Thoughtful Ideas That Will Improve Your Home by harry881

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									Thoughtful Ideas That Will Improve
Your Home
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                                             A collection of tips on how to begin improving your
                                             home makes the perfect starting point for a beginner
                                             to emerge and hopefully begin improving their own
                                             home much easier. Below is just such a collection
                                             that will hopefully assist the eager novice into
                                             eventually becoming a pro when it comes to home
                                             improvement.

Do you want to gain a little closet or floor space in your next home improvement project?
Relocate your water heater to your attic! Modern water heaters are produced in efficient, reliable
"low-boy" designs that you can tuck safely between your ceiling and your roof. This allows you to
gain a little extra storage space.

If you're looking to build some recreational fun into your home, keep in mind that anything that
poses as a potential hazard can raise your home insurance premiums. Adding a swimming pool
or trampoline for the kids can increase your yearly premiums as much as 10 percent. Make sure
to take this into consideration prior to purchasing to determine if the benefits outweigh the
additional insurance costs.

When making renovations on your home, you should avoid simply choosing the lowest price from
a contractor. Many times, it will be too good to be true and you will have to pay a large amount of
money to fix damages. Besides that, it can be very stressful for you. Save yourself the hassle and
find the best contractor you can find instead of the cheapest.

There are many home-improvement tasks that are easy to do, and can really enhance the beauty
of your home. Replacing the old hardware on your kitchen cabinets with new updated hardware,
is a relatively easy job and can give your cabinets a fresh new look. Taking on small home-
improvement projects will help give you the confidence to take on bigger projects in the future.

Do not get too personal. When you over-personalize your home to fit the way you want it to look,
it is very doubtful that you will be able to recover your investments once you attempt to sell your
home. Opt instead for a timeless look that you still enjoy, and you will quickly make your money
back if you have to sell.

When starting a home improvement project, never underestimate a certain project. Although you
can never be 100% certain of everything that will happen to the project, it is a good precaution to
know the assumptions associated to it. The more prepared you are at the start of the project, the
better able you will be able to handle any surprises that may arise.
Painting is an easy do it yourself home improvement, but remember to always use primer.
Sometimes you may be tempted to skip the primer but it really produces an excellent surface for
the application of fresh paint. Also having a coat of primer beneath the paint will bring out the
paints true color.

As you prepare to list your home for sale, it may be tempting to undertake major remodeling
projects to increase the house's appeal. These projects can easily run up credit card debt, which
can damage your ability to secure favorable credit ratings and loan approval. Instead, look for
small updates and inexpensive repairs, to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.

If you are going to do home improvements for family members or friends and are not insured to do
the repairs you may want to think long and hard before doing the repairs. You can not see
extensive damage behind walls and you could be setting yourself up for a lawsuit if you are not
able to properly fix the repair after you have started.

When doing home improvement work, one of the most important tools to have is a drill. It allows
you to make different sized holes in surfaces for screws, and allows you to drive the screws in
with special attachments. It's best to have a cordless battery powered drill with at least 9 volts
and 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, and 1/32 inch drill bits, and attachments for driving flat-head and Phillips
screws.

For an easy way to update your home, consider covering dated popcorn ceilings with plaster. All
you need is a bucket of joint compound, a wide putty knife for spreading the mud, and plenty of
patience. You can create a smooth surface over the popcorn or get creative with the way you
apply the mud, and you can paint over the plaster for a modern look.

As you can see, there are a variety of things you can do around your home, both inside and
outside, that will put your personal stamp on it. It doesn't have to be a major change, because
even the smallest things can make a big difference if done correctly and strategically.

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