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  1. 1. Beautify Your House With These Do It Yourself Pointer Home improvement projects change both the value and the appearance of your home. Continue reading to learn simple tips on how to improve the look and value of your home. Improving the air quality inside your home can be an invaluable home improvement for both your health and the resale value of your house. The first step would be to replace any old carpets or have them professionally cleaned, as they could be hiding contaminants, allergens and unpleasant odors. Secondly, if your budget allows, install an energy efficient air conditioning system. Make your child a room-sized blackboard! It will provide hours of entertainment and offer interest to practically any room. All you have to do is paint a section of a wall with paint that's made especially for blackboards. If you want, you can even frame it in with molding to give it that professional look. One tool every homeowner should own is a drill. You can have special attachment for different types of screws, and you can pre-drill holes in surfaces. You should invest in a good 9 volts cordless drill with different drill bits as well as attachments for Phillips and flat-head screws. List the things you need before you go to the home improvement store. Making a list of all the items https://twitter.com/gainesvillehpro you need to purchase ensures that you will not need to make multiple trips to the store and also helps to keep you organized. When you hire a contractor to work on a home improvement project, make sure that he is holding a current license and that he has insurance for his employees. This is important for your protection, in case you have a legal dispute about the quality of the work. In addition, if his employees are not covered by his insurance, you might be financially responsible for any injuries that an employee incurs, while he is on your premises. If your home improvement project means working near a gas line from a stove, furnace, fireplace or other fixture, ensure that you know exactly where the gas shutoff is before you start working. Proceeding with extreme caution is essential in these situations. There are dangers involved when working with gas, and you don't want to cause a fire or injury. To raise your home's value without spending a lot of money, take the time to replace your light fixtures. Light fixtures are one of the first things that catches a buyer's eye, and http://www.networx.com/remodeling-contractors a dingy and dated one can change their opinion of the whole room. An inexpensive new light fixture will make the room feel fresh and new. Have a large bulletin board in your kitchen or living room, where you can write reminders for yourself of things you need to do or bills you need to pay. Emergency phone numbers, contacts, brochures, postcards and notes to yourself, look better arranged on a bulletin board and won't clutter your refrigerator or other appliances.
  2. 2. If you have a large backyard and you do not already have one, it may be beneficial to build a deck before putting your house on the market. This is because potential home buyers look at a deck as a crucial entertaining space for family and friends to hang out in. Here is a home improvement tip! Update your decor and save money at the same time by changing your window treatments to energy-efficient varieties. Thermal drapes are made from heavy fabrics that act as insulation to minimize drafts, and blackout curtains block sunlight, keeping your home cooler in the summer months. Many window treatments perform double-duty, combining blackout effects with thermal fabrics. A great home improvement tip is to not let your ego get in the way when making renovations. Sometimes, a renovation you may have in mind does not need to be done because it could violate a particular building code, or it could even harm the value of your home. Big cleaning projects can become expensive if you need a lot of cleaning solutions. Consider making your own cleaning solutions at home with common household items like vinegar. There are plenty of places you can find recipes for ecologically friendly cleaning liquid recipes. It's inexpensive and great for the environment, too. Do you want to gain a little closet or floor space in your next home improvement project? Relocate your water heater to your attic! Modern water heaters are produced in efficient, reliable "low-boy" designs that you can tuck safely between your ceiling and your roof. This allows you to gain a little extra storage space. If your kitchen cabinets need refreshing and your budget is tight, consider refacing them instead of completely replacing them with new ones. Totally replacing all of your cabinets can cost a lot of money. A more affordable alternative is to refinish the front of the cabinetry. You'll save money and get a whole new look. In order to increase the energy efficiency of a hot water heater, consider insulating it by wrapping it in a hot water heater blanket. This special blanket can be purchased at most hardware stores for around twenty dollars, which is a small amount to invest considering the savings you'll see in your heating bill. In order to properly improve your home, you must have the best tools for the job. These are the ones that utilize metal parts inside rather than plastic. Plastic is not that durable and will be way more likely to break over a long period of time as opposed to metal. The bristles in the brush will become warped and your broom will age more rapidly. Instead, hang it up so the bristles will stay straight and continue to work well for a long time. Also, mops should be stored in the same fashion, thereby preventing mildew. Remodeling your kitchen is a time consuming process. Don't create more work for yourself by hastily removing your old cabinets and damaging your walls. Carefully check to make sure you have
  3. 3. removed all the screws and nails holding the cabinets to the walls, and use a putty knife to remove any caulk adhesive. As has been noted above, home improvement means different things to different people. Sometimes, all that is needed to help us cement our ideals and to put in place a plan of attack is a tip or two. This article provides those tips. It will help you to overcome that feeling of being overwhelmed and get you started in accomplishing real goals.