50 Expert Home Improvement Tips, Tricks, and Ideas
A homeowner’s work is never done. Whether something needs to be repaired or it’s time for an overall sprucing, there is plenty of projects that keep homeowner’s busy. We’ve rounded up 50 expert home improvement tips and tricks to help make this task a little easier.
1. Have a vision for your finished product.
2. Seal any gaps between the baseboards and the wall.
3. Install water-saving fixtures.
4. Maintain your home’s downspouts.
5. Incorporate fresh flowers.
6. Increase your storage space.
7. Use your tax refund to cover remodel costs.
8. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
9. Remove corded window treatments.
10. Refresh your deck.
11. Fix maintenance issues before remodeling.
12. Pick the right paint.
13. Give carpets a deep clean.
14. Ask for references from contractors.
15. Freshen up your trim.
16. Replace your garage door.
17. Don’t forget about safety.
18. Choose a neutral color scheme.
19. Don’t give final payment until you’re completely satisfied.
20. Vary your lighting choices.
21. Create (and stick to) a budget.
22. Refresh your bathroom.
23. Update appliances.
24. Don’t put off regular maintenance.
25. Waterproof exterior walls.
26. Get an energy audit done.
27. Have your HVAC system serviced.
28. Be respectful of neighbors.
29. Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns.
30. Don’t forget about exterior lighting.
31. Evaluate your home’s needs.
32. Have a contingency fund in place.
33. Know when to reuse, sell, or replace items.
34. Let your flooring be the star.
35. Install blackout curtains or shades.
36. Insulate your home’s pipes.
37. Update your lighting.
38. Improve your water pressure.
39. Enhance your curb appeal.
40. Spend money to save money.
41. Know when to DIY and when to hire a professional.
42. Visit a potential contractor’s current job site.
43. Protect electrical sockets.
44. Document measurements smart.
45. Improve indoor air quality.
46. Don’t be afraid to use technology.
47. Get rid of popcorn ceilings.
48. Weatherproof your exterior doors.
49. Ensure you have the right tools for the job.
50. Keep the lines of communication open with your contractor.
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