Keith Gailey (keithgailey)

When considering home improvement projects, choose one room to tackle first. If you improve your rooms one-by-one, you can better manage your budget and your time. Plan ahead for your projects and watch for deals and discounts on the supplies you need. Planning ahead helps you to stay on time and keep within budget.

Are there little nail holes in your walls? Pick up a little spackle and paint. You can find spackle at any home improvement shop. To take care of a few small holes, you're not going to need much spackle at all. You can even use a pin to apply spackle to a tiny hole. After the spackle has dried, smooth the hole over with a firm object. Apply paint. Suddenly, you'll have walls with no holes in them.

Having fun is very important and it an big part of any type of home improvement project. While you should remain careful and safety conscious, it is still possible to have a fun while you work. If you aren't enjoying the process, mistakes are more likely. Try getting a professional if this happens to you.

If your goal is to create an ambiance of calm within your rooms, pick light, airy colors like light green, light blue, or light purple. When choosing fabrics, use airy materials such as linen or cotton. Use candles, diffusers, potpourri and other home fragrance products to create an atmosphere that enhances your tranquility.