Painting—This job isn’t entirely cosmetic, although nothing makes an indoor or out-door space pop like a fresh coat. Wood needs to be protected from the elements and one way to do that is with paint. Examine the side of your house, the shed or garage, and trim around windows and doors: if anything looks weathered or cracked, it needs new paint. But also consider changing the colour if it will improve the look of the building. Watch this short video for tips on how to tackle painting quickly and easily yourself.