New Release Home Improvement:
The concept of home improvement, home renovation, or remodeling is the process of renovating or making additions to one's home. Home improvement can consist of projects that upgrade an existing home interior (such as electrical and plumbing), exterior (masonry, concrete, siding, roofing), or other improvements to the property (i.e. garden work or garage maintenance/additions). It can also include improvements to lawns, gardens, and outdoor structures, such as gazebos and garages. It also encompasses maintenance, repair, and general servicing tasks. Home improvement projects generally have one or more of the following goals:
Upgrading heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC).
Upgrading rooms with luxuries, such as adding gourmet features to a kitchen or a hot tub spa to a bathroom.
Increasing the capacity of plumbing and electrical systems.
Soundproofing rooms, especially bedrooms and baths.
Maintenance and repair
Roof tear-off and replacement.
Replacement or new construction windows.
Concrete and masonry repairs to the foundation and chimney.
Repainting rooms, walls or fences
Repairing plumbing and electrical systems
Turning marginal areas into livable spaces such as turning basements into recrooms, home theaters, or home offices – or attics into spare bedrooms.
Extending one's house with rooms added to the side of one's home or, sometimes, extra levels to the original roof.
Energy-efficient thermal insulation, replacement windows, and lighting.
Renewable energy with biomass pellet stoves, wood-burning stoves, solar panels, wind turbines, programmable thermostats
Safety and preparedness
Home fire and burglar alarm systems.
Fire sprinkler systems to protect homes from fires.
Security doors, windows, and shutters.
Storm cellars as protection from tornadoes and hurricanes.
Bomb shelters especially during the 1950s as protection from nuclear war.
Backup generators for providing power during power outages.