When working with a contractor to do a home renovation, decide on the whole project at the beginning and stick to that plan. Constantly changing the plan can slow down the renovation process and scare off your contractor from doing anything independently. Also, constantly changing renovations often end up looking piecemeal, since they weren't created with a clear vision in mind.
Enhance your home with a unique addition. Consider a wine cellar in the basement or a library, full of built in shelving. These kinds of exceptional additions will improve your home's resale value and also really impress guests whenever you invite company over.
Put in an outdoor motion detector for your outside lighting. This way the lights will only be on when they are activated and not all day or all night unnecessarily. Most people don't need their outside lights other than when they come home or leave after dark.
You want a flourishing lawn and plants in your yard. One of the best ways to attain this is to fertilize them in the fall, before the first frost. This will give them a boost when they start to grow again in the spring. This extra feeding will bring rewards all of the next summer.
Switch out your window treatments to update your living space. You can save hundreds by making your own, and you can give your space a new lease on life. You could have a different set of curtains for each season to mix things up.
It is best to paint your home in the spring and fall months. During the winter the air is filled with too much moisture that can cause the paint to take an extended amount of time to dry. During the summer months it can be too hot and cause the paint to blister or bubble.
Isn't creating your own home improvement job fun? As you have seen above, there are a lot of ways this can be done and no two techniques or products will yield the same results.