New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

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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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VP, Architect, hpd architecture + interiors
Laura Davis is a Texas and Colorado registered architect and interior designer, and a co-founder of hpd architecture + interiors. With a diverse portfolio spanning residential, commercial, retail, and historical projects, Laura’s heart lies with her specialty in Historic Preservation. She loves to revitalize older properties, cherishing their character and the stories they hold. Her true passion lies in understanding her clients deeply, uncovering their desires and motivations, and crafting designs that turn houses into cherished homes.

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Laura Davis is a registered architect and interior designer in the state of Texas and Colorado, and a founding member of hpd architecture + interiors. Laura's extensive experience includes residential as well as commercial and retail projects.  She also has a particular interest in restoration, holding a certificate in Historic Preservation. She is energized by the character of older homes and the stories of those who have lived there. Responding to the needs of the current owner, while also honoring the personality of the original home is a delicate process to be enjoyed.

Laura Davis

Vice President, Architect, Interior Designer Principal , hpd architecture + interiors