Maximize Space in Your Custom Built Home

Building a custom home is a great experience. But sticking within your budget can be difficult. When figuring out how much your new home is going to cost, you usually have to think in terms of square footage. But there are ways to increase your square footage and still save. For example, building up by adding a second story on the house is less expensive than building out, because that’s less area that will need a foundation and roof coverage. I started this blog to help you find ways to get the space that you need in your custom home, without having to spend more than you can afford. Building my custom home was the best money I ever spent, and I’m happy to help you learn how to get the custom home you want.

Broken Appliances? How To Decide Whether To Repair Or Replace

Construction & Contractors Blog

Living in a modern household means that appliances power nearly everything that you do. Washing and drying clothes, cooking dinner on the stove, cleaning dishes in the dishwasher, and using so many other wonderful appliances make it a lot easier to complete your daily tasks. These devices endure a lot of wear-and-tear so it's no wonder when they start to malfunction. The question then becomes:  Should you repair the appliances or have them replaced? Read through the information below to get an idea of which route you should take.

Consider The Age Of The Product

The first consideration you need to make when determining what to do about a broken appliance pertains to the age of the product. Think about the life expectancy of the faulty appliance and ask yourself if it is worth having it fixed or if you should go ahead and replace it.

A good example of this would be a washing machine. It's estimated that the average life expectancy of a new washing machine is approximately 11 years. If you've had your unit for ten years and it suddenly stops working this means that the machine has about one more good year before it will go completely out. If you're told that the device needs a piece that's going to cost more than one hundred dollars you must ask yourself if it's worth paying that price for about one more year of use or if it would be in your best interest to donate your machine to a recycling center and get a new one.

The Nature Of The Repair Counts

It's also very important for you to factor in the nature of the repair. If you have a machine that suddenly comes down with a very serious or rare repair issue it's time to decide if maybe you need to switch to a higher quality model. You don't want to deal with a machine that's going to cause you countless problems because it wasn't made very well in the first place. Better to cut your losses sooner than find yourself with a cash guzzler that develops a mechanical problem at every turn.

Knowing when to repair or replace a household appliance can save you a lot of money in the long run. Take some time to think about this information so that if one of your appliances breaks down you'll know just what to do about it.


4 September 2018