More than half of the homeowners in the United States have done their own home improvement. Home improvement projects generally have one of the following as their goals: comfort, increased salability, energy savings, and basic maintenance and repair. There are many resources out there for the homeowner looking to engage in their own home improvement projects.A washer and dryer combo unit should be considered if space is limited at your home. Combo units are stacked and take up half the room. It is possible to wash and dry clothes in a combo unit.If your vinyl floor has a bubble, try removing it! It's simple to slice into these bubbles to let the air out. This will make the bubble go away. Make sure you add some fresh glue so that your repairs will be held onto the floor. In order to properly do this, you should use glue that comes already loaded inside a syringe.Remove an old vinyl tile with heat. Old vinyl tiles often need to be replaced. Getting them up without damaging the tiles around them, however, can be a challenge. Place a dry towel over the tile and then heat it with an iron. The adhesive should loosen and the tile can then be easily removed using a putty knife.Cover your door knobs, hinges and other hardware with petroleum jelly before painting. It is an easy way to insure they don't get covered in paint. All you have to do when you are finished painting is use a soft cotton cloth to wipe the petroleum jelly from the surfaces of the hardware.As the article states, there are many resources out there to assist with home improvement projects. A conscientious homeowner will do much research before beginning any type of home improvement project to insure that they have the correct materials and tools on hand to complete the project and ensure a successful improvement.