It’s always a good time to complete some easy home improvement projects. The more you can do on your own, the more money you can save. Only take on projects you feel comfortable with. Some of the home improvements in this article are easy enough for an inexperienced homeowner, and some take a little more skill.
Home Improvement is Easy With Foam Crown Molding
Adding crown molding looks more difficult than it really is. It’s possible to make this project simple and affordable while adding class and elegance to a room. The key is using polystyrene foam rather than wood. It is easy to cut, lightweight, and adheres to the corners of the ceiling and wall with joint compound.
Recaulk the Bathroom
Over time, caulk in the bathroom around tubs and sinks needs to be freshened up. Scrape it away with a putty knife or razor scraper before applying new caulk. Wipe away any residual grime and debris, and then apply a new strip of caulk with a caulk gun. Then press the caulk down to make it smooth. New caulk will make your bathroom look cleaner and better protect your walls from water intrusion.
Add a Backsplash
The kitchen gets the most use out of any room in the house, so it makes sense to focus your home improvement efforts there. Adding a backsplash is one of the simplest yet most impactful projects. A less experienced DIYer can choose peel-and-stick tiles for a foolproof backsplash application. If you feel comfortable with tilework, apply ceramic, porcelain, or glass tiles with grout. There are also non-traditional backsplash options that come in sheets or panels, like metal or pegboard.
Install a Bathroom Vent Fan for Home Improvement
If you do not have exhaust fans in bathrooms already, this is one of the more necessary home improvement projects. Vent fans remove humid air that builds up from showering and sends it outside. This keeps mold from proliferating in the bathroom, which is a common problem. This project does take some electrical skills, but it is a worthwhile home improvement project.
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