Tip Jar – Volume 1

Home Improvement Tips You Shouldn’t Pass Up – Tip Jar Volume 1

So, you are feeling a bit dejected about your home. Many people go through periods where they want to move. And some even feel they should rip everything out and start all over. The thing is, you can always make your home better with some simple home improvement tips. Why not try out a few of the tips in this article?

Painting Tip

Painting is a perennial task for many home owners. Water-based latex paints make for the easiest clean-up after painting. With water-baseed latex, you only need soap and water. However, sometimes oil-based paint is the best paint for a job. As a general rule, it lasts longer. If you do decide to use oil-based paint, use cooking oil on your brushes to dissolve the paint. Then you can use water and soap.

Plumbing Tip

Attaching two PVC pipes is a simple process that requires PVC primer and PVC cement. It is important that you use these specific products as your pipe will not hold with any other glues or cements (since PVC cement melts the PVC slightly to create a more firm bind) and it may be prone to leaking if you avoid a coat of PVC primer. Additionally, there should be no water on the surfaces of the pipes.

Landscaping Tip

When planning for landscaping upgrades, consider native plants in your yard plan. They’re generally more hardy and require less water than non-natives. Your plant choices will vary depending on your area, but your county agricultural extension will be able to help you with planning. If a local university has a program to help homeowners with native landscaping, also check to see.

Tip for Wallpaper

Wallpaper can be a great designer addition to your home, but after awhile – accidents happen – and wallpaper can start to peel. You can easily fix it with some wallpaper paste. Using a knife, smear some wallpaper paste on a piece of writing or printer paper. Rub the piece of paper that you just smeared paste on against the underside of the peeling wallpaper. Slowly start pressing the wallpaper back against the wall, while slowly sliding out the piece of paper. Smooth any wrinkles or bubbles with the help of a clean cloth.

Home Decor Tips

Keep your furniture safe from drink cup and spills outlines by displaying coasters. Coasters are available in a myriad of designs and you are sure to find one to fit your taste. The most common places to use coasters would be in the following areas:

  • Living Room End Tables
  • Coffee Table
  • Nightstand
  • Dining Room Table

There are many things that can be used as artwork including three-dimensional tiles. For example, choose two different colors of 3D tiles to arrange in an artful pattern above your sofa for a unique object of art.

Cleaning Tips

One of the smallest improvements to your home with the biggest impact is a deep cleaning of the house. Spending the time to clean every section of your house will improve the overall smell, look, and environment of your home. A thorough cleaning is often overlooked as a cost effective method of home improvement.

There are few tasks more satisfying than improving your home. Each improvement brightens your day or makes everyday life easier. You will be proud when friends or relatives notice and visit what you have done. So why not find a little time to carry out one or two of the suggestions that you’ve just read about? You’ll be glad that you did.

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