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  • Getting Projects Done in the Home for 2013

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    Most people focus on their health and weight when it comes to developing New Year's resolutions. While there's never anything wrong with losing weight or trying to be healthier, it is just as important to create resolutions for your home as well. In most cases, the home gets ignored throughout the year because of our busy schedules. You may put off projects and forget to do certain things when it concerns your home. Getting these projects done, however, can add value to the home and give you a sense of accomplishment and feeling as if you own a piece of high end NY real estate.

    One way to get this sense of accomplishment is by getting some at-home projects done. You'll want to create a list filled with projects that you finally want to get done in the home but never had a chance to get to. Once you've written down all of those projects, you'll want to separate them by importance and the length of time each project will take. For example, changing the towel rack in your bathroom will probably take an hour while painting your entire home will take about a week or two. You should create a major and minor project list to follow more easily.

    Once you've created this project list and organized it carefully, you will want to work on actually getting those projects done. The best thing for you to do is to do at least two minor projects a month and one major project a month. For example, your two minor projects could be putting up that new towel rack in the bathroom and reorganizing your kitchen cabinets. Your major project might be to build a storage cabinet or change the doors to your closet. By doing two minor projects and one major project a month, you will have all of those projects done by the end of the year.

    One important project to ensure your home is looking better is to invest in a new coat of paint. Paint is an inexpensive way to refresh the look of your home’s interior as well as make it more attractive to visitors or prospective buyers. If you choose to consult with a designer or realtor, get their input on what color pallet will best suit your living space. It is important to realize the potential harm that you can do for your home if you perform this project incorrectly, so hiring a professional is often a smart way to go. In the end the added value from doing so will exceed the cost. If you are trying to sell, remember that most people find neutral colors to be the most pleasing. This doesn’t mean wall color needs to be drab or boring. Spice up a bedroom or living area by painting one wall a darker shade than the other walls for a look that adds dimension as well as value to your home.

    Getting these projects done can be a lot easier than you think when you actually schedule them in. The problem that most people face when it concerns at-home projects is that they know they need to do them, but they do not know when or how they're going to get them done. By actually setting a specific date on the calendar to do that project, there is a very good chance that it will actually get done and will help to put your mind at ease and ready you for the next project.


    The following includes information is written by Ken Torrino, web relations for Elliman, brokers for New York City real estate.


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