Posted by: caleastnewhomes | November 14, 2014

Planning A Great Home Improvement Project That Anyone Can Do

Your home is your most valuable asset, not only financially speaking, but also in terms of your peace and serenity. After all, you will spend the majority of your time in your home, creating a life there and enjoying the security it brings.

Use fans in your home during the summer months in order to be more energy efficient. Ceiling fans especially help keep the air in a room circulating and therefore help keep the room cooler. You can place some smaller fans around your home as needed. This will help you lower your electric bill during the summer months since fans use less electricity than an AC unit.

Lampshades that are plain add no personality and are boring. You can spice up your lamp shades by painting them using stencils. This will add a personal touch, making the room reflect your personality. This can take a boring room and make it more exciting.

Remove an old vinyl tile with heat. Old vinyl tiles often need to be replaced. Getting them up without damaging the tiles around them, however, can be a challenge. Place a dry towel over the tile and then heat it with an iron. The adhesive should loosen and the tile can then be easily removed using a putty knife.

Candle wax can be hard to remove from tablecloths and other surfaces. A simple fix can be taking a piece of wax paper, laying it over the wax stain and ironing over it with the iron on the highest setting. The iron will melt the wax, causing it to stick to your wax paper.

Although it can be tempting to continually put off home repairs, or hire a professional to do simple repair work and, in doing so, rack up a costly bill, most people are amazed to discover how easily and readily they are able to do basic home repair work and maintenance themselves.

 

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