Make Note of These Tips

If you are big on doing projects around your house and keeping the value of your house high there are home improvement tips you should know. This article is great because it focuses on making the most of your time and money for long-term results versus easy, short-term projects that are temporary solutions. Read the first part of this article below, then follow the link to read more.

Top 10 Home Improvement Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

By Melanie Pinola 11/8/14

It doesn’t matter if you’ve bought a newly built home, a condo in a maintained community, or a fixer-upper—owning
your own place brings out the home improvement itch in us all (or at
least requires us to do necessary repairs and maintenance tasks). Here
are ten pieces of advice to help turn your dwelling place into a better

10. Choose the Improvements That Add the Most Value to Your Home

If you were offered $100,000, no strings attached, what home
improvements would you do? Chances are, a long laundry list of changes
come to mind, from refinishing the hardwood floors to adding a new
bathroom. Some home improvements, however, are more likely to increase your home’s value than others. Although you shouldn’t think of your home as an investment, with limited home improvement funds, it’s good to consider whether a project has a decent return on investment.

9. Tackle the Quick Projects That Are Most Timely

Whether winter is coming or you’re considering projects in another season, some home improvements are more urgent than others—saving you money immediately or preventing devastating damage. Sometimes it only takes ten minutes or less to make simple changes around the house that boost your living space.

8. Decide to DIY or Not

Even if you’re a weekend warrior with a well-stocked workshop, not all
home improvement projects are suitable to do yourself (or at least,
without the help of a professional). Know your limits, start small if you’re a beginner, and then keep calm and DIY on (if you so wish).

7. Hone Your Home Improvement Skills

Big projects or small, probably all of us could stand to learn some
decent home repair or home improvement skills. (All around the home,
there are things we should never have to pay others to fix for us.) Learn Bob Villa-worthy skills and help others at the same time by volunteering or through free clinics and other resources. Turn to great reading resources and try starter projects too. If you get stuck on a project, iOS app Fountain will connect you to a home improvement expert to answer your question for $5. (Also, did you know we have a home improvement subblog here at Lifehacker called Workshop?)

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