Home Improvement Goals for 2021


The new year is here, and it brings a new opportunity to turn your home into what you’ve always wanted. If you’re like us, you have dozens of home improvement magazines in your home, with pages folded over and ripped out photos, all in the hopes that one day you’ll be able to transform your house into your dream home.

Well, after the year we’ve had, and the amount of time spent in our homes, we say it’s time to begin the home improvement project. Don’t worry; not every project needs to be a massive undertaking that takes months to complete; you can start small and work your way up from there. Are you trying to figure out where to start? Let us help with that!


Prior to coronavirus, the average family spent at least 1 hour in the kitchen a day cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but with more of us spending more time at home, this number is increasing drastically. How many of you spent time making the viral sourdough bread recipes and banana bread recipes?

Since we’re spending more time in the kitchen, show it some love by updating the plumbing fixtures and appliances! These upgrades will not only improve the look of your kitchen but will also increase energy efficiency and lower water bills!


In the last year, we’ve learned how to make the most of our homes, and part of that has meant utilizing and maximizing our outdoor space.

Whether that means venturing out to the front porch to sip on our morning cup of coffee, or using the barbecue for cooking more dinners, our outdoor spaces have become havens for us during these challenging times.

But we can use our backyards for so much more if we give them a slight upgrade. Turn your outdoor space into a continuation of your kitchen and living room by adding more comfortable seating options, a fireplace, a pizza stove, and more kitchen worthy appliances like a sink and mini-refrigerator.

Are you in need of some inspiration for your renovation? Look no further:

Radiant Heating

What kind of heating system does your home use? A radiator? Furnace? How about radiant heating?

It’s not as common, but radiant heating is a great way to keep your home feeling warm and cozy. It works by circulating warm water through tubing laid under floors, within walls, and even above ceilings. The warm water heats up the surfaces of the room, which then causes the heat to radiate off of these surfaces, creating a feeling comparable to sitting in the sun on a warm day.

If your home is not initially set up for radiant heating, then making this transition will require a bit more work, but it’s worth it.

If you have any questions regarding radiant heating, plumbing upgrades, or other home improvements and how our team at O'Leary Plumbing, Heating & Electrical can help, don’t hesitate to reach out! Contact our team either through our website or by giving us a call at (262) 314-4566.

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