A new year is a great opportunity for a fresh start. The best way to kick off that fresh start is to plan your home improvement projects. Here are the top projects you should start planning now before the best pros are all booked up.
1. Wood Fence
If you currently have a wood fence, it’s a good idea to book your summer maintenance now. After a harsh winter and a rainy spring, it’s a good idea to have your fence inspected for damage. A pro can repair or replace any necessary parts to ensure your fence will stay standing. Alternatively, if you don’t have a fence but want one installed, start getting quotes from pros now. Wood fence installation was the number one most popular task in 2020 and we’re sure it will be equally as popular in 2021.
2. Appliance Repair
Have you noticed your appliances aren’t running as smoothly as they should? After a year of being at home and an increase in usage, it’s likely your appliances are breaking down more often. Do not spend another moment waiting for your appliance to magically fix itself. In 2021, be proactive and hire an appliance repair specialist as soon as your appliances break.
3. Air Ducts
With such a focus on cleanliness this past year, it’s no surprise that many homeowners will focus on having their air ducts cleaned. Cleaning your ducts has many benefits for both you and your home. One major benefit of having your air ducts cleaned is that it removes any dirt, dust and debris from the air you breathe. If you’re feeling a little stuffed up, your dirty air ducts could be to blame. Have them cleaned now and breathe easier all year.
4. Decks and Porches
In 2020, we saw a major rise in outdoor projects. One of the most popular outdoor projects was installing decks and porches. Whether you already have one that needs to be spruced up or you’re building from scratch, it’s important to invest in a pro for this project. Start researching and reaching out to companies for quotes now. We predict this project will be just as popular in 2021 so you should secure your company now before the best ones are all booked up.
5. Swimming Pool
Who needs to go on vacation when you’ve got a pool in your own backyard? If you’re thinking about investing in this project, you should start your planning sooner rather than later. There’s much to consider when building a pool. Should you go with an above-ground or in-ground pool? Would you rather swim in saltwater or chlorine? In addition to finding the right pool for your home, you also need to find the right company. Start researching now and reaching out to companies for quotes. You’ll be glad you started early so that you can enjoy your pool by the time the weather heats up.
Whether you’re planning something big like a pool installation or just need your fence resealed, you should start planning your projects now. It’s better to plan ahead and secure the company you want than being disappointed later on. What project is up first on your to-do list? Find a pro on HomeStars and get started today.