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Home Ownership 101: Tips for Protecting Your Newly Renovated Home

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Welcome back to the Home Ownership series! Recently I shared a post on how to finance all those home renovations or the actual build  you’ve been dreaming about.

 

Joanna Gaines visiting husband Chip to check in on the progression of the screened in porch at the Brooks home, as seen on Fixer Upper. © 2017, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Real Estate Day- Commissioned Photographer

Home Ownership 101: How To Finance Home Renovations

Once you have saved up and worked so hard to achieve that dream renovation or, it only makes sense that you will want to protect it. There are tons of DIY excellent home improvement techniques that will protect the property and make it better in 2019. Today I am sharing some tips for protecting your newly renovated home.

Top Tips For Protecting Your Newly Renovated Home

You’ve spent thousands renovating your home and increasing its value, but do you know how to maintain it? Millennials spend a staggering $26,200 renovating their homes, while first time buyers splash out $33,800 on transforming their properties. The Harvard University Remodeling Futures Plan anticipates that the nation will part with $318.7 billion this year in a bid to create the dream home. So, if you’ve recently finished your project and think it’s time to put your feet up, think again, as carrying out routine home maintenance and securing the right protection products is a must.

Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

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Safety First

Moving is one of the most stressful things we can do in our lives. Often we can get preoccupied with the move and forget things such as changing the locks from previous owners, which a locksmith could help with, or even upgrading security to feel more secure. If you want protection for the perimeter of your home, a gate and a fence or wall will give you plenty of options. Residential gates come in different styles and sizes, with various security features, so you can choose a gate that works for your home

 

Select a Smart Security System

If you want to install a security system for your home, you can choose one that both looks good and offers you some modern features. Many security systems come with cameras and sensors that you can hide away or that are designed to look good, so they don’t ruin the design of your home. You can choose a system with some smart features too, which can reduce the amount of equipment you need to have around your home. Being able to access your security system via a mobile device can be really useful. 

 

Up Your Home Home Insurance

There’s no doubt that having spent so much money renovating your home that you have no plans to leave it anytime soon. Therefore, you need to ensure that it has the best possible protection available. You must inform your home insurance provider of the changes you have made to your home as your current policy will only protect the property in its previous state. Your additional bedroom, new bathroom and loft conversion will have pushed the value of your property up, thus you’ll require more cover. This will increase your premiums, but should the unthinkable happen, it ensures that your home will be rebuilt and all that all costs will be covered.

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Protect The Content of Your Home 

Each year 2,000,000 million home burglaries take place, so to deter thieves and to protect your shiny new kitchen and 4D TV, it’s best to have a home security alarm installed. An alarm system can also cut the cost of your insurance premiums by as much as 20%, which is another reason why you should always contact your insurers when you make any changes to your home.

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Household appliances commonly breakdown and need replacing and this is when you can utilize a home warranty service. These types of services are ideal as they ensure your household goods are always protected and that you’re never without your most prized appliances. After all, when you’ve spent thousands on a new bathroom, you don’t want to be stuck with a shower that doesn’t work! When you are looking to extend your home, there are a number of different avenues to explore, and you need to decide what works best for you. Make sure you notify your insurance company to reassess your home’s property value after making any extensions to your home to ensure you have adequate coverage.

 

Don’t forget the exterior

It’s easy to see when it’s time to regrout the bathroom tiles or to touch up the paintwork in the kitchen, but when an object isn’t directly in your face day in day out it’s often abandoned and forgotten about altogether. The roof of your home is your property’s shield and is a vital part of its structure, so be sure to maintain it each season by clearing leaves, dirt and other debris from the tiles. Broken tiles should always be replaced, too, as this will prevent water seeping into your home, as will cleaning your gutters on a regular basis. It is important to do the job correctly so contact  roof repairs services if you have any DIY doubts.

 

 

For patching a roof battered by storm damage, tarps nailed down with wood strips are the quickest and easiest fix.

Via Bob Vila

Reaching your end goal of creating your dream home is a great accomplishment. However, it’s worth remembering that the hard work doesn’t end there. Always ensure you update your home insurance policy to ensure your bigger and better home is protected and don’t forget to cover the contents of your property, too. And, when it comes it maintenance, the exterior of your home needs just as much love and attention as the interior.

 

Little Blue House- kinda reminds us of our latest and greatest Lancaster City Renovation (see Broad Street)

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There are a lot of things to keep in mind right now when you are looking to protect and improve your property. You have a lot of factors to keep in mind when it comes to protecting and improving your property as much as possible. You can do a lot to make your home better, and these are some of the excellent home improvement techniques that will protect the property and make it better in 2019.

I hope you have found these tips for protecting your newly renovated home useful! It’s best not to wait too long to make sure everything is insured as you never know when an emergency or natural disaster might strike. Hopefully though, only good things will be coming your way and you will be enjoying your beautiful new renovations for years to come.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Amber Signature copyright 2018 Amber Ferguson

 

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