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Home Improvements to Focus on First

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Home improvements can breathe new life into your home’s value and even save you energy. Sometimes it can be difficult to decide upon which home improvement to start with first. From essential projects to sprucing up a room with a fresh coat of paint, use these tips to help clarify your home improvement wish list.

Making Your Home Improvement List

Home improvement projects may involve substantial investments, such as a room addition, or you may have in mind a relatively inexpensive weekend project. Make a list of home improvements from each home system, such as interior carpentry work, revamping your outdoor deck, and attic insulation, that you would like to accomplish.

Separate your list into columns of essential projects, improvements that save energy, interior projects and exterior projects. In this way, you can see which improvements are most necessary, such as repairing roof leaks, by approximate costs, and by your return on investment (ROI).

Essential Home Improvements

Essential home improvements include projects such as roof and gutter repair. Water damage from a leaky roof affects other systems in your home, which substantially boosts your overall expense beyond a roof repair. So, taking care of loose or missing shingles and sagging gutters should be at the top or near the top of your list.

Home efficiency is another essential improvement project that will boost home comfort and lower your energy bills. When is the last time you’ve been in your attic? Is your insulation in good condition and do you have enough? If you have drafts in your home, your energy dollars are disappearing out of leaky windows, doors walls, air ducts and perhaps many more areas.

Have Fun With Your Home Improvements, Too!

Not all home improvement projects are dull. You probably have a wish list of exciting and imaginative projects you would like to tackle. Replacing your windows and doors, for example, adds beauty to your home and also boosts value. Perhaps you would like to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, or convert your attic into a home office, children’s themed bedroom or a bonus room.

Most importantly, work closely with a trusted and experienced home improvement professional for best results. At Echols Home Improvements, we can inspect your home, evaluate your project wish list and provide you a cost analysis of essential projects, energy-saving upgrades and more as we have done for our customers since 1960!

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