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Protecting Your Home and Latest Home Projects

This post is sponsored by MetLife Auto & Home. All opinions and content expressed here are all my own.

blush jumpsuit from club Monaco standing in mudroom laundry room garden hats in back and removable wallpaper

Well we finally updated the laundry room after waiting a few months of design ideas and also a surprise repair need after a leak with our water heater. This is our fourth update for this room but who’s counting, except for maybe my husband? We have done small updates from adding custom cabinets to shelving, a new rug to now removable wallpaper, new ceiling light and more custom cabinets! Slow and steady is my method for decorating since you can’t rush to make a house a home.

Over the past 12 months we completed a significant amount of projects around our home – we had a tiny closet makeover, the photo studio, an updated dining room, and a few months prior who can forget the kitchen backsplash that was so stressful I finally understood why couples wanted to murder each other during home projects! Now that they are done, phew! It’s like we’re in a brand new home.

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If you think about how much time and money we put in those projects, it might make our head spin. Therefore we should protect it! I have had friends who recently experienced pipe bursts and had to replace so much from the disaster – they are so thankful they had homeowners insurance. If you don’t know much about homeowners insurance, you can find information online, such as from MetLife Auto & Home. Online customers can get quotes and coverage within minutes without even having to chat with anyone, which could mean savings and more money for the next project, wink, wink.

We actually had a similar experience as my friends with a water leak which is why we redid the laundry room. At the end of summer our water heater started to drip and the drip turned bad real fast – to the point where I had to put cookie trays under it because that’s all that would fit. But I had to get up in the middle of the night to dump it out and that’s when we knew – we had a major emergency.

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Thank goodness one of us was home at the time this started happening. I was on vacation (not surprising) and Benjamin told me there was an issue with our water tank leaking at the bottom and it was getting worse. By the time I came back, he was off for travel and the rusted hole enlarged and we had to call a plumber the next day to replace it with a tankless water heater. It’s not fun by the way waking up every few hours to dump out water, I felt like I was getting a glimpse of life with a newborn. You mamas are rockstars!

It could have been worse, if we weren’t home it would have been a really bad situation that would have ruined our floors and for that we are so grateful because some of our friends haven’t been as lucky (but lucky that they had home insurance). Three of my close friends had water leak issues in the past few months, and adding our story makes it 4 out of the 6 of us! How nuts is that? That shows you the odds of it happening.

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It’s a good idea to learn about insurance coverage, because leaky lines can happen. MetLife Auto & Home has an informative website and 100% online insurance where customers can get quotes to compare to what they are currently paying – all within minutes.

Thank you MetLife Auto & Home for sponsoring this post.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next creative themed party. She continues to blog weekly.



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