Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you’re caring for your home during your elderly years there are more things to consider…
In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you’ll need to make and how to get the best value for money for them.
Should You Stay or Should You Go?
In our senior years, remaining independent is a common goal. Unfortunately as we age our bodies are less able to perform the same jobs we used to do with ease. That makes caring for your home during your 80s and above challenging. Many seniors make the choice to move into a retirement village or assisted living facility for that reason. They don’t have to worry about home maintenance and can enjoy life without the financial stress associated with it. Others decide to stay in their own home, but arrange tradespeople to do the maintenance for them.
It’s also a good idea to plan ahead and identify work which will need doing in the future. By hiring a quality surveyor, they will be able to inspect your property and give you a guide in regards to future maintenance costs. Our online Cost Estimator Tool is also available to give you a guide too.
Whether you stay in your home or more to another is a personal choice. If you do decide to stay, our reliable and trustworthy team of tradespeople will care for your home and garden as if it was their own.
Tips on Caring for Your Home During Your 80s
It’s important to acknowledge that as we age, our home does too. Our homes can show us what needs fixing or maintaining, but keeping up with the physical signs of wear and tear can be bothersome. That’s why it’s best to arrange a regular maintenance schedule with tradies who can attend to these needs on an ongoing basis. You don’t want to be needing to continually book professionals to do one off jobs. When arranging regular maintenance programs you may also receive discounts for repeat custom too!
Jobs around your home which will need ongoing attention include:
- exterior house and fence painting
- window seal replacements
- exterior house washing
- garden landscaping
- roof painting or replacement
- desk restoration
- leak repair
- interior painting
- window washing
- waterblasting outdoors
- driveway repairs
Here at Builderscrack, our team of trusted tradespeople are ready to help. Post your job today and they’ll quickly come back to you with free quotes.