The thing about owning a house is that the maintenance is never ending. The maintenance is also… boring. I mean, its one thing to get new cabinets or paint a room– but fixing a hole in a porch? Replacing a faucet? Boring. And yet… necessary.
When we bought the Flossip home, it was basically “As-is.” While the prior owner was fond of the solid brass faucets–they were impossible to clean and looked like this:
(I’m actually embarrassed to show you. It is that gross. Glad this is an anonymous blog!)
Seriously? Ick. I shuddered every time I went to wash my hands. So, enter my favorite home repair person— Lee Burris! Finally, someone that is honest and trustworthy and will do small jobs! (He does many big jobs as well, but he makes time for the small jobs also. Seriously– he will even hang your Christmas lights! Basically you get 2 guys for 4 hours for $200.00.
That means you need to be READY! Maximize the value of Lee’s time. Have a list– I literally had the faucets next to each sink where they were to go.
The next problem is a little harder to capture, but basically the flat rubber roof of the porch was unsealed (or some such thing) and the water eventually came through and made a huge hole in the porch. (If you recognize my porch? Please shhhhhh.)
Look at the after! All repaired and perfect!
So.. while those are not the glamour of new kitchen counters or un-popcorned ceilings… they added to the value, they repaired something that was necessary and I could not be happier. Next time Lee is going to make a frame for my oversized old school bathroom mirror so that it looks more modern, and I am SURE I have a few other things I can find.
So… please call Lee! The more people that book him? The more inclined he is to spend a day helping me out. Thanks Lee!
(In the spirit of full disclosure, Lee did this work in exchange for advertising. However, if I did not want to recommend him I would have paid him for the work and not done the ad. Fortunately, he does fantastic work! Also– he was sworn to secrecy and had to promise to do months of work if he tells anyone who Flossip is. So don’t ask him… seriously. Oh wait– he would have to do months of work… Just kidding. He won’t tell– so don’t ask!)