Building supplies are often stolen because they are valuable. Always keep your supplies in a secure location whenever you are not working. If your home has lockable doors and windows, keeping them inside is fine. When the home isn’t secure, it is nice to have a locked storage unit.
Replace the outside siding of your home with stucco. Outside siding is easy and quick to install but you may need permits and professional assistance. Once installed, exterior siding will last for many years.
You could turn a hobby of working in your garage or basement cutting wood, sanding wood, gluing items together, and making toys, and all sorts of neat stuff. You could even make items you could sell if you like.
The do-it-yourselfers will appreciate a bestselling big toy! A jawhorse that will clamp anything he can think of. This large manly home improvement tool will eliminate the need for another pair of hands, and hopefully eliminate any more excuses!
You won’t have to worry about the heat of your fires damaging the pit as concrete can withstand the blistering temperatures. Remember, fireplaces are built using concrete and bricks. The concrete will also provide a thick, safe wall to protect your patio and surrounding areas from the open fires. Your new concrete addition can also be designed with a seating area around it that could be used when there is no fire. This also creates a safe border between the open fire and any small children, or clumsy adults.
When you are making a home improvement that could affect the area around it, be sure to take proper care of the area. If you will be painting, it is a good idea to lay a tarp down to protect flooring and furniture from paint splatters and spills. Make sure to cover any surfaces that you do not want scratched or damaged.
An accent wall usually is the wall your bed is on. If you want to draw the attention and focus of the room to your bed, give that one wall a totally different look. If you have gray walls, paint the focus wall blue. If you have brown walls, do the focus wall in a deeper shade or lighter shade of the same brown. White walls are easy; pick your favorite shad for your focus wall. Painting only one wall saves times and money, while at the same time it creates a dramatic effect.