When you make some small improvements, you can still make a huge impact on your home’s value. You can even boost your resale value with updates for thousands of dollars. Here are some home improvement tips to help you begin.
Keep your air conditioning filter as clean as possible. If the filter is clogged, it will make it hard for the unit to cool your home. The equipment will run for long periods of time, too. You need to replace the filter once a month before it gets clogged.
Weather stripping is important to include around your windows for energy efficiency. Hardware stores feature this fix relatively cheap, and it seals air in and out, thus boosting the effectiveness of your home’s heating and cooling. You will also notice that your temperature in your home is easier to control now.
Lampshades that are plain add no personality and are boring. Brighten up a lamp shade by using stencils and acrylic paint. This also adds personality to your entire room, and avoids the tedium of an ugly lamp.
Sponge your drywall. Try sponging your drywall seams, do not sand them. Sponges can smooth out seams of drywall every bit as effectively as sanding. It’s worth the investment to learn since you won’t have to inhale all that dust.
A drill is a necessary part of many renovations. You can make holes of all sizes for different screws, and you can drill in the screws using various bits. 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.
As you have seen, undertaking an improvement project doesn’t have to be a difficult process. As long as you plan ahead, you’ll be ready for anything. Take these ideas to heart and begin working on your house.