The Best Ways To Make Effective Home Improvements and Repairs

It is every home owner’s dream to have an entirely remodeled home which meet his/her requirements and which is valued at a high price in today’s market. Equity has always been rather crucial because it offers the financial means for a property owner to do a lot more with their house, and home enhancements and repairs have a direct effect on residential or commercial property equity.

In many cases you should decide whether the house improvement is even worth the effort, if the residential or commercial property is in bad shape and the repair work will cost you half of  what you would pay to purchase a brand-new one it is a clever move to sell the residential or commercial property and purchase a brand-new one. Improvements must only be done if the improvements make financial sense.

A few of the most typical house repair work and enhancements are:

Kitchen area Remodeling: This one is rather pricey and can range from 5-30K+. If you wish to change the flooring and some furniture it will be a lot more affordable than changing the fixtures and devices. As pricey as it might end up being, kitchen area renovations can be rather a lucrative practice since it can improve the value of your property once it is finally valued.

Adding an Extra Room or Garage: As the family grows so must your house, if you didn’t prepare for your family to grow as much as it did there is always the option of adding additional rooms for the children and the cars you will need as you no longer fit in compact runarounds.

The process of relocating to a larger home is rather tedious and it can be rather expensive compared to the price of an additional room added to the residential or commercial property which can be by comparison reasonably cheap.

Besides including new spaces and components to your home you can also fix little problems it might have such as roof leakages, these might not always be obvious however they represent a genuine threat for your family’s health. Some individuals have allergic reactions which are set off by dust, weather conditions as well as humidity. Taking your time to examine the roofing of your house is a great practice which can help you save a great deal of money in medical bills due to your family becoming sick due to a defective roofing and the mould spores that can follow.

Keep in mind that you should do your own independent assessment of the repair work your house has to have done and then get multiple quotes from numerous companies, bear in mind that house improvement projects should be done if they are good for your household and make financial sense.

Happy DIY!

DIY Nightmares

DIY Nightmares

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. I wanted to kick things off in a positive way, but the only ideas that come to mind are the problems that we have had over the last few months with our old and draughty house. Don’t get me wrong, I am not disheartened, and it is all starting to come together nicely. So if I get the negative stuff out of the way, the rest can only get better. ( I hope! )

The Flooded Bathroom

So Derek and I decided to renovate the bathroom. We stripped and dismantled, hammered and cursed. Getting the old cast iron bath out of the upstairs bathroom was an experience I never want to go through again, but that was just the start.

We did get the old bath etc out, repaired the floor, had the walls plastered, and the new modern suite plumbed in and working. There was just the hand basin that wasnt working. We wanted to put it in place to check the location, then remove it to fit the new laminate flooring. Then put it back in it’s rightful place, however, we installed the floor and put the basin back, pushing the plastic fittings together. All good, but…

We forgot to glue the water pipe connections to the sink, just pushed them together. Amazingly, everything worked fine. We used the taps and washed in the sink, no problem. That is until we went out for the day, during which time those unglued connections blew apart, allowing water to burst into the room, down the stairs, and even running down the inside of the front door.

We came home probably minutes after the event, to find my designer shoes washing down the stairs. Panic! We turned off the water and cried. So we glued the pipes, dried everything out, including my shoes, re fitted the bathroom floor, hallway ceiling, and stairs carpet.

So that was a lesson learned. We will call a professional plumber next time! There are other instances of madness, which I will recall later, but to be honest there have been more triumphs than defeats.

With my next blog I hope to be more upbeat, and we will be discussing various topics in the hope that they will advise and inspire you in your home renovation journey.

Cynthia xx