This is a big section of the site dealing with many different aspects of what is important in a house and a home. There are several sub-sections to make it easier to navigate and find what you're looking for.
To get you started, I'll be covering a wide area of what you can do for the place where you live whether it involves redecorating a living room or bedroom, refurbishing a kitchen or bathroom or just buying some nice things for around the house that will transform it from just a building into a real home.
Just to give you a taste of where I'll be going in search of some of the best things you can get for your place, here is a look at turning some skills you may already possess into a way of making an income that you'll enjoy.
Starting a Home Repair Business
It may seem like a strange thing to do given the current economic climate, but actually starting up your own business could be a great way to turn things around especially if you are facing the imminent loss of your job through a company wind down. If you have the skills for making home repairs or refurbishments, you could find yourself with the potential to create a profitable business.
Here are some ideas for putting together your own business using the skills you already have while learning new ones in order to expand it.
The best start you can have in creating a business in household repairs that you run yourself as a sole trader, at least to begin with, is if you are already working in that industry and already possess the necessary skills. If you are already doing things within the building, refurbishing or similar trades, you already have a good head start.
Some skills that you could take forward are bricklaying, plastering or rendering, carpentry, plumbing, roofing, joinery (fitting new kitchens, bathrooms etc) or home electrics. Having more than one of those skills is of course more desirable because it will mean you will be able to advertise a wider range of options to potential customers.
Before you get started, it is a sensible idea to first check in your local business directory to see how many other home repairers are already operating in business. If there is way too much competition, you may find it hard to break into it, although it should never be viewed as an impossibility.
Competition can always be overcome by clever marketing and providing a first class service with guaranteed work and offering fair prices. Likewise when you start in that business and provide your first customers with really outstanding workmanship and quality of service, they will tell their friends. Word of mouth will do more good for your business than any advertising can.
So take a good long look at your skills and what you are capable of doing. If you can honestly say that your workmanship is good and you can turn your hand to a variety of home improvements, repairs and refurbishments, you have the basis to consider this as a viable option to bring an income into your home especially if your employment prospects are looking shaky.
Running your own business as a domestic refurbishment expert can be a satisfying and rewarding profession. Better yet, it can expand to employing others when you provide your customers with what they want.
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