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  1. 1. Gfs1Helpful Tips And Advice For Home ImprovementWe see the same scenery every single day in our houses, and thats why so many homeownersdecide that its time for a little remodeling. Painting the walls, rearranging the furniture, and going withnew molding -- these can seem like easy enough tasks from the start. However, many people findthat theyre daunting. No matter what your goals are, check out these home- improvement tips.Make sure that you do not have too many pieces of furniture in a room. A lot of furniture makes theroom look smaller. Although these pieces may fit your lifestyle, a potential buyer would most likelyprefer to see more open living space. Less furniture would give the illusion that the room is bigger.Create extra seating in your kitchen. If you dont have the space for a full sized kitchen table andchairs, think about using barstools around a kitchen island. This creates a casual area, perfect foreating a quick bite or simply chatting with family and friends. If your kitchen is too small for an island,consider using counter stools.RoofingYou can install your metal roofing right over top of old asphalt tiles. This will save you time and moneybecause you will not have costs involved in the removal. But if there are more than two layers theywill have to be removed first.Replacing a roof can be one of a homeowners biggest expenses. Get estimates from at least threeroofing companies and be sure to check their references. There are many options for new roofingmaterial, including lightweight tile and metal roofs, in addition to the more traditional wood shake andcomposite shingles. A good roofing contractor will help you decide.GuttersUse an old, dirty paint roller to clean the gutters on your house. The old paint roller that you havedeemed unusable will quickly and easily clean your dirty gutters. Attach the roller to an extendedhandle. Then simply remove debris and leaves by sliding it along the gutter.Remember when doing a massive home renovation that the inside is not the only area that needsattention. Sure the inside of the home is a big factor in a major home improvement plan, butneglecting the outside will lead to expensive repairs down the road. Look at the roof, siding, paint,and gutters for any signs they need replacing.To save money on later projects, hold onto even your used equipment which still serves a purpose.For example, leftover drywall or putty may be useful if you ever need to patch a hole. Even seemingly"done" items like used paint rollers can find a second purpose; their long handles and narrow
  2. 2. dimensions make them perfect for clearing gutters.ChimneysChimneysDownspouts, chimneys and gutters often get overlooked when it comes to home improvements andas well as yearly updating. Keeping these parts of your home in good working order and makingrepairs as needed is crucial. Chimneys can catch on fire if they arent cleaned regularly, and cloggeddownspouts or overflowing gutters can cause water damage.The above tips are meant to be a helpful tool on your journey to home improvement success. Homeimprovement skills are a wonderful tool in any home owners toolbox. Taking care of small jobs now,can avoid costly, larger breakdowns later. Take back your property with your new knowledge of homeimprovement!roofing contractor concord ma