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Having a place you can call your own is a liberating feeling – not only do you get to change things up as you please, but it serves as a bubble away from the rest of the world. With all the Pinterest photos of home renovation ideas and beautiful new trends to apply to your house, it can sometimes feel almost impossible not to have your house in a constant jumble of renovations. But, what most people don’t talk about is the less glamorous but still vital home improvements you need to undertake from time to time in order to keep your house in tip-top shape. These maintenance projects may seem a lot less fun than redoing your kitchen but will ultimately save you tons of money in repairs should they be cast aside. That said, here are two home improvement ideas that will keep your home in optimal condition and allow you to feel safe and secure at all times.

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Your roof is an integral part of your home and should never be left to wear and tear without occasional maintenance being done. A roof that is not taken care of properly may start to crack and cause leakages that will definitely do some damage to your ceilings and walls, forcing you to spend unnecessary money on something that could’ve been avoided. There are ways you can check your roof first before deciding to call Dom Roofing & Restoration for some much-needed maintenance, like walking around the outside of the house and trying to see if you can spot any sagging, aging, missing tiles. If your roof hasn’t been replaced within the last two decades, consider redoing the entire thing. It may sound dramatic at first, but a typical roof only lasts around twenty-five years before needing to be replaced, which is actually not that bad!

Refresh with Paint

Nothing makes a house look as if it were built yesterday like a fresh coat of paint. Whether you’re considering painting the exterior, interior, or both, your home will feel brand new after the project has been completed! You can start with the bedrooms if you would like to take small steps first, but be sure to set enough time aside to finish the project; otherwise, it could start to feel more like a hassle than anything else. Also, try looking at some ideas on what colors paint to use; neutral colors tend to make spaces look much larger and airier, and different shades of grey can impose a more modern feel to the home – the sky’s the limit! If you’re considering painting the exterior of your home, try to buy paint that is of high quality and can withstand the elements as well as the constant beating from the sun. The last thing you want to happen is to repaint the house every year due to the paint not holding up. 

These two home improvements can get the party started on your journey for a complete home makeover. By getting to the essential maintenance first, you’ll also feel more rest assured to continue with the interior side of things and feel as if you’ve laid out a good foundation on which to base your home renovation upon.


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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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