An Intro to Small and Simple Home Repairs
Okay, let’s imagine that you’ve found a home that checks most of your boxes. It’s in a good location, has the right number of bedrooms and bathrooms, is close to the schools (if you’ve got kids) or far away from schools (if you don’t like them), and the yard is big/small enough for your tastes. Let’s imagine that there are all of these things and even more that work, but then let’s also imagine that there are some things that aren’t quite as appealing. Maybe the floors are the wrong material, or the cabinets are outdated. Maybe the roof looks a little sad with its sagging gutters, and maybe the yard could use a little – or a lot – of work.
What do you do?
As you probably are aware, most people don’t purchase and move into a home that fills all of their criteria in exactly the way that they imagined when they first began to dream of owning their own home. Even in houses kept in nearly pristine condition, there will still be corners that you want to adjust, fixtures you want to replace, and various other details that you will find yourself contemplating once you begin to fully occupy the space.
In honor of this, we are going to devote some time on our blog to “fixing up.” Because there are many different levels of this concept, we will organize the blogs by levels of complexity, as outlined below.
Just Sprucing the Place Up
Included in the category of sprucing are things like removing unsightly cabinets, repainting, and deep cleaning. None of these actions will break the bank (or your neck), but they can go a long way towards making your new house feel more your own.
The Junior Handyperson
With a little more experience, time, and money, the options begin to widen for just what you might consider a habitable space. The ability to use tools or procure equipment means you can easily extend your reach to things such as refinishing floors, repairing moulding, and going in for a deeper clean.
If you’ve got the tools and the time, then the sky’s the limit! Cracked plaster? No problem! Broken tiles? Easy! Doors need to be rehung? Roof repaired? Electricity updated? All of these and more are within your wheelhouse, and that means you’ve got very few restrictions on what sort of physical home sits on your dream property.
Please join us over the next few weeks for deeper details on all of this and more!