Nope. Our 13-year old roof just got painted by hubby over the weekend. The new paint will give our roof a few more years of service. Hubby is the only one doing the minor repairs and improvement at home since we can’t afford to hire the services of a carpenter.
Due to the busy schedules most people have, it isn’t unusual to find several pending projects in the home. While some jobs may be quite easy to get done, others can be more of a challenge. If you’re enrolled in a carpentry science program, fixing up your house is a great way to enhance your carpentry skills. In most cases, all you need for home repair jobs is a few basic materials and equipment. Below are some simple ways to fix up your home and achieve a new look:
- Painting – Applying a new coat of paint over peeling, dirty or fading paint is a great way to restore the appearance of various surfaces. Experiment with colors to achieve a fresh and new look inexpensively.
- Repairing Units – Sooner or later, cabinets, counters, doors, and other units show signs of wear and tear. Fortunately, all it takes to repair these surfaces is simple repair materials that are available in home improvement and hardware stores. Contact cement, epoxy, paint, and other agents come in handy for repairing burns, chips or peeling surfaces.
- Tiling – Tiles are one of the more affordable materials for flooring. If your present floor is showing signs of wear and tear, you may want to install tiles instead. The beauty of tiles is that you can install them as a do-it-yourself project and cut costs involved in hiring a professional. Tiles are also available in a virtually endless variety, which makes it easy to achieve your desired home décor.
- Wiring – Lighting or wiring work is often needed in many homes. Fortunately, electrician training isn’t required to improve on basic home lighting. You’ll find plenty of resources on the Internet to guide you in resolving basic electrical or wiring problems. Attending to these jobs yourself will also save you the cost of hiring an electrician.
Don Vandervort’s Home Tips (2012)