By Adnan Saboowala
Is it time to renovate? There are many different aspects to this magical place. Since home improvement can be quite personal, it may be hard to find something that works for you. These suggestions will help you find a solution.
Make sure you consider the life of any appliances that you want to buy. A new refrigerator usually lasts twenty years of more, while a new washer or dryer lasts only about half that long. So be sure you pick out new appliances that are cost effective when you do a remodeling project of any kind.
Nearly everybody has heard about planting a tree for tomorrow. Planting trees can also make your home worth more. It has been estimated that each tree planted that grows to full size increases your property value by Rs.50,000
If you want to improve the look of your home, and do it the smart way, start with the permanent fixtures that need updated first. Buy expensive furnishings later. Those are the things that add value to the property. Fixtures will often stay where they are and make the home worth more.
You just need two tips to make your ceiling seem higher. Stripes painted on a wall or a tall lamp can make a huge difference. This will create a unique optical illusion. Your eyes will then think the ceilings are higher in height than they really are.
These days, you need to keep an eye out for certain things when you’re performing a home improvement project. Avoid the purchase of Chinese manufactured drywall. Much of the sheet rock used in construction in the US has been imported from China since 2005. There is poor quality control in China which can end up causing problems. Also, this drywall can give off harmful gases, which may affect the health of your family.
Any renovation of the kitchen or bathroom plumbing or fixtures should start with shutting off the supply of water. It may seem obvious but it can be easily overlooked which can be messy or even costly.
Protect the floor in any room you are going to paint. Don’t let wet paint stain your carpeting or flooring. A few layers of old newspaper is an affordable means of protecting surfaces underfoot. You may also use plastic sheeting or a paint cloth to protect your floor from dripping paint.
You might have thought it might be hard to do home improvements on your own. By using the information in this piece, you can surely do some of the work yourself.