Aside from the bedroom where you spend six to ten hours sleeping each night, the kitchen is often the most frequently used room in a home. Your kitchen is the center of your day to day living. It is where your day usually begins as you prepare breakfast for yourself or your children, or you grab a mug of coffee to enjoy on your way to work. It is where your day often ends, too, as your family reconvenes after a long day to socialize, eat, and prepare a meal together. Your kitchen bonds your loves ones together.
Winter time means wrapping up, mugs of hot chocolate and longer nights. It’s also the time when homeowners tend to spend more on heating and lighting their home. Below we share five home improvement tips on how to dramatically reduce the amount of energy that you use, and household bills as well.
Owning a home can be daunting at first, especially where finances are concerned. Should you buy top-of-the-line or mid-price paint or floor coverings or appliances? LED light bulbs or cheaper incandescent? Are double-paned windows worth the extra cost? The answers to these and other questions are different, depending on your home’s location, age, sun exposure, and other factors. Your best advisers may be your neighbors. If your home was built by the same company and at the same time as theirs, you can learn a lot from their experience.
When you’re running a household, it can feel like you’re always putting your hand in your pocket. Utilities, gas, groceries, and entertainment expenses all add up quickly, and you may think you’ll never get a break. The good news is that help is at hand. Investing a little money in these smart gadgets today can save you some serious coin in the long run.