If you own a house or a condo, you almost definitely have a list of repairs that you have been putting off because you just don’t have the time, energy, or money to devote to them. But if you put things off for too long, you can cost yourself even more in all three categories. So how do you start to tackle those frustrating home issues you’ve been avoiding?
Any good Sacramento home repair contractor will tell you that the first step in getting needed repairs for your home is to know which repairs really need to be done. That means either taking a look around the house yourself or hiring an independent home inspector to come out and provide you with an assessment. If you start small, prioritize, and handle things one at a time, home repair doesn’t have to feel so daunting.
Watch the below video for repairs to look out for and more advice on how to get them done:
SACRAMENTO HOME REPAIR VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: Must-Do Home Repairs
ANGIE HICKS: Take an assessment of your house. Walk around as if you’re getting ready to buy the house. Write down everything you see that’s potentially wrong, and now you can prioritize it and make sure you have money set aside for these important projects.
The most common problem that oftentimes gets put off is leaky faucets. We all probably have them. Not only does it waste a ton of water throughout the year, but it could lead to problems with mold. And it can turn into a very expensive project to fix if left unattended.
Unless you’re an avid do-it-yourselfer, you probably want to start with really basic projects that you want to do yourself, whether it’s changing furnace filters, caulking around windows, for example. But anything that has to do with plumbing and electrical is better off left to the pros.
Kitchens are the most popular right now, and the kitchens we’re working on usually are very outdated. And the cabinets, the drywall, the Formica, everything we take out.
So, if you’re thinking about doing any kind of financial investment in your home, the kitchen is where you get the biggest return. Over seventy-five percent of your investment is returned, dollar-for-dollar, when you sell. So things like stainless-steel appliances, double ovens for cooking, granite countertops, hardwood floors, and updated cabinetry and hardware are very very important.