These last four months have been long and difficult. And while there have certainly been many things to worry about, there are many property owners who have seen these long days as a time to tackle some projects that have been avoided in the past. And while having to shut down a business is no fun, it has often meant that many small businesses have been able to take the time to complete some much needed repairs and renovations. Consider, if you will, some of these HOME PROJECTS that have been one way property owners have handled the stress of these last few months, while at the same time taking advantage of some down time:
- Having a list of tasks that needs to be completed on a weekend is pretty common, but all of these days and weeks at home means that many families are taking on all kinds of new projects. Greater in scale and sometimes requiring more time than money, there are many ways that home owners are investing in their home during the pandemic.
- One small reorganizational project in the basement can often lead to other ideas. In fact, for many families, organizational projects are contagious.
- Making painting a priority, many property owners may find that the decision to repaint a room, or the entire house is one of those tasks that requires more time than money. This, of course, is a good combination at a time when so many people are stuck spending more time at home and seeing some of their work hours limited.
- Every time you open a drawer or a cupboard in your hosue, all of this time at home might encourage you to sort, clean, and reorganize.
- Parents are often the main motivation for kids to clean out their bedrooms, including dresser drawers and closets.
- Renting a storage unit or a having a dumpster delivered to your driveway is one way to make sure that you really make progress during these days stuck at home.
- One of the best ways to make progress during these days at home is to follow the method of creating three piles: keep, toss, and donate.
- Junk drawers in the house and in the garage are easy ways to start a reorganizational project at your home.
- Every window in your home, as well as the window coverings, are another great starting point in many homes. Taking time to deep clean these spaces can provide a great way to make your home look its best.
- Cupboards in kitchens are often one of the spots where people can make fast and easy progress in making their homes a more functional space.
- Trim wood work can often look like new if you take the time to repaint these surfaces.
- Sanding down and restaining kitchen cupboards is another task that often requires more time than money.
With so many days working from home and so many weekend travel plans cancelled, the most motivated Americans may find themselves with a pretty short to do list four months into the pandemic. And while there are certainly many kinds of projects that many property owners can complete themselves, there are also times when professional contractors are needed.
When it comes time to remove old flooring or ceiling in a home or in a business, for instance, it is important that you are working with professional contractors. The risk of asbestos liability, for example, is one of the reasons that some properties require experienced and licensed workers. From pollution liability to avoiding complex civil litigation, the use of bonded contractors can help you keep you property and your greatest asset, your family and workers, safe. And while contract disputes can happen in many settings, when it comes to asbestos liability you definitely want to make sure that you have the right papers and processes in place.
Asbestos liability is one of the major concerns property owners have if they are going to look at renovating older properties. Personal injury litigation is expensive, so most property owners realize that they need the financial reinsurance that asbestos liability processes include. And while in 1962, 11.5% of federal civil cases went to trial. Today, experts say the number of civil cases that actually reach trial in the federal courts is estimated to be about 1%.