Home sweet home

Rutherglen Reformer - - Job Spot -

It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to home im­prove­ments.

And it’s more vi­tal than ever to en­sure your home is prop­erly main­tained and looks its best. Buy­ing your home is the big­gest fi­nan­cial in­vest­ment you will make in your life and you want to en­sure that any im­prove­ments you make helps to re­tain and per­haps add to its value.

Dur­ing our life­time we may have lived in sev­eral or only a few homes. But even if you are in your ‘for­ever’ home it pays to keep it look­ing good and well main­tained.

To im­prove your home you don’t have to spend a huge amount of money at any one time.

But putting aside some cash to main­tain it reg­u­larly sim­ply makes sense.

The good news is there are many ex­perts who will help you to im­prove and main­tain your home to fit your bud­get and life­style.

And you re­ally can’t beat per­sonal con­tact to find out ex­actly what they can do for you and what it will cost.

If you are into DIY, that’s fine if you are good at it and not prone to leav­ing a trail of botched jobs be­hind you.

Also, some jobs, like electrics and plumb­ing work are truly best left to the ex­perts to tackle as Bri­tain is lit­tered with keen DIYers whose ‘work’ has had to be rec­ti­fied by trade pro­fes­sion­als and thereby cost­ing far more than it needed to.

While there are some jobs in the home you can tackle safely it pays to recog­nise when you re­ally should call in the pro­fes­sion­als.

Im­prov­ing your home can en­com­pass re­new­ing or re­plac­ing any­thing in it from blinds to cur­tains, fur­ni­ture, kitchens, bath­rooms, and bed­room fur­ni­ture.

Spruc­ing up the ex­te­rior of your prop­erty with a new drive­way, new en­trance steps or deck­ing can add thou­sands of pounds to its value.

What we can’t af­ford to do is not do any­thing to im­prove our homes as the years go by.

Home sweet home A beau­ti­ful and well-main­tained home is a happy home

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