Improving the quality of your home is something that everyone dreams of doing. Some projects are small and more like the “do it yourself” kind, while others are large and may require the assistance of a contractor. Whatever type of project you choose, though, the time and money you spend can be well worth the effort. The trick is to pick the right projects and do them well. Here are a few tips that can help when you’re making your home improvement decisions.
When you are trying to improve your bathroom, avoid trying to replace the tile. You can replace your cabinets, fixtures, vanity, and faucet to give your bathroom a new look. If you do not like the look of your tile, consider just redoing the grout. Scrape out the old and add new.
If you can’t find just the right color of grout to finish that tiling project, custom color some yourself! Acrylic craft paint, available at most discount and hobby stores, is an easy and thrifty way to get the perfect grout color. Experiment with small amounts of dry grout, using the paint in place of some of the water needed to mix it, spread onto a paper plate to let dry and you will quickly find the perfect shade of grout for your project.
Freshen up the look of your aging bathroom without re-tiling. Scrape any accumulated grout, and then re-grout instead of replacing the tile. Buff out any leftover haze to make it look sparkling and new. Add new light fixtures, a medicine cabinet, shower doors or a fancy faucet for extra effect.
The tips and tricks of the pros can help you create your own home improvement check list. Whether you decide on smaller projects to complete on your own, or whether you decide to bring in a contractor, you’re home will surely benefit from taking on a few home improvement projects.