Carrying out repairs and improvements in your home will always go a long way into making your place more comfortable, safe and attractive. Other than that, repairs can also help you enhance functionality. While some projects require the services of a contractor, it’s sometimes practical to handle the small jobs yourself. This will not only help you save, but it will also make you contented knowing that you got the task done exactly as you wanted. Here are ideas on some of the simple projects you can take on in your home:
Fix a Sticking Door
Interior doors are usually affected by seasonal climate changes, particularly if they are made of wood. Whenever it’s cold, the doors may expand and therefore create resistance when closed. To fix such a problem, you will require:
With these tools in hand, you can then look for the tight spot, remove the hinge pins, and then unhinge and plane the door. This specifically applies where the tight spot is on the bottom or on the hinges of the door.
Replace a Floor Tile
Having a few cracked tiles on your floor doesn’t warrant the services of an expert. You just need to gather a few tools, prepare the surface, remove the broken tiles and old adhesive and then put the new tile in position. The tools you’ll need to complete this task are:
A grout saw
Replace a Toilet Seat
When it comes to toilet repair, replacing the seat is the easiest job. The good thing about it is that there are so many replacements available in stores, hence regardless of your décor, you can get something to fit. To fix the new seat, you first need to take out the nuts used to secure the old one -if they are too tight, you can loosen them by applying oil and letting it soak in for a while. Once you remove the old seat, you can clean the area and then install the new item. This is obviously a very small project and you only need the following few tools to get it done:
Bolt and nuts
Doing your own repairs comes with numerous benefits: you don’t have to shell out money to repairmen, you become self reliant and develop confidence to engage in more challenging tasks, and you also inspire your children. Thus, if you haven’t tried out a DIY project, it’s time to put your skills to use and maximize on the value in it.