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?