Tips to Revive Your Home in the New Year

We recently had the privilege of collaborating with one of our clients, Claria, who was eager to enhance her bathroom as the New Year approached. Claria’s motivation to upgrade was rooted in a genuine desire to revitalize her space, creating a cleaner and more inviting environment for her to enjoy. Throughout the process, our client experienced a surge of joy, as she watched her vision materialize seamlessly. As the project concluded, a tangible sense of relief washed over her, as we transformed the once unappealing space into a visually pleasing and purposeful haven.

As the new year unfolds, it’s the perfect time to breathe new life into your home. Whether you’ve recently moved into a new space or are looking to refresh your current surroundings, a few simple tasks can make a world of difference. However, we understand that for busy homeowners, sometimes knowing where to start is the most difficult part of this project. So, in this article, we’ll explore key areas to focus on, and with these easy suggestions, hopefully, you’ll be excited to explore the areas in your home as well.


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Revive Your Home, Tip #1: Paint a Room, or Two!

 As time goes on, no matter how many little fingers or sideswipes you try to keep off of your wall, marks, fingerprints, and tiny scuffs will appear. This is why at the top of our New Year/New Home list, we suggest painting a room or two. A fresh coat of paint can instantly transform the ambiance of any room. Consider opting for light and neutral colors to create an open and airy feel. Accent walls in bolder shades can add personality and focal points. Remember to prepare surfaces adequately, filling any holes or cracks before applying paint, ensuring a smooth and lasting finish.


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Revive Your Home, Tip #2: Make Repairs!

With your busy schedule, you have walked past that broken closet door over twenty times. And every time, you tell yourself, “This weekend, I am going to fix that,” but that time never comes. For us, we would not be a great handyman company if we didn’t suggest this as number 2 on our list. So, let’s get excited about repairs. Addressing repairs promptly is crucial for maintaining a comfortable and functional living space. Here’s what we do for our Preventative Maintenance clients: Check for leaky faucets, loose cabinet handles, or squeaky doors, and more. Tackling these small issues early prevents them from becoming larger, more costly problems down the line. Don’t forget to inspect and repair any damaged walls, floors, or ceilings to keep your home in top condition.


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Revive Your Home, Tip #3: Change Outdated Fixtures.

Are you tired of the rusted faucet in your master suite? Do your knobs fall off of your cabinets if you look at them the wrong way? Then updating your fixtures is a quick and effective way to modernize your home. Swap out old lighting fixtures for more contemporary options to enhance both style and functionality. Consider energy-efficient fixtures to save on utility costs while contributing to an eco-friendly home. Upgrading doorknobs, faucets, and cabinet hardware can also elevate the overall aesthetic of your living spaces.


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Revive Your Home, Tip #4: Assemble the Furniture in your storage area. 

We all have a room that eventually turns into a “storage” area for unwanted gadgets and unopened furniture boxes that need to be assembled. However, now is a good time to dust off that unopened box so that you can put it together. Adding this furniture to the room or space it was originally intended for, can give you a new ambiance. Also, if assembly seems overwhelming, many local handyman services specialize in efficiently assembling furniture, saving you time and effort.  Here are some tips to help you organize your space.

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What’s on your New Year’s home revival checklist? Which part of your home are you excited to dive into? Picture your ideal home environment and gather inspiration from magazines or YouTube. Once you’ve got your ideas, jot them down on this free blank ProActiv fix-it-list. If you’re leaning towards a DIY project but lack the skills or time, consider giving ProActiv Prevention, the best Handyman in Chicago, a call. Or, look for Handyman Services near you using our 5 tips on finding and working with a handyman. At ProActiv Prevention, listening to your needs is our expertise. Give us a call – we’re here to help you bring your vision to life.

Starting a new project is both exciting and a bit overwhelming, let us help you enjoy the experience of being ProActiv.”

Clarias Project Revive Home in the New Year before after

Customer Quote:

ProActiv Prevention was helpful, knowledgeable, and professional every step of the way while doing a soft remodel on my bathroom, and I am glad to have found a reliable handyman.

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