Jan 042019
 

When you own a home, as so many people do, maintaining and improving it is a high priority. While perhaps you have had previous project failures, this piece aims to provide solid information about how to make positive changes to your home.

When choosing home improvements, balance your need for personalized touches versus the boost to your home value. Home improvement is a matter of personal taste, but the more personalized your home becomes, the less likely you will be to find a buyer ready to pay a high price for your home.

TIP! If your roof is in need of repairs due to cracking, try getting a roll of aluminum tape, three inches wide. Place the sticky part of the tape on a surface that is clear of debris.

Try keeping your building materials up between the ceiling rafters. Pieces of molding that are long, and materials that are larger than that can be placed in this area with minimal effort. All you have to do is nail furring strips along rafters or exposed floor joists and slide in the material that you want stored.

If you have an attic, insulate it to save on winter heating costs. Heat rises and, over time, a lot of it is lost during the colder seasons in houses that have poor insulation in the attic. Installing insulation is a fairly straightforward process and it’s freely available at hardware stores and home improvement centers.

Escape Plan

TIP! If your current residence lacks the square footage for a washing machine and dryer, you might consider purchasing a space-saving combo unit. Various combo washer-dryers can be fitted to replace the space for a dishwasher.

Be sure to set up an emergency escape plan and familiarize everyone in the household with it. People often incorrectly assume that discussing an escape plan isn’t necessary, because everyone will know what to do during an emergency. You can also have a burglar system installed. Planning this in advance allows you to model the home in such a way that you won’t meet obstructions in the escape.

Most home improvement jobs can be done yourself, if you just spend the time researching them. If it has been done in the past, you can do it too! Use the tips in this article, and your next project will go more smoothly.