It can be fun to work on your home improvement projects with friends and family members. Make it into a weekend project and work together to get the job done. Handling your own home improvements is a great way to save money. If you review the advice presented below, you’ll be well positioned to plan and execute the home improvement project of your dreams.
Patch the holes in your walls with toothpaste! Yes, this is definitely a temporary cover up but it works to hide an ugly hole until you can come up with the materials for a more permanent fix. Use white toothpaste and trowel it into the hole with a butter knife.
Begin your home improvement projects in the kitchen, where owners can see up to a 500% return on their investment. To give the room a fresh, clean look, paint the cabinets white and replace the hardware. Also focus on the counters; stay away from tile and purchase granite or imitation stone.
Keep your closet free of clutter by organizing your shoes. Keep boots and shoes that you don’t wear often in a large plastic box, or in the original boxes you got when you purchased them. Only leave out the shoes that you wear at least twice a week. Doing this will allow your closet space to be organized, and your shoes to be neatly displayed.
Poke holes in your wall paper bubbles! Sometimes bubbles form when you are hanging wallpaper and you don’t notice them until it’s too late to pull the paper back and correct them. All is not lost! Just use a pin to pierce each bubble then carefully flatten it out against the wall.
Recycle your plastic bottles to use as cord keepers! Smaller bottles like pill bottles work well to keep small appliance cords from tangling and bigger bottles like those vehicle oil come in work great for big shop extension cords. Just clean the bottles thoroughly, cut off the top and bottom, and use the resulting sleeve for your cords.
Store your glue bottles upside down! Ever get annoyed when the tips of your glue bottled inevitably dry up between uses? Removing those plugs of glue is no fun. To prevent this just turn your tightly capped glue bottle upside down and sit it down inside another container to keep it propped up.
It’s important to have fun when making home improvements. Although the project should be carefully and seriously undertaken, there is still room for having fun as you complete it. In fact, viewing your project as a chore can make you more prone to mistakes. If you feel this is a problem for you, think about hiring a professional to do the work.
You now have what it takes to build a plan and get started. As long as you are doing this together the results will be fun and you will be able to enjoy the improvements together. Then when you are done, you can enjoy it together.