Home improvement is something which is again becoming very popular, around Britain. With the state of the economy at the moment home owners simply cannot afford to spend thousands of pounds on renovating their homes, in this article I intend to give you three easy home improvement tips you can use, which will be a good investment of time and money.
Adding a new room, decking
The first of my three tips is one more for the home owner, who knows his way around his tools. Building your own back garden decking area is a great way of adding an extra area of living space to your home, nowadays our gardens are portrayed as an extra room in most homes and adding decking will give you the foundations of doing so.
A new decking area in your garden will not cost you much money at all if done by yourself, correctly however it can add substantial value to your home in the long run, so should be thought about in great detail. For example ensure you get a design that suits your home and garden also.
There is no point in adding a large decking area to an already cramped garden, however if you are a home owner who uses their garden a lot but it needs revamping then this may be the right thing for you.
Interior and Exterior Paints
Painting is one thing that most of us home owners will be able to do, and it also can dramatically change the look of your home without taking a big chunk of your bank account. If you walls or your home have begun to flake then this should be your main priority, this will be the fresh exterior.
You will need a few things in order to complete this project, things such as masking tape, drop cloth, paint primer, paint scraper and paint brushes and rollers. These are the basic requirements tool wise in order to crack on with the job.
When beginning with the fresh exterior painting you need to scrape the loose paint off the walls, bear in mind that the paint will only stick to the primer or paint. So many people think that it is not worth paying the extra money for a long lasting paint, well they are so wrong! In fact buying the kind of paint that will last 10 – 20 years will save you so much time and money in the long run.
The quality outweighs the cost by a great deal, not only do you get a paint that lasts a lot longer you will get a paint with a miles better coverage! This means you will not have to buy as much paint either, another money saver from the start.
The third and final tip is in fact the interior paint; this is another way of adding to your home without spending a great deal of money. First of all be sure to remove smaller furnishings and also decorations from the room you will be decorating. Another good tip is to centre all of the large main pieces and cover these with a drop cloth.
You should remember to stick to the same format as the exterior however remember that interior paint swatches do not match things such as semi-gloss paint therefore be weary.
The solution you will need for this would be flat interior paint, make sure you take time and select colours that add to your room, and don’t overdo it, make sure you stick to the theme of the furnishing and decorations you already have in the room.