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As any homeowner knows, the amount of projects to do around the house never ends. But getting a list together to get them done and crossed off the list is usually the hardest part of the battle. Here are a few projects that you can do just once and for all. These simple fixes will protect your home from future problems and keep it looking great for years to come!

Replace Your Bathroom Fan

Replacing your bathroom fan is an easy and inexpensive way to improve the air quality in your home. Bathroom fans are an important safety feature they help reduce mold, mildew, and odor-causing bacteria in the bathroom. Make sure you get a quiet and model that matches all of your needs, it will be easy for anyone with basic DIY skills to install it.

Replace Your Kitchen Smoke Alarm

With so many home improvement projects to do and so little time, it’s important to prioritize. Replacing your kitchen smoke alarm is one of those projects that should be high on your list. You might think you’ve already taken care of the situation by replacing batteries regularly, but the truth is if it’s over 10 years old, then chances are it needs replacing anyway.

Fix Crumbling Steps and Walkways

If you’re looking for an easy project that will help improve your home’s curb appeal and make the exterior look just a little bit better, this is the project for you!  You’ll need some concrete resurfacer/sealer (for concrete) or even just a stain (for wood). Repairing cracked walkways and patios can also fix structural issues such as sinking or uneven pavement.

Replace the Dryer Vent

Another important item to change in your home is the dryer vent. This works together with the dedicated duct to ensure the operation of your clothes dryer. If it becomes clogged there can be a significant fire risk present. It’s important to make sure your vent pipe is insulated properly and that there are no leaks around connections made between sections.

Install a New Showerhead

A good showerhead is one of those things that you don’t think about until you don’t have it, and then suddenly realize how important it is. The difference between a new showerhead and an old one can be dramatic, especially if your current model has been around for a few years. A new model will provide more water pressure (which means a more powerful stream) and a more pleasurable shower.

We know that it can be overwhelming trying to think of what needs to be done around your home, so be sure to give yourself time to understand the how and why and gather the supplies you’ll need to get started. Remember that your home is an investment—so make sure it gets taken care of!

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