Home Remodeling Tips

Home remodeling may sound really simple, but we have some tips for that, the first thing that you should do and the most important tips are to budget your project. You should make sure that you do have enough money to start and finish this remodel job. Just make it sure that you do have enough money to remodel your house.

All about home remodeling

Remodeling the house is the easiest way to increase the value of your home, it is very much enough to provide remodeling for existing rooms in your home and to improve exterior design as well. Any kind of the home remodeling is an improvement; People like to do remodeling because they want to live in the best dream home

Flaking – Dusty paint?

//"flaking"Common as a problem with cinder block or cemented walls, they can be caused by many reasons, one of which may be a failure to neutralize the wall before painting. A freshly plastered walls should be allowed to dry, then neutralized, allowing the correct PH for the paint to adhere properly. There are however all-around paints that need no neutralizing, having within it blended, is a neutralizing agent that does it for you. Should you have this problem, the best course of action would be to strip the wall and neutralize it, leaving it to dry off for a day or two, based on the direction of the product you are using. Read the rest of this entry »

Napkin Art

Fancying for some pieces of fabulous artwork but don’t have the money to buy it just yet? Check your linen drawers. You might just find something there.
Materials:

  • 18” x 18” (or larger) cloth table napkin/s
  • 14” x 14” wood frame (used for canvas paintings)
  • Large wire stapler

How to make it:

  • Make sure that linen napkin is free of wrinkles and creases. Iron out first if possible.
  • Position the napkin with the wrong side up on a flat surface.
  • Place the wood frame on top, right at the center of the napkin.
  • Fold one corner up into a “hospital corner” Read the rest of this entry »

Home Repair And Improvement

If you were considering a home repair and improvement project, here is some of the information you definitely need to know before getting started, as with any other repair project around the house, you will need your financial situation, just to buy whatever the things you would like to in your house.

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The best way to get intimate with one’s home is by filling it up with personalized items. There’s nothing cozier and more familiar than a spot filled with sentimental pieces. Invest on furniture and decorations that has been personally crafted by you or some friends. You would find that these are more appealing than the ridiculously expensive ones you can buy at shops. This will also serve as memorabilia which could provide you the much needed energy lift when you’re feeling stressed because of the feeling of nostalgia it is associated with. These things are also good conversation pieces for you and your guests.

Sunny Patio

A patio can be more than just a place where you put plain tables and chairs, it can be a wonderful place where you can throw parties, relax with your family and friends, and so much more. This is why people should pay attention to how they decorate their patio. Transform your boring patio now to the best spot for everyone. Here are some of the best patio decors.

  • Make it fun. Don’t be afraid to add bright and bold colors.
  • Add life to the space by putting plants everywhere. Patios get a lot of sunshine so it is perfect to be decorating the place with plants and flowers, just don’t forget to water it regularly.
  • If you have a large patio, it can also be the home’s second dining area. A dining table can be added. Add a colorful table mat that matches the couches.
  • Invest on pretty lights.

How to survive home renovations

Having your home remodeled is a very exciting process; everyday is a countdown to a better home. However, as awesome this process is, it also means days, weeks or months sharing this personal experience with a bunch of strangers. There will be contractors, architects, interior decorators, carpenters all over your place. These people are strangers but they are your chosen team mates.

The good thing about this whole interaction is you actually get to choose which strangers you will trust your home to. The best way to go about this is to ask people’s references. Interview a lot of people before hiring the ones you feel comfortable with. Let them know your concerns. If you have rules you want them to follow, say it right away and ask them if they are okay with all of it. It is a team effort. Both parties should always be in agreement.

The people you hire are professionals. They should be given as much respect as you expect to be given to you. Keep in mind that they know what they’re doing so keep calm and let them do their work.

Painting A Room

 

One way to make your room look completely different is by changing it’s color. Color changes everything. It can turn the most boring room alive. This can be done by painting the walls and ceiling. The good thing about this is that you can easily pick up a can of paint and a paintbrush at a local store. The real challenge is really picking the color. There are hundreds of different paint colors to choose from, so make sure that you get the best one that will suit your home and your personality.

Remember, the color you choose will be the color you will have to stare at for a long time. If you’ve chosen the color, then you’re ready to start painting. The first day should be allotted prepping the walls. Sand it down so that the walls will be smooth and easy to paint. Remove all the furniture in the room because you wouldn’t want it to to be covered in paint. Make sure that you have all the right brushes. Some areas in the room are harder to reach and this would require angled brushes.

Shower VS. Tub

 

When remodeling a bathroom, one should not just focus on the look but also the functionality. Sure it is nice to change the tiles or the color scheme but also consider the functions of each part. Do you want a tub or a shower? Are you the type of person who enjoys relaxing long hot baths or do you normally just have a few minutes under the shower? When making that decision, first ask yourself this: is your bathroom big enough to actually have a tub in it? Showers take up little space unless you plan on installing the extra large shower head then that can easily be the same space as a tub. Showers are also more sanitary than tubs since it requires less maintenance and cleaning is quick and easy as opposed to tubs that need to be scrubbed regularly. When taking a bath, you start off with clean water but then by the end of it, you are rinsing yourself with the water that already has your dirt. Installation is the same. Though it might seem that a tub needs more work. Both still needs water lines and sewer lines installed. In the end, your decision should be which one best suits your taste and needs.