Is a special occasion coming up? Do you have an elderly loved one who could use a bit of help around the house? Or maybe your spouse has been ranting about your squeaky floors? Then planning home maintenance and repair can be your perfect gift to them this year. You already have an idea of what they could want and which parts of the house could use your attention, making home maintenance, and repair a great gift idea.
You may not have lots of money to tackle costly repairs and maintenance tasks. But just like in gift-giving, it is the thought that counts. Here are a few projects you can consider taking to make a special homeowner happy.
Repaint Their Front Door
It is amazing how often we neglect our front door. This helps keep our family safe against thieves, trespassers, even stray animals from going inside your home. If you or your loved one has been nursing the same old paint color for a couple of years now, then consider repainting it with a fresh splash of color.
Of course, it pays to ask your loved one what possible paint color they would want in their home. This will help make the front view of their house pop. This can also be a great way to boost their home’s curb appeal without sending much.
But if you find that one of their doors now requires a replacement, it is time to find a reliable door supplier. One should never neglect a door replacement. This puts a home at risk for possible break-ins and even endangers your family’s safety.
Install a New Bedroom Flooring
The bedroom should be one’s definition of comfort and convenience. But despite the bedroom being a usual go-to place for renovations, the floors are usually forgotten. If we have loud, creaky bedroom floors that are also hard to begin with, how can we truly say this is the perfect place to rest and relax?
We often opt to lay a carpet or large rug to hide floor imperfections. Choose to go for an upgrade this year with a new bedroom floor installation. You can choose from various sustainable flooring options to make these are longer-lasting, pleasing to the eyes, and a lot more eco-friendly.
Consider the owner of the bedroom when choosing a flooring solution. If you upgrade the floors of a nursery or kid’s bedroom, you want to stick to softer floors like a carpeted flooring. Choose one that is made from VOC-free and natural materials to ensure your kid’s health and safety.
For a senior’s room, cork flooring and carpeting are the usual favorites. These are softer on the feet, provides insulation, a lot less slippery, and offers more cushioning in falls. When choosing flooring for an elderly adult’s room, you want something comfortable, has better cushioning, and won’t contribute to them slipping, falling, and acquiring injuries.
Have a Patio Installed
These days, everyone could use a bit of fresh air. But since there is a pandemic going on, it would be best to stay at home and within one’s property line. One great way to give your family the gift of the great outdoors is to have a patio installed.
With a beautiful patio in place, you and your family will have more reasons to spend time in your yard. You can improve it depending on the season to make it more accommodating to your family’s needs. Think of the activities your family loves doing and use this to improve your patio project.
For instance, if they love curling up with a nice book, add comfy seating furniture, storage for their favorite books, and a set of colorful pillows and blankets. If you start the project and the cold season is coming up fast, you can enclose the patio and add heat. You can even add a kitchen entice the whole family to start whipping up new recipes outside when the weather is nice.
Fix a Bad Wallpaper Job
If you want to give a room a drastic makeover on a budget, then you can focus on your walls. This is especially true if you have been nursing a bad wallpaper job for many months or years now. Your spouse would surely appreciate the brand-new walls without breaking your bank.
Take their preferences into account and fix that wallpaper they’ve been talking about. You can consider installing new wallpaper or paint the walls instead. Take into consideration the design of the room and the furniture to make sure you don’t make a visual mess.
No homeowner should allow themselves to skip home maintenance and repairs. But then, not everyone has the luxury of time and money to tackle everything that needs to be done. Instead of raking our brains out of a suitable gift for a loved one, consider helping out around the house. They will surely appreciate your effort to make the house a safer and more comfortable place to stay.