Home Improvement 101

Home improvement

Home improvement is a term used to describe the process of renovating or making additions to a property. It may consist of projects that upgrade the interior (electrical and plumbing), exterior (masonry, concrete, siding, roofing) or other improvements to the property.

Usually carried out by a professional tradesman or handyman but more commonly, people carry out these tasks themselves. They can include painting or decorating a room, adding a new door or window, upgrading appliances, or building a garden fence.

The reasons for carrying out these home improvements vary from personal preference and comfort, to maintenance or repair work, making a house bigger by adding rooms and spaces, improving energy efficiency, improving safety or enhancing the resale value of the property.

Some projects can also qualify for a tax deduction, depending on the IRS requirements. This can be up to 10% of the cost of the project, although it can differ in accordance with the type of improvement and its resale value.

Before starting a DIY project, it is important to plan and budget carefully, as well as prepare the space properly for the work. It is also important to wear appropriate safety gear and follow all instructions. This will ensure you don’t make any costly mistakes along the way. It can also help you stay on track and complete your project on time.