As any homeowner knows, owning a home is not only expensive, but takes work! On average, homeowners spend between 1 and 3 percent of their home’s value on repairs and improvement. Of course, there are always ways to cut down on costs, so let’s take a look at some ways to save money while still maintaining and improving the home of your dreams!
Use fans as much as possible to keep your home cool and comfortable in the summer. Ceiling fans can be particularly great at cooling down a room because they improve a room’s circulation. Using room and ceiling fans can help reduce the amount of energy you use running an air conditioner, lowering your electric bill.
Punch holes in the paint can rim with a nail. This helps because it will make less of a mess with the paint when the lid is replaced. Use a small nail to puncture several holes into this rim, allowing paint to drain from the channel back into the can.
Are there little nail holes in your walls? Pick up a little spackle and paint. You can buy spackle at any home improvement store. You don’t need much for small holes. A bobby pin can be used to fill small holes, by applying spackle with the tip. After the spackle has dried, just smooth the hole with a rigid object such as a credit card. Then paint right over it. This will allow you to get rid of holes in your walls quickly.
Before you go to the home improvement center, be sure to make a complete list of necessary items. This will make it less likely that you’ll have to return to the store for something you forgot to get.
Plan your next home improvement project. If you wait until you start, you can run into a disaster because you did not plan. Your project will stay on time and on budget if you plan it out in advance.
A front door that makes a great first impression on potential buyers can increase your homes value by up to 10 percent. You can update the look of your door by investing in a relatively inexpensive new doorknob and lock. You might be surprised at the variety of available shapes and finishes.
Now that you’ve come to the end of this article, you’re more likely to improve your home without damaging your budget. When you choose good home improvement projects and handle them well, you can significantly boost the value, comfort, and appeal of your home without spending huge sums of money.