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Great Home Improvement Tips You Should Know!

August 25, 2017 by Thomas Herr

When thinking about home improvements, some homeowners get scared. The potential costs, the messes and the irritations can be more than they want to jump into. Home improvements, though, don’t need to be like that. If you plan out your projects with care, and do the necessary research in advance, you can improve your home without a lot of fuss.

Use fans to keep your home cool in the summer. Ceiling fans can circulate air in your room to keep it cooler. Room fans and ceiling fans will reduce your home’s energy consumption when compared with air conditioner use. This means lower utility bills for you.

TIP! Don’t waste money on renovations which just don’t fit in. Improvements that make no sense like a sun room with no insulation in a cold climate, or a deck with no shade in a hot climate might deter a possible home buyer.

When improving your home, give the most visible areas the most attention. Your potential buyers have no choice but to judge your house by what they see, and having things such as peeling paint and overgrown hedges may cause you to lose the sale. Not all important repairs are immediately obvious, but when trying to sell a home, you should emphasize those that are readily apparent.

There is no need to get rid of worn doors. Take the door out of its frame so you can sand it to the bare wood. Then buy some oil based paint of your choice and paint your door with a paint roller. If you want things to feel fresh and new, try replacing your old doorknobs with something more fancy.

Draft Excluders

TIP! Put some nail holes in your paint can’s rim. The rim tends to fill up with paint, which will leak over the can and onto the floor when the lid is replaced.

Purchase draft excluders or sealant strips to stop air from getting out. Draft excluders slide under the door to keep air in and out. Sealant strips can do the same thing by fitting in the door frames. This can be purchased at most hardware stores.

Use sandpaper to make the surface smooth before you decide to paint something. Using sandpaper will make it so that the object gets a smooth finish. Wiping it off removes dust which could leave bumps behind.

An important component of home renovation is your bathroom. Buyers are usually fine with customizing living rooms and bedrooms, but they want the bathrooms to be in excellent condition right from the get-go. Be sure that your tub and sink are in great shape and if they aren’t you should replace them. For linoleum floors, consider upgrading them to tile.

TIP! You can use aluminum foil as a protective covering for certain surfaces before you paint. You should always be careful to avoid having aluminum foil come in contact with anything electrical.

The above article showed you a few ideas how homeowners can better prepare themselves before they begin their home-improvement projects. If you do your research, there is little that can go wrong.


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