Any homeowner will tell you that owning and maintaining a home is both expansive and time consuming. Some estimate that up to three percent of a home’s value is spent in annual maintenance costs. Luckily, there are ways to lower these costs.
If you are in a dwelling with limited space, and don’t have the space for both a washer and dryer, think about buying a unit that combines the two together. Various combo washer-dryers can be fitted to replace the space for a dishwasher. The combo can both wash and dry clothes.
New flooring is a good way to make your rooms feel new. A reliable contractor can lay down a new carpet, hardwood or laminate floor in no time at all or, if you are so inclined, look for supplies a a local retailer and do the project yourself.
Place holes into the rim of paint cans with a nail. The space where the lid fits in the paint can will fill up with paint, when putting the lid on it will go down the sides. If you pound some holes in the top of the can it will prevent this problem from rearing its ugly head.
Add bleach to your toilet bowl to keep it clean. Although you may dislike the smell of the bleach, you can rest assured the toxic chemical is killing germs and leaving you with a shiny clean toilet. Scented bleach can also help keep the odor at bay.
Downspouts, chimneys and gutters often get overlooked when it comes to home improvements and as well as yearly updating. However, focusing on these purely practical updates will go a long way in ensuring that your home operates safely, efficiently and in an affordable manner. Water damage from clogged gutters can be avoided by regular cleaning. Chimneys need a yearly inspection and sweeping to prevent disastrous chimney fires.
Before you start staining or painting wood, use sandpaper in order to make the surface smooth; then wipe the item using a damp rag. Use fine grit sandpaper for sanding and your wood object will have a nice, smooth finish. When you wipe the wood off, it will remove dust and give the wood a smooth finish.
Sharp corners on furniture can be a danger to children and pets, and padding this furniture is a great way to avoid any injuries. You can get protectors for the corners of your furniture from a store or just use tape made of foam. Another way to prevent your child from getting hurt is to use tape on any loose wiring.
The tips contained in this article will give you the information you need to keep your next trip from breaking the bank. Making wise improvements and updates to your home is the best way to maintain your comfort and your investment in your home.