Archive for the ‘ Remodeling ’ Category

Techniques for Fixing Dents in Your Drywall

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It is unavoidable that when you move furniture, carry something into your house that is wider than you realized, or open the door with a little to much gusto, you will end up with dents and dings on your walls. It always reminds me of an episode of Newlyweds with Jessica Simpson when her husband Nick Lachey put a gouge in the wall moving furniture. She was pretty upset, and her comment about the issue was, "We're going to have to re-wall our house." You definitely don't need to re-wall Continue Reading ...

Modernize Your Old Countertop

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The kitchen is a great place to start when you want to remodel your home, especially if you plan to sell. It is a focal point and receives the most scrutiny from a potential buyer, so you want to have it looking its best. Even if you aren't selling but are just tired of looking at that old Formica countertop, consider giving it a DIY makeover.  Rather than spending thousands on a quartz, marble or granite countertop, you can paint your current countertop for a fraction of the cost. There Continue Reading ...

Tricks for Painting a Front Door

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One way to spruce up the exterior of your house inexpensively is to paint your front door. However, painting a door isn't as easy as it sounds. As always, the effort spent getting ready for the project is more time consuming that the actual paint job. One of the first factors you need to think about is what color of paint and its sheen. A handy application that will assist in choosing exterior or interior colors is the Paint My Place app. It lets you upload a picture of the space and Continue Reading ...

Concrete Floor Stenciling

Posted on: May 21, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Painting Tips, Remodeling
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If you have a cement floor in your basement or any room in your house, rather than leaving it the boring grey color you can add some pizzazz with concrete floor stenciling. Similar to how you do stenciling on a wall, this technique offers a way to add interest to your room without much cost. It does, however, require a fairly big time commitment, with a good amount of prep work involved in the process. The actual stenciling is also quite repetitious, but the result can be dramatic. The Continue Reading ...

Tips for Choosing Complementary Colors

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Selecting the perfect colors for your new home or remodeling project can be challenging. When you look at all of the color choices, it can be an overwhelming decision. Understanding the basics about choosing complementary colors is a good start. Using a color wheel to find matching shades can help, and many interior designers talk about color psychology to determine what mood you want to set for in a specific room. Another concept that offers a way to plan your interior design is called Continue Reading ...

Painting Wall Tiles to Update a Bathroom

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If you buy an older house that has decor from the 70's, you might just have some pink or avocado colored wall tiles in the bathroom. If you were really lucky, many times these designs had a matching bathtub, toilet stool and sink. Dazzling! Another decorating issue I've seen is mismatched color tiles being used as replacements. This is probably because the tiles didn't have the adhesive applied correctly or weren't sealed properly so water could get in behind them and they fall off the wall Continue Reading ...

Refinishing Hardwood Flooring

Posted on: January 22, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Maintenance, Remodeling
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If you've decided that the hardwood flooring in your house needs to be refinished, you have 2 options: you can hire a contractor, or you can do it yourself. Both of these have advantages and disadvantages-- this article will help you decide which is right for your existing circumstance. To identify if your flooring needs to be refinished, drop a teaspoon of water onto the floor and watch exactly what happens. If it beads up, you don't need to refinish. If slowly soaks in, that means the Continue Reading ...

Pointers for Cabinet Painting

Posted on: November 27, 2016 by in Attributed Blog, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips, Remodeling
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If you have ever wanted to change the look of your kitchen or bathroom, one way is to paint your cabinets. As I have mentioned in so many of these blogs, painting is an inexpensive way to give a face lift to any living space. Cabinet painting has become more and more popular, with some unique ideas to achieve a look that will make visitors say "wow!" This post from Better Homes & Gardens discusses things to consider with color options: Cabinet Paint Color Trends to Try Today and Love Continue Reading ...

Keys To Updating Your Kitchen

Posted on: October 2, 2016 by in Attributed Blog, Interior Design, Remodeling
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The kitchen is the place everyone congregates when family and friends come by for special events or just to chat over a cup of coffee. There is something warm and inviting about a kitchen - the wonderful smells, the bright, open space, and memories of past celebrations.  If you only want to chose one room to update, the kitchen would be the best choice for functionality, safety, and especially for resale. This is an article the provides keys to updating your kitchen: 7 secrets of Continue Reading ...

Budgeting for a Home Remodel

Posted on: August 28, 2016 by in Attributed Blog, Home Makeover Tips, Remodeling
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[caption id="attachment_577" align="alignright" width="300"] Pixabay[/caption] If you have ever done a remodel with your home, you know the overall price tag adds up quickly.  At first you think you can do a small upgrade without it being too expensive, but then you start adding in more items and pretty soon it is out of hand. Shopping around to find the best prices can still put you over your budget. If you hire someone the price easily doubles, so you try and think through all of the Continue Reading ...