The Top Do-it-yourself Home Improvement Tips



Do you think you can’t complete a renovation on your own? There are, however, some basic projects that are not difficult for even a beginner to complete. This article will provide some valuable information, advice and tips on how to enjoy the benefits of a well done painting company project.

When trying to keep your home cool in the summer time, employ the use of lots of fans. Ceiling fans help circulate air, which will help in cooling the room. Using room and ceiling fans can help reduce the amount of energy you use running an air conditioner, lowering your electric bill.

Increase the energy efficiency of your home by installing weather stripping all around your home’s doors and windows. This helps to seal your home from hot and cold, improving your comfort level as well. Also, this helps to reduce drafts for a better living environment.

Dust all of your home accessories frequently. Allergens and dust bunnies seem to breed when dust accumulates. Proper dusting will make your house cleaner, fresher and repel pests such as spiders and insects.

Update any room with new flooring. You can choose to do the work yourself, or most flooring companies can install the flooring of your choice (either carpet, tile, hardwoods, or other) in a short amount of time, generally about one day.

When paintings or decorations have left holes in your walls from hanging, paint and spackle can clear them up. You can buy spackle at any painting company store. As long as the holes are not too big, a tiny bit of spackle will do. Apply spackle to holes that are very small with a bobby pin. Once the spackle dries, smooth over the hole with something rigid (like a credit card) so the wall is smooth. Paint the walls. The hole in the wall should disappear.

Doing work on your bathroom is a good idea. Other rooms are easy for buyers to fix up on their own, but this is not the case with bathrooms. The fixtures, sinks and bathtubs should be clean and free of rust or scum. Floors made of linoleum may look pretty good and go in rather quick, but they should always be swapped out for a professional tile finish.

An excellent method for improving the safety of your home is to pad sharp furniture. Local retailers should have corner protectors and foam tapes you can use to dull sharp furniture edges or objects that your child is sure to collide with at some point. Also, loose wiring should be taped down, as it can strangle a child.

If you are about to undertake major renovations to your bathroom, consider making it accessible to handicapped persons. Although you may not need your bathroom to be handicap-friendly now, if you stay in the home when you get older, you may need it to be. When the time comes to put your home on the market, these renovations can add value to your home.

Anyone can improve their home. We hope that the information presented here will help you make big improvements in your home with tremendous confidence. The accomplishment you feel will be worth every second spent.

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