You can boost your home’s value by doing home improvement projects. Some of the ways that this can be done are fairly simple. The following advice will show you how to do so with the minimum expense and effort.
You can handle repainting your porch on your own. If so, lean on a quality exterior paint. Make sure that you use similarly based paints together, such as putting a new oil-based paint over an old one. Likewise, match water-based or latex paints together when putting a new coat over an old one. Oil-based paints make good trims due to their longevity but are bad ideas outside on decks or flooring, since snow makes them slippery.
Without much decoration and personality, simple lamp shades are sometimes very boring. You can use a few stencils and a little paint to liven them up. This also adds personality to your entire room, and avoids the tedium of an ugly lamp.
Your ceramic tile can lose its luster after a while and appear grungy. Try using a water/vinegar solution to clean it up. Fill a bucket with the solution and easily mop your floors. This helps get the dirt off your floor and allows it to look new again.
Prior to staining or painting any wooden items, always use sandpaper in order to smooth out the wood’s surface. Once you do this, wipe off the item with a wet rag. If you want a smooth effect, choose a piece of sandpaper with a very fine grit. Using a wet rag to wipe off the item will eliminate dust and ensure the finish remains smooth.
Remember to put good ventilation (e.g. a window) in your bathroom. The humidity created by hot showers can create very fertile grounds for mold to breed. Painting the bathroom is a good way to hide the mold but it will not treat the problem. Stop the mold before it starts. Add a window or some type of ventilation in order to cut down the humidity.
As you can now see, these simple tips can help you improve your home and save you money. By making sure your home is above par you will enjoy a quick and lucrative sale.