Being a homeowner can be a lot of work, but it is also fun and rewarding. On an average, homeowners usually spend up to 3 per cent of their home’s value on improvements each year. Of course, smart people will figure out how to spend less so read on to get the best bang for your buck.
Always keep your air filter clean. If the filter gets clogged up, the air conditioning unit will have to work harder to cool your house, using up more energy. And it’ll need a lot more time to do the work it once did. Change the filter often to save time and money.
Applying a new coat of paint to your porch may be needed. Your paint should be a quality exterior variety. In all cases, it’s important that you cover up old paint with new paint of the same variety, i.e., water-based / latex paint over latex and oil-based paint over oil. A long-lasting oil-based paint works great on trim, but it is not good for outdoor flooring or decks because wet weather makes it extremely slippery.
Before you begin making your home improvements, try to identify your personal style. Your personal decorating style is going to play a serious role in the decisions you will face. It’s extremely tempting to switch things up a bit halfway through a project, at which point it is too late to turn back. You will then be able to make changes instead of wasting money.
Hopefully, the suggestions you’ve received here will send you off to the hardware store with a little more confidence (and some great ideas for saving money) the next time you tackle a home improvement project. If you are saving money and making improvements you will enjoy your living space and add some money to your pocket.