May 272018
 

Making improvements to your home can be fun. Spend an enjoyable weekend together and feel the pride of your accomplishment. Imagine how much you’ll save doing it yourself. These tips can help you make your project fun and easy.

An over-the-range microwave is a great way to save space in an already cramped kitchen. You can find these type of microwave ovens in a variety of prices. Many of them have special features like convection cooking. Most of these ovens come equipped with only a circulating filter, so cooks that need strong ventilation should look elsewhere.

TIP! It may be necessary for you to give a porch a fresh coat of paint. It is important that you do not scrimp on quality when purchasing this exterior paint.

Keep your floors protected while painting. Don’t let wet paint stain your carpeting or flooring. Layers of old newspaper make an inexpensive protective covering. Plastic sheets and paint cloths will also work.

Bugs can wreak havoc on your home, and cracks in the wall or gaps in the window can cause bills to skyrocket. Make sure you seal all those little cracks and gaps in the house to save money and to avoid infestation. Apply caulk around windows and base boards. After caulking, your home will have an air tight seal which will prevent bugs from entering your home.

If your new home is in a suburban area located next to undeveloped or thickly wooded land, consider investing in a tall wooden or chain-link fence around the perimeter of your backyard. This can keep woodland critters like skunks, coyotes, possums and rabbits out of your lawn and garden.

TIP! There are a couple of simple tricks you can use to give your ceiling the appearance of being higher than it actually is. Paint stripes in the room or add a floor lamp that is tall.

Ask an electrician to install an outlet in the cupboard over where your microwave is. This makes it simple to power up your microwave, but keeps unsightly cords hidden. This will help hide a cord that has been bothering you.

With a firm plan in place, you can begin with confidence. As long as you know what you’re doing you should have no trouble making home improvements. It will be nice to sit and reflect on your own work and the savings can be used to fund other needs.

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