TypesofHomeImprovementProjects

Posted on November 27, 2006, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

The following is a list of common home improvement projects that you can undertake to increase the value of your home and/or your enjoyment and security while owning it.

  1. Wallpapering and painting walls or installing wood paneling.
  2. Adding new flooring such as carpets, tiling, linoleum, wood flooring, or solid hardwood flooring.
  3. Upgrading cabinets, fixtures, and sinks in the kitchen and bathroom.
  4. Repairing or increasing the capacity of plumbing and electrical systems.
  5. Upgrading heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC)
  6. Roof tear-off and replacement.
  7. Concrete and masonry repairs to the foundation and chimney.
  8. Waterproofing basements.
  9. Soundproofing rooms, especially bedrooms and baths.
  10. Replacing siding and windows, both as a cosmetic improvement and as a way to save energy.
  11. Turning marginal areas into livable spaces such as turning basements into recreation rooms or attics into spare bedrooms.
  12. Reducing utility costs with:
  13. Energy-efficient insulation, windows, and lighting.
  14. Renewable energy self sufficiency with biomass pellet stoves, wood-burning stoves, solar panels, wind turbines, and geothermal exchange heat pumps (see autonomous building)
  15. Extending one's house with rooms added to the side of one's home or, sometimes, extra levels to the original roof.
  16. Improving the backyard with sliding doors, wooden patio decks, patio gardens, Jacuzzis, swimming pools, and fencing.
  17. Emergency preparedness safety measures such as:
  18. Home fire and burglar alarm systems.
  19. Security doors, windows, and shutters.
  20. Storm cellars as protection from tornados and hurricanes.

TypesofHomeImprovementProjects

Posted on November 9, 2006, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

Need a project to do in your spare time? How about fix up the house! Here is a list of some of the home improvement projects you can do:

  1. Wallpapering and painting walls or installing wood paneling.
  2. Adding new flooring such as carpets, tiling, linoleum, wood flooring, or solid hardwood flooring.
  3. Upgrading cabinets, fixtures, and sinks in the kitchen and bathroom.
  4. Repairing or increasing the capacity of plumbing and electrical systems.
  5. Upgrading heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC)
  6. Roof tear-off and replacement.
  7. Concrete and masonry repairs to the foundation and chimney.
  8. Waterproofing basements.
  9. Soundproofing rooms, especially bedrooms and baths.
  10. Replacing siding and windows, both as a cosmetic improvement and as a way to save energy.
  11. Turning marginal areas into livable spaces such as turning basements into recrooms or attics into spare bedrooms.
  12. Reducing utility costs with:
  13. Energy-efficient insulation, windows, and lighting.
  14. Renewable energy self sufficiency with biomass pellet stoves, wood-burning stoves, solar panels, wind turbines, and geothermal exchange heat pumps (see autonomous building)
  15. Extending one's house with rooms added to the side of one's home or, sometimes, extra levels to the original roof.
  16. Improving the backyard with sliding doors, wooden patio decks, patio gardens, jacuzzis, swimming pools, and fencing.
  17. Emergency preparedness safety measures such as:
  18. Home fire and burglar alarm systems.
  19. Security doors, windows, and shutters.
  20. Storm cellars as protection from tornados and hurricanes.
  21. Bombshelters especially during the 1950s as protection from nuclear war

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