(BPT) - Ignited by the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, alternative housing options continue to trend upward - even while the overall housing market has cooled. Remote work has opened possibilities for living almost anywhere, even working while traveling, which has led to increased interest in options like tiny houses.
A recent survey by Fidelity National Financial subsidiary IPX1031 found that over half (56%) of survey respondents would consider living in a tiny house. Even more surprising, 86% of people who were not homeowners said they would consider a tiny house as their first home purchase, and 84% said a tiny home was an option they would consider for retirement. Other alternatives like modular homes, trailers and converted vans have emerged as potential options for anyone alarmed by exorbitant home prices, rising mortgage rates and soaring utility costs - and for those seeking a greener lifestyle.
Nontraditional homes offer benefits including economy, mobility (tiny houses with wheels or vans, for example), simplicity and sustainability. But they also present challenges. Beyond learning to de-clutter and simplify, you also have to learn how to meet essential needs, including most importantly: plumbing. Any living situation requiring above-floor plumbing solutions demands extra thought, so whatever space you call home is livable, practical - and comfortable.
Fortunately, implementing plumbing in a nontraditional home or even a portable setting is easier than ever, thanks to the development of user-friendly products that make workable bathrooms, kitchens and laundries possible for almost any setting.
(BPT) - We are finally starting to see longer days and warmer weather, which means it is time to get outdoors and tackle home DIY projects. Now that the threat of winter storms has passed, we can assess any needed repairs, as well as prep your home and garden for summer.
According to Director of brand management at DAP, Cathy McHugh “Winter weather can wreak havoc on your house, leaving you with a long list of repairs. It’s important to prioritize and tackle the most important items now so that you can spend the spring and summer enjoying your home — rather than making costly repairs later.”
Don’t know where to start?
Here are the top five “must-do” repairs from the experts at DAP.
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