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.
Home Depot’s tool rental division noticed a definite trend in yard rental equipment such as aerators, seeding and dethatching tools. Homeowners are also starting to tackle small excavating jobs and renting their own Bobcat’s instead of paying the hefty /hour fees. The company also noticed an increase in the purchase of high end tools such as snowthrowers (45% increase this winter), and large tillers and tractors.
When it comes to home improvement product, consider replacing your windows and doors. This not only has a chance of greatly improving the value of the home, but may also severely decrease the amount of money required to keep your house warm and dry. You can also add extra security with new doors and windows.
Once you’ve gotten plenty of splotches on all four walls, wash out your sponge, and let the walls dry. Then get a clean container and another color, and do it all over again with your next color patting between the last splotches. You can let the splotches in this color touch or overlap the color you did before, it doesn’t matter. Just be sure and let the base color show in spaces throughout your painting. Repeat this process with each of the colors you purchased. Four or five colors is about right.
Another thing to consider is contractor pricing. Many stores have discounts for large projects, and depending on the person you choose, those can sometimes be extended to you as well. Projects can get expensive pretty quickly, so any place that discounts can be given will be advantageous. Another benefit of hiring someone to do the work is that you have more of a guarantee of quality work. If something goes wrong, you know who to call and that it will get fixed quickly. However, if something goes wrong because you missed a step, you may not be able to identify the area that is not correct and may have to pay more to get it fixed.
Continue doing this until you have all four walls covered. Then let the room dry. The compound will turn white as it dries, if you see any gray spots, give it more time. Once it’s dried, you can paint the walls.
You can also paint the door and the door and window frames with these colors. It looks nice to paint the door one color and the door frame around it another color. Paint each window frame a different pastel color. Then top it all off with filmy, pastel curtains either all the same color, or once again, different colors, the same colors as the paint you painted the walls with.