This is the time to make it happen.

The bustle of the holiday season is over, the days are getting longer, and you’re reviewing your New Year’s resolutions with some hesitation as you wonder when you’ll find time to see them through.

When it comes to remodels and updates around your home, don’t let the passing days turn into weeks. As the new year begins, there’s no better time than now to take advantage of these ways to update your home.

In the living room:

How many times have you searched high and low for that old book you tucked away in storage, or frantically looked for a place to stuff your excess boxes in hopes of making room for that new couch? This year, stop feeling overwhelmed by clutter or a lack of storage.

There are a variety of clever ways to store away your belongings and create unique storage spaces you never thought of. Maybe it’s time to add a nook in your shower to create more space, or take advantage of vertical storage shelves to free up valuable space. Instead of buying unattractive storage containers you’ll need to hide away, invest in a few nice-looking baskets that serve as both décor and a place to store your belongings. Risers for your bed can also create more storage than you think.

In the kitchen:

If you dread looking down as you stroll through the kitchen, maybe it’s time to make a change. Whether you picked it out yourself, or you moved into a home with flooring that would have been last on your list, you can always change it.

Heated flooring can be a lifesaver if you’re constantly tip-toeing through your place of residence. And if you’re in need of something sturdy for all the action in your home, porcelain is known for its durability, plus it’s easy to clean. The flooring you choose can make all the difference — the choice is yours.

In the bathroom:

Washing your hands is so integrated into your routine that you often don’t notice the handle or knob you turn every time you’re in the bathroom. But your faucet can complement the design of the entire room. It can be a statement piece or a simple tool. Either way, the switch to a new faucet often provides a much needed facelift and adds some extra flair to an otherwise drab space.

As you make your way through your home, taking note of what deserves an update, evaluate your appliances. Is your toilet past its prime? Is your water heater not as efficient as you’d like? Investing in energy-efficient appliances throughout your home could save you a significant amount on monthly bills, and it’s up to you to make the change.

If you’re in need of assistance as you embark on your home updates this new year, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas is here to help. Our licensed plumbers are experts in faucet repair and installation, sink and tub replacement, plumbing repairs and more. Give us a call day or night and our punctual plumbers will be there to serve your plumbing needs.