Managing Home Improvement Projects

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My home was built in 1865 and it has a lot of what I like to call character. Many people would call it a lot of things that need to be fixed, but I like character better. Because it has character, we are constantly working on managing home improvement projects. I’d love to just go out and upgrade and repair everything in our home at once but that’s not happening. Since I like to know the cost and amount of time each project is going to take, I have been researching home maintenance programs to stay organized.

Managing Home Improvement Projects

Managing home improvement projects is much easier when you use a home remodeling software like HomeZada for inspiration. HomeZada is a unique online cloud solution that allows homeowners the ability to manage their home all in one place. This includes home inventory, maintenance, renovation projects and all the associated finances. I’ve been using HomeZada for managing home improvement projects.  They have a library of common home improvement projects to choose from or you can create a new project.

Managing Home Improvement Projects

 

Marty and I noticed some damage to our roof this winter and were planning on having a new roof put in this summer. After taking a look at the HomeZada site, I realized that we may want to have some spot repairs done instead. Even at the low end, $12,000 is a lot of money for a new roof.

Managing Home Improvement Projects

 

Of course, that’s just an estimate and the final cost will depend on several different variables.  I can build a project using that information to figure out more details. I can adjust the variables to see how it will change the price estimate.

HomeZada can do a lot  more than figure out the cost of home improvement projects. You can also use it to keep track of your home inventory. When power to our home was shorted out a few months ago due to a problem on electric pole outside our home, I had to scramble trying to figure out the serial numbers, model types and replacement values for everything that was damaged.  It would have been so much easier to record that information in HomeZada and then print out the information for the insurance company.

Managing Home Improvement Projects

 

You can even create to do lists and assign them to different people using HomeZada. This is a great way to keep track of the projects you want certain people to handle regularly. For example, I take care of some of our landscaping projects and our landscaper handles the rest. Using HomeZada, I can assign some tasks to him and some to me and then keep track of when they are done. HomeZada even provides recommendations for different maintenance jobs that may need to be done based on what season it is and what type of home & out buildings you have.

Right now, you can take advantage of FREE Membership at HomeZada.  Get organized with this online and mobile software today and create an entire digital home profile.

Managing home improvement projects

 

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Comments

  1. Kelsey Apley says
    I love to do remodels but boy they can really take a chunk of change! I always say prepare for it to cost a little more that way you have the funds to finish the job! 
  2. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
    This is so handy, thanks! We have a couple big projects to tackle come Spring, the roof being top on that list. 
  3. It seems like houses old and new can always need something. We've got a lot of projects waiting for spring.
  4. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says
    We are in the process of renos and boy, it adds up.
  5. Clair Boone says
    Thank goodness we don't have any major projects to tackle right now but I'm all about the small remodels!
  6. Mindy Grant says
    1865?  Wow, I bet your house does have a lot of charm and character to it!  I love the older style homes.  My grandmomother still lives in the home she grew up in as a child (She's in her 80's), and there is always something to be done.  HomeZada looks like a great tool for any homeowner!
  7. Jennifer @TheRebelChick says
    I actually just recently signed up with HomeZada! Our home was built in 1959 and we are always updating something! 
  8. I have a ton of home improvement projects on the to do list. I have never heard of HomeZada before!
  9. Your post is perfect timing because my husband wants to make some changes to our house over spring break. It's kind of overwhelming because it's so expensive and a lot of work. I'm excited though.
  10. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
    This would be especially helpful for me with remembering when to put fertilizer down and that kind of thing. 
  11. I have a couple of projects planned for this year and this looks like it could be very helpful.
  12. CrazyMom a/k/a Melanie says
    What a great post.. and great tips Ellen... We love to remodel and managing our budget and projects is a big thing.. soo will keep this handy for our next project, boy the roof sure had a lot of different estimate gaps.. WOW... totally an eye opener
  13. Oy vey. Last year we did a kitchen reno AND our roof. The financial pinch is still hurting. This would have been great for planning.
  14. We used to have a turn of the century home and it had plenty of character.  Of course, now we are having to fix the heat and air in our newer house so it never ends!
  15. Tammilee Tillison says
    It always feels like house projects never end. We have put so much money into our house. 
  16. we have an older home too ellen. always something needing to be done! at least we have almost 100% redone the electrical wiring. THAT was scary stuff
  17. Mama to 5 BLessings says
    This sounds like a super great way to stay organized. My husband uses an Excel spread sheet but this sounds like a better option. 
  18. Jennifer Soltys says
    Wow, this is really useful. We could use a ton of work for sure!
  19. Heather @ It's a Lovely Life! says
    I love this! I have so many projects and this would be great to keep track of them all!
  20. What a great way to make sure it all gets done! 
  21. Nancy Lustri (StyleDecor) says
    We have a new home and I still need this! I love all of the reminders and maintenance notifications. I'm always reminding hubby to change the filters on the HVAC units and other things around the house. Love this! 
  22. Mistee Dawn says
    I have so many home improvements that I want to do. Thanks for all the info.
  23. Wendy | Around My Family Table says
    We've only done one remodel..the kitchen!  Wish I had this program to help with it...sounds neat.

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