Having minor repairs done in the home, like updating to granite countertops or remodeling the childrenâ€™s bedroom, for instance, need not burn a hole in your pocket if you know exactly where to look for supplies, as well as get the affordable manpower to get the job done for you.
For materials and supplies, check out those home depot outlets and warehouse sale instead of going to one of those hardware stores in the mall. That way you will not only have access to a wider array of products to choose from, you will also get a better deal for your money. And who knows you might even stumble into weekend sales and big discounts, too.
Meanwhile, for manpower requirements, why not commission your carpenter neighbor who is in between jobs at the moment to get the work done. He wonâ€™t cost as much like those advertized professionals but you can be sure he has the skills and the impeccable craftsmanship which are at par. You might even ask him to check out the aging hinges and do some minor work done with them for free!
You can also save money by cutting down on the amount of time you’re paying your carpenter neighbour by helping him with removal of the old waste materials with skip bags being relatively cheap to hire and by doing some of the clearance work yourself will help you save a little bit extra.
Apart from being the perfect time for outings, reunions and get together with friends, or out-of-town adventures with the whole family, summer is also the best time to have all those pending repair works in the home done, especially if you are aiming to have a portion of the roof or pentair pool heater parts replaced or a part of the picket fence repainted. Thanks to the long, sunny weather, you can have all that finished before the rainy days come in. And, maybe it is also due to the fact that the kids are temporary out of school for their summer vacation, which makes the days a little bit laid back for moms and dads, just perfect to finish any pending projects they have put off in favor of waking up early to help the children prepare for school.
You have been planning to have a home repair for a long time, but at some point you got stuck at paying other obligations that decrease your fund for renovation. It somehow eases you financial problem knowing that you can secure a bank loan using some of your valuable items like silver bullion bars as collateral. You can also sell some unused stuff at home by holding a garage sale if you need quick cash.
Hubby did a little floor painting yesterday. Our bedroom floor has some cracks and whitish mark all over and it doesnâ€™t look good. Hubby brought a red elastomeric paint and covered the whole floor. But before he applied the paint, he mopped the floor and let it dry. The paint provides waterproof coating and hope it would lasts for three years or more. Iâ€™m planning to apply wax to make the newly painted floor sparkly clean. The whole painting job saves us less than $100 for floor renovation expenses. A floor repair is costly but thanks to my ever resourceful partner for coming up with the idea of simply applying a waterproof paint.
Hubbyâ€™s next DIY project: ceiling repair