Home improvement projects range from simplistic, such as adding a coat of paint, to increasingly complicated, such as adding a bedroom to a home. It doesn’t matter the scope of your project, this article will show you some tips to help you get it done.
Use fans when you are renovating in the summer. Ceiling fans are great for air circulation as well, and they also cool a room. Using ceiling and room fans can reduce your energy consumption by not using the air conditioner. This can lower your electric bill.
If you can afford it, go for hard wood floors and stay away from laminate. Laminate wood floors may initially have the same look as wood floors but they will not last and long and cannot be refinished. Having real wood floors means that in a decade or two, you or the new home owner will have the option of refinishing instead of replacing the floor.
Weather stripping can greatly increase your windows’ efficiency. This fix is very inexpensive, and it goes a long way in helping seal both cold and hot air out of your home. Weather stripping will also prevent you from catching a chill from drafty windows.
Recycle shoe boxes to add more storage to your different rooms. Cover the shoe boxes in fabric, paint or wallpaper to give them a pleasing design. This is a wonderful way to give yourself extra storage or just add simple visual drama to a room.
Add visual interest to your home by using drywall mud to texture walls. Creating texture is simple and virtually effortless. Apply drywall mud and, using a brush or a sponge, add some texture to the mud.
Keep in mind that home renovation does not need to be overwhelming! A bit of knowledge goes a long way. No matter if you are doing it yourself or you have someone do it, a little goes far.