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Home Improvement Tips That Can Add To Your House


The best method of obtaining and selling a new home nowadays is home improvement. It's a buyer's market right now, which means it can be difficult to sell your current home for a good value. Rather than struggle with attempting to sell in a buyer's market, it is often wiser to simply improve your existing home. Read on for some easy tips on how to get the job done.

If there are small holes in walls from hanging pictures or paintings, try using spackle to renew the walls. All home improvement stores sell spackle. The spackle can fill the hole if it's small enough. You can use a bobby pin as a spackle application tool for very small holes. Once the spackle dries, smooth over the hole with something rigid (like a credit card) so the wall is smooth. Next, apply a coat of paint to finish the job. The hole in the wall should disappear.

An affordable and speedy way to upgrade the look of your bathrooms is to utilize coordinated metal fixtures. You can find items such as shower curtain rods, towel racks or knobs in different shapes and colors. You can put these in quickly and easily, especially if you buy the prepackaged coordinating sets available at your local DIY store.

Consider starting your projects in the kitchen. Clean ugly grease stains from your walls with a solution of TSP mixed two to one with water. Eliminate the grease and any excess paint on the walls. Re-painting your kitchen with tan colors will amaze you, since it will have a totally different look when the painting is completed.

Do not get rid of your doors because they look dirty. Remove your door from the frame, and sand it down until the bare wood is exposed. Get some oil-based paint and apply with a roller. To spruce things up, install new, fancy doorknobs.

Use two-liter bottles that are empty to store things in your kitchen. They provide a see-through surface and can hold a myriad of dry goods ranging from sugar, flour or oatmeal. They can be kept in the refrigerator, freezer, or on the trade tested shelf. Just unscrew the cap and pour what you need, when you need it.

You can use sealant strips or draft excluders to prevent heated or cooled air from seeping out around your doors. You can slide draft excluders under the door and keep air from moving in or out. Placing sealant strips around the frames can also help. They can be bought at all hardware stores.

To nicely display your jewelry, set up a straight coat rack that can be mounted to a wall. Be sure to hang costume jewelry only and nothing of high value. Hanging your jewelry up improves the decor of a room and has the added benefit of keeping it from getting tangled. Choose the pieces you wear most often to keep within convenient reach.

The advice here will assist you in doing easy renovations that will turn your house into the home you have always dreamed about. Home improvement doesn't have to be intimidating and expensive. Try it for yourself!

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