You love your neighborhood. You love your neighbors. You love your schools. You even love your mail lady! Your house? Meh.
You’ve been tempted by these newer, shinier models. They have fewer wrinkles. No lumps, no bumps. But they don’t have character like your home. It might be fun to try something new, but your home is...yours. She’s been with you a long time. She’s needed a little repair, but you know she was built with an integrity that newly constructed homes lack. You know you have a treasure in your home.
You would’ve paid at least $5000 toward closing costs. So let’s take that money and invest it in something you can trust.
Let’s tackle the main floor! If your home is old enough to need improvement, chances are you’ve got wallpaper somewhere. If it’s in a room where guests normally visit, let’s address that first.
Chances are, your nemesis is in the dining room, or maybe even the kitchen. Your most dramatic renovation will be the removal or painting-over of that wallpaper. If you hire the professionals at Huntsville Drywall Repair, they might suggest removal of the area where wallpaper seams connect. Sometimes those edges curl, and unless you are masterful at “mudding” and sanding the walls, you will need to leave this job to the experts. Since you will want to invest in a very good and durable paint, it’s wise to have trained professionals apply it.
If you paint your walls, you will surely notice how scuffed and snagged your baseboards look! Have your trim painted with an oil based paint so that they can easily be cleaned as time goes on. The crisp contrast will provide a handsome, smart outline for your lovely wall color.
Ceilings need attention too! Over the years, splatters and stains can draw the eye to the ceiling as you enter the room. Brighten that surface and you will feel like all the boxes have been checked!
Purchase new hardware for the kitchen cabinets. If this hasn’t been done in the last fifteen years, then it’s high time for an update! Installation is a breeze if you take your current handle and pull with you to the hardware store. Make sure the new hardware matches the dimensions of the old. A screwdriver is all you need!
Cabinetry can be expensive to paint. If you find that your spaces require more investment than cabinets permit, consider performing that project on your own. Remove the cabinet doors so that you can avoid drips on your surfaces. Lightly sand the paint, paying close attention to smooth the rough edges. Apply a satin latex or an oil based paint. Determine if coverage is sufficient for one coat or two. Allow plenty of time for drying before you re-hang the cabinet doors. Don’t be in a hurry- this part is time consuming!
Keep doors and drawers ajar for a couple of days to prevent sticking.
If you have additional funds in your allowance, purchase fresh drapes and throw pillows. Put a new mirror, hand towel and soap pump in the powder room. This calls for a celebration! Have friends and family over for a football party or a potluck dinner.
Your entire home will look brand new! She’s been good to you. Give her the attention she deserves.
Contact Huntsville Drywall Repair. We will be right out to make your home the best it can be.
Visit www.huntsvilledrywallrepair.com today!
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