Many Americans believe that horsepower in everything is the answer. If a car or boat is not fast enough, you will be encouraged to buy one with more horsepower that goes faster. Many house cleaners believe high-pressure water with more horsepower is the best way to knock dirt, mildew, and grime off your home. However, that is simply not true.
Every homeowner with a limited budget or fixed income has home improvement projects they want to do. However, the number of projects and corresponding costs can be daunting to a point that trying to get them done is futile. Good home improvement projects are one of the best investments you can make that will typically yield a higher financial return than stocks or savings accounts. More importantly, they will give you greater satisfaction as you live in your home.
Starting a home construction project is like choosing a spouse — you will know when it is the right time.
Growing up, the worst aspect of working in the yard was getting the gas, checking the oil, cleaning the spark plug and praying with each pull of the rip cord that your mower, trimmer or edger would start. Sweat rolling down your face as you tried to figure out, “Do I pull the choke in or out?” Because of the hassles and unreliability of lawn equipment, many people — especially the elderly and ladies — conceded to the expense of hiring someone to do the work for them.
Whether you’re a first-time DIYer or a home improvement expert, there are a variety of projects that can significantly change your home’s value and appearance for the better—big or small. The problem, however, is figuring out which ones should be the priority projects and which should be the ones to put off until another time.