It seems that you’ve decided to better your home. That’s an excellent place to be. Proper home improvement takes a commitment to hard work. Do you have all the essentials? If not, read the tips below.
Often, the value of your home can be increased with a small or simple improvement. When you are considering selling your home, think about the small things that you can easily do to improve it. A new paint job, on both the interior and exterior, will freshen the look of your home. While painting will set you back only a hundred dollars or so, it is an update that can significantly boost curb appeal and add to the value of your home.
Patching minor roof cracks can be accomplished using aluminum tape. Clean the surface, then separate the tape from its paper backing. Apply it carefully over the cracks. This ensures a waterproof seal over any cracks.
Install weather stripping on the doors and windows to make your house more energy efficient. This very inexpensive fix from the hardware store, will seal out the hot or cold air and make your heating and cooling system much more effective. The difference will also be pleasantly noticeable.
When you are replacing the baseboards, opt for stained wood over painted for more appeal. This gives your baseboards that look of real wood that blends very well with a modern or classic home. Painted wood tends to show every mark you could ever imagine, whereas stained wood camouflages imperfections much more easily. Wood stain comes in lots of different colors to coordinate with any color scheme.
Use a wet sponge on your drywall installation. Use a sponge instead of a sander on those drywall seams. After you practice a little, you can get good at smoothing the seams with a sponge just as easily as with a sander. Plus, less dust is created with the sponge.
Bleach poured into toilet bowls can help keep them clean. Bleach does not smell good but it is a good way to avoid germs and it will keep the toilet shiny. You can use scented bleach for a nicer smell.
A little wallpaper can add appeal and distinction to your bookcase. Pick out a pattern that you like. Place the wallpaper behind your bookcase, then you will see the design as you stack books. The wallpaper will make your bookcase look better and stand out.
In conclusion, you wanted to improve your home, didn’t know much about it going in, and now have an idea of what it takes to do it properly. This is great! Check back on these tips if you’re feeling unsure of what to do next with your projects.