Working on projects to improve your home is an effective way to bring out the best aspects of your home. Your home will be more livable and valuable, should you decide to sell at some point, though not only from a beauty standpoint. Don’t balk at the notion of doing some serious home improvement just because you don’t know much about construction. Here are some tips on improving your home.
Install some ceiling fans in all your rooms if you don’t already have some. You can use these to cool rooms and circulate the air, reducing the need to use your air conditioning unit. This in turn will save you money on your electric bill and most likely increase the life expectancy of your air conditioner.
Put in a garden. It can be a lavish outside nursery, or a simple box window in the kitchen to grow your herbs. The addition of live plants and the appeal they bring to your home is unmatched. If you don’t have much of a green thumb, plant strong plants that need little attention, and add a timed drip or sprinkler system for easy watering.
If you have small holes in your wall, you can repair them by using spackling paste. Simply apply the paste to fill the holes and wait for it to dry. If needed, the paste may expand and crack, so you can apply a little more paste. When dry, sand away any excess until the dried spackle is flush with the wall. Then paint the wall any color you desire.
Keep your closet free of clutter by organizing your shoes. Keep shoes and boots that you don’t wear often in a large plastic box. Alternatively, in the original boxes you got when you purchased them. Only leave out the shoes that you wear at least twice a week. Doing this will allow your closet space to be organized, and your shoes to be neatly displayed.
You can easily create some space yourself if you have a small bathroom and not enough space to store your items. Buy some wooden shelves and install them on your bathroom wall. Display your perfumes, other and lotions beauty items on the shelves as well as your smaller towels or toilet paper rolls. This will not only give your bathroom a decorative boost, it will also organize it.
You can use a small portion of your living room for that purpose if you don’t have enough space for a small office. Buy a small privacy screen and place a desk behind it with a matching chair. You can purchase small shelves to install on your wall to store your pencils, staplers, pens and other important items.
Keep bowls of fresh fruit on your dining room table and kitchen counters. Use a decorative bowel and fill it with bananas, pre-washed apples, oranges, even grapes. Not only will the bowls of fruit add beauty to your home they will be right there when you need that quick snack.
If you are renting out a property, be sure to respond immediately to your tenant. Try to have it fixed as soon as possible if your tenant calls to let you know about a problem. When you fix a problem immediately it can help you prevent further damage. It can also have a positive effect on your relationship with your tenant.
A bulky and large cabinet and sink can easily take up the biggest part of a tiny bathroom and make the area seem downright claustrophobic. Free up some additional space by having the cabinet and sink replacing and removed them with a attractive and sleek pedestal sink. The look is timeless, and the narrow silhouette will free up a great deal of space.
Planning your projects carefully will avoid you a lot of problems and stress as well as save money. Start your own projects right now!