Whether you just moved into a “new to you” home or have lived in your home for years, there seems to always be something that comes your way that needs to be fixed or tweaked. The problem is, we don’t always have the right tools handy to fix it, or sometimes we do not even know what to fix it with! Below is a list of tricks to help with these little nuisances that creep into our lives.
When buying a new home, its safe to say that not many people specifically look for a small bathroom. However, many buyers find themselves in the position where they have to work with what they have, and often times that might be a small bathroom. While its often unreasonable to undergo a renovation to enlarge the bathroom, there are things you can do to make the bathroom you have appear larger.
Homeowners have less and less time to worry about the upkeep of their home, especially some of the larger, more time consuming, labor intensive, expensive jobs. Here we outline options to consider that are low-maintenance and durable when you are facing your next upgrade or repair.
ROOFING: Rethink your roof. This day and age, we have a lot more roofing choices than just the traditional asphalt shingle roofs. If you are looking to stay with asphalt shingles, consider upgrading to the newer asphalt shingles with double thick tabs made with weather grade asphalt between the layers.
Renting instead of Buying. Plain and simple, renting an apartment or a house will not build equity. Your payments are not providing any financial benefit to you. Once you know you are ready to take the step into home-ownership and you are financially prepared to do so, do not procrastinate. Even if you know you might be moving or know you will eventually want a larger or newer home, buying a house now just might prove to be a sound financial investment. If you can find a home at a decent price or a home that needs a bit a work that you are not afraid to tackle, the equity you build up has the potential to provide a much-needed down payment on a home you can plan your future in.
Whether you’re renting an apartment or living in your own home, when you find yourself with a limited amount of living space, maximizing the available space is a priority. Many families find the kitchen to be one of the more difficult rooms to work in with limited space. Here we list some of the common, and not so common, ways to utilize the space you have to make your kitchen a bit more efficient.