Maintenance and updating your home is essential to being a homeowner, and it can seem overwhelming. There are many different stylistic choices, skills, and regulations influencing the way home improvements should be done. Here are just a few steps to make sure you do a safe, effective job.
A crazy addition will add some pizazz to your house. For example, you may want to create a library that has lots of built in bookshelves, or to add a wine cellar to your basement. This will show that you are unique and have an elegant place to live.
Glue your wallboard in place before nailing it! A caulking gun and the right adhesive makes quick work of the job. The advantages of quicker installation are obvious. Another advantage is fewer nails. Furthermore, the glue holds the wall board tightly in place and the nails you do use are less likely to pop out in the future.
Put your used paint brushes and rollers in plastic and in the fridge! If you are going to continue using the same paint in the near future there is no reason to wash out your brushes and rollers. Just seal them in a plastic bag and put them in the refrigerator. They will be usable for weeks!
Paint your floor in sections corresponding with the direction of the planking. When you paint the floor of a large room it is easy to paint yourself into a corner or to unintentionally block access to the rest of the house until the paint dries. If you paint in sections you can leave paths that run along specific boards. When you paint the adjoining section everything will match perfectly.