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Being Practical with Home Improvement

By Elizabeth F. Ogawa

Being Practical with Home Improvement

When you become a homeowner, you are given the opportunity of creating a place where you can call a home. You have the freedom to personalize your own space by applying design, aesthetic and artistry to your house. Home improvement is a way in maintaining and enhancing your home. The following are just some tips on how you can improve your home while still being on a budget.

Weather Stripping Your Home

Application of weather stripping on your doors and windows keeps the air from flowing out which keeps the house cooler or warmer, depending on whether you’re running an air conditioner or a heater. This also prevents insects from invading your home since they don’t get into the tiny spaces between doors and windows. When floods come, weather stripping can also keep water from leaking inside your home.

Conserving Water

Faulty plumbing can be a problem as this may lead to wasting water. Always inspect them on a regular basis and make repairs as soon as you can. It’s better to use cold water in washing clothes as well to reduce the toll of hot water in the heater and you can use it for more important reasons.


Budget-Friendly Renovation

Home improvement doesn’t need to be extravagant. It doesn’t need to be expensive. Moving your furniture, changing curtains, updating photos and changing lampshades are inexpensive ways to provide a new look to your home without spending much.

Proper Measurement

If you’re doing all sorts of repair, construction or refurbishing, the golden rule is to always measure twice and cut only once. This prevents any careless cutting of materials that you use in home renovations. Cutting too little and cutting too much consumes your already limited resources if you’re running on a tight budget. This way, you can save time, money and effort in handling materials. Discover more……

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Be Your Own Handyman

By Elizabeth F. Ogawa

Be Your Own Handyman

Self home improvement can be done. That’s a belief that most people overlook since they can easily access professionals that can do the job for them. However, doing things yourself will not only allow you to save money but it will also allow you to exercise freedom in improving and maintaining your home by adding your individual taste to it. Here are some useful tips in handling home improvement with your own hands.

Living Room

If you want to spice up your living room, it’s smart to clear out things first. This gives you the chance to see how much space you’ve got. Putting privacy curtains or dividers can make an illusion of space which makes a single room into two.


Making simple changes to your bathroom is easy. Turning it into a themed bathroom is a great idea that can surprise guests. Use coordinated colors, new furniture, innovative designs and more. Add bathroom accessories to add theme and accent that can make your bathroom look fun, fresh and expressive.



Replace the knobs of your kitchen cabinets. This can be done easily and can give a lot of help once you finish since old knobs can be difficult to open. And if you’re in a kitchen where you sometimes race against time, faulty knobs just won’t do. Clean cabinet doors too which add a fresh new look alongside new door knobs for your cabinets.


The bed is the central piece of any bedroom. That’s why you need to take measures and focus on the bed by changing sheets frequently and dusting off furniture. Change curtains and rugs which prevent accumulation of dust in the bedroom to promote a refreshing air as you sleep peacefully.

Equipped with the proper knowledge, skills and tools, doing home improvement by yourself is possible. This will let you save a lot of money and even personalize your home with the freedom that you have.  Read more……