We are in the age of do-it-yourself projects and skipping contractors when planning projects around the house. Let’s face it, it’s expensive to pay for labor. However, watching YouTube videos and home improvement shows really does not give you all of the facts or prepare you for all of the precautions you need to take when deciding to forego the contractor and tackle the home-improvement project yourself. Below are important safety tips to follow before and during your DIY project.
You might have the inside of your home newly renovated with new appliances, fresh pain and newly finished hardwood floors, but if your home is lacking curb appeal, you may never get potential buyers inside your front door. Your home’s exterior, along with your lawn, gardens, garage and walkways need to turn heads and grab the attention of buyers and passersby.
When a person or a couple make the decision to become a homeowner, they determine the amount of money they are willing to pay for a new home. Unfortunately, not everyone considers all of the hidden and unexpected costs that go along with not just the actual purchase, but also the expenses that go with actually owning a home. This is where some new home buyers get in over their heads and become house poor before they’ve even moved it. Take the time to consider the costs and expenses we outline below before you determine how much your willing to pay for your new home.
When you first start to consider selling your home, your faced with the realization that copious amounts of cleaning, organizing and packing are ahead of you. Before you tackle those tasks, you should first commit to decluttering your home from top to bottom. Take a good look around you. Clutter often piles up without you even realizing it. The papers on the kitchen table, books on the coffee table, knick-knacks on the shelves, mail on the countertop—everywhere you look, you’ll find things that don’t actually belong. Here we review ways to start the daunting task of decluttering and find ways to stay clutter free!
Being a homeowner means having responsibilities of all kinds. Between daily chores, upkeep, maintenance and bill paying, homeowners have their hands and schedules full. But on top of all of these daily responsibilities, and mostly importantly, we have to make sure our families are safe. To do this, we need to be conscious of the hazards in our homes.