Apr 152018
 

Every homeowner knows that owning a home takes work and can be expensive. The average homeowner can expect to spend 1-3% of the value of their home annually on home improvements. Although this kind of work is practically unavoidable, it need not be so expensive and time-consuming. The tips presented here can help homeowners save time and money.

Take note of easily noticeable improvements when making home changes. If you are trying to sell your home you do not want people to be put off by unattractive features. While there is a lot to do in terms of improvements that people cannot see, you have to work on the most obvious ones first and foremost.

TIP! If you are planning major renovations around the home, consider hiring a professional to assist you in planning. If you lack formal training in this area, the plans you create may be heavy on esthetics and light on functionality.

Take care not to underestimate the amount of work involved in any home improvement project, before you begin. Sit and write down a lost of the things that you must do. You may also want to get an additional opinion to ensure you didn’t miss anything during your assessment. If you make sure you know exactly what must be done, it’ll be easy to keep costs down.

If you’d like to re-purpose a luggage rack, try transforming it into a side table! Simply secure a sheet of glass to the top of the rack using permanent adhesive. Place a lamp and some magazines on top of it, and you have a beautiful, usable new side table.

Almost any building supply you can think would be use in a home improvement project is great fodder for thieves. You should be sure to secure them when they are not being used. If the home itself is secure, with windows and doors that lock, it is fine to leave the supplies inside. If the project has holes where windows and doors will go, then the supplies need to be kept in a lockable container on site.

Now you should know at least a little more about home improvement. You can keep your wallet happy yet still enjoy the new look of your home.

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