If you have an older home, chances are things aren’t up to par on every level of the home. Of course, you’ll want to take care of anything safety-related first, like old wiring or outdated smoke detectors. After that, you can take a look at other projects that will help your home’s efficiency, comfort, aesthetics, and more. Here are a few projects to think about.
In past years, homes only had to have a certain level of insulation in them. Today, that amount has risen a great deal. If your older home doesn’t have today’s level of insulation in it, you might want to add to it until the levels are the same. While this project doesn’t sound exciting because you can’t visibly see any results, you’ll feel the difference in your house and you’ll see a change in your energy bills for the better.
There are lots of things that can make an older home look newer and more fresh and something simple like a paint job can definitely help. Whether you want to paint the exterior, the interior, or both, a new coat of paint can work wonders. Examine the colors with care and choose something light for the smaller rooms inside. Outside, consider the colors that are already on the home and any other changes you might want to make.
If your older home has been neglected in the landscaping department, it might be time to do some weeding, take out dead bushes, and install some new greenery. The landscaping can put the finishing touch on a home and make it really stand out and shine from the curb. It’s also a chance for you to put your personal stamp on it with flowers you enjoy and plants you want to trim.
Get Replacement Windows
Replacement windows, like a fresh coat of paint, can really update the look and feel of the home, both inside and out. They can also, like insulation, take your energy bills down and make your home more comfortable. If you can find it in your budget, it’s a great project to start out with before you do anything else because it will make a lot of positive changes in your house very quickly. Once the new windows are in, you can evaluate what else needs to be done moving forward.
If you like the idea of updating your older home with replacement windows in Laguna Beach, CA, the experts at Mancino Door & Window, Inc. can help you find the right style to suit your house and your preferences. You don’t want something that looks modern on a home in the Victorian style and we’ll make sure you get the right fit. Call us at (949) 328-9910 for a free consultation or we can help you in person when you visit our showroom at 27801 La Paz Rd #B Laguna Niguel, CA 92677. We’d love to give you a tour and start to get to know your preferences.