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Angie's List: Home Upkeep

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There's a lot of upkeep owning a home. If you're ignored any much needed repairs, the new year is a good time to take inventory of what needs attention. In this Angie's List report, KULR-8's Emily Nantz tells you how you can get your house in order for 2014.

"We decided to redo our kitchen because our house has now gotten to the point where some of the items in it are outdated, but we haven't out grown it yet," says Jon Weaver, a homeowner.

He has multiple projects underway.

"So far we have replaced all the appliances to make them stainless steel we have redone our cabinets and added some crown molding and we have redone the floors," says Jon.

For most, our homes are one of the biggest investments we'll make, so we want to take care of it. So you shouldn't be surprised by emergency home repairs.

"The key here is to do an assessment. Walk around your house like you are getting ready to buy the house and make a list of the things that need to be fixed. You should be able to do this in an hour or two, but it will save you a lot of time, headache and money down the road," says Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List.

Jeff Flora, a handyman, says don't neglect the little things because they can lead to costly repairs down the road.

"It might be a minor thing. It might be a major thing but it's always a good idea to call somebody that has a little bit of experience because experience matters."

Consider how much available you have to spend and start with projects that you can afford. Make sure the money you spend will add value to your home. Just remember, not to get too overwhelmed or you'll never see the project through.

If you don't know where to start, you can go to our connections on KULR-8 website and look in connections for a link to Angie's List Guide to help you.

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