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1. Increase The Value Of Your Home With These Simple Tips Virtually every challenge that life presents you with is a lot easier to tackle when you have a clear…
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  • 1. Increase The Value Of Your Home With These Simple Tips Virtually every challenge that life presents you with is a lot easier to tackle when you have a clear understanding of the process involved in overcoming it. This cannot be overstated when the topic is home improvement. The last thing anybody needs is a leaky roof or a loose step. The following tips will give you http://flooringportstlucie.com/carpet-sales-installation-port-st-lucie-fl/ a great start prior to starting your home improvement project. Consider converting unused rooms in your house. Before you spend too much money adding an extra room or two to your home, seriously look at what you have to work with. Are you getting much use out of that exercise room or office? Even storage spaces like attics can be transformed into something useful, like a bedroom. When it comes to home improvement, go with your gut feeling about the contractor as long as everything else matches up. Do not even consider someone that you do not fully trust, as you probably have that feeling for a reason. If you have a hint of mistrust toward the contractor that you meet with, it may only lead to anger and mistrust on an exponential level if things do not go according to plan. When remodeling your kitchen, budget appropriately for your new appliances. It may be tempting to spend less on items like a refrigerator or dishwasher, but if they're noisy, the bargain isn't so attractive. This is an especially important consideration in open-floor plan settings, where kitchen noise can drift into other living areas. If you are hiring someone to perform your home improvement work, never pay more than 10% down or $1000, whichever sum is less. Legally, a contractor is not able to accept more than this figure. If he asks for additional funds, it is a sign that the person you hired may not be very reputable. Talking to a friend who is a contractor or does other work related to construction can often provide some helpful insights. They will have a good idea of what needs to be done for a certain project. They may even be willing to lend a hand for a difficult or tricky home improvement task. Don't waste money on renovations which just don't fit in. It might not make any sense to put a pool in Alaska, etc. Do what you like, but make sure to keep the climate of the area in mind. If your home is filled with old-style brown wooden doors, do not try to brighten them up with paint. The effort involved will not be worth it. It could take three or four coats of paint to cover the brown wood. You're better off simply buying a new white door instead. Hang your pickle jars up by their necks! Well, really by their lids. Jars you would normally discard
  • 2. make great storage containers. To organize them tack the lids in a line under your shelves or cupboards. Fill the jars and screw them in place to make see through storage for small items like screws, pencils, pens, whatever! In any home with original wood floors, the homeowner considering home improvement projects, should avoid replacing the floors, at all cost. The older a wood floor is, the less likely it is that it can be replaced with an equally http://www.mannington.com/Residential/Laminate.aspx attractive floor. It is much better to refinish existing wood floors. Even in cases of the most extreme damage, laying a new floor over the original one is preferable to removing it. Adding halogen track lighting fixtures can add an especially elegant touch to kitchens in which food is focal. Track lighting can be adjusted to highlight distinctive architectural elements of the kitchen, illuminate fine china or floral displays, or draw visitors' eyes to the main serving area during intimate dinner parties. You will need to purchase shims prior to installing your kitchen cabinets. They are used to keep all of the cabinets level and straight. They are especially helpful if the kitchen floor is not completely level or the wall is bowed. Shims go up to about 3/8 of an inch to completely flat. If you are planning a home improvement project, consider doing the painting or at least, selecting a color scheme first. Having the fresh new paint on your walls can make your home look nice enough that it doesn't need a whole renovation. If it still needs more work, the new paint might provide you with more ideas on where to go. Exterior lighting will give you peace of mind at night, and add beauty to your landscaping. Consider motion sensor lighting, as this will reduce the amount of energy used when the outdoors are not occupied, and can also frighten away unwanted animals or even prowlers. Install the lights in strategic places, such as the exact area visible to you from a window, and the path from your vehicle to the front door. If you live in an older home with a wooden floor that is beyond sanding and staining, add a few coats of oil-based paint over the planks. Choose a paint that is intended for outdoor use on decks or porches; this ensures that it will be able to withstand the occasional wet spill and light traffic. It can also hold you over until you have the resources to replace the floor altogether. Avoid back strain when installing upper kitchen cabinets by attaching a board to the wall at the level where the base of the cabinets will finish. Allowing the base of the cabinet to rest on the board and support its weight while screwing the cabinet to the wall is better for your back. Add fruit and flowers to the kitchen for a bit of brightness and color. A beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers or a bowl of brightly colored fruit will perk up any kitchen. These inexpensive ideas will make your kitchen look brighter instantly. Even on the worst of days, just viewing a vase of
  • 3. attractive blooms can quickly brighten your mood! Consulting with a professional is a necessary step in any home improvement project. While it can be fun to design your own project and this is something you are definitely allowed to do, a professional can give you information that you may not have otherwise found out about. Such information can include zoning restrictions and environmental laws. The last thing you want is for a building inspector to come and tell you to tear down your project, after you have finished. Inspect your fencing regularly for holes and places where it may have come loose in a storm. This is particularly important if you have young children and pets. Remember that fencing works two ways. It works to keep your children and pets in your yard and it works to keep other people's children and pets out of your yard! A clear goal and solid planning is required to have a successful home improvement project come to life. Use the tips here to make yourself more prepared. Being organized and knowing what to expect is a key to successfully tackling problems as they arise. Utilize the information learned to ensure success of your next home improvement project.
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