Here are 17 of the best time and money-saving home improvement and care hacks that only a contractor would know about. Aluminum foil is one of those everyday kitchen items that we don’t really give much thought to, but it can be used for a lot more than wrapping leftovers. Whether an art-arranging project went awry or you’re tired of looking at dings around the house, concealing wall blemishes is a weekend-worthy project. With a putty knife and surfacing compound, you can easily repair nail holes and other minor wall imperfections. For larger holes, place an adhesive patch over the area and spread an all-purpose drywall compound over it with a trowel.
- Your home might be small, but it doesn’t have to feel that way.
- Some people turn to credit cards or personal loans to bankroll home improvements, but those options come with higher interest rates, sometimes in the double-digit range.
- This unique and crafty DIY combines leftover project paint, ultra high-gloss epoxy and basic craft supplies to recreate the veining lines and texture found in real marble.
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