Planning Forward

By Real Home Advice Magazine May 1, 2018
Planning Forward

As we approach the Spring Equinox, a way to enjoy some cheery thoughts, dreams and inspiration for our creative imaginations is to plan forward for the end of the long winter months: all the wonderful projects we need and want to look at for the upgrading and upkeep of our biggest investments ~ our homes and properties.

Perhaps your list might include some of the following projects:

☐ Renovations and Major Repairs

  • Which rooms?
  • Bathroom Fixtures and Fittings
  • Kitchen Fixtures and Fittings
  • New rooms
  • Deck
  • Driveway
  • Front Entrance
  • Garage and Work shed
  • Roof repair or replacement
  • Fascia and Soffits
  • Windows

☐ Landscaping

  • New Flower Beds
  • Vegetable Garden
  • Walkway

☐ Painting

  • Inside
  • Which rooms?
  • Outside

☐ Furnishings and Fittings to Repair or Replace

  • Air Vent Covers
  • Blinds
  • Carpets
  • Curtains
  • Light Fixtures
  • Light Switches

☐ Appliances to Replace

  • Fridge
  • Furnace
  • Hot Water Tank
  • Stove
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • TV

☐ Small Carpentry Jobs

  • Staircase
  • Kitchen Cabinets
  • Crown Moldings
  • Door Frames
  • Door Handles

☐ Clean-up and Reorganization Projects

  • Air Vents
  • Basement
  • Children’s Bedrooms
  • Closets
  • Family Room
  • Garage
  • Storeroom

☐ Other Projects

  • Checking batteries in smoke and carbon dioxide detectors

Perhaps there are other areas you have noticed need attention in your home. Planning forward is a good idea. Your planning list gives you an overview of the amount of work that needs to be done around the house. Go through your list and date projects in order of priority. You can cost them out, which will support you in determining what to tackle first.

Your Home is an Ongoing Project

In order to maintain and keep its value current as much as possible, it is always advisable to know what is going on and take care of it as soon as you can. A little time and effort goes a long way!

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