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7 Life-Changing Things Every Homeowner Should Do

By Emily Pierce

These improvements are so surprisingly easy you’ll wish you’d made them sooner.

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1. Get Complete Gutter Protection from LeafFilter

What it is: A professionally installed, completely sealed gutter system that blocks debris and protects your home.

Why it’s easy: LeafFilter has professionals around the country who can assess your home and give you a free, customized quote that’s good for a full year. If you move forward with installation, it typically takes less than a day to complete and you can get 15% off or more with senior and military discounts.

How it will change your life: When no debris can get into your gutters, there’s no need to clean them ever again. So, you can relax knowing your gutters are doing their job and you don’t have to do anything.

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2. Upgrade Your Windows with Renewal By Andersen

What it is: High-quality replacement windows from a top-selling brand.

Why it’s easy: Renewal by Anderson has representatives nationwide that can come to your home, assess your needs, and give you a free, customized quote. And right now if you get one new window, you can get a 2nd for 40% off.

How it will change your life: New windows are much more than a cosmetic improvement. They improve the energy efficiency of your home so you can stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter while also saving money on utility bills. They can also help block allergens, reduce noise, and increase your home’s value.

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3. Finish Home Improvements Easily With House Project Pros

What it is: A one-stop website to find local pros for any house project.

Why it’s easy: Just enter your zip code and project details and get matched with trusted professionals in your area who can do the job. From there you can read reviews and start getting quotes from contractors you like.

How it will change your life: Everyone has a home project they’ve always wanted to do. Maybe it’s a complete kitchen remodel or just getting rid of the carpet you hate that came with the house. Whatever it is you want to change about your home, House Project Pros makes it easier to find help. So you can stop wanting it done and start enjoying the change.

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4. Go Solar with SunPower

What it is: A custom home solar system with high-efficiency panels and energy storage.

Why it’s easy: All of the components of a SunPower system are designed by one company so everything works seamlessly. A simple online or in-person consultation will give you a free quote, a custom design for your home, and an energy savings estimate. They’re also offering a $1,000 rebate and payments as low as $79/month.

How it will change your life: Generating your own electricity means paying a lot less (and maybe nothing!) for your home’s energy. Plus, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint. And right now federal tax credits for solar installations are available that can help offset the investment.

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5. Make Your Home More Secure with Vivint

What it is: A professionally installed smart home security system.

Why it’s easy: It starts with just a free quote from the experts at Vivint for a customized system that focuses on your biggest security concerns. Financing is available and you may be eligible for free installation with a minimum purchase and service agreement.

How it will change your life: With cameras, sensors, locks, and thermostats you can control from your phone, you’ll never have to worry about what’s going on at home again. You may also be able to save money on your home insurance and utility bills.

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6. Personalize Your Space with Easy Canvas

What it is: An 11x14 museum-quality custom canvas print of any photo that you love.

Why it’s easy: Just upload an image from your computer (or social media accounts) to their easy online canvas creator, customize your print any way you like, and have it delivered to your door.

How it will change your life: When your home decor finally feels like a reflection of you, that’s the magical moment when your house becomes a "home”. And a custom canvas print featuring your family may be exactly the finishing touch you need.

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7. Get a New Mattress From Saatva

What it is: The Saatva Classic is a highly-rated memory foam/innerspring hybrid mattress that comes in three levels of firmness.

Why it’s easy: It’s a great mattress you can order online and have delivered to your door. It’s a low-risk move because you’ll have a 180-night in-home trial and if you don’t love it, send it back. If you do love it, the 15-year warranty means you’re set for over a decade. Plus, right now the Saatva Classic is on sale.

How it will change your life: Getting a good night’s sleep, and waking up refreshed and pain-free, will have an overall positive impact on your mood, your productivity, and your health.

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