One of the constants that comes along with buying a home is the need for home improvement. Paint fades, windows begin to let your precious energy savings out of tiny little gaps, and your plumbing constantly threatens to spill its contents across your carpets and hardwood. That’s why, according to the National Association of Home Builders, Americans spent $124.2 billion on home improvements in 2013, marking a 7% growth in a one year period.
Even though many home improvements bring huge tax savings, installing a geothermal heating unit, for example, can net a $500 tax credit, according to Energy.gov, most bring a larger price-tag than any family wants to pay. If you’re one of the many who are looking for simple ways to improve your home without having to spend your kid’s college fund, here are three easy and cheap upgrades you can make to your home.
Make Plumbing Repairs Easy with Plastic Bolt Covers
Have you ever noticed how the bolts securing your toilets to your bathroom floors are rusted over and have who knows what growing all over them? When it comes time to replace the toilet or you need to repair your home’s plumbing, those rusty bolts are going to be a real headache, whether you’re doing the work or you hire a professional. Try placing inexpensive bolt cover caps over them. They will protect the bolts from rusting, ensuring whomever works in your bathroom can complete any job without any fuss.
Stop Staring at a Crooked TV Screen by Adding Leveling Feet
If you find yourself staring at the TV with a bend in your neck, an activity that is sure to give you a painful knot, then this is the perfect fix for you. By attaching adjustable leveling feet to the corners of your entertainment center, you can change the height of each corner until your TV is completely level, optimizing your viewing experience and saving your neck from chronic pain.
Bring Your Kitchen, Bathroom into Modernity with Concealed Hinges
Adding concealed hinges to the cabinetry in your kitchen or bathroom is the biggest job on this list, but it also has the most noticeable effect. As the name implies, concealed hinges cannot be seen from outside of the cabinet. Available in opening arcs of 95, 110, and 170 degrees, according to HomeAdvisor, concealed hinges give you cabinetry and other storage areas that are just as functional as traditional units, but they give a much cleaner, more modern look to any space.
As you can see, home improvement doesn’t have to be major or expensive to make a big difference to your everyday life. With these cheap fixes, you can make repairs easier, downtime more enjoyable, and bring your kitchen into the modern age. With a price-tag at a tiny fraction of other upgrades, why not go for it? Continue reading here: www.alliance-express.com