Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Maintaining The Aesthetics Of Your Home!


This post is provided by Katherine Smith.

Homeowners know that there are times in which maintenance becomes really important. Not only does it affect the efficiency and comfort of your home, some maintenance needs can make your home look less than appealing to the eye. Naturally, you want your home to look its best while providing a safe space in a beautiful and comfortable setting. Today we are discussing some of the top maintenance issues that will pop up over the life of your home. Read on to learn more and some ways to take care of those issues.

Chimneys Are Your Winter Life Line

Lots of folks have a fireplace in the home, especially in the northern states when temperatures drop and you need an efficient way to warm up the room. Aside from that, fireplaces are a beautiful addition to the room! Maintaining those fireplaces and chimneys is essential to a lifelong functional fireplace. Finding the right company to help you is a Google search away. A search for a professional near you, for example, "chimney repair, CT," will help you find the right chimney sweep to come out and assess the issue. These sorts of experts will look at your chimney inside and out while offering cleaning services each year. Maintaining a beautiful chimney will also guarantee that your fireplace will remain functional and aesthetically pleasing all winter long.

Pipes Are Necessary And Unsightly

Many older homes have exposed pipes, electrical pipes, and air ducts. If you are in an older home, you may have considered how to cover those pipes and ducts. Our first tip is to be sure that the décor you choose still allows for easy access to those pipes and ducts. It may be unsightly but there is a huge benefit to those pipes and ducts being exposed! Using flame retardant fabric to drape and cover those pipes and ducts is not only beautiful to see, it can make it so much easier for a repairman to get to them for repair. If draping fabric sounds like a style you are not excited about, you can always mask them with matching paint in the room. Still easily accessible and hidden away from your guests.

Windows Are The Eyes Of The Home

Windows can be a costly fixture in the home, especially if they are not in good shape. Broken windows and cracked molding are not only an eyesore, they suck the heat out in the winter and bring the heat in during the summer. Replacing those windows will save you tons on your electric bill, make your home efficient, and keep your home looking beautiful all year long. Energy efficient windows can be a great tax benefit as well so be sure to purchase windows that will offer that tax break!

Doors Can Be Aesthetically Pleasing

Much like your windows, the doors inside and outside the home should be in great shape. Broken locks and door frames make you an easy target for break-ins. Cracked molding and doors that do not fully close properly can also cost you heavily when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Choosing a beautiful door can add to your home décor and save you money in the long run. There are so many styles out there that it would be impossible not to find one that you adore.

The appearance of our home means a lot to us. It allows people to know that we love our home when we take care of it, save us money when we choose energy efficient options and deters possible theft. Our home is the greatest statement we can make and one should do all we can to take care of it!

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