New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

walk in closet

If your home could make New Year’s resolutions, what would they be? Does your home dream of exquisitely appointed closets or cozy, inviting rooms for family gatherings? In Episode 87 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and residential architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about ways you can help your home be more healthy, better organized, and budget-smart in the new year!

In this episode

  • Sorting, purging, and organizing
  • Donate to local charities, recycle, pay it forward
  • Areas of the house that need attention, replacing, cleaning, and maintenance
    • Air filters
    • Clothes dryer lint exhaust
    • Exhaust fans in bathrooms
    • Batteries in smoke detectors
    • Carbon monoxide detectors
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Lead paint
    • Popcorn ceiling texture and asbestos
    • Carpet cleaning
    • Mold/mildew in bathrooms
    • Weather stripping
    • Low-flow shower heads and toilets
    • LED light bulbs
    • Water filter in refrigerator
  • Home Design Tips
    • How to make your New Year Home To-Do List
    • Get organized to tackle projects each month


AHH podcast episode 80: tidying up with marie kondo: expectations vs. reality

Kidde recall on fire extinguishers

Lead paint info from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Asbestos info from the EPA

 Products and Resources

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Air filters for furnace

Carbon monoxide detectors

Steam cleaners for floors

Weather stripping

Low-flow shower heads

LED light bulbs 2700K color temperature


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