Well, you’ve decided to improve your home. Good for you Listed below are some tips that will help you get started and organized so that you can become a home improvement expert.
If you have an older home, you may find that there are hardwood floors underneath any carpeting currently installed. Many homes prior to 1950s were required to have hard wood as their sub-floor. This means that there may be gold in those floorboards. They may need some refinishing, but not having to pay to have them installed would be a huge money saver.
Changing a tire can be problematic if you don’t happen to be a very strong person. Loosening the lug nuts, in particular, can take more strength than many of us have. Use a cheater barLF
If hiring a designer is out of your budget, start your research. Look for information and inspiration online and in books and magazines. A single idea from a picture in a home magazine can inspire the look you want for your home. Many magazines also offer tips on how to cut costs on home improvement projects.
Consider a truly ‘green’ makeover to your landscaping. A popular new trend in landscaping is to make your garden fit the climate and area that you live in. Gone is the need for the perfect green lawn all year round. If you live in a dry climate, consider creating a landscape that are tolerant to drought and you will save money in watering costs and help the environment.
Store your building material in between your ceiling rafters or floor joists. It is fairly easy to store a lengthy piece of molding or even a two by four in this fashion. Simply nail a couple of furring strips across two of your exposed floor joists or rafters and slip in the material to be stored.
Downspouts, gutters and chimneys are often overlooked when performing updates and maintenance each year. It is critical to inspect these items regularly to see if you need to make repairs. If your chimney is not cleaned regularly it may catch fire, and downspouts and gutters may become obstructed with debris, this can result in water damage when not addressed.
To make the roof on your real estate last as long as possible you should make sure there are power vents installed to draw hot air out of the attic space. This will keep the underside of the roof cooled down so that it does not cook your shingles the way a frying pan cooks and egg.
You should feel better after reading those tips when it comes to home improvement. That was a lot to think and read through, but at least you should have an idea of what to do and where to begin with improving your home safer and smarter. In addition, you can always come back to this list.