A Practical Guide To Home Repair

Welcome to my practical home repair web site, my-house-home-repair.com. In 2004 my wife and I purchased a repossessed home for two important reasons: 1) Owning a home is more fiscally responsible than renting and 2) The repossessed home was within our limited price range. While as we initially walked through the house with our realtor, I recognized that certain items, including the 18-gallon toilet tank would need repair or replacing, I didn’t truly understand the full scope of what my wife and I were in for.

I am Home Repair Challenged

Unfortunately, I didn’t grow up in a household where it was family culture to huddle around something that needed to be fixed and discuss the process. I was raised primarily by a single mother who rented until I was in middle school, and she was also home repair challenged. Over the course of the last year, as I’ve pried into the minds of those around me for tips on how to fix this or move that or stop such-and-such from leaking, I’ve realized that many people are home repair challenged like me, and that those who seem to have a special knowledge in the area are just very good at bluffing, or have already broken enough bones in the process of learning that they know that they don’t want to make the same mistakes again.

Learn From My Home Repair Mistakes and Research

There’s no point in re-inventing the wheel or chopping off a finger if you don’t have to. There are a million home repair guides out there, and many of them are very well written and easy to understand. However, I’ve found that for many home repair tasks it’s good to get a second and third opinion and talk to people who have actually been in the trenches. Even though I scoured the internet and read all the home repair handbooks I could get my hands on before approaching a task, I found that there were still things I wish I had known before I started. That’s where this web site comes in. It’s words from a newbie with a little experience to a newbie with less experience. Sometimes that can help bridge the communication gap between the experts and us.

Fixing a home is a lot of fun, but you can save a lot of time down the road with a little research beforehand. You can even do it without having to hire a pro on home advisor or thumbtack!