With there being so many aspects to your home, things are always changing. You add new appliances, things break and are repaired or replaced and existing systems are upgraded.
As you make changes to your home, it is important to remember to update your home inventory as well. Thankfully, your Smart Home Inventory from HomeNav makes this not only possible but very easy to do.
Keeping Records Of Your Home
The very nature of owning a home entails changes. While you may not need to keep track of everything that is purchased, there are some critical components and activities that need to be documented for the future. One of these is when there are major updates and remodels. As an example, let’s look at remodeling your kitchen. Updating the kitchen is a very popular place to start when you are looking to add value to your home. Replacing older appliances with newer, more energy efficient ones can have a big effect on energy bills, home resale price and even the way you cook. (I hated baking with my old oven, but since we remodeled our kitchen, I just love making cakes and pies!)
While in the process of redesigning and remodeling your kitchen, (or any other area of your home for that matter) there are a few thing that you can use HomeNav and your Smart Home Inventory for.
Remembering What Is Behind The Wall
While the inside of the walls are exposed, it is a great idea to take pictures of where things like electrical wires, water lines and vent pipes are located.
By documenting the stages of a remodeling project, when you want to hang a picture, move an outlet or need to fix a pipe, you will not have to tear down the entire wall to find out what is behind the wall.
Updating Appliances and Fixtures
When comparing your options for new appliances and fixtures, you can use the
resources inside your personal HomeNav to connect with manufacturers and evaluate features, energy efficiency and consumer ratings.
Once you have made a purchase, it’s time to update your Smart Home Inventory as well. You can document the date purchased, model and serial number and record your warranty information all in one place. By doing so, you will stay organized and won’t find yourself digging through old files and receipts to figure out when you made a purchase.
I don’t know about you, but , I can’t always remember who it was that did the work years after the project is finished. When contractors are used to during a remodel or major upgrade, they are also a great resource when things need to be fixed or serviced.
While things usually work well when they are new, several years down the road, you may find yourself struggling to remember who to call. By keeping track of who performed the work and their contact information with your Smart Home Inventory, you will always be able to find them quickly.
As you can see, by keeping the information in your Smart Home Inventory updated and stored in one organized place, the tasks that come with owning a home are much easier, both now and for years to come.