Homes are a never ending work in progress. Sooner or later, critical components fail, and other features become old and outdated. It’s only a matter of time before you’re forced to repair, remodel, or replace everything from the roof down to the foundation.
With spring on its way, the time is now for homeowners to think about which home improvement projects they aim to tackle in 2023. It ultimately depends on the existing state of the home, which varies from one address to another.
While every homeowner’s home improvement to-do list is different, there exists a core series of projects that come highly recommended if they’ve yet to be done. With this in mind, let’s take a look at six home improvement projects to consider for 2023:
Installing a water softener system
Water with a high mineral content is referred to as hard water. While hard water isn’t harmful, it often contributes to a host of household hassles, including appliance failures and funny-tasting tap water. If you’re tired of tap water that tastes weird and fed up with the limited lifespan of dishwashers and washing machines, water softener systems could be the solution. These systems filter out minerals and other contaminants that contribute to the problems associated with being connected to a hard water supply.
Finishing attics and basements
Attics and basements are usually left unfinished upon completion of construction. It’s on homeowners to convert these spaces from dark, dank, unwelcoming environments to usable living spaces. If your basement or attic remains unfinished, consider making the investment to convert it into a more functional part of your home. The benefits of doing so include more space and added value. It’s like having a room added to your house without having to build one! With that said, your plans will need to abide by local building codes, so make sure to check before going forward.
Remodeling the kitchen
There’s a reason kitchens get remodeled more frequently than other areas of the home. For one thing, it’s the most complicated part of your house in terms of layout, functionality, and reliance on gas and electricity. There’s also a significant amount of wear and tear that ensues in a well-used kitchen. Lastly, kitchen design trends change so often that kitchens look dated fairly quickly. The result is a greater need to upgrade and update. With this in mind, consider making 2023 the year you finally bring your kitchen into the 21st-century courtesy of improved design and smart appliances.
Renovate or rebuild decks and patios
Decks and patios are an extension of your home. But unlike your home’s interior, these outdoor spaces are exposed to the elements every day of the year. It doesn’t take long before decks, patios, and other outdoor spaces fade and degrade, sometimes to the point where safety becomes a concern. If your deck or patio has seen better days, make it a mission to renovate or completely rebuild in time for summer.
Investing in energy efficiency
We’re willing to bet your energy bills are higher than ever. While that’s partly due to economic forces beyond your control, it’s also likely your home could use an update in terms of energy efficiency. Old windows, outdated appliances, and poor insulation all add up to paying more for energy. With this in mind, consider making a significant investment in energy efficiency in 2023.
Add an Electric Vehicle Charger
Speaking of energy efficiency, electric vehicles may very well be the wave of the future. If you plan to sell your home over the next 5 – 10 years, an in-place EV charging station may prove to be a valuable upgrade for the potential buyers. While EV drivers can “fuel up” using a subscription-based Tesla charger or similar charging station on the go, there’s no substitute for being able to plug in while your car is in the garage or driveway.
Upgrading to Smart Home Technology
Smart home technology essentially refers to any device or appliance that can be connected to the internet and accessed via smartphone apps. While it can be easy to dismiss smart home tech as a gimmick, the truth is it’s becoming more sophisticated every day. It won’t be long before your fridge explains cooking instructions as you make dinner and your bed provides sleep quality data every morning. With this in mind, it might be time to upgrade to smart home tech solutions in the coming months.
Homes require a never ending series of maintenance and repairs. As a result, home improvement is a fact of life for homeowners. Choosing the right projects will bode well for you, your family, and your property. So choose wisely!