Deciding which home improvement project to do next can sometimes be a frustrating choice. One way that you can make it a little bit easier on yourself is if you think initially about whether you want to do a big job or small job. At least breaking it down into those options at the beginning will help you focus on what makes the most sense in context.
Think about two big jobs and two small jobs that might be possibilities. Regarding big jobs, maybe you want to fix the roof of your house or improve your basement infrastructure. For small tasks, perhaps you want to focus on a detailed cleaning of your home top to bottom, or possibly work through high-visibility, curb appeal projects. Notice how thinking about the big or the small options will immediately either sound like something you want to do or something you have no interest in.
Fix the Roof
Even though it doesn’t get a lot of visibility in terms of exciting or dynamic projects, one of the smart home improvement projects to take on might be to fix the roof of your house. If there are any troubles with leaking, shingles in disrepair, trouble with insulation, or many other factors, having professionals come in can make a big difference in several aspects of your home. First, you may save on energy bills because your ceiling up all of the heat escapes. Second, you may be preventing water damage by plugging up all of the leaky parts.
Improve Basement Infrastructure
Another big project is to improve your basement infrastructure. Depending on where you live, you might want to have professionals come in and repair the walls of your basement. Rain, snow, moving earth, and heat can all put a lot of pressure on basement walls. You see plenty of people who have cracks or leaks all around the corners of the area or maybe around windows in their basement. It can be a significant investment to fix these issues, but the results are worth it in terms of stability.
Do a Detailed Cleaning
As far as small jobs go, one of the best home improvement projects that you can take on is to develop a system for cleaning your home, and then create a way to do a top-to-bottom scrubbing. Your home will feel so much better after you get all of the dust off of the walls and all of the grime off of the floors.
Work Through High Visibility Curb Appeal Projects
Another series of small jobs that you can take on is to work on the curb appeal of your home. Project by project, you can improve the external appearance of your house in small, manageable steps. Especially when it comes to little things like taking care of landscaping or maintaining entryway cleanliness, they are very satisfying jobs, and many of them fit in the DIY category.