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Homes shouldn’t annoy us intrinsically, but invariably, that’s precisely what winds up happening. When we first buy them, we’re in love. Nothing they could do could possibly make us feel any differently about them. But then, as time passes, problems begin to creep in, and even the most luxurious of properties starts to feel like a rickety old shed and soon your home annoys you!
In this post, we’re going to take a look at all the ways your home annoys you, and what you can do about it.
Dirty driveways are one of the most annoying aspects of your home, primarily because you can’t hide them. They’re a blight on the front of your property that never goes away.
The good news, though, is that you don’t have to put up with them forever. In fact, you don’t even have to put up with them for a little while. Practically all driveways can look good as new with pressure washing. You can either purchase a pressure washer yourself or get a commercial outfit to come and do it for you. It takes an hour if that.
Creaking Back Doors
Back doors have an annoying habit of falling into disrepair. Usually, the underlying cause is a shoddy installation. When workers don’t ensure the correct weight distribution of the door, it starts to drag on the frame, and you wind up with all sorts of problems.
Many homeowners worry about the cost of door repairs, but the truth is that they’re usually pretty simple and straightforward. Experts just correct the underlying issue, and you wind up with doors that feel new, without having to replace the entire unit. Again, it’s usually a short job, meaning you can get it out of the way in an afternoon.
Damp insulation can occur for all sorts of reasons, but the big one is holes in the roof. When water gets inside, it makes the material soggy and gives mould a chance to grow. Even the smallest amount of moisture can become a problem.
Damp insulation is a health hazard and prevents it from doing its job – keeping warmth in your home. The remedy is simple: fix the roof and replace the insulation. Roofing experts should be able to do all this for you without any trouble.
Not Enough Space In The Kitchen
When architects designed kitchens in the past, they made them for cooking and pretty much nothing else. People were supposed to prepare meals in them and then physically carry meals through to the dining room. Those days, however, are long gone. And now families try to use their kitchens for both eating and cooking, creating all kinds of issues.
The solutions here aren’t easy. The first thing you might consider is extending or getting a side return. Doing this will increase the total space you have. If that’s not an option, you might consider making your countertops makeshift tables. Just be sure that your stools are the right height. You don’t want kids struggling to reach their food while they eat.
Does your home annoy you? Have you done any home improvements recently?