countless outdoor improvement projects. In the front, think about adding an attractive walkway, planting a few eye-catching shrubs that are easy to care for, or adding some seasonal flowers.
In the backyard, consider landscaping the area around your patio to improve privacy or building that screened porch you’ve been dreaming about. With a few leafy shrubs, trellis, and a fountain, you can even create a backyard oasis that’s sure to be the envy of your neighborhood.
From plumbing and carpentry projects to HVAC and indoor air quality improvements, the team at Custom Mechanical is at your service. Call us at 877-696-0808 for professional assistance with all of your home improvement projects.
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