C&G’s New Year’s Home Resolutions for 2018

Hello 2018! January has certainly rolled around quickly, and today C&G is sharing our top 5 new year’s home resolutions to get stuck into. These handy fixes will transform your home or investment property and start the year off right.

Get That New Couch

If you’ve been meaning to trade your ancient couch for a newer piece of lounging furniture, New Year is the best time to do it. Choosing a new couch can really lift your living room with minimal effort, so shop the sales for the perfect addition to your lounge room. Donate your old one to charity, or list it online in sale groups like My Stuff: Your Stuff or Facebook Marketplace.

Plan Your Kitchen Reno

It’s common to move into a new place and say “oh, we’ll re-do the kitchen at some point”. If you’re guilty of not yet reaching that ‘some point’, now is the time. Whether you’re going DIY or getting the pros in to do it for you, take January as your month to kick things off. Start looking at inspiration on Pinterest, and go to some stores to start scoping out what you’re after. Planning makes everything seem more real. Use a calendar or journal to document your progress – you’ll love seeing how far you’ve come, and it’ll probably push you to finish. These handy apps will help you with your progress, too.

Spruce Up The Deck

Winter can be rough on your decking, so give yours some love with a fresh clean, seal and stain. It’ll lift your outdoor space and make for spot-on entertaining over the summer months. It’s also wise to carry out safety checks on all your decking and balconies in light of recent events in Melbourne.

Tidy Up The Garden

Warm weather makes your garden all the more inviting, so get out in your garden and give it some attention. Whether you fancy getting into landscaping or just want to add some floral touches to your outlook, January is the time to do it.

Treat Your Balcony

Balconies are often neglected, and used as nothing more than a place to dry bathers and grill the occasional snag, so why not make the most of yours this summer? Treat your balcony to some new furniture, cushions or fairy lights, or reignite your love of barbecue cooking and make 2018 the summer of outdoor dining.



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