Home Repair Projects

When it comes to household repair projects, if you are going to make any changes, renovations or replace things do it sooner rather than later.

When we bought this house 17 years ago, my father said, “If you are going to make any changes, renovations or replace things do it sooner rather than later. The sooner you make the improvements, the longer YOU will enjoy them.”

That has stuck with me all of these years. Within the first year, we replace all the linoleum with Pergo hardwood flooring. We often put money in the house those first few years because I wanted to enjoy the improvements as long as possible!

When my father passed away, I remodeled our kitchen. I love it and it reminds me of him every day. In his lifetime, he designed quite a few remodeling projects at our home, family members’ homes and a few businesses we frequented.

When it comes to household repair projects, if you are going to make any changes, renovations or replace things do it sooner rather than later.

The kitchen reminds me of his design skills and also his philosophy to not put off to tomorrow what you can do today.

When it comes to household repair projects, if you are going to make any changes, renovations or replace things do it sooner rather than later.

Now, I understand that many people will never remodel their kitchens, but there are a lot of household maintenance tasks that we tend to put off… way too long.

Case in point? This shower has needed to be caulked for 6 months.

When it comes to household repair projects, if you are going to make any changes, renovations or replace things do it sooner rather than later.

This house is 28 years old. Apparently, that’s how long handles last, because all our door handles look like this.

When it comes to household repair projects, if you are going to make any changes, renovations or replace things do it sooner rather than later.

But it’s more than just maintenance. It’s style.

I am changing my decorating style. I thought matting a “large” family picture would make this wall look better – um, no.

When it comes to household repair projects, if you are going to make any changes, renovations or replace things do it sooner rather than later.

I have been told large fake trees (this one literally from the 80’s) are out.

I am changing my decorating style.

And this copier is mocking me. How many posts have I put this copier in? It hasn’t worked for almost a year now, and I keep saying it’s going. Really?! When?

How long does it take you to get rid of items around your house?

I bet you have things like this in your house, too…items you walk by every day and say, “I need to get to that.” Now, I am not saying that everything needs to be perfect in my house, but seriously, I should be able to get a copier thrown away and the shower caulked in less than a year!

When it comes to household repair projects, if you are going to make any changes, renovations or replace things do it sooner rather than later.

So, I am going to start at my front door and walk through my whole house with a clipboard.

I am making lists of things that need to be repaired, replaced or remodeled.

What about you? What needs attention at your house?

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Comments

  1. Tam says

    We have been in our current home since March. The house was only 3 years old, but the former owners did not take care of it. We had carpet replaced throughout house the day before we moved in,and had white wood blinds hung on all the windows when we moved in. In the last few months we have also bought new Fridge since the one left at the house was dollhouse small, and replaced DW since it did not work. Plus the disposal is not working so that is on our list of things to do. We also had privacy fence and shed put in backyard, plus bought cabinets/countertop for garage. We are slowly, but surely catching up with everything. All workwork and our walls are white, so I am mulling over ideas paint, or to leave it all white. Another thing on my list is I am still working on getting curtains up. My Mother is making some for family room, and our master bedroom. Also our 4th bedroom office is still has boxes of stuff I am not sure what to do with. We built our last house, and lived there for 15 years. It is so easy to forget how long it takes to get things the way you would like it be.

    • says

      Tam – SO true!! I put counters and cabinets in our garage a few years a go and LOVE it! I love how you say the fridge was “dollhouse small” :). Sounds like you are well on your way to being done!

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