Ben and Shannon Ronnenberg

Owning a home is still the American Dream.

In 2018, 71 percent of millennials aged 18-34 perceived homeownership as part of the American Dream. And 75 percent of non-owners say that homeownership is part of their American Dream.

It’s very rewarding to own your house. If you’ve been a homeowner, you know it also takes a lot of time, energy, and money to maintain a property.

I’m going to be sharing some fun tips on how to take care of important areas of the home, tips for both new and seasoned homeowners.

One of my fave 90s family shows (Home Improvement) comes to mind when I think about the projects around my house. Shannon Ronnenberg is definitely more handy than I am, so ya know she’s the first one of us to get up on the roof… and pressure wash the siding up there like a BOSS. I’ve got the can-do attitude and down to work my ass off, maybe a tiny bit scared of heights, but not that bad… let’s just say we make a great team and we’ve got a lot of ass kicking to do around here to keep this place up.

It doesn’t matter the time of year, there’s ALWAYS something to do when you own a house. Stay tuned as we roll up sleeves and work on projects at my house, some DIY and some for hire with pro contractors. It’s gonna be fun!

So far, we’ve already done a few projects since we bought the joint in 2018, like cutting down some pretty large trees (myself, I cut down 2 decent-sized dead pines with an ax and Shannon used a rope to control the fall, that was a little dangerous for sure, and also one massive pine right next to our garage that we hired out to a pro tree service, thanks High Falls Tree Service), replacing the HVAC system (thanks ISAAC Heating and Air Conditioning), replacing the radon system, replacing a double door to the deck (thanks Big John’s Building & Remodeling), and a few others.

We’ll share more about past projects, and here’s a short list of projects we’re trying to bang out before winter:

-Deck post repair

-Shed repairs (panels, doors, roof, structural, mice and skunks) (times 3 sheds)

-Build a lean-to next to the garage

-Small roof leak repair

-New attic insulation

Next year… probably replacing several windows and more doors. After that… kitchen remodel, bath remodels… interior painting, garage floor epoxy, deck expansion, front walkway/porch, and we’re kinda just getting started.

House was built in 1986, it’s about my age, so much to do, one thing at a time!

I want to know what kind of projects other people are working on, or have done in the past, DIY or hired a contractor. What’s on your home improvement honey do list? What plans have you got for your pad?

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(P.S. Excited to shamelessly plug our new brand Home Appointments, where you can find a reliable local contractor for your projects that need a pro, and all the tips we can think to share coming soon)

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