There are many reasons you may want to improve your home’s value and appearance. Whether it is to prepare it for the market, improve or change a room that no longer serves it purpose, or simply maintain areas that have grown old or outdated. Like any new project, it is important to collect information and have a plan before jumping in.
Safety and quality of the finished project should always be you main goals. Depending on the size of the project and what type of tools or machinery might be necessary, you should research the proper safety equipment. Many simple items that are always good to have on hand are properly fitted work gloves, safety glasses or goggles and a sturdy pair of work boots. If you think you will be spending a larger amount of time working with heavy equipment, steel toed boots are a smart investment that will give you additional safety.
You may discover the need to dispose of a large amount of waste materials throughout your home improvement process. At the beginning of the project you will have the old materials that you remove, then garbage from the work being done, and finally the cleanup of any leftover building materials and garbage from the site. Roll off dumpster rentals are a great way to work at your our pace and keep the waste materials off of the work-site as you go. The roll off dumpster is also great because of the opening door in the back. This allows you to walk or wheel waste directly into the dumpster, stacking it neatly and safely, and allowing you to get the optimum use of space. Additionally, they can be great for overhead projects like roofing or tree trimming. By placing the bin directly next to or under your overhead project, you can drop your waste directly into it, cutting down on the amount of time spent climbing.
Choose one project at a time so that you don’t feel over whelmed and your home doesn’t feel like a construction site. One of the best ways to transform a room is to think simple and change smaller items in the room. Take plain white lamp shades and paint or decorate them. You can use stencils or templates that can be found online. Noting the fabric of the shade, look online for the best types of paint or ink to apply your design. You can also look for new throw pillows or even make new cases for old ones that can pull together the new look of your lamps shades.
Another way to think simple is to add only one or two new items to change the room’s function or era. Change an old play room into a library by adding full built shelving to one wall and comfortable seating. Consider the unused section of your basement and put in a wine cellar by adding wine racks and simple lighting. Replace the old bathroom sink with a more modern, above the counter one and then update the hardware on cabinets and drawers. These unusual additions change the overall feel of the home, peak interest and can increase bids of interested buyers.