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New Home Survival Guide For The Handyman

When purchasing a home, 80% of buyers factor in the garage when making their decision, according to the Impulse Research survey. Moving into a new home is like opening a new chapter in your life. The smell of fresh paint brings with it the excitement of new possibilities. Each room can be tailored to whichever personality you choose.

Space saving at its best

Garages are under-appreciated gems with unlimited potential. A garage is an important part of the house as it protects your vehicles from the natural elements. The garage can also be used as a sacred space, a place where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. That empty space in the corner can be transformed into a nifty man cave where you can put your feet up and relax. If man caves aren’t your thing, maybe a hobby corner where you can practice your fly tying for fishing trips. If you decide to start a cover band with your friends, a garage can come in handy for practice sessions.

Lighting

Light up your life

Change the personality of your home by using different lighting techniques throughout your home. Putting bright lights in your kitchen will be beneficial as you will be working with sharp objects and will need adequate light in which to prepare and cook your various meals. Downlights can be installed under kitchen cabinets or above shelves to showcase any collector beer mugs or limited edition merchandise. Living room lighting can be softer as you need a place to relax after a hard day’s work. Hanging fluorescent lights in your garage will be gentler on your pocket while providing efficient light.

Pipes

Check your vitals

When moving to a new home it is important to remember that the house has “vital organs” that need to be maintained in order for it to function properly. Before moving all of your belongings into your new home, do an inspection. All pipes and plumbing in the house need to be checked for possible cracks as well as wear and tear. Leaks aren’t always apparent, the easiest way to check is to look for signs of damp or mold in the surrounding walls. Inspect the electrical components and look out for any frayed wires or electrical shorts. Critters like your home just as much as you do, extermination might be necessary before your big move begins.

Whether your goal is to establish the best bro hangout in the neighborhood or to just complete the fixer-uppers in your home, creating your perfect space takes time. Start by doing smaller tasks and soon enough you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood.

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