Making your house a great place to live

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 18 March 2014 08:10

In the modern age that we live in, the majority of human population has their residential issues covered. But, are we living in homes that are good for us? Is our house fulfilling all the needs of our regular normal day lives? Human life has become so much faster in the last one hundred years which makes it a lot less similar to the lives our ancestors used to live. In most families, both of the parents have a regular job and a pretty tight schedule during the workdays. It is perfectly normal that, at the end of every long day, everyone wants to return to a house in which he feels safe and comfortable. No one wants to do unnecessary work around the house all the time. No one wants to come home tired from work and see that he has some problems with the house, right? Fortunately, there are people who can help you in preventing this kind of problems, and save you from all the additional work that makes your life difficult. Here are some of the things that you should keep in mind when you are building, buying or fixing your house:


First of all, you must see if the size of the house fits your needs. If you are moving in with your whole family, of course you are going to need bigger living space. If you plan on living alone, it is better not to buy a big house because you won't get to use the full capacity of your house, and you will have to pay for the heating much more than you need.


With the energy prices not getting any cheaper, this is a very important thing you must pay attention to. Well insulated floors and roofs are as important as insulating your walls if you want your house to be warm during the cooler parts of the year and cool during the hotter ones.


When properly built, a roof can last somewhere between twenty to twenty five years with no maintenance required. So, be sure to check how old it is and does it have any physical damage. You can visually check the condition of the roof, right from the ground, by looking for cracked, curling, or missing shingles. Also adding a second layer of roofing could be useful and it doesn't cost a lot (a few thousand dollars).


Check your basement, your bathroom and the kitchen for leaks. This is very important because if the house has leaks, you could end up in a lot of trouble. Fixing this sort of damage can be quite expensive and may involve breaking some walls, and not many people want that, right?

Heating system

An old heating system can be a real expense, it could cost very much to maintain and even more to replace. Buying a new furnace could cost you up to five thousand dollars, so make sure that the heating system is working well if you are not willing to invest any more cash.

Air conditioning

When an Air conditioner is broken, it can cause structural water damage that can lead to mold which can be hazardous to your health. According to our friends from  AirConditioningTeam, who have done a lot of AC repairs in Phoenix, this is a matter for which you should contact professional help.


The kitchen is the most expensive room to buy or remodel. The average cost of remodeling your kitchen is about fifteen thousand dollars, so it is very important to pay attention to these things:

Cabinets: are they made of solid wood or particle board, are they painted or stained, are there any scratches or damage, etc. Pay attention to what you are buying, because it will cost you a lot to remodel this stuff.


Appliances: check if they are matching, because no one wants to have a kitchen in different colors. Also, check if the kitchen is functional for everyday use.


Floor: check the material from which the floor is made. The best suggestion I can give is that you should have a laminate floor. Laminate can be cold, yes, but, if you spill something on it, it won’t be damaged and you can clean it up easily. If you have a wooden floor, it will be warmer for your feet, but it can be easily damaged or ruined.

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