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9 Common House Issues: And How to Fix Them

Owning a home can be highly rewarding and satisfying, but it’s not without its issues. It can often seem like there’s always something that’s not quite right. This has led to a significant portion of new homeowners — some 50% — having regrets about purchasing their property. 

However, it’s important to keep in mind that most house-related issues have solutions. If there’s an aspect of your home that you’re not happy with, then you can be sure that many other homeowners have also had that problem — and that there’s a relatively straightforward fix. 

In this post, we’ll run through some of the most common property issues and offer advice on how to overcome them.

Overly Cramped

It’s normal for new homeowners to get carried away with how much space they have in their new property, especially if they’re coming from an apartment. But that can often lead to overcrowding. When people think they have a lot of space, they’ll usually end up filling it — at which point, the space begins to feel crowded. 

If your house is feeling smaller than it once did, then invest some time decluttering and organizing the space. Left to its own devices, a home will quickly become a bastion of chaos. By taking control, you can bring some peace and order back to your house.

Uninspiring Exteriors

What does the outside of your home say to you? If it’s a bit drab, then you’ll be forgiven for feeling a little uninspired when you return home after a long day of work. Homeowners tend to naturally take care of the inside of their homes, but the exterior part can often pass them by. 

The good news is that you don’t need to work too hard to bring the front of your home up to standard. Adding a few plants, lighting, and upgrading the front door can all make a massive difference to the look and feel of the space, and all those tasks can be completed in as little as a weekend. 

Winter Chills

It doesn’t matter how nice your home’s interior is: if you’re constantly chilly during the winter months, then you’re going to be pretty miserable. In this day and age, there’s no reason to settle for a cold home. Making your home nice and toasty can be as simple as hiring a company that offers a boiler or furnace repair service, adding more insulation to the property’s walls, and upgrading your windows to prevent drafts from passing through. Throw in a few blankets, and you’ll have everything you need to ride out the winter months in style. 

Kitchen Chaos

The kitchen should be the heart of the home, but that’s not always the case. Some kitchens are dark and uninspiring, which makes cooking a much less enjoyable experience than it should be. One of the joys of being a homeowner is spending long hours cooking up a feast for your friends and family, but that can only happen if you like being in your kitchen. If that’s not currently the case, then look at making a few improvements. Adding atmospheric lighting, decluttering the space to increase working areas, and upgrading your appliances will all help to create a kitchen that you genuinely enjoy being in. 

Lack of Light

Having natural light inside a property is hugely important for general well-being, as anyone who has lived in a dark city apartment will know. If your home isn’t receiving as much sunlight as you’d like it to, then keep in mind that there are things you can do to improve things. You can’t make the sun shine, but you can increase the chances that it’ll enter your home when it does! Step one is to change your windows to maximize window space. It’s also recommended to keep any bulky furniture away from sunlight access points and to hang mirrors around your property — they’ll help to reflect sunlight.

Noisy Streets

You may love your home, but if you continually have to listen to the sounds of the streets, then it’ll be natural that you begin to feel a little annoyed. It’s not realistic to think that you can stop people loudly driving down your street, but you can limit how much of the noise passes through to your house. Soundproofing a room is a lot easier than many people realize, and it can be highly effective. If you’re struggling to sleep because of external noise and can’t, for whatever reason, soundproof your bedroom, then consider buying a white noise machine. That’ll help to mask the sound, making it easier to get a good night’s sleep. 

Hard to Relax

The home used to be a relaxing sanctuary that allowed people to unwind and recover energy. But today, you’d be hard pressed to call homes inherently relaxing, and that’s all because of the internet, which keeps many of us in a state of mental alertness. In some cases, our homes have even become extensions of our office. This problem can easily be solved with a little bit of discipline. If you’re struggling to relax at home, then consider creating tech-free spaces where you can disconnect, read, write, create art, or listen to music. 

Home Safety

The risk of being a victim of crime at home is low, but you still want to feel safe while on your property. You can boost your home’s security credentials by adding a fence, installing an external light, and investing in high quality windows and doors. A modern security system also comes with plenty of features that enhance your home’s security, too. 

Bored of the Aesthetic 

Finally, if you’re growing bored with how your home looks and feels, then consider mixing things up a little. One cost-effective way to do this is to slowly add interesting features to your property. For instance, could you add a vintage chair or lamp to your living room? You could also consider rearranging your home’s furniture, which, done correctly, will have your home feeling like new with minimal effort. 

 

12 thoughts on “9 Common House Issues: And How to Fix Them

  • Great tips. I need to fix some things around the house for sure. We’re going to be redoing the kitchen at some point.

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  • I need to de-clutter. I recently moved from a bigger house to a smaller one & don’t have room for everything.

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  • My husband tends to over cramp the walls. He keeps buying more artwork.

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  • Thanks a bunch for sharing these helpful tips! Your guidance on common household problems is truly a lifesaver. It’s fantastic to have such clear, easy-to-follow solutions. I appreciate the effort you put into making home maintenance more manageable. Grateful for your insights! 🏡🛠️

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  • My kitchen is uninspiring. I’m hoping to move in the next year and I’ll be looking for somewhere with a more spacious kitchen so I can cut the work counter clutter.

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  • The tips on lack of light was so helpful! I feel like there’s never enough sun with the trees.

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  • These are all good ideas for updating your home and keeping on top of necessary changes. These are all things we try to work on.

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  • Dealing with the feeling of an overly cramped house lately, and the tips on decluttering and organizing have given me a fresh perspective. Excited to implement these changes and bring peace and order back to my living space.

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  • we are definitely working on changing things up in our home at the moment.. with a bathroom remodel and freshening up the paint.. and planning additions to the backyard :_

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  • Such great tips! We’ve added security cameras a couple of years ago. We also just bought some outdoor lights for the back and side of the house. Safety should be on top of our priority list.

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  • Our new house have problems with the lack of light and this is what we’re scheduled to get fixed next week. We’re installing new ones and changing the bulbs of the existing fixtures to a higher wattage. Love the idea of adding mirrors to help reflect sunlight. Will look into that.

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  • These are amazing tips; I do have some areas that need my attention. Thanks for sharing these tips with us.

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