Most Popular Home Repairs for New Homeowners

Published September 17th, 2021 by Rose Building Contractors, Inc.

According to a 2020 Census, some two-thirds of American households own their own homes. Impressive, to say the least. It makes sense; everybody wants to have a space to call their own. Something they can mold into the perfect living area. There is a saying that with great power comes great responsibility. How does this translate to homeownership? If you are a homeowner, you know that there is always something that needs to be done. An upgrade here, a small repair there, a sizeable overhaul that has been put off for too long. This is par for the course when it comes to owning your own property. This article will explore the most popular home repairs for new homeowners, while the more experienced ones can use this it to reminisce on old times.

All Journeys Start with a Single Step

Before you decide what home improvements need to be done to make your new home perfect, you first need to reach it. A move can be a tricky undertaking, especially if you consider that you will be taking everything you own into the new house. There is a lot to think about, from planning, packing, and storage, to the actual logistics; a lot of ground needs to be covered. If you are moving long-distance, professional movers can help take all your belongings to Largo so that you do not have to worry about all the possible problems and obstacles.

The Ups and the Downs

We are getting dangerously close to entering double entendre territory with the above heading, but we'll do our best to skirt past those fancy figures of speech. Every home improvement will have its ups and downs. Likewise, a good starting point for home repairs is the floors and ceilings or your room's ups and downs, if you will. I think I'm beginning to understand why my English teacher heavily advised me against pursuing a career in fictional storytelling.

There is a reason why the floorboards seem like a good starting point. They take a lot of punishment on a daily basis. If we take the most fundamental laws of home physics (a new field of scientific study I made up on the spot to help illustrate my point), when something spills or falls, and it will inevitably do so, it ends up on the floor. It is therefore easy to see why they can be left looking old and downtrodden. If you are buying an older house, a change of ceiling tiles, flooring and carpeting can give your home that new home gleam it had in its hay day. That new paneling should herald the arrival of new owners into their freshly acquired abode.

Water droplets on an old wooden floor
Changing old flooring is one the most popular home repairs for new homeowners.

Fresh Lick of Paint

This one is a prevalent choice, and it is easy to see why. There is something almost cathartic in the act of painting your walls. Firstly, it is something you can do on your own. The sense that you are making a noticeable contribution is lovely. Secondly, you are making your home your own. It gives it your personal touch. You are doing away with the old paint scheme, one that was by no means bad, but it just wasn't you. You will pick the color, the shades, maybe some interesting patterns. At the end of the day, you will feel a sense of accomplishment. Plus, there is an added benefit of boosting your property's resale value using paint and nothing else.

Assorted-color paints
With no restrictions, the only question is what color to choose?

Doors, Windows, and Roof

It is easy to see why this is one of the most popular home repairs for new homeowners. On the one hand, they are charged with providing us with the level of comfort we expect from our new homes. On the other, they go through so much wear and tear on a daily basis. We literally expect them to weather the storm. Roofing is one of the most expensive home improvements undertaken, but it is essential. You can follow many maintenance tips to make your roof last longer and avoid the enormous costs. Apart from adding a pleasing aesthetic, Windows and doors play a crucial role in keeping the indoor temperature comfortable.

Tree growing through an old house
Your roof might need some repair work if there is a tree sprouting out of it.

Water, Water, Everywhere

Perfect for when you are at sea, but the start to this well-known poem is not what you want to be reciting when you are indoors. Plumbing and bathroom renovations rank highly on the list. In 2020, this was one of the most sought-after home improvements. To be clear, a complete overhaul is usually not necessary. Fix the leaky faucet, replace the old tub with a free-standing one and throw in some custom cabinetry for good measure. Word of caution, you should know some things about water damage before buying a home to avoid headaches down the road. The trick here is not to let small leaks and problems slip by you. They have this nasty tendency of evolving into bigger issues pretty quickly. This is part of the reason why new homeowners tend to take these repairs seriously.

All That Work...What's the End Result

It's no secret why we relocate, renovate and put in so much effort to create the perfect living environment. When it comes to moving, companies such as New Leaf Moving Group can help facilitate the move and make it a hassle-free experience when moving to the Sunshine State.

When it comes to renovations, it’s up to you. New homeowners have that initial blast of energy and want to take on all the jobs at once. More experienced homeowners will have picked up the tricks of the trade and will know how better to gauge themselves. But whatever category you fall into, you know why you do it - because it represents a worthwhile investment in every sense of the word. These are the most popular home repairs for new homeowners, but it is by no means an exhaustive list because, as we mentioned, there is always something to do around the house!

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