Install carbon monoxide detectors in your home. Carbon monoxide is an invisible gas that you can't taste or smell. If you inhale too much of it, however, it could be fatal. Young children are particularly susceptible to the poison. Don't take the chance. These detectors are cheap and easily installed. Pile your home improvement lumber behind your couch. Don't have a place to store your long pieces of lumber while you're working on a project.Unless your carpet is very worn or outdated, try steam cleaning it before replacing it. If your goal is to sell your house, all you need to do is make a positive first impression. Often cleaning carpets will achieve this goal, and replacing them becomes unnecessary. Hiring a professional steam cleaner can save you thousands over replacing carpet throughout a house. A great way to add value to your home is to add a sun room to the back of your house.Any time you add square footage to your home, you are increasing its value. Additionally, a sun room looks great, giving your home more appeal to a buyer. Be sure that your doors and windows have tight seals to keep out extreme temperatures and to insure the best air quality in your home. If the air coming into your home is filtered through your heating and cooling system, you will have less chances of contracting air-borne illness.If your walls have built-in alcoves or small niches, you can make these areas pop with accent colors and well-placed wallpaper. You won't spend too much money on this project because you can use a very small amount of paint. You should feel better after reading those tips when it comes to home improvement. That was a lot to think and read through, but at least you should have an idea of what to do and where to begin with improving your home safer and smarter.