There’s a myth out there called feng shui that may really benefit you as a homeowner. By arranging the furniture a certain way, you can supposedly increase the good energy of your home. Some believe that by simply leaving the doorway clear and using other techniques, can bring fortune to a household. Read on to learn how to tackle some of those projects around your home.
You can speed the drying of your drywall patch by using a hair blower! Any hair dryer will work as long as it is portable enough that you can direct the air flow from it over your patch. Keep the air temperature set to low and don’t try to dry the patch too quickly or it will crack.
Consider a truly “green” makeover to your landscaping. A popular new trend in landscaping is to make your garden fit the climate and area that you live in. Gone is the need for the perfect green lawn all year round. If you live in a dry climate, consider creating a landscape that are tolerant to drought and you will save money in watering costs and help the environment.
When it comes to home improvement, think twice about decorating the walls of your house in anything extreme such as a wild color or print. A potential buyer may get a bad impression by seeing a house decorated in a way that is distasteful to them. They may choose to look elsewhere, if they do not want to put in the work to redecorate.
When buying furniture, stay away from couches, sofas, chairs and recliners with busy upholstery. If you do, you will have the challenge of coordinating your home to that pattern until you recover or discard the items of furnishing. Purchase furniture in solid colors like black, brown, blue or green, and use accessories to highlight the furniture. This way, all items will blend into one great decorating scheme.
You can use empty 2-liter soda bottles for storage containers. They are transparent and will protect nearly anything, such as dry goods like sugar, flour, and corn meal. You can keep them in the freezer, on your shelf or in the refrigerator. With two-liter bottles all it takes is a simple twist of the cap to gain access to your products.
When using nails to join wood surfaces, such as those in door frames, try reinforcing them with glue or liquid nails. By doing this, the wood will be reinforced with a much tighter bond than normal and strengthen the quality of your construction, which will last for many years without the need for constant repairs.
To keep air from getting out, buy draft stoppers and seals. You put draft stoppers under the door to keep air from getting in or out. Sealant strips can be used for this as well. Sealant strips can be purchased at most hardware stores.
Now that you have read the article, you are armed with some serious DIY advice and tips. Tackle the big jobs, or make some simple changes based on the principles of feng shui! When you can be successful in your home projects, you will feel better about the look of your home and build confidence to tackle more.