Home Maintenance

Household Chores… and how to minimise them

Household Chores… and how to minimise them

Household chores come in many shapes and sizes. It can be taking care of the small things like keeping rooms tidy, and the garden swept. Or it can be the bigger issues like household maintenance such as protecting against infestations or secure plumbing. Here are household chores that you might need to check  to make sure everything is in good shape. Maintenance Around the house, there will always be something to do. However prioritizing your jobs is the most important thing to do. Ensure that you only take on what you can do and don’t be afraid of inviting in…

Manage Homelife… And Have A Life Too

Manage Homelife… And Have A Life Too

To manage homelife you have to be organised, fit, healthy, motivated, selfless and a whole bunch of other time-consuming and super humans things. When you’re a mum, a wife, a worker, and a woman, you’re always going to try to do it all. Women do seek to manage homelife and everything else often to our own detriment. It’s just how our brains naturally work. Because you want to be the best mother you can be. And a great wife. And a good employee. And just a wonder woman all around. But the best thing to recognize here, is that you…

Hidden Home Renovation Costs: Don’t Get Caught

Hidden Home Renovation Costs: Don’t Get Caught

Hidden home renovation costs are those sneaky expenses that blow out the budget. That’s why you should add 25% to your budget for blow-out costs. However, if you can plan ahead of time you will save yourself thousands. Most people, when they plan to renovate and redecorate, will put sums down on paper, research the costs and secure financing. Homeowners are keen to ask around for estimates or quotes and weigh up the pros and cons of each architect, building firm, and interior designer. Try and find the perfect balance between quotes, speed of completion, and reputation. And, most sensible…

Home Sale Tips So You Don’t Facepalm!

Home Sale Tips So You Don’t Facepalm!

These home sale tips are designed to help you understand some key elements of property maintenance and property sales. You may not have thought of them or know about them. When it comes to selling your home you’ll feel three ways about it, so these home sale tips will cover how you’re feeling. 1. The first and most common is relief, because you’re moving to a brand new neighbourhood and where you want to be in life. 2. The second is sorrow, because you’ve made many memories in your home. However, now things have changed for whatever reason and you…

Can Fix + Can’t Fix: Home Maintenance Explained

Can Fix + Can’t Fix: Home Maintenance Explained

What you can fix and can’t fix in the home maintenance of your home depends on your professional abilities. However, for the average home owner there are times you can fix something and other times you can’t fix it yourself. As we’ve discussed numerous times on this blog, it’s crucial to keep your home well maintained. If you fail to do this, you will find that your home value drops. It’s possible the property can even become unsafe depending on the issue. While some home maintenance jobs can be completed yourself, it’s worth calling in the experts to handle others….

Up-To-Date Maintenance To Keep Your Property Value

Up-To-Date Maintenance To Keep Your Property Value

Up-to-date maintenance can save you money and headaches in the long run. If you choose to ignore important home maintenance work, you are choosing to spend more money.. and resent it too. Whether you are selling your property soon or in the future, you need up-to-date maintenance to retain the value of your property. A lot of people don’t think small things will matter when they are selling their home. The reality is, lots of little seemingly insignificant things can soon add up to a big headache. It might be something small to you, but to someone else, it can…

Property Maintenance for Older Home Owners

Property Maintenance for Older Home Owners

Property maintenance is a little like body maintenance. As we get older, things may take a little longer. But consistency and safety are the key for a healthier body… and a healthier home. Often, as we get a little older, strenuous physical activities and property maintenance can be harder to complete. Of course, it’s entirely possible to scale down our workouts. However, when it comes to the home, there are still things that need to be done. Luckily, I have some advice on the options that are available to you in that situation. Property Maintenance: Keeping Up The Garden First…

A Guide To Cavity Wall Insulation Problems

A Guide To Cavity Wall Insulation Problems

Problems with cavity wall insulation, unfortunately, are very common.These expert tips will help you to identify and fix cavity wall insulation problems you may encounter. A lot of DIY enthusiasts attempt to perform one of the most difficult renovation projects around with very little knowledge, experience, or equipment that are all vital to successfully installing cavity wall insulation. When the home is experiencing issues relating to draughts and heat loss, it’s usually the insulation at fault. In other cases, however, the actual cavity wall insulation may be to blame for other issues. Problems include damp, where rainwater has managed to…

Easy Home Maintenance Tips for A Quick Fix Up

Easy Home Maintenance Tips for A Quick Fix Up

Looking for easy home maintenance tips? Most people are because it’s often simple and regular maintenance that will help retain the longevity and beauty of your home. Few people understand just how much work goes into maintaining a home until they buy one of their own. So easy home maintenance tips help you to quickly spruce up your home for functionality and style. Start at the top. Regularly inspect your attic and roof, clean out your gutters and garbage disposal, and replace or clean your air conditioner filter every two weeks, along with many other jobs you would normally have…

Mastering The Art of Home Maintenance

Mastering The Art of Home Maintenance

Are you interested in mastering the art of home maintenance? When many of us think of doing a spot of DIY, mowing the lawn on a Sunday afternoon or fixing a leaky tap, we feel like we are the kings and queens of home maintenance. We might be a tad handy with a spanner, know our way around a flat pack and can spend hours savouring the joys of weeding the garden. However, while you might be a dab hand at the small jobs and you can make a brief foray into the world of home maintenance, what about those…

Home Repairs + Maintenance That Could Save You Money

Home Repairs + Maintenance That Could Save You Money

Home repairs, if left too long, will turn into costly maintenance that could have been avoided. By regularly checking certain vulnerable areas of your home, you could save yourself a lot of money in the long run. When you rent a house, you never really understand just how much work goes into home repairs. After all, whenever something goes wrong, you just have to call your landlord, and they’ll either fix the problem themselves or hire someone to do it for them. However, owning a home is a lot different. You don’t often have the money to hire someone to…

Exterior Home Maintenance You May Have Forgotten

Exterior Home Maintenance You May Have Forgotten

Exterior home maintenance is a crucial supplement to all the pretty things you do to create a stylish home. And the reason exterior home maintenance is so important is for functional reasons, before style. The exterior of your home is the first thing people see and judgements are made from a quick viewing. While you may pay attention to painting, cleaning windows, sweeping paths and planting colourful flowers there are important exterior home maintenance issues. If neglected, these issues will start to degrade the value of your home, not just its appearance. Mould growing on your roof, chipped stone paths…

New Home Move? Don’t Overlook These 7 Things

New Home Move? Don’t Overlook These 7 Things

First of all, congrats on your new home move! It’s a big step and one that can completely change your life! However, now that the fun part is over, here comes the dreaded new home move and all the stress, clutter and inconvenience a new home move brings. There are a few things you mustn’t overlook when moving if you want to have a safe and cosy relocation. Ensure your safety One of the first things you should do after your new home move is change the locks. Even if you’re moving into a brand new home, you can’t know…

Exterior Home Improvements Done Right

Exterior Home Improvements Done Right

Exterior home improvements can be overlooked in the excitement of interior design. Let’s face it, that’s where most of the fun is, right? However, when we do own a home it’s important to think about the best exterior home improvements to add value based on first impressions. Upon entering the home, the interior design options are limitless. That’s because our home is one thing that we can make our own. We control how we want it to look, and no one can tell us any differently. If you one day decided that you want to paint your bricks blue –…

Exterior Maintenance: Don’t Neglect What Protects Your Home

Exterior Maintenance: Don’t Neglect What Protects Your Home

The exterior maintenance of your home is an important element in the safety, security and re-sale value of your home. Don’t think it’s out-of-sight, out-of-mind. You probably can’t see all the problems with your home’s roof, gutters or even the upper brickwork unless you use a ladder anyway. But that doesn’t mean you should ignore potential exterior maintenance problems. Out of sight, out of mind is a mantra by which too many people live, whether they realise it or not. That’s why you should pay attention to the exterior maintenance of your home to feel secure and to increase the…