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It’s always a good idea to know what you’re doing before you attempt anything new. This, of course, follows for home improvement, as well. You do not need a roof leak or a step in the basement that may break. Before you begin any project, check out these improvement tips.

Baseboard that are stained rather than painted are more appealing. The classic look of finished wood complements virtually any home decor style. The beauty of stained wood for baseboards is its ability to show fewer scuffs and scrapes. Touch-ups to the baseboards will also blend better. You can choose from many different colors of wood stain to match any decor.

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Sign a contract before you allow any contractor to start working. It is also wise to have the contract inspected by your attorney. Your contract should contain specifics that pertain to all work being performed, warranties, beginning and costsbeginning and ending dates.

Use aluminum foil to cover your outlet covers and switch plates before you paint. Aluminum foil is simple to apply and keeps the covers from getting paint all over them. Plus, cleanup time will be much shorter! Just make sure the paint is dry before removing the foil.

You can renew the appearance of your walls by spackling small holes and painting. You can find spackle at any home improvement shop. Just a little spackle is needed for small holes. You can fill the small holes by applying the spackle with the end part of any bobby pin. Smooth the spackle when have successfully filled in the hole. Add a coat of paint. You will be rid of the ugly holes that are in your wall.

Store building supplies between floor joists or ceiling rafters. Long pieces of molding and even larger materials like two by fours can be stored up and out of the way just with a little effort on your part. The materials can be stored by nailing a few furring strips over the flooring joists to hold the building materials.

If you are thinking about replacing a lock, you should know that you can either replace the cylinder or the whole assembly. The locking action is accomplished by the cylinder. If your only goal is to make sure your old, lost key won’t work in the door anymore, just replace the cylinder. Replace the entire unit if you’re upgrading the lock for added security or to make your door look better.

There are many easy home improvements that just about anyone can do. However, this doesn’t mean you should dive into any project without educating yourself first. Besides, giving you some handy pointers, this article has also hopefully made you see how important educating and preparing yourself is. Best of luck to you as you create a more enjoyable place to live!

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