Helpful Home Improvement Tips | #CP

You might remember seeing my recent posts on our living room makeover. It can be a lot of work to do home improvement projects. It may be wise not to bite off more than you can chew so for me, finding a reputable builder in Leeds, is a good place to start for some jobs. Also, if you’re new to the whole world of home improvement, it can be a bit daunting.

On major home improvement jobs, homeowners should always take information from their contractors with a grain of salt. Even well-respected contractors can turn your original project into one that’s bigger than you anticipated. Contractors should raise any issues and discuss them with the homeowner before they ask for more money or an extension of the project schedule.

Are you looking to upgrade your kitchen? or replacing just your kitchen cabinets? Wood cabinets will last for years, withstanding much wear and tear. The most popular woods for cabinets are maple, oak and cherry. All three of these may be stained a different colour, so you can create the perfect look for you.

Ceramic tile installation can be done in most bathrooms and kitchens. The tiles can have designs on them or they can be one solid colour. This home improvement project can really increase the decor of your home. When installing tile on your shower, tub, floor, or any moist area, be sure to install backer boards made of cement. The backer board will prevent moisture from meeting the drywall. The mould and mildew created when moisture interacts with drywall is damaging.

When it comes to painting, ensure you are thoroughly taping off the trim whenever you are painting walls. Paint runs more often than not, no matter how carefully it is applied. Paint will not damage the trim that has been taped off and it will be easy to remove. Once the paint reaches the trim, you’ll have to paint over it.

Proper insulation is a foremost concern when it comes time to updating your cladding or you are considering a loft renovation for example. An energy efficient home can increase your home’s value and also save you money in the long run.

Doing a home improvement project without outside assistance can give you a feeling of accomplishment. However, it is important to know when it is time to call in a pro. There is also a middle ground. You could save money on professional help by doing the little things yourself. These are a few of the many important aspects of any home improvement project. By following the advice presented here, you will be off to a good start.

Karl Young

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK

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