We moved into our current house 10 years ago on Halloween. We designed and built it with a custom builder exactly the way we wanted and are still very happy with the choices we made.
I recently ran across this infographic from the National Association of Home Builders and Bank of America that details how long you can expect many of the key components of your home to last. It appears we are moving into a huge window of likely repairs …!
We replaced some carpeting in our living room already, but that was more about style than wear & tear. Other than that, I can’t think of any of these things that have required replacement yet.
We’re pretty good about staying ahead of things, but we better start budgeting for a lot of fixes to come. According to this chart, in the next few years all of our appliances will likely konk out, and then we’ll get hit with bigger things: roofing, HVAC, and exterior siding/paint. We planned our house as low maintenance as possible, but I suppose that only buys you so much extra time.
How old is your home and how accurate does this chart look to you?
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