Approaching Home Improvement Project? Keep These Tips Nearby!

To seal exterior doors from moisture, while showing off the wood grain, seal them with marine varnish. This oil-based varnish is actually used by boaters to protect equipment used on the water, so it can certainly hold up to the demands of a door that sees some contact with rain, snow, and humidity.

Before deciding on renovations for your home, go to several open houses in new subdivisions. You’ll see the latest styles and colors and get a better idea of how your home could look with those options than you would by just going through the hardware store. Many model homes even hire a decorator to include window coverings and furniture to complete the effect, so you can copy the ones you like best and skip a lot of trial and error when updating your own home.

Take note of the final location of all appliances when you are planning to remodel your kitchen. If you need outlets or gas lines moved or installed, be sure to arrange to have a licensed contractor tackle this job. Don’t forget to have the contractor install an outlet in the cabinet above where the microwave will be housed.

Shut the toilet lid! No, it’s not a girl boy thing! Toddlers can topple into an open toilet and drown! Why take the chance of such a horrible thing happening when all you have to do is shut the lid. Keeping the bathroom door closed is another good practice when small children are in the house.

An older daughter might like a more sophisticated look. An unique way to do her room is to buy joint compound from the home improvement product store. It’s cheap, about for 50 pounds in our area. It will take about 150 pounds to do a regular size bedroom. Buy a spatula of some kind, like the putty type knives they sell to put this on walls. Purchase a little trough just big enough to hold in your hand, and several cans of paint, enough to paint the room. Then go to the Dollar Store or discount warehouse store, and buy several cookie cutters in different sizes. Heart cookie cutters work well.

What could be better than lounging next to your own pool in the middle of the summer heat? When you add one to your home you can choose exactly the right type for you and your family. Have small kids? Choose a shallow pool designed for children. Plan on having lots of pool parties? More and more, large, deep pools are coming on the market. There is no doubt that having your own swimming pool is a true luxury in the summer months.

To keep your toilets clean, pour bleach inside the bowl. Bleaching your toilets may smell bad for a while, but it will decrease your chance of getting sick and spreading germs as well as making your toilet nice and shiny. Scented bleach can also help keep the odor at bay.

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