Feb 192016
 

You want your home to be comfortable as well as beautiful. The best way to achieve this is to educate yourself on home imporovement. Start with this article and grow from there.

Oil Based Paint

TIP! During the summer, use all the fans that you can. Ceiling fans are great for air circulation as well, and they also cool a room.

Repainting the porch may be necessary in your home improvement efforts. You should use a high quality exterior paint. You should match the old paint, whether oil based or water based, if at all possible. Be careful with oil based paint on surfaces that have foot traffic because it become slippery when wet. However, oil based paint is fine on house trim.

If you’d like to improve your home’s energy efficiency levels, place weather stripping by your doors and windows. This is an inexpensive material purchased at the home improvement store, and seals out exterior cold and hot air to stabilize inner temperatures so that your heater and cooling systems do not need to work as hard. You may also notice that you don’t feel as many drafts in your home.

When choosing between stained and painted baseboards, many feel that stained woods are more universally appealing. This wood also has a beautiful and distinct look, which can add to the design of your home. The beauty of stained wood for baseboards is its ability to show fewer scuffs and scrapes. Touch-ups to the baseboards will also blend better. There are several colors to choose from so you can match any decor.

TIP! It can be expensive to buy new furniture. Perhaps you can acquire some quirky pieces from estate sales and thrift shops.

If you are renovating tile floors, consider radiant heat tiles. This type of tile ties into your home’s electrical system to provide toasty heat, and they look great, too. There are luckily some easy ways to do it yourself. That makes it something you may add onto, whether or not you do it yourself or hire a professional. You will be happy in the winter when you are going to the bathroom.

Take the time to try out some of the tips you’ve learned here. Be sure you keep this article in a handy location when you need it, purchase the right equipment, and set time aside for tackling your project. You will find that home improvement is a lot of fun and will help you make your home much more comfortable.

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