Choosing to improve a home is quite sensible in several ways. However, many home improvements can be a lot of work. Whether you are interested in increasing property values in a home you plan to sell or simply making your home your own, you will find many helpful tips and tricks in this article.
Lampshades all look the same. Go to your local crafts store, pick up some acrylic paint and stencils, and create designs on your lampshades. Keep in mind this can be done with dye based ink pads as well. This helps add personality to your rooms and really enhances a plain lamp shade.
To minimize the “peek-through” of walls behind paneling, paint stripes on the walls prior to putting up paneling. The old wall tends to show no matter what you do when installing paneling. To help camouflage this effect and keep this from being distracting, measure out where each panel will meet before your installation. Apply paint in a hue that matches the paneling.
Construction adhesives are great at stopping floor squeaks. It will be necessary to perform the job from the crawlspace or the basement, but it will be worthwhile in the long run. Use a caulking gun to apply, and run glue along the side of each floor joist, sealing the sub-floor planks to them.
Prior to adding paint to your walls, cover up each electrical outlet cover with a small sheet of aluminum foil. It’s less time intensive to use aluminum foil to protect covers from those accidental splatters. It is so easy to clean up! Make sure your paint is fully dry before removing the foil.
It is not a given that home improvement has to overwhelm you. Whether you are the type to do it yourself or you would rather hire a professional contractor, these tips and tricks can help you get on your way to successfully completing any and all of your home improvement projects.