To give an ordinary room a sleek and finished look, add some decorative molding. Molding is highly sought after by many buyers, and can make a room look more put together. Molding is surprisingly easy to install, and is fairly inexpensive. To really make your molding pop, paint it a color that compliments your walls. Building or buying a window box for windows in the front of your house is a very effective way to add color and visual interest to a drab exterior.Straight bristles makes for easier sweeping. You can damage the broom by standing it upright. Instead, use a rack or peg to hang your broom. This allows the bristles to remain straight, which prolongs the useful life of the broom. Let your mops breathe, too. Hang them to allow them to dry and stay odor-free. Avoid back strain when installing upper kitchen cabinets by attaching a board to the wall at the level where the base of the cabinets will finish.Sometimes, improvements within the home can cause a disturbance. The best way to go about this would be to work on your project at designated times or when no one's around. Home-renovation projects are stressful enough. You shouldn't have the added pressure of dealing with other people in the home. Hunt down drafts in your house around your windows and doors, and seal them with insulation or weather-stripping to make your home more energy-efficient.Consider the payback when adding improvements to your home. The more personally-tailored an improvement is, the less likely it will increase your home's value to others. Others will not see the same value in your hand-painted kitchen tiles from Italy. Estimate a return of approximately 50 cents for each dollar you put into improvements. Don't ignore local characteristics when adding improvements.