Moving to Kansas City? Congratulations! You’re going to love it here. If you think that most of the work involved in moving takes place at your old place then think again. While the old home needs to be scrubbed and packed, there are some things you’ll want to consider doing before you move into your new place.
In addition to making sure the new home is up to your standards of cleanliness—and we recommend doing that before you move in a single box—there are also a few projects for which you’ll want to find a qualified remodeler.
- Insulate Your Roof and Windows: If you don’t want to start throwing money away the moment you move in then you’ll want to make sure that your roof and windows are properly insulated. Find a trusted local roofer to take a look at the roof, and have him shore up any issues. Once any needed repairs are made, have the entire roof properly insulated. Next, take a look at the windows. If they are outdated and drafty, you’ll want to consider Kansas City replacement windows. Typical homeowners can save nearly $500 a year in energy costs when they update to energy-efficient windows.
- Create the Bathroom of Your Dreams: Have you ever lived in a house undergoing a bathroom remodel? While many Kansas City remodelers can complete such a project quickly if you can complete this before you move in then do it. Even if the bathroom in your new home looks fine, why not take this opportunity to create the bathroom you’ve always wanted? Whether this means a quick update, like a new tub, or a full, gut job remodel, having it done before you move in will save you the headache of being without one of your bathrooms.
- Time for a New Door?: Another way to save money on heating and cooling bills, while also ensuring your family is safe and secure, is to check on the condition of the doors. There are many telltale signs that the doors should be replaced. These include drafts, visible cracks, and a door that scrapes the floor. As with the other projects mentioned here, it’s easier to replace the doors before you move in. No matter what shape the doors are in, even if they are perfect, you will want to change all of the locks. The locks should absolutely be changed before you spend your first night in your new home. You don’t know who might have copies of the keys, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Are you looking for Kansas City moving services, contact Kings Moving & Storage. And for all of your Kansas City remodeling needs, consider Alenco. This family-owned business has been helping local homeowners make needed improvements since 1986. Their commitment to customer satisfaction has earned them a loyal following of homeowners who go back to them again and again. Give them a call for your Kansas City replacement windows and other projects, so your new home will be perfect for you and your family on moving day.
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