Monthly Archives: February 2018

You Must Read These Tips Before Starting Your Home Improvement Project

Take your time when doing demolition during a home renovation. It is essential to investigate what is behind your walls prior to tearing them out. If there is electricity involved in your home improvements, it may cost a lot to fix it.

There are two standard choices for your marble flooring, and each will create a different effect in your home. Traditional marble tiles have a polished, shiny finished, which adds a touch of class to a room. These tiles look great in an entryway or foyer. A newly popular variety of marble flooring is tumbled marbles. These marbles come in beige and milky tones. Instead of being polished, they are buffed, and the finish is earthy and natural looking. These tiles work well in large areas, such as kitchen/dining room combinations, as they often come in larger sizes.

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Another larger remodel that you can do if your cottage house plan doesn’t have much in the way of a master bedroom, is to simply add on more space for the master, as well as to redo the entire master bath. Cottages tend to be on the smaller size anyway, so the odds are good that the master bedroom and bath will need to be enlarged somewhat. When it comes to remodeling the master bedroom, make sure that you don’t add too many permanent personal features that may not be attractive to future buyers. Expanding on the master bath and bedroom is a great way to build up some equity in your lovely cottage.

New Cabinet Hardware: Changing the knobs on your cabinets updates the overall look of a Kitchen. New hardware typically costs a few dollars each at a home improvement product store and entire sets of hardware can often be found at flea markets, garage sales, or even posted on eBay.

Many companies do not disclose that their “employees” are sub-contractors. These sub-contractors may do great work, or not, but they do not receive any training from the company you have purchased from and may not have much experience. Is the sub-contractor licensed and bonded and are their people background checked? Make sure you know what you are going to get.

When you paint your home’s exterior, you need to purchase good quality supplies. The life of your paint job depends on using paint that is of superior quality. Paint that is high in quality is usually high in price as well, but these dollars are well spent and the effects are durable, visible, and beautiful. The extra money spent will eliminate the need to repaint your home for many years.

Often remodeling projects are run by general contractors who obtain and install products for you. But they are not in the service business. For example, if you have a tankless water heater installed in your basement, who will be available to fix it or do the annual maintenance? Or, if you have purchased windows with a 20 year warranty, who will be doing the work when and if there is ever a claim?

Practical Advice For Your Home Improvement Projects

Whether you are buying a furnace, water heater, windows or siding – the product manufacturers have warranties. Some are better than others. But does your contractor guarantee anything? Labor? Overall satisfaction? And if so what are the parameters?

Take your paint roller and paint all four walls, and let it dry. Then take any one of the smaller cans of paint and pour a small amount into a container small enough to carry. Put on one of your rubber gloves, then dip the sponge lightly into the container of paint and pat the walls with the paint covered sponge. Don’t worry about the pattern, just pat all over all four walls, dipping the sponge whenever it runs out of paint. You can make big splotches, small splotches, dark or light ones. Make a variety, and leave a lot or a little space between the splotches. You can’t really make a mistake with this kind of painting.

You might be able to find some of the best landscaping ideas out there, by simply driving around a neighborhood. While you won’t necessarily want to recreate the look of another landscape verbatim, this practice can help to get ball rolling. Take note of the different components that the lawn has, and their position in the yard. Then tweak the approach, to create your own landscaping masterpiece.

A popular bluegrass band returns to the Dayton area. “Dry Branch Fire Squad” preforms once again at the unique Canal Street Tavern for 2 days. Enjoy the knee tapping Southern harmony and the twang of banjos.

I can’t seem to get other grownups to join us out on the playground. In fact, I get called in like a little kid to involve myself in the boring conversations about work, finances and home improvement product because my boyfriend is trying to keep me in with the grownup activities. A quick peck on the cheek and a hello to all his friends and I’m back out there where the kids are yelling for me to catch up and don’t step on anything red this time!

Take Off Cabinet Doors: If your cabinet doors are so bad that even a new paint color will not help, you might want to take them off entirely. This will create an open and airy look in the Kitchen. If you consider this idea, keep in mind that you will need to constantly keep your dishes neatly organized in order to have this open look be a good one.

The NiMH battery is much friendlier to the environment than the NiCd battery. It showed up in the market after the NiCd. The two types of batteries share the same physical packaging so that you can use a NiMH replacement battery for you NiCd cordless tool. NiMH battery can hold more charges and last longer than the NiCd battery so it costs more. But if you can find a NiMH replacement battery, it is a better deal despite the higher price.