Aug 242017
 

Don’t fall victim to a property that requires extensive repairs or is filled with tried and failed home improvements. You can make changes easily and affordably. Use these tips to upgrade your home!

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TIP! Keep your air conditioning filter as clean as possible. A dirty AC filter causes your air conditioner to work inefficiently and consume more energy.

It may be necessary for you to give a porch a fresh coat of paint. Make sure to use quality outdoor paint. Make sure the bases of the old and new paints match. That means using oil-based paint if the existing paint is oil-based, and the same for water-based paints. Oil paints work work well for trim because of its durability. However, oil-based paints are slick and slippery, so they are not good for walking areas.

If you are installing new baseboards, think about using stained wood baseboards opposed to painted baseboards. It is a classically warm look of the wood looks great in any room of the house. Stained baseboards also hide dings and scuffs better than wood and touch ups will blend easier. There are many different tints available in stain form, making matching your decor easy.

Wall surfaces can be much more appealing (and imperfections in them are harder to spot) when they’re textured with drywall mud. It is easy to texture walls. All you need to do is use a trowel to apply the mud evenly across the wall. Then, apply your texture using whatever tool suits you. You can get good results from a sponge, a brush with hard bristles – even a plastic bag!

TIP! Looking for a way to add counter space? Why not install a microwave that can be installed over the oven range? Over-the-range microwave ovens offer many features, including convection cooking. Most of these units have a recirculating air filter rather than an actual vent, so they work best for people who do not require a kitchen vent.

You want to be excited to come home to your dream home every day. You can make all manner of great changes simply by using these tips. Make sure you keep at it one project and one day at a time. As long as you have the determination, you will soon achieve the home of your dreams.

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