Displaying buttons on a spice rack can be a great way to give your home a cottage style feel, as well as, making a focal point in your living room. Buy some small old fashioned apothecary jars and fill them with buttons assorted by color. Arrange them in a pleasing manner on your spice rack and you have yourself, a great focal point. Take advantage of light in a room, by placing a few, mismatched pieces of furniture around the window area.It creates a great area for reading a book by natural light or a nice nook to sit and talk with your friends about the view outside, which is especially great, if you live in a nice city or rural area. If you need to remove any walls or drywall to reach plumbing when doing repairs to kitchens or bathrooms, put up a new wallboard that is water-resistant to avoid future problems. Water resistant wall board, also referred to as "green board" to contractors, is better able to withstand wetness and humidity.You'd be surprised at how many highly skilled tradespeople are willing to exchange their skills for some home-baked goods, a good car wash and wax job, or perhaps some computer lessons or website work. Looking to start a repair or renovation project in your home. Make sure you check out your local home improvement store for ideas and classes to learn how to do everything from replacing a pane of glass to cutting and laying tile.Make sure when you're displaying your books to arrange them according to height and color. Not arranging books according to height will make your collection appear messy and unorganized. Arranging your books by color will make your area seem sophisticated. When it comes to home improvement, leave the big jobs to the professionals. You may end up getting way over your head with expenses, fines, and patchwork if you try to do more than you are actually capable of.