Some Home Improvement Projects For The Handyman

custom blindsAs the seasons change and our tastes become a little more defined, many people get tired of looking at the same-old-same-old in their homes. Not everyone is out to completely remodel their dwellings, but most are going to tackle a home improvement project or few. Make sure you’re doing it right by following the tips below.

Blinds

Venetian blinds can be vacuumed but at some point, they need to be washed. One way to wash them is to put them in the bathtub and use a brush and solvent to clean off the accumulation of dust. An easier way, may be to wash them while still hanging. Put a plastic drop cloth underneath to keep water off the floor.

Small rooms are often gloomy, but you can change that! Let in the light! ! Make sure to keep your windows clean and your blinds open. When you utilize all the available natural light, smaller rooms will appear to be bigger. Keep rooms free of clutter, and choose lighter, pastel colors for your walls. All of a sudden, your small room will feel less cramped.

Adding window blinds to your windows is a great way to accomplish a sense of privacy. Many people don’t use curtains or blinds because they want to let in natural lighting. However, don’t forget that you can see outside, but whoever is outside, can also see inside. Window blinds can add to your privacy and come in different styles to choose from. You don’t have to go with the cheap plastic factory blinds. You can find some really nice wooden or bamboo shades, that do the job, just as well.

Open up the curtains and blinds during a showing to allow natural light into the home. If the outdoor scenery is not desirable, consider keeping the blinds somewhat closed to draw less attention to it. Turn on all of the lights in the home so the home looks bright and cheery instead of dark and dreary.

A simple home improvement is to tie up or cut the loops and extra cord length on your window blinds. It is easy for a child or pet to get caught and strangled in these cords. Leave just enough cord so you can use the blinds, but don’t leave any that will cause a problem. Snip it off or tie it up before it causes an accident.

What you have just learned from the tips above might not be as specific as you need for any one particular project, but you should get a good idea of how you need to prepare for a home improvement project. It’s not just something you should leap into. Use what you’ve learned here to act as your guide.