A green home improvement is to go solar with the power in your home. In many areas of the country people are living completely off the grid by installing solar panels on their roofs. If you do not want to use it for power, you can use it for your hot water heater and save up to 80 percent on your water heating costs. Try replacing the house numbers outside your house for some easy home improvement.Cover electrical outlets with aluminum foil prior to painting your walls. The foil is much simpler to apply than tape and protects the entire cover from splatters and drips. Plus, your cleanup is so much easier. Just let all of the paint dry prior to removing the foil, then recycle it. Keep your closet free of clutter by organizing your shoes. Keep boots and shoes that you don't wear often in a large plastic box, or in the original boxes you got when you purchased them.Shop around and make careful comparisons. A competent and honest, general contractor, can complete home improvements professionally. A contractor can also perform home improvement work cheaper than you can manage, by doing it yourself. Replacing the light switch covers in your home is an easy and quick way to brighten up a room. For about $20, you can replace all of the switch covers in an average-sized home with nice clean white ones.A quick search on the internet can go a long way, and it doesn't hurt to gain more knowledge. You want to make sure you tackle each project with confidence before you start it. You might finish the job quicker too, if you do just a little research. If you're looking to add variety to your rooms with paint you can do it very quickly and cost effectively. Paint one wall a different striking color in your room that doesn't match the other wall colors.