Know your own capabilities, and know too when you should call a professional. This article can help you figure out which jobs should never be attempted and which ones are simple enough.
When purchasing a home, hire a professional home inspector. This will help you know for sure if anything needs to be replaced or fixed if you buy the home, without relying on your own expertise or information from the seller. Having a professional that is neutral will also be beneficial to both parties.
Lampshades are not typically very interesting. Go to your local arts and crafts store, and pick up some stencils and acrylic paint. With the acrylic paint, create some interesting designs on your lamp shade. You could literally create any design you can think of and give more personality to your home.
If your kitchen’s counter space is very limited, look into over-the-range microwaves. An over-the-range microwave replaces the range hood. This type of microwave is available in many prices with a wide variety of options. Most of these have a filter that recirculates air as opposed to having a vent. This means they are better for people who do not need a vent.
Replacing a door’s hinge may be the best idea if it squeaks. You can usually get one at a local hardware store. Just take apart the hinge, then attach each of its side to the wall frame and door. Line up all the parts and put in new pins.
You do not always need to rely on store-bought art pieces to dress up walls; instead, look for interesting and unusual wall hangings such as three-dimensional tiles. Use three dimensional tiles in two colors such as green and white and arrange them on the wall (rotating colors) behind your couch for an original kind of art.
You should put water resistant wall boards in when you are doing plumbing improvements. This “green board”, as it is commonly referred to, will stand up well to moisture, and prevent mold growth so it is ideally suited for these types of areas.
When you renovate a bathroom, it pays to make the bathroom handicap-accessible as part of the renovation project. You can do this step-by-step, but it’s a good idea to be prepared, just in case you need it when you get older. Even if you eventually sell the property, the improvements you make will enhance the value of the home.
As you now know, some projects are too difficult for the layman. If you only tackle projects that are appropriate for your skills and abilities, you can spare yourself a great deal of time and money.