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As the New Year rolls around, you begin thinking about what you want to improve on in your life. Maybe it’s changing your eating habits or beginning a weekly workout routine, but have you ever stopped, and examined your home? Why not make a resolution to spruce up your home this New Year, making it more updated, efficient and clean?

1. Clear the clutter
One way to change the look and dynamic of a room is cleaning out the clutter. One simple way to do this is by cleaning out your cabinets. Home designers say that removing the clutter that has accumulated over the year makes your house look less dated and cleaner! Decluttering a room can also be a great way to find gently used items for donation during the holiday season.

2. Paint the inside of your bookshelves
Paining the inside of your bookshelves is something easy and fun that can transform any room. When painting, pick a color that helps the room flow while also accentuating the items that are placed within your shelves.

3. Go green and cut your bills
Going green does not mean you have to install solar panels for your home or plant an herb garden in your backyard. You can go green by doing small things to your home. The best place to begin is cutting down on energy usage within your home. This can be done by simply shutting off the lights when you leave the room. Another tip to make your house eco-friendlier is by installing LED bulbs and low-flow shower heads throughout your home.

4. Reglazing original tile
Are you thinking of installing new bathroom tile? Reglazing or resurfacing your tile can save you the time and money of an expensive renovation. This can be done by a professional who will give the bathroom a thin coat of enamel across the tile, sink, tub or all of it, transforming it into a completely different bathroom.

5. Replacing windows and doors
By replacing windows and doors you can make your home more energy efficient. Air leaks from doors and windows can have a negative effect on HVAC system and increase utility bills. Replacing old windows and doors with new items will improve the efficiency and look of your home.

These small tips can go a long way in making your home more modern and energy efficient, but when some jobs become too much to handle, contact a member at Northern Craft Construction about your home improvement needs.