Taking a glance around your home may turn up more than one item that needs repair. You may instantly reach for your checkbook, while others may already know they don’t have the money to cover everything. So what is the solution? Believe it or not there are plenty of repairs that you can do yourself. Below are five renovations that you can do yourself to make fixing up your home an affordable project.
1. Give the floors a new look
If your floors are looking a little worn out, it may be time to give them a fresh look. Installing your own floor is not a complicated task. First start by choosing the type of floor that you want to work with. Stores like Costco, or your local home repair store should have flooring that you can install. Most of these kits come with instructions that make laying the floor even easier.
2. Replace the gutters
The spring and summer months, are usually the best time to replace the gutters if they need it. First you will need to do some research and then recruit some help. Changing out the gutters is a major project and will take some work, but it is something you can do. Your local Home Depot store, should have all of the tools you need. Their staff may also be able to offer you some tips on how to get the job done as well.
3. Repair your driveway
Once the weather starts to improve it really is the perfect time to give your driveway a once over. Look for any cracks in the driveway that may indicate a major repair. How much a major driveway repair will cost you depends a lot on the type of driveway you have. There are some driveway jobs that you can easily do yourself. Once again do your research before taking on any major driveway repair.
4. Repair leaks in your home
Spring time brings with it a lot of rain in some areas. This is typically the best time to check your home for leaks. Many leaks start off small, and gradually get bigger over the years. The one thing you don’t want is to suddenly discover a leak during the winter months. If you find a leak in the home, it makes sense to repair it as soon as possible. The repairs can be done yourself depending on how bad the leak is.
5. Get rid of chipped paint
Walk around your home, and look for chipped paint pieces. A painting job is easy to do yourself, but it is important to remove the chipped paint prior to re-painting the walls in your home. Depending on the size of your home this can be a job that takes time, or is quick and easy.