Have you been thinking about giving your home a makeover? Since being quarantined, a lot of us have spent time at home, working on minor home improvement projects here and there, such as cleaning out our basements and attics, repainting rooms and organizing our pantries. But what about major home improvement projects? If you're unsure where to begin, check out these four key signs your home needs a makeover.
4 Key Signs Your Home Needs A Makeover
1. Increasing Energy Bills
Have you done an audit of your home's utility bills recently? If so, you might have noticed that rates are soaring across the board--no surprise there. But if you have an older home, this could be an even bigger energy drain, seeing as though older homes aren't built at the same level of quality as new builds. That’s simply due to the fact that the technology and resources weren’t available "back in the day", and as such they can’t possibly measure up.
One place where an older home really shows its age is with its windows. Older windows can be drafty and inefficient. If you haven’t replaced them already, you should consider speaking with a reputable window installer about the benefits of switching to double or triple glazed windows. According to Build, "Double glazed windows are an ideal energy efficient choice with the added benefit of minimizing noise. The sealed air gap between the two panes acts as an added layer of insulation. This added thermal resistance reduces the amount of heat escaping in winter and keeps your home at a more comfortable temperature. Double glazing has the reverse effect in summer, preventing unwanted heat from coming into the home. This extra insulation lessens your reliance on artificial heaters and air conditioners and can ultimately reduce your energy costs."