Making home improvements doesn’t have to mean completing complex tasks. It also doesn’t have to mean spending big bucks. There are many projects that you can complete with just a little guidance. In this article we will provide tips on some simple and cost effective improvements that you could do this weekend.
Think about adding coordinated metal fixtures to bathrooms to make them look more modern without spending too much. Attractive curtain rods, toilet paper holders, towel racks and cabinet knobs are available in various matching finishes and shapes. Your local home improvement retailer will frequently offer a coordinated set of bathroom fixtures as a package deal that is very easy to install.
If you have a lot of dirt in your backyard or garden, you can easily make your own pathways using pavers and stones. You don’t need to use any concrete, just lay your stones in a nice design or pattern in the area you need it to cover. This can provide a nice and balanced look to your garden, as well as keeping your shoes dirt free.
When you decide to begin a home improvement project, know how much work is required. Making a list of all your expected tasks and requirements. Ask for confirmation from a friend or family member if you have missed adding anything to the list. You can save money when you have the right idea of what must happen.
Any bedroom can look better through the use of throw pillows. Use old cloths like shirts or pants and cut them into neat designs to decorate your new favorite pillows. This gives a little splash of personality to a teen’s room.
With little ones in the house, look around for any sharp corners that should be padded to keep them safe. Corner protectors can be bought from a local store, or you can just use foam tape on sharp edges. Make sure, too, that you remove a potential tripping and strangling hazard for your children by taping down all loose wires.
Basements typically have little in the way of natural light. Plan your basement well so that it gets enough light coming in. If you luck out, you have have high, protruding walls from ground level in your basement. In that case you can installs windows in your basement to bring in natural light.
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 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.
So there you have it, several simple and inexpensive tasks that will improve the value and quality of your home. Tackle one or two at a time, make them a weekend project, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Follow the tips we have provided and you’ll be on your way to improving your home like the pros.