Check out this handy guide to which projects can be done on your own.
One big question you’ll probably ask yourself as you prepare for a renovation is when to DIY, and when to hire a home remodel professional. There are tradeoffs in time, money, and results, so it’s often a matter of budget—and personal confidence.
Do you ever walk into a room that just feels right? Maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it, but it has a certain something that makes it seem balanced and comfortable while still interesting. Betsy Helm and Kiley Braun of Shophouse Design, this month’s Next Wave firm, are experts in achieving that feeling—a skill they describe as giving a home a soul. While they’re best known for their expert use of millwork (as eye-catching decor as well as functional storage), the duo also have quite a few other design tricks that contribute to their gorgeous interiors. One of the simplest? Always use a touch of black in every room.
Contractors get a bad rap for not finishing projects in a timely fashion. When you have dust on everything and strangers in your home, it can certainly feel like an eternity. But maintaining sanity during a remodel—both yours, and your contractor’s—requires an awareness of how long it takes for a house renovation. It takes a long time!
So you’ve accepted recommendations, then thoroughly vetted and interviewed and hired someone to help with your renovation. Now how can you assure that you’re getting the best work out of your contractor? By taking some careful steps to set the relationship up for success.
MA Allen explains how to keep your finances in check.
So, you’ve decided to renovate—yay! Chances are, you’re extremely excited for a new home that works for you, not to mention fresh finishes, up-to-date fixtures, and personal touches. Chances are you’re less than excited about the toll it’s all going to take on your bank account. And that’s normal. Because let’s face it: Renovating is expensive. Just a kitchen renovation can run as high as $100,000, so whether you’re planning to redo a single room or the whole kit and caboodle, it’s going to require some serious investment.
Here’s what to know.
Look, we all wish we could have real wood clapboard, but the reality is, sometimes it’s just not in the budget (or on the rental). So, if you’re working with vinyl, what do you do? Well first, you’ll want to take good care of the siding, providing proper maintenance and cleaning. But, even if the vinyl in its best possible condition still leaves you unhappy, there’s good news: You don’t have to live with it that way. That is to say: Yes, you CAN paint your vinyl siding.
If you’re planning a big project, get your paperwork in order.
About 98 percent of the population never has to think about building permits. We can live blissfully unaware of the process, happy that someone in the local government has come up with codes to make sure walls stay up and floors don’t collapse beneath us. But if you’re remodeling your home, you may very well need approval of the project in the form of a permit.
Living Room is an essential place for home. Because the living room is standard for all, like visiting guests, friends, family alike. As anyone visits home means, first they entering into living spaces, and then only they look forward to other places. If viewing living areas is the most disgusting mean, they will get annoyed and began to thinking, when should be stepped out from the house.
Whether it’s a change of style or simply just general maintenance, you can trust our highly experienced, licensed, to freshen up your ceilings, walls and other interior painted surfaces. For your own pleasure or to improve the appearance of a home for sale, a new coat of interior paint on surfaces carefully prepared by G&Y Painting Services is great value and will add thousands of dollars to the value of your home.
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Your home is a probably the single greatest purchase you will make in your life. To protect your investment and ensure it retains its value, professional painting your house not only adds street appeal, but also helps to prolong the life of all exterior surfaces from weather damage and the general effects of time such as UV exposure, weather extremes and contaminants from pollution. No matter your budget, we can work with you to determine the best materials and material options to provide you with a great result, at a price to match your budget.
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