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Home Maintenance Management: Skills Homeowners Can Learn Fast

It became apparent in the aftermath of the home-market crash that there would be winners and losers; rich parents and poor parents, buyers at wholesale and sellers at loss, savvy homeowners and homeowners-no-more.
Homeowners that are known to be savvy, by friends and neighbors, are known as the ones who “did their homework” prior to signing on major purchases. To our surprise it was not major purchases they excelled at, but the many minor ones in fact. Major purchases are usually covered by consumer and government reports. Neighbors talk about major purchases because they can hide behind its many variations. Major purchases are well covered, while minor ones rarely make the news.
Some of you might describe mechanical repairs (air conditioning, heating, appliance repair) as a major expense. Let us be frank, it is minor compared to building a pool or replacing a roof or re-doing the bathroom. Studies have shown that most homeowners are not candid to others about repair technicians working at their homes, so true even when neighbors inquire about it. It is for that reason that knowing who and how to call a contractor for your home mechanical repairs is important. This is a Home Maintenance Management skill, probably the most important one of them. It requires savviness as no one will help you do it. Sad, but I will tell you this “IT CAN BE LEARNED”.
One of the best things I have done in college was take a series of classes on interviewing skills. In fact I ended up graduating with a degree in Communication alongside my intended degree in Engineering. A skilled homeowner knows how to ask the right questions. There are open-ended questions and closed-ended questions (with many variations). When you call a local contractor, you learn few things from the way they answer your call. At first you may ask the dispatcher a series of typical short closed questions; cost of service call, extended warranty, how soon they can come out, etc. That makes them know that you mean business. After a dispatcher spends one or two minutes talking to you, you may then casually ask your open-ended questions. Listen carefully to how they answer them. Only a good contractor will have time and good demeanor to answer yet another one or two deliberate open-ended questions. Examples of deliberate open-ended question are: What happens if the cost was above my budget; What causes appliances to break down all at once? Tell me about your experience in repairing central air conditioners; Tell me your experience in appliance repair.
I hope that explains my idea.
In a future article, I will shed some light on communicating with a repair technician at your home, smartly, and for good results.…

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Tips That Will Help You Improve Your Interior Design Skills

A lot of people want to make their house look as though it is more expensive. But the majority of people do not possess the knack for interior decorating. Fortunately for you, the below article provides some simple tips on interior design that is certain to make your home stand out from others in your neighborhood.

When designing rooms, everyone should consider the mood. Because of this, you need to think about a mood you want to convey when selecting the items that are going to be in your rooms. A example of this would be creating a calm mood with soft and warm colors.

The mood of your room should be your first decision, as your design elements should work off of this characteristic. Moods are as varied as, well, your moods. They can swing from bold to relaxed, and anywhere in between. When you know what feeling you would like your room to give you, you will find that it’s much easier to plan out projects to complete the room design.

Versatile furniture serves many benefits while decorating in smaller spaces. For example, you could use ottomans rather than actual chairs or sofas. The ottoman can be used as both a place to sit as well as a table. In order to utilize your small space, use items that can fulfill two purposes at once.

Many professionals have many things to say when it comes to interior design, in which you must listen to with an open-mind so you can discard the unnecessary information. Unless you get a strong judgement about how you want to design the interior of your home, you won’t transform your home with confidence.

You can revamp the look of your kitchen by simply replacing the doors on your cabinets. You should use glass doors vs traditional wooden doors so you can make your kitchen brighter and open up your space. Along with staples, place some artistic objects where they are visible through the glass cabinet doors.

Think what the room’s purpose is when decorating it. Think about the people who use the room and what the room is used for. Publicly used rooms should take various family members and guests into consideration when designing; however, rooms such as bedrooms should be tailored to the individuals who spend the most time there.

If you are thinking about painting a room, do not get in a rush! If you rush, you could make choices that you won’t like in the long run. Paint your wall with a few samples and let them stay for a few days. Get an idea of how the different samples appear in different types of light. You may find that you don’t love a color quite as much as you did at first.

Now you understand how easy it is to figure out how to fix up the interior of your home. Follow the given steps and you’ll be living in a beautiful looking home before you know it. Soon your home will be like the home you always dreamed of.…