Budget Home Maintenance Ideas in 2020.

The cost of living is skyrocketing! This doesn’t mean we need to neglect our home maintenance to afford our smashed avo. 2020 is the era to be savvy! Invest in some smart living ideas! Here are some budget home maintenance tips that mean you can have your cake and eat it too!

Bath Resurfacing

It’s widely known that a bathroom is one area of the home that adds the most value to your property. Therefore, it’s important that your bathroom is properly maintained, and always looking good! Resurfacing is a sure-fire way to put some pizzazz back in the bathroom, without hurting the hip pocket. Resurfacing your bath, shower, or even your basin is usually a cheaper option than replacing these items. Replacing the bathtub altogether may include removing parts of the flooring, tiles, and plumbing. Doing all this can increase the labour cost.

Budget home Ideas - Jim's Group

Budget home Ideas - Jim's Group

Get Caulking

It’s important to protect your home from rain and water damage. Caulking your window and door frames will help them stand up to the winter elements and prevent water seeping in. In addition to this, sealing any gaps will stop air leaks. Keeping your home draft-free will result in cheaper energy bills too! For a professional finish, make sure you purchase the correct caulk, and take time to thoroughly clean and prepare the surfaces. Never caulk over old caulk. This ensures a long-lasting result.

Heating and Cooling

Nearly all of us rely on heating and cooling systems to keep us comfortable all year round. Another budget home maintenance tip is to clean or replace filters in your air con and ducted heating unit. Filters are designed to catch dust, so if not cleaned regularly they can clog up. The motors in the heating and cooling unit need to work harder when the filters are blocked. This can cause them to wear out quicker, as well as cost you more to run.

Budget home Ideas - Jim's Group

Budget home Ideas - Jim's Group

Neat and Trim

Here’s an outdoor maintenance tip, and one that is often overlooked. If you have large trees around your home, it’s a good idea to keep them trimmed. A dead branch can fall at any time. Removing large or unhealthy branches reduces the risk of damage to your home, and your family. Tree trimming has other benefits too which may save you money in the long run. Eliminating overhanging branches prevents animals using them as a pathway to your roof. And, as we know, animals such as possums in the roof can cause a lot of damage.

If you need a hand with any of these maintenance tips, call your local expert at Jim’s on 131 546.