Having your own place comes with certain responsibilities, such as making sure your home is in tip-top shape. Leaky faucets, bathroom plumbing, and doorknob jams—these are but some of the problems you might eventually run into. Now, instead of asking a friendly neighborhood kuya to help, why don’t you look for DIY solutions online first?

Start with these common home repairs you can easily do on your own:

1. Replace your doorknob.



If your doorknob can longer do its job, change it immediately to prevent anyone from getting into your room unauthorized. Check out this tutorial to learn how.

2. Fix a leaky faucet.

 

A dripping faucet is just wasteful, not to mention annoying! Solve your problem with this easy step-by-step guide.

3. Replace an electrical socket

 

Is your electric socket showing signs of disrepair? Take a look at this video to see how to change it with a new one.

4. Install a shower head.

 

Need to change your shower head with something that's a little more modern? Follow this tutorial to make sure you install it correctly.

(Illustration by Sabrina Lajara)

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