August 4, 2017 at 12:25AM
Home improvement projects can be stressful, particularly if you are new to them
Home improvement projects can be stressful, particularly if you are new to them. Regardless, it's something you must do if you own a home. Whether you are a new homeowner feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of handling your own improvements or a veteran of many projects who's looking for a new challenge, you'll find some useful information here.Add weather stripping to doors and windows to give your home's energy efficiency a big boost. This very inexpensive fix from the hardware store, will seal out the hot or cold air and make your heating and cooling system much more effective. You won't experience drafts on cool, breezy nights, either.Attaching a couple of PVC pipes is pretty easy to do if you have PVC cement and primer. Be sure to use the exact PVC products as generic glues won't work as well. Also, make sure there is no moisture on the pipes.Use bleach to sanitize your commode. Though the odor may be unpleasant, it will keep your toilet clean and minimize your chance of becoming ill. Scented bleach can also help keep the odor at bay.Use two-liter empty bottles as containers for kitchen storage. They provide a see-through surface and can hold a myriad of dry goods ranging from sugar, flour or oatmeal. You can store it in the freezer or refrigerator and even outside on a shelf. Simply take of the top and pour it when you need it.An important component of home renovation is your bathroom. While most rooms can be customized by the owner, the bathroom must be in tip top shape. Be sure your sink, shower or tub are working. If they're not, be sure to replace them. Swap any linoleum floors for tile.If you live in the suburbs near woods, think about putting up a fence in your yard. You will keep the woodland creatures out of your yard and your garden.A well-built, immaculate front door can raise a property's value by up to 10%. Installing new hardware on your door is a quick and simple way to update your front entryway.Before winter, take steps that prevent your pipes from freezing in frigid temperatures. Insulating the lines is a good way to prevent the lines from freezing. Any hardware store will have a selection of foam insulation and other products to help you easily cover your pipes and protect them from the cold. When you use weatherizing tape, you will avoid damage to your plumbing due to freezing.Now that you know how easy it can be to improve your home with simple do it yourself projects, why wait? Use what you've just learned, and you won't be sorry. It will be fun to turn your house into your dream space. When you know what to do and how it's done, things seem a lot simpler.