6 Tips For Making Your Home Better

It seems like there’s always something to repair or change around the home. Some improvements are big and others are small. And with everything you do, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Hopefully, the six tips below will add value to your home or make some of your tasks much easier.
1. Be careful with eco-friendly and organic insulation. While wool insulation and recycled insulation (often made of denim) may be easier on nature in terms of its manufacture and chemical content, it doesn’t have the type of tight seal or R-value that’s available through blown-in cellulose insulation and spray foam. For the best insulation and yet one which remains eco-conscious, consider cellulose insulation or perhaps a soy-based spray foam.
2. Install good lighting inside your laundry room. A laundry room will require both ambient room lighting and task lighting. You need to be able to see where you’re going, but you’ll also require brighter light for work such as comparing colors, checking to see if a stain was completely taken out, or spotting other problems like rips or product spills.
3. Clear away unnecessary clutter. The key to feng shui is open space so that energy can pass freely through the rooms and through the residence as a whole. If there are any unnecessary items within your house, make sure that you eliminate them, as they are only an interruption of the energy flow.
4. Use a level as your guide for installing tile. Though you may be inclined to use a wall corner, the floor, or another existing room feature as your guide for laying tile up a wall (such as in a bathroom or like a backsplash), this will not ensure that you have a straight line and this will be visually noticeable in the finished project. Use a level and draw a line on the wall, working down and up from the line you’ve made.
5. Bump up your drainage outside. Before you put money into your basement renovation, take additional efforts to enhance your drainage outside, to ensure that you’ve done all you can to safeguard it from water concerns. Of course, you’ll be sealing the walls to stop condensation and natural water ingress (and therefore odor, mildew, and mold). But you can also go outside and backfill around the structure using gravel so that water outside will drain more easily around the footer of the wall.
6. Watch the price difference among colors. The cost of kitchen countertops of the identical brand and material may vary depending on the colors and patterns. Ensure that you pay attention to any changes in the cost that your color selection might create, as you may find that your second choice of color will make you just as happy and save a lot of money.