9 Simple Add Ons to Make Your Life Easier
If you’re a new homeowner, or just looking for ways to freshen up your home, there are a surprising number of ways to do so which can make your life easier, and save you money. You don’t have to commit to a total renovation…just little upgrades an experienced handyman can set up in a jiffy that can make a big difference. Here are some examples.
Upgrade Light Bulbs
The first easy change is to switch out your regular light bulbs for LED; while the bulbs are initially a bit more expensive, they pay for themselves in as little as a year (and they last way longer, too). Plus, exchanging your old energy wasting bulbs for LED qualifies you for a tax deduction! Another minor change is exchanging your regular light switches for dimmers; these allow you to control the amount of electricity being received by the light, giving you instant ‘mood’ lighting.
Install Light-blocking Curtains or Shades
In addition to giving you the best sleep of your life, installing light-blocking curtains or shades can save you money when it is hot outside; blocking the sun keeps your house cooler and gives the AC a break
Install a Water Filter
Many studies have shown that bottled water isn’t much better than the water flowing from your faucet. Just to be sure the water you’re drinking is safe, the handyman can install a water filter system, which is way more efficient (and eco-friendly) than the mountains of plastic left over from water bottles.
Create a Backsplash
An easy kitchen upgrade is to create a tile backsplash behind the kitchen sink. This can add a nice pop of color and protect your walls from water damage.
Install a Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans are growing in popularity. They save a ton of energy over traditional AC and are perfect for those mild days where you just need to get a little air flow in the room without turning on the AC.
Softclosing Drawers and Cabinets
If someone in your home has the bad habit of slamming kitchen drawers and cabinets, you know just how annoying it can be. Luckily, there is easily installable hardware that softens the blow and forces the doors and drawers to close slowly and quietly no matter how hard they are slammed. A life changer, guaranteed.
Hide Messy Cables and Wires
The living room can look like a war zone if you acquire too many consoles, and if you have kids this is especially easy to do. The tangle of wires looks unseemly and can even be dangerous if someone trips or if pets or little ones try to take a bite. There is an easy solution. The handyman can cut out two small squares of drywall and hide the cords, feeding them back out at the proper place.
Install Closet Organizer
The Handyman can easily install custom wire shelving in your closet, which can dramatically increase the amount of storage in your closet, plus keep you incredibly organized. Common organizers include space for shoes, folded and hanging clothes, and overhead space for odds and ends.
Update the Shower
There are several easy upgrades that can change your shower situation. If you frequently find your bathroom floor flooded with water, it might be time to exchange the shower curtain for a sliding glass door. Installing a grab bar in the shower is highly recommended for elderly people, but it can be a good idea for any household. Slip and fall injuries in the shower are more common than you might realize.
These easy upgrades mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg for what an experienced handyman from Handyman House Techs can do. Whether your goal is to save money, liven up your home, or practical solutions to prevent injury, there are many options. The best idea is to consult with the handyman and discuss what positive changes you should make in your home today!