Building a Home Manual
Buy any home appliance and you would fine that they all have one thing in common. They all come with an instruction manual. Buy a home; however, and you will quickly learn that you need to figure out how to upkeep it yourself. Isn’t it strange that we don’t get an instruction manual when we purchase our largest asset? However, a home manual is a simple tool that can increase home value.
Benefits of a Home Manual
I bought a house in May 2017 and I still haven’t figured out what tile is on my kitchen floor. Unfortunately for me, two of those floor tiles have cracked and I only have two options to fix this problem.
Option 1 is to replace all the floor tiles, since finding a matching tile would be like finding a needle in a hay stack. If I take this option, I would have a full set of nice looking floor tiles but I would surely break the bank.
Option 2, on the other hand, would be much cheaper. I would simply replace the two broken tile with the closest matching tile I can find. However, I would have to pray that the closest ‘matching’ tile I can find does not stick out as a soar thumb after installation. In addition, this may be a huge problem if I were to sell my home in the future. Who would want to buy a home with patch work on the kitchen floor? I would actually be devaluing my home in an effort to upkeep it.
Increase Home Value
Now, if I had a manual for my home, this would be a cheap and easy fix. The manual would tell me exactly what tile was on my kitchen floor and I would be able to replace the two broken tiles with a perfect match. This is why a home manual can easily increase home value. When purchasing a home it is important to both consider upfront and upkeep cost. A home manual is an essential tool for reducing the upkeep cost of any property. Commercial property owners use Building Manuals all the time.
The Product Data Company
This is yet another problem that The Product Data Company has solved. Using the Product Data Library, homeowner can easily create a home manual. I fact, this can be done in 4 simple steps:
- Visit ProductData.Co and create a free homeowner’s account.
- Create and name your project; example ‘Miami Beach House.’ You can create as many projects as you like.
- Select subcategories that you would like to assign the products in your home to. For example, you may select 224000 – Plumbing Fixtures and 096000 – Flooring. These subcategories are called Spec Divisions and they allow you to group similar products in your home together. Don’t worry if you missed a Spec Division, you can always edit you project folder to add and remove Spec Divisions.
- Browse the Product Data Library to find products you would like to use or products that are already in your home. Once you find these products, select them and use the ADD TO PROJECT button to add these products to your project.
It really is that simple. Just imagine how easy you can increase the resale value of your home by creating a manual. New homeowners like myself would have all the information we need to properly upkeep our home. In addition, your Product Data Home Manual is digital, which makes it easy to access from your phone and you won’t have to worry about losing it.
If you’re presently building a new home, request a Product Data Home Manual from your Architect of Contractor. Years after construction, you will be able to determine if lead, asbestos, or any other harmful product were used in your home. Your manual will sure serve you and your family throughout the life of your home.
Best of all, The Product Data Company offers this service free of cost! So why wait? Create a free account today and start building your very own Product Data Home Manual. You will love your home even more for doing it.