How do we keep a house from falling apart?
May 24, 2012 10:40 AM Subscribe
Can you recommend a good book (or website or other resource) about home maintenance? We are buying our first home this summer and need guidance on all sorts of things.
posted by sutel to Home & Garden (13 answers total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
My family and I are planning to move into our first home this summer. We haven't bought anything yet but we are in the process of looking and are aiming for a single-family home.
Neither my husband nor I have ever owned a house and we've both been living in rental apartments since graduating from college.
So we need a resource on home maintenance. Like - what needs replacing every year? What kind of things should we do on a regular basis so that our house remains in a good condition? What kind of simple repairs can two smart people learn to do? If it's at all relevant we live in Massachusetts.
Books, websites, etc are all fine. Lay it on me, Hive Mind.