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5 Signs That It’s Time for Home Improvements and Repairs
PostedbySuper UseronMonday, 19 January 2015in Realtors Real Estate Sales BlogFont size:LargerSmaller
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Sometimes it’s the things we ignore that end up being our biggest problems. As a homeowner you’d know that there’s no such thing as a perfect home. There is always room for improvement, adjustments or repairs. In some instances, remodelling your home can change your entire lifestyle for the better.
You don’t need to be an interior design expert or DIY-guru to make your home more ‘liveable’. Follow these signs that you need to make some changes, and take it step by step.
When the Set-up Changes
Sometimes change inspires innovation. If you’re expecting a new baby or your kids are finally moving out, the set-up of the house should change accordingly. Maybe your guest room needs to be transformed into a baby room, or your teenager’s Miley Cyrus posters need to make way for some potpourri.
Your Home is a Time-Warp
A sure sign that it’s time to make home improvements is when entering your house feels more like entering a movie from the sixties than living in the present. Your home needs to be a place that inspires; it needs to reflect your personal style and comfort. If you’re in denial, check whether you still have pink bedroom tiles, cream-coloured cupboards or oak cabinetry. If you want to keep some of your antiques and sentimental pieces, there are always clever ways of incorporating these items into a modern home.
Outdated homes can actually affect your quality of life. Ferris Home Improvement lists a few common phrases that people utter when they’re in need of an upgrade:
•“I’d rather move than fix this dump”
•“I just hate this bathroom!”
•“I just love these home remodelling shows”
•“I guess it might come back in style”
•“We’ve been meaning to redecorate, but we just don’t have the time”.
You’re Hearing Strange Noises
You know those nights where you can’t sleep because of the constant buzzing or humming from the fridge you bought in the eighties? Either opt for a repair or an upgrade. Modern appliances are designed to be energy-efficient and, apart from being as quiet as a mouse, they can help you save money in the long run. Upgrading an appliance can change the entire look and feel of your house without breaking the bank.
You Don’t Have the Good Kind of Bubbles
Many homeowners might be oblivious about water damage and mould in their houses. But if you spot the bubbles emerging in your paint and drywalls around your kitchen and bathroom, the situation needs to be addressed. These issues might not always be visible but, if not dealt with, they could lead to even bigger problems. Spot these signs ahead of time to prevent having to strip these areas down to the studs.
You Relate to an Episode of Hoarders
If you find yourself sympathising with the individuals in the television series ‘Hoarding: Buried Alive’ on TLC, it might be time for an intervention. There’s nothing worse than a house full of clutter – apart from it posing physical problems, it also damages your general well-being. Sometimes we clutter because we don’t have a system in place. By restructuring your home and making some general improvements, you can control your home instead of it being the other way around.
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