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Getting onto the property ladder is a life goal for many people, and there are numerous perks to being a homeowner. You can decorate it how you like, and certain upgrades to the property can also help you make a profit if you ever decide to sell. However, although there are perks to owning a property, you also take on more responsibility as well. Houses need maintenance in  order to stay safe, comfortable, and valuable, so if you’re a homeowner or are planning to become one, make sure you have these essentials.

  1. Insurance

Before you move into your home you must get home insurance. It isn’t a legal requirement, but not getting your property insured could leave you vulnerable, and there are plenty of issues that could occur. It can protect you if there is any accidental damage to your home or if there has been a theft. What is covered exactly will depend on the kind of cover you choose to get, so speak to a home insurance provider such as KBD Insurance to find out more.

  1. Security System

Another investment you should look into as a homeowner is a good security system. This could help you when it comes to your insurance rates, but more importantly, it will help to keep your belongings secure. While a lot of homes might have an old alarm system in place, you might want to think about getting some CCTV installed as well, as this could help to catch thieves if you are unfortunate enough to get burgled. There are plenty of smart security systems for domestic properties that you can choose from.

  1. Contact Numbers for Tradesmen

As mentioned previously, part of owning a property means that you are responsible for keeping up with maintenance work. There are jobs you can do yourself, but for the more complicated tasks, you will need to rely on the professional help of expert tradesmen. Make sure you have contact numbers for a reliable plumber, electrician, contractor, roofer, gardener, and even a window cleaning service to help keep your home in great shape. If you haven’t used any of these services yet, you can use reviews sites to help you find reputable tradesmen, or ask a friend or relative who has recently had work done in their home for recommendations.

  1. Tool Kit

Although you might not be able to do the complex jobs in your home by yourself, tasks such as putting up shelves, weeding the garden, hanging up pictures, etc., don’t necessarily need a handyman (depending on your circumstances). As a homeowner, having at least a basic tool kit will help you to fix minor problems or make small improvements 

  1. Storage Units

Even if the home you have bought has a lot of built-in storage, you’d be surprised at how quickly a house can get cluttered. If you want to keep your home neat and tidy you will need to invest in storage units or clever solutions if you’re limited on space. Wall shelves can help you save floor space, and keeping items organized in storage boxes in your attic or basement is a must.

Homeowners need a lot of help to keep their property in good shape, but these are five essentials you need to make sure you have from the beginning.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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