Do It Yourself Advice From A Resident Handyman

People enjoy DIY home improvement for a lot of reasons. Some people get bored with the look of their house. Some just want to boost property values. Still others just like working on these projects. Regardless of why you want to do it, the following article can help you.

Adding big value to your home can be accomplished with even the smallest of improvements. If you plan to list your home for sale in the near future, it may behoove you to take on a series of small projects beforehand. Paint your home’s interior and exterior for a fresh look. Even this simple project that may only cost a few hundred dollars can increase your home’s value by a thousand dollars or more!

Put old things in shoe boxes for extra storage space. You can cover the shoe boxes with fabric or wallpaper samples for an interesting decorating touch. It’s a very easy way to add extra storage as well as beauty to your room.

If your door is still squeaky after trying every imaginable method to fix it, you might want to buy a new hinge. They can be found at any hardware store. All you need to do is take apart the hinge, and then attach both sides to the wall frame and door. Then, align the hinge parts and replace the pins.

You can use spackle and some paint to fill tiny holes in walls. The first step is using spackle from your home improvement store. A little spackle goes a long way when doing these projects. The smallest holes can be filled by applying spackle from the end of a bobby pin. Use an old credit card or pretty much anything with a straight, hard edge to smooth the dried spackle. Then paint. Any holes in your walls will disappear right before your eyes!

Home improvements are something we all do at least once. We all have different reasons for improving a home, but we always have something motivating us to do it. From property value to aesthetics, these changes will be for the better.



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