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Almost anyone can enjoy and benefit from doing some home improvement projects. But it can be intimidating for a novice to know which tool to utilize, to realize when he or she needs a zoning permit or to know the building codes. So what must beginners do in order to learn these things? Perusing these practical tips and ideas is certainly a good start. Enjoy!

Shoe Boxes

TIP! You should dust your entire home once a week. Dust will build up and you may have allergies that make you sick.

You could add storage by making use of old shoe boxes. Use old wallpaper on the shoe boxes to give them a modern design. It can really add a sense of playful drama to your room, and it is a cheap and effective storage solution!

When you are replacing the baseboards, opt for stained wood over painted for more appeal. The classic look of finished wood complements virtually any home decor style. Wood baseboard that are stained will not show scuffs or dings as much as painted baseboards. Wood stain comes in lots of different colors to coordinate with any color scheme.

Solar Panels

TIP! Before applying paint or stain to something made from wood, smooth the surface with sandpaper and wipe the object with a tack cloth or damp rag. Using sandpaper with a fine grit helps to give it a nice smooth finish.

Think about inserting solar panels on your home. Don’t be scared off by the initial cost. Over time, you will make back your initial investment, which can be a big plus considering rising electricity costs. Installing solar panels will lower your overall utility bills. In addition, this is a green option that benefits Mother Earth!

You can really spice things up with a uniquely made coffee table vs a pre-made standard one. You can use an older chest or something else as a coffee table, and sometimes they can work out great. Toss a few coffee table books on it to imbue added flair. You can do some amazing treatments, like throwing on a table cloth with a tea set for a countrified style.

Adding quality insulation to your attic is the best way to conserve energy and save money. When a home does not have proper insulation, it will lose heat, since it rises. It is easy to put in insulation and it is easy to find.

TIP! Your family will be safer if you create escape routes that they are aware of. If you have a fire or earthquake, your natural inclination is going to be to panic.

Replacing the roof on a home is one of the largest expenses a homeowner will face. Contact a few roofing companies and check references. Tile, metal and wood shake are some options for roofing materials you can decide on. A contractor can help you make the right decision.

Now you know how much fun it can be to make home improvements. It can be really fun when someone wants to improve their home. If you keep these hints in mind, do it yourself projects can become your new passion.

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Posted on May 15, 2017

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