If you want to make your home feel like new, a major remodel is the way to go. It can be an exciting and stressful process, but it doesn’t have to be. With some research and preparation, you’ll be well on your way to having a beautiful new space in no time at all.
Research your options
When you’re ready to start planning your project, take the time to research your options. There are plenty of resources available online and in person that will help guide you through the process. Here are some suggestions:
- Visit websites like Houzz, Pinterest and Pinterest. These sites have thousands of photos from homeowners who have remodeled their homes–you can learn a lot by looking at what they’ve done!
- Talk with friends or family members who have recently completed a remodel. They’ll be able to tell you what they liked about their experience, what went wrong (and how they fixed it), and whether or not they’d do anything differently if given another chance at doing so again today. For example: “If I could do it all over again… I would hire someone else.” Or “I wish we had asked for advice from our contractor sooner.”
Think about how much money you want to spend
Before you start thinking about what to do with your home, it’s important to consider how much money you want to spend. The first step in the process is determining how much money you can borrow and afford to pay back … READ MORE >>>
If you’ve ever wanted to remodel your bathroom, you’re not alone. Indeed, Americans spent $36 billion on home improvement projects in 2018, according to the Remodeling Impact Report by the National Association of Realtors®. That’s a lot! But even though many people want to improve their homes and get more value out of their investments as renters or homeowners, they don’t always know where to start when it comes to estimating their costs—especially if they’re doing an entire gut renovation or adding a steam shower. The good news is that there are some simple ways that most people can estimate how much they’ll spend on any given project before they begin work (and after). In this blog post we’ll cover how much it costs to renovate an existing bathroom and how different types of renovations will affect your budget (and timeline).
Budget for a bathroom renovation
Budgeting for a bathroom renovation is much like budgeting for any other home improvement project. You’ll need to estimate the cost of materials, labor and other expenses like permits and inspections. You also need to factor in unexpected costs that can come up during the process–like replacing your water heater when it breaks down during demolition work or finding mold behind your shower wall that no one noticed before tearing out the old tile.
Budgeting is an important part of planning any kind of renovation project because it helps you make decisions about what upgrades are worth spending money on (and which ones aren’t). … READ MORE >>>
If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time in your kitchen. It’s where I make breakfast, lunch and dinner—and sometimes snacks. So why not design your space to be as happy as possible? This is how I did it:
First things first.
Before you can design a kitchen that’s perfect for you, it’s important to organize the space. The first step is to clean out all of your cabinets and drawers and organize them in a way that makes sense to you. You might choose to put all baking supplies in one drawer or grouping together similar items like spices and oils into their own section. Use labels as much as possible so that when someone else uses the kitchen they know where things go with minimal effort on their part (and yours!).
What’s your style?
Your kitchen is a reflection of your personality and taste, so it’s important for you to think about what style best suits yours.
Style can be defined in many ways: the look, feel and functionality of your kitchen. It also reflects who you are as an individual and how you want others to perceive you. A person with a modern style might prefer sleek stainless steel appliances while someone with more traditional tastes might choose white cabinetry with dark granite countertops instead. The key here is not just what looks good but how well all these elements work together in order to create an efficient workspace where food preparation becomes enjoyable rather … READ MORE >>>
Wall holes can be repaired quickly and easily if you know what to do. You just need a few basic tools, some drywall patching compound and paint, and a little bit of patience. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Remove the damaged drywall.
To begin, remove the damaged drywall. Use a drywall saw to cut out the damaged drywall and then tap out any nails with a hammer. Vacuum up any debris that remains on top of your subflooring before moving on to Step 2.
Step 2: Clean up the area to be patched with a vacuum and a damp rag.
Clean up the area to be patched with a vacuum and a damp rag.
Use a vacuum to clean up dust and debris. Then, use a moist cloth or paper towel to wipe away any excess dirt or grime that’s on the wall around the hole. This will help ensure your patch blends in seamlessly with your walls when you’re done painting it.
Step 3: Cut a piece of drywall to fit snugly into the hole.
- Measure the size of the hole. Use a tape measure to determine the length and width of your repair area, then subtract 1/2 inch from each measurement. This will leave enough room for drywall compound when you’re finished patching up your wall.
- Cut your piece of drywall with a utility knife or drywall saw in order to create an opening that’s slightly smaller than what you measured earlier (so it fits snugly into
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