Your house is your most treasured and valuable investment, not only for your money but for your long term security, too. We spend the majority of our day in our home, so making sure that it is as well-maintained as possible is essential to your psychological well being.
Add elegance to your home with a unique addition. Something like a built in book shelf for the library, or a wine cellar are great ideas. You and your guests will enjoy these touches, as may future potential buyers.
Improve the look of your kitchen with a natural stone counter-top. Stone counter-tops come in a range of patterns and colors, and are possibly the most durable surface that you can choose. Sold in slabs, they are waterproof and heat resistant, and resist scratches and stains. There are a number of popular natural stone counter-tops to choose from, including marble, slate, granite and soapstone. While they tend to be quite expensive, it is worth the investment, as they last a very long time, and add value to your house.
Don’t settle for a drab or ordinary living space; the simple addition of colorful prints and patterns can transform your everyday world. Try a zebra, leopard, or any other printed pillow or rug that interests you to add some excitement and color to the room.
If you would like your living room or dorm to have a contemporary clean feel to it, opt to buy a sofa with minimal cushioning and long, lean lines. Choose the sofa in a bold color such as black, red, or beige to make a statement in your area. You can dress it up with some zebra print or striped decorative pillows.
If you want to make a room feel more tranquil, use cool, pale shades of purple, green or blue. Use linen and cotton fabric instead of heavy patterns and dark brocades. Put some potpourri atop the coffee table and have scented candles in order to create a tranquil heaven for yourself.
Improve your home by removing items you don’t need. You will have more space and your home will appear to be bigger. De-clutter by throwing away, storing or donating unneeded items such as clothes, furniture, etc. Even packing your stuff away in boxes and putting them in the attic will remove things from your immediate living area.
Invest in a drain snake to save money on plumbing house calls. This will prevent you from buying drain cleaners. Novices may not succeed at using drain snakes, and therefore it may be wise to ask a plumber for a lesson first. Buy the right size of drain snake or you could cause damage.
For a high-impact update that can be completed in less than a day, consider freshening up your front door with one or two coats of brightly colored, ultra-glossy paint. Homes with light-colored brick or siding look best with a bright red or blue door; darkly colored homes do best with a deep, cool color like eggplant or slate blue.
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.