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Easy Solutions From One Handyman To Another

Jul 14

Easy Solutions From One Handyman To Another

DIYers listen up! You need to learn all you can before you tackle any project. Use the tips from the article below to give your home a new makeover or fix things that need to be fixed.

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When renovating a kitchen, be sure to perform a good deep clean before applying any paint. The walls are probably covered with at least a thin layer of grease. This grease will make it difficult for the new paint to stick. It is also possible that your kitchen walls don't need paint at all and are just dirty with grease!

 

An extremely simple way to improve your home is to change out your air filters. Not only do allergens and dust creep into your air ducts when the filter is too clogged, but the efficiency of your system can be brought down by neglecting to change the filters. This is very important to do often if you have pets in the house.

 

Don't overlook the addition of storage space to your new or existing home. Most homes are substantially lacking in storage space. Add built in bookshelves to the living room or dining room. Turn a broom closet near the kitchen into a food pantry. Small changes and additions will really add up.

 

Before you paint any walls, make sure you cover any electrical outlets with aluminum foil. Tin foil is more easily applied than tape and can protect outlet covers from accidental paint splatters. And cleaning up is a snap! Just let paint dry before removing the foil and recycling it for other purposes.

 

If you have a small bathroom and not enough space to store your items, you can easily create some space yourself. Buy some wooden shelves and install them on your bathroom wall. Display your lotions, perfumes and other beauty items on the shelves as well as your smaller towels or toilet paper rolls. This will not only give your bathroom a decorative boost, it will also organize it.

 

Some things often overlooked when doing home improvements or updating are gutters, downspouts and chimneys. Make sure to inspect these parts of your home so you can make necessary repairs. If you do not clean it regularly, your chimney might catch fire; your downspouts and gutters may clog and lead to some water damage if you don't pay attention.

 

Make sure you turn off the right power circuit whenever you work on anything electrical. This is such a simple thing, and it can be the difference between life or death.

 

Install exhaust fans in all of your bathrooms, your laundry room and above any cooking surfaces. Venting moist, humid air outdoors reduces the chances of mold or mildew forming inside your home. Lowering indoor humidity will also prevent the trapping of condensation in the walls, thereby preventing rot.

 

Now that you learned about some good home improvement tips, you have the confidence to take on these additions to your home in a much more effective manner. Even of you are starting small, you will soon be able to tackle much bigger projects that will improve your home's livability.