Storing Your Stuff

What SHOULD you put into storage?

Your Priceless Collection of Our Gang memorabilia MUST BE SAVED!

Okay, so you’ve started down the road on getting the house cleaned up. Digging into those closets is all SORTS of fun. So maybe we were a little heavy about dragging ALL your junk off, but you still have deep feelings for SOME of your stuff. Been there, done that.

While I would like to say that I just really have everything in line and my house and sheds are completely clutter free… they aren’t completely. So I have some fishing equipment that I’ve been vowing to use for the last 10 years. I have a tennis racket from 15 years ago. Surely ONE day, I’ll get around to using this, right? Yeah, probably not. That does make for good “shed” stuff though – not in your front closet or inside the house…

But how about that stuff that you may have that you just don’t want to quite get rid of? I was talking to my buddy Steve in Tampa last week (who owns Self Storage Centers of America) and just feel like I would be remiss if I didn’t mention this option. Probably should have started OFF with this post instead of the “have yer junk hauled away” one. Either way, GET YOUR HOUSE ORGANIZED…

Your Local Self-Storage

What’s a good candidate to drag on to the local storage space? Think like maybe furniture and some bigger things – boxes of stuff that you can’t part with for whatever reason. Temporary (or maybe even long term) self-storage is a great answer for it. There’s a LOT that you can cram into one of those little 10×10 bins. Of course, you need to be thinking UP not down. When you’re packing into one of those things, think about standing the couch up on the end and stacking stuff even further on TOP of it. Not all couches or loveseats can handle this kind of treatment, so be reasonable about it.

Heavier storage type stuff like hutches and cabinets are great for storage as you can pack THEM full of stuff too. Now this is NOT an urging to slap hutches and cabinets and all into your self-storage place, but if you DO, make sure that you get max use out of them. The thing about storing stuff like hutches and cabinets is that sometimes you end up spending $100 for a $5 item. I’ve no doubt that a LOT of storage space is devoted to storing absolute crap, but if YOU are going to do it, do it smart.

To store or NOT to store – THAT is the question

Rule of thumb: If the cost of storing these things across the expected term of storage exceeds the cost of selling these items and buying new ones when needed – then it’s NOT a good item to store.

If it’s Junior’s school projects or something sentimental like that, then there’s no way to put a value on them so this falls outside the Rule of Thumb thing. Anything else though like furniture or clothes, the rule of thumb works out great.

Not sure where to find a good local storage place?  You can do a quick search on Bing for it or just ask a friend or two. Odds are good that one of your buddies is spending $100 a month for some $5 items…

Fall Cleaning and Your Junk

Get your junk organized - or GONE!It’s Fall.  That means it is almost Christmas – at least the department stores – the Walmart in Raleigh comes to mind – would have us think it’s almost Christmas.  And what does THAT mean?  A whole lot of new stuff that is going to need space in YOUR house.  The only way to get geared up is to go ahead and start thinking about clearing out all that old stuff that you’ve got tucked into crevices and cracks around the house now.  It happens to everyone. You hold on to something thinking that at some point, you’ll find a way to use that thingamabob.  It sits there and sits there.  One day, you’ll get around to it.  I have NO doubt that if you look around your house a bit (in those cracks and crevices), you’ll find more than a few things that fall into this category.

So what are we going to do?  We’re going to get organized!  Getting rid of junk can be one of the most gratifying things you’ll do around your house. Unless, of course, you’re a hoarder.  We’ll go with the idea that you’re not for now as that would REALLY complicate this whole thing.

So let’s start off with the basics.  I use this particular rule whenever possible:


Period.  Don’t move something to where you can get a better look at it later and then further sort it into other piles and then maybe into other piles. Once.  People often put off the actual taking care of something and lull themselves into a very small feeling of having done something by piling things differently.  Either don’t touch it, or just take care of it. Once.  We do need to have  just a little preliminary work though to make this viable.  What you ask?

Find someplace for it to go

What goes along with this is having a place or destination FOR everything you touch.  That requires just a bit of planning obviously.  It is part of getting organized though.  I’m a firm believer in at least starting off with one area that is organized for things that you will encounter.  Start off with the kitchen for example.  Go through the kitchen – and figure out what really SHOULD be going in that junk drawer from hell and what should really be going outside, or into a toolbox, etc.  The little oddity cabinets. Places where you might put some the fun swirly straws. Not used every day, so you want to find a place that is slightly out of the main run, but someplace where you can get them when the need for a daiquiri hits. Get them there.

Really the technique that works best for me is to to really just look at what you use, and how often you use it. The more frequently used, the closer to you it needs to be.  The less frequently used, the further away you need it to be.  I go around and around with the girlfriend over this – she has a major lack of organization.  Can REALLY get on my nerves at time.  She was trying to save an old rug the other day.  She declared that she hated the area rug (actually a pretty nice persian rug that I *did* like) and wanted to put it upstairs.  We argued for 10 minutes with me on the “If you don’t like it, let’s just call Junk Doctors and get rid of it along with all the OTHER crap we have upstairs!”  “But we might use it!”, she countered.  If you’re reading this, once a woman makes up her mind that she doesn’t like something, it would NEVER be used.  It would end up being a staple upstairs in the attic for a year or two or dragged with us should we move.  At some point she would then finally agree that she would NEVER use it and THEN we could throw it out.

You can save a whole LOT of time on these things by just admitting and being honest about old furniture, junk you have piled up in the spare bedroom, clothes or old electronics that are squirreled away.  Either drag them off to the recycler yourself, throw them in the trash if you can or just call a good junk removal company…  The girlfriend will eventually get over it.

Refinish that concrete!

Resurface YOUR driveway (or patio or sidewalk)We find a lot of stuff that we jabber about on here.  Home improvements is the name of the game and we love our local companies.  There’s a lot that actually is encompassed in making a house a home though. From your yard and landscaping to the fine finishing details inside your humble abode.  Countertops are a favorite of ours – but the thing that you will probably be using EVERY day? Your driveway – and this will pretty much apply to sidewalks and patios too.  They get old, they get pitted and beat up.  Grease splattered and stuff dropped on them make them look just not so fancy after a few years.  So how DO you go about making your concrete look great again? Resurface it!

Your drive is the first impression to the area of your house. A cracked, chipped as of remodeling older houses, the tendency continues to grow drive can be a neglected enhancement job as a result of cost and the effort of replacing and removing the concrete or asphalt.  If you’re more of an indoor type (like me), a great company is below that I got to do my stuff.  However, you CAN do it yourself if you are thusly motivated. It’s not that expensive – in comparison to getting a company to come in and do it – and it can look pretty darned good.

Resurface using A Squeegee

— With a squeegee program that is simple, the Quikrete Concrete Resurfacer offers a long-lasting, wear-resistant surface built to resist significant traffic on sidewalks, paths, drives and patios. One 40-pound bag resurfaces about 90 square feet -inch depth.

And now, let’s make it happen!

— Start by cleaning the drive. This will make sure the concrete resurfacer correctly bonds using the surface that is existing.

— Follow the instructions in the tote until a pourable consistency is attained by combining the combination that is resurfacing with water.

— Pour on the concrete surface and after that carefully spread using a long handled squeegee.

— For a skid-immune finish that is professional, follow within 5 minutes using a sweeper making total strokes over the entire space of the existing work place without stopping.

— don’t cover unless immediate rain protection is essential. No sealer is demanded.

*If interested in a cosmetic finish, add desired Quikrete Cement Colour to merchandise mixture.

For thicker programs, make use of a trowel or use added thin layers used layer following the first squeegee application.

Bearing in mind that I’m more of an indoor construction kind of guy, we used our friends over at Ocmulgee Concrete Finishing for our stuff. They do a lot of commercial concrete work but do the projects here and there for a straight residential thing.  We’re lucky that way.  It was probably a slow day LOL.  Thanks guys!

Raleigh Towing Information

Heavy_duty_towing_raleighThere are a lot of things to consider when you’re towing your car: Is the coach vehicle (the one doing the towing) at least 750 pounds (about 340 kg) heavier than the auto in tow? Are the brakes of the lead vehicle capable of bringing both vehicles to an entire stop without terrifying the passengers involved? If not, then an aftermarket braking system would be a wise investment. These systems use the electric impulse generated by the lead auto to apply the car in tow’s brakes equally. Breakaway brakes perform a similar function, using the auto in tow’s brakes in case it becomes unattached to the lead auto.

All of these are significant concerns to consider before you hop into your lead vehicle and tow your car away into the sunset. It is also vital that you practice with towing a car before taking your caravan out on your way. Driving with a car in tow is an entirely different experience from regular driving, although a lot of folks think they will come by it naturally. This isn’t always the situation; instead it is advisable to practice maneuvers like turning and backing up in wide, open spaces. Parking lots work nicely for practicing these maneuvers.

There is also the consideration of what way of towing best suits you. In this post, we will explore three methods of towing your car – flatbed towing, two-wheel towing and flat towing. Every one of these approaches has its positives and negatives. Some are safer, but more expensive than others. Some demand you disconnect parts of the car before you take it out on the road. Others require special attachments.

Is your head swimming yet? Relax. We’re here to assist you to pick what towing approach suits you best. Read the next page to learn about the first method, flatbed towing.

Flatbed Auto Towing

towing-companyFlatbed towing is but one method to go when you are trying to get your auto from point A to point B. This sort of towing frequently involves a specialized truck that’s — you guessed it — a flat bed in the rear. You’ve probably seen a flatbed tow truck if you’ve ever been stranded on the side of the road and called a tow service.

Flatbed towing is among the safest ways to transport an automobile. There are many services that offer long haul towing of your vehicle. Some services pick up several cars in one region that are all headed to a similar destination. Adding your auto to a big draw can save you money, but hiring a hauling company can be incredibly expensive; it’s typically used for one-time transportation of a high-end car.

Flatbed trailers normally have four wheels — most frequently put together at the middle of the trailer to balance the weight of the car above and prevent rocking during towing. Loading is generally easy. You just drive your car up the back ramps to the trailer, park it, fasten it to the trailer and go.

Unlike towing with dollies or tow bars (we’ll get to those shortly), flatbed trailers do not demand any particular alterations to the car’s power train — the part of the car that transfers energy from the engine to the wheels. Aside from the hitch needed on tow vehicles, you also do not need to purchase any additional parts to tow the car. With a flatbed trailer, the auto in tow does not take any wear or tear during the excursion as it would if you drove it yourself, since all four wheels are off the ground, the engine components are not proceeding and the keys are safely from the ignition. For Raleigh towing companies, call Unlimited Recovery Towing.

There are some drawbacks to towing with four wheels off the earth rather than with dollies or tow bars. Flatbed trailers are generally heavier, which falls gas mileage for the coach vehicle. Some high-end models come with their own brakes, but a mid or lower-class of flatbed trailer that utilizes the coach vehicle’s brakes can wear them down due to the addition of the trailer’s weight to the gross total weight (the weight of the coach, the towed vehicle, the trailer, passengers, fuel and anything else on board — all of which must be halted by the coach vehicle’s brakes).

Price is, in addition, a consideration; a great flatbed trailer can easily set you back thousands of dollars. For ease of use and babying your car, nonetheless, a flatbed trailer is undoubtedly the way to go. If you have got a car you wouldn’t pick over your spouse if forced, then perhaps you should look into a less expensive means of transporting it.

Raleigh Junk Removal

images (1)One challenge that most home owners face is removal of unwanted stuff from their homes. This can be among the chores that most folks find disagreeable and boring. However, this needs to be done. When one is carrying out a house renovation or a clean up, several unwanted things may be found scattered all over. A man may wonder what to do to them. Yet, the best thing is really to hire a Rubbish Removal company in the future and collect these stuff for you. For the best storm debris removal company, give our friends at Junk Drs. a call.

A litter removal company has many benefits. Those working in these companies are typically trained on how they’re able to manage the wastes without allowing it to be harmful to their own health or to the surroundings. Once you call them, they act promptly by sending somebody for your aid at once. The soil can be loaded on the trucks by them or they leave it there where you load the soil and they get their truck afterwards.

The great thing with such companies is that they have techniques which they employ during this exercise. The exercise is not as easy as it may appear. The garbage accumulated isn’t only dumped somewhere. Instead, it’s disposed of in the correct fashion. For instance, things like electronic equipment require to be managed with care otherwise they become unsafe to those living in the surroundings. Several of those things are processed so as to remove contaminating substances including copper.

In instances when you wish to finish up a cleaning process, these are the right men to hire. They help you so speeding up a procedure that may have taken a really long time. For instance, they could enable you to carry hefty weights of garbage. Transferring a big piece of furniture can be boring but with these providers, the procedure is simplified.

Collected trash can be quite bad for the well being of a person. When soil continues to be piled up at a particular location, there is a high odds that this soil will bring about spreading from sicknesses in the area. So, in the event you might be mindful of this kind of situation, it’s good to hire the garbage disposal employees to take care of it.

When you determine that you simply require the services of these folks, it truly is good to get the greatest among them all. It is advisable to find somebody within your locating. On the other hand inquire about their disposal techniques. Hire the company that uses Eco friendly strategies to dispose their dirt as this ensure efficacy. For the best junk pick up service give Junk Drs. a call, today!
Another query can be on their experience. A more experienced company is in a much better position of offering quality services. However, if other qualities are superb, their expertise may be presumed.

Contemplate their charges. It is good to get a person who bills fair costs. Yet, do not endanger quality for cost. Always aim at getting the greatest business as it is going to assist you in handling your junk.

Home Staging Tips

canstockphoto5762957Many depth-oriented endeavors and larger choices will be produced when you are placing your house in the marketplace available for sale. One of the most important things to remember, however, to effectively sell your own home is that there is a variation between the creating as a house and the building as your house. While shifting out can be psychological, being able to have a look at your house objectively is crucial for great house theatrical production. Selling your own home is just not likely to be a walk-in the park, but many individuals have completed it successfully; here are some tricks that can assist you to reach that ever-valuable objective eye, and ideally cause a great selling price, also.

House Theatrical Production Measure 1: Thorough Cleaning

One of the most significant facets of home staging is cleanup. If you need to sell your own residence, the cleaning you do before you begin showing your property to prospective buyers is an investment and should be handled as such. Remember, while specific regions might appear clean enough to you personally, a prospective purchaser is looking through a entire distinct set of eyes. Once you consider your property completely cleaned, it is recommended to have a buddy or co-worker come in and give your house a onceover; chances are he or she’ll be better competent to see areas where more consideration is necessary. Your house staging scouring should comprise the fundamental spring cleansing list of washing partitions, cleaning blinds and curtains, and removing jumble, but you will also want to start to empty your house of things you don’t need for daily usage. Determine what household things you desire to keep but do not need for the remainder of your energy in the home, pack them a way, and consider them to a pal’s house or lease a storage area. It’s also possible to have several things of considerable worth that you just decide not to keep. Unless you desire to just give them a way, most folks find having a yard sale is an powerful process of taking treatment of these things.

Remodeling to Sell Your Own Dwelling Faster

Bath and kitchen remodels are consistently on the list of most common home improvement projects. Not coincidentally, additionally they often have a critical impact on the closing value of your home. Take the time to focus on these chambers and see what can be done to make them more desirable. While entirely remodeling is a bit of an extreme for simple house theatrical production, be certain to repair any leaky faucets or appliances that don’t operate. Paint walls that are dirty or chipped instead of merely trying to clear them. You Will also desire to walk-around the remainder of your home and determine places that must be done. If you’re planning on hiring a realtor they could offer guidance by what type of advancements will be cost-effective; if you intend on selling your own residence, you will have to depend more on your own research skills to learn what progress are worth the money and time to perform.

Home Inspections for House Staging

While much of house staging is focused on looks, there are benefits to hiring a service professional to complete a structural inspection of your dwelling. Many home buyers will ask for this particular inspection anyway and this will enable you to ensure the buyer upfront that you just’ve not hiding anything. Be aware, yet, that not all home inspections are exactly the same. While a typical home inspection will comprise a general structural evaluation such as the base, roofing, gutters, siding and windows on the exterior and electric, heating and atmosphere, ducts and ports, insulation, and smoke alarms on the interior, it may not contain variables like asbestos, termites, and other specific problems.

Placing Your Home on the Marketplace

joco-home-for-sale-13166567_mlJust before your house goes on the marketplace, go through everything again. Remove any distressed or cumbersome furniture and rearrange the furniture that remains to ensure it is seem more attractive. Shampoo your carpeting and discontinue wearing shoes indoors. Once your house theatrical production is whole and you begin showing the home, don’t let your diligence go to squander! Continue to vacuum and dust everyday; you should additionally contemplate putting out fresh flowers and baking cookies or pies on days when you’re holding an open house. Keep a listing of things to do and spots to go while prospective buyers are seeing your house. While the house staging procedure may seem overwhelming, it is often the difference it takes to successfully and promptly sell your own dwelling. Recall, the time and attempt it takes to properly prepare your residence is worth it; when the option is the frustration, worry, and price of being unable to sell your residence for a long time frame, house staging is a more than acceptable means to an end. When looking to buy or sell a Clayton homes for sale, contact Teresa Byrd, today!

What to Remember When Getting Your Deck Power Washed

imagesBeware of the ridiculously low priced specials you may find advertised. These deals are volume based meaning, the target for that contractor is to get as many jobs scheduled and completed as speedily as possible to compensate for those silly low priced deals. They could also try to up sell you other services to help counter that special low cost.

To prevent unnecessary repairs, your deck should only be trusted into a professional wood cleaning contractor – a contractor that professionally cleans or strips your deck’s present finish, uses cleansers that are safe around your plants and landscaping, properly neutralizes and brightens your deck, and applies a sealer that will be successful in preventing future deterioration. & most importantly, take time it must ensure its done right!

Here are a few tips to remember before having the work done:

Paints and solid color stains are normally not ideal for horizontal substrates subject to the weather, including exposed deck and porches. The forming properties of these paints and coatings work against them in these scenarios. Penetrating semitransparent stains and water repellent finishes, on the flip side, don’t usually skin or blister as they age. They fade and erode off the surfaces as they weather, making re-coating a much easier job. Wood is a dynamic substrate. Since these penetrating semi-transparent stains do not form unobtrusive pictures, they are better able to move and breathe with the wood throughout the weathering cycles. One thing to keep in mind, the goal of keeping your deck preserved is to ensure the re finishing process does not cost you an arm and leg when its time to get it re-done. Solid stain or paints can’t be stripped without professionally sanding the surfaces to remove the old coating. This certainly must be done before applying a fresh sealant. Otherwise, the sealant or stain is not going to penetrate deep into the wood and will only sit along with the surface having zero affect of protection and peel off within months. Not to mention trap the old mould and mildew underneath the initial spot causing additional damage. Stay with an oil-based semi-transparent or if need be a semi-solid stain. These are easier to remove, look quite pleasant and provide the greatest protection.

When used on decks, bleach-based products can do more damage the good. Not just are they ineffective in removing dirt, surface deposit, gray and UV-damaged fibers – they can make the deck using a whitish’ abnormal tone because of the bleaching out of parts in the wood. Treatment with hypochlorite-based products can also lead to early graying of the wood.

The most common unprofessional method by the low priced contractor would be to blast high pressure 4 inches away out of your woods surface using no cleaning alternative so that you can save money. Do not allow this to happen! If that is the approach they plan on using than you understand immediately to steer clear of the contractor.

After the cleaning process a neutralizer or wood brightener must be applied and rinsed. This will provide for a more professional looking finish when the stain is applied and bring the wood back to its natural PH balance. You will not get this procedure performed using the economical bargains because its an additional price in supplies and job.

Last, make sure you understand and educate yourself on the finest kind of oil-based stains to make use of when sealing your deck. Stay away from the store bought blots you find at Home Depot or Lowes. In case you needed to use one, just use Olympic blots and sealers for semi-transparents.

Another rule of thumb to remember is no stain will last longer than 3 years max. Regardless of precisely what the can states. It could still appear nice cosmetically but the reality is, mother nature has already taken over and has started to wreck havoc on the surface. Have your deck resealed every 3 years if possible. For Raleigh power washing give our friends at Raleigh Renew Crew a call today!

Why Should You Consider Counter top Refinishing

Countertop refinishing, as an industry, is a current invention. For decades, people have sought to consider the easier, cleaner, and cheaper course of refinishing counter tops, instead of replacing. But it’sn’t been until recently that companies have came which specialize in this support.
Counter top Refinishing: If You Want to Keep Your Existing Counters

Typically, the center of kitchen counter tops is still great; it’s only the top millimeters of surface that have become yellowed or scratched over time. Why toss out all that good stuff just to gain a new top surface?
Refinishing a counter top basically means piCounter Aftercture the top–but with specially-formulated bonding agents and finishes.

Counter top Refinishing Essentials

Who Does It?: While you may be able to locate a few single professionals who do only counter-top refinishing, this work is mostly performed by shower and bath refinishing companies.

Quicker Than Countertop Replacement: It could take around 6 weeks to get new countertops installed, due to accessibility of stuffs (but the real replacing procedure only takes a day or 2). Countertop refinishers are usually accessible earlier. It’s often possible to contact one day and have it finished by the end of the following day.

Price of Refinishing: Counter top refinishing cost economies are excellent, although not drastically more affordable than replacement. You may anticipate to reduce the expense of countertop replacing by 50%.

Duration of Finish:

Tile Grout: Take remember that when refinishing tile counter-tops, the grout is covered over from the newest finish.
Colour Matching…or Not: Similar to house painters, counter refinishers do an excellent job of fitting present shades, if this’s something which you need. Alternatively, you may choose to go a totally different route and switch colors. It’s your alternative.

Sorts of Countertops That May Be Resurfaced

This list is a great index of the sorts of countertop stuffs which can be refinished, as it comes from Miracle Procedure, a major counter refinisher:

  • Laminate (Formica)
  • Tile
  • Solid Area (Corian, Silestone, etc.)
  • Cultured Marble

How To Tell If You Need To Replace Your Siding

Waiting till your siding is falling off or causing water to leak in your home is just not usually the optimum time to replace it. This may place you in a position of desiring the work done at once, and sometimes it is hard to get quality work done on such short notice.

So how do you get a jump on replacing your siding while there’s still time to have it done right? First, take a moment to scrutinize the outside of your house, and here are a few things to look for to help you ascertain if it’s time.

Signs That You Want New Siding

For wood siding, it might be time to replace it if you see these:

— Paring or curling paint
— Cracking or splitting planks
— Extensive hail damage
— Wood knots popping out (particular to cedar siding)
— Woodpeckers constantly hacking in the planks

Wood siding can continue from 20 -100 years, as well as the extensive range comes from a deep list of variables. The species of wood (red wood and cedar last more than pine), the period of the wood (old growth vs. new growth), along with the weather conditions around your house all bring to the soundness of the boards.

For hardboard siding, it might be the time to replace in case you see these:

— Boards swollen from water
— Finish rinds or flakes off
— Doesn’t hold a fresh layer of finish
— Surface has delaminated

canstockphoto5762957Hardboard siding is a rather new siding substance, man-made from wood fibers, wax and resin, and usually continues as long as suggested by the factory-finish guarantee. But if that finish is undermined (from scratches, scrapes or punctures), the soft material beneath instantaneously soaks up water and the board will fail. Hardboard is a high-maintenance siding demanding diligent cleaning and caulking.

For Wendell vinyl siding, it might be time to replace it if you see the following:

— Chalky movie on your finger after crossing it across the vinyl
— White streaks on brick or foundation below vinyl siding
— Faded color
— Cracked or brittle sections
— Becomes harder to wash off mold, moss and dirt

Depending on the original quality of the vinyl siding, it could last from 15-20 years. Pollution and UV exposure also breaks down the petroleum in vinyl, so vinyl siding on a rural dwelling tends to last a bit more than on dwellings in urban and suburban areas.

It is never recommended to put in new siding over existing siding. Regardless of the problems that led to the old siding to fail will carry on to grow unchecked behind two layers. Take the opportunity to totally remove old siding and use a new wetness membrane (such as Tyvek) and scrutinize window and door flashing to guard your interior from water penetration. For excellent Raleigh vinyl siding, give our friends at Coyote Siding and Windows a call today!

Most Common Overlooked Aspect Of Bathroom Remodeling

Among the frequently overlooked facet of bathroom remodeling you need to take particular note of is the flooring.

Your bathroom’s flooring ought to be among the very first places to begin when remodeling. It is because the flooring gets considerably more used than other elements of your toilet.

That said it’s likewise essential that in addition, you use the most effective kind of flooring that won’t only be long-lasting, but in addition amazing appearing. This doesn’t mean you’ve got to spend bundles on the ground.

You will get ceramic or stone tile for your own bathroom flooring. You can spend only a bit more cash and still get high quality floor tiles for your own bathroom. Yours also can.

But to receive the best advantage of stone or ceramic flooring for your toilet, you must ensure it’s correctly installed. Thus, get a professional’s assistance install or to correctly repair ceramic tile or your stone. It is not going to continue in any way if it isn’t correctly repaired.

There was once when I did the mistake of getting a hobbyist to fix the tiles for my toilet. Sadly, this didn’t continue whatsoever. I had to get it remodeled after a very limited time. I wound up spending much more and squandering precious time remodeling my bathroom floor. Do not duplicate such a mistake.

Do it and do it the correct manner and you’ll relish your own bathroom flooring remodeling for a long time!

Speaking of beautifying your bathroom, you may also want to check if your tub already needs some serious restoration work. If you’re looking for bathtub refinishing Raleigh you can check out Specialized Refinishing. They offer tub repair, restoration, refinishing, resurfacing, reglazing, and recoloring. It’s one practical approach to beautify your old bathroom if you have yet to afford an entire bathroom renovation.


Rejuvenate Your Patio With A New Color Scheme

Everyone likes to have their house look nice, and with just a bit of ingenuity and elbow grease, you can do it easily. By applying splashes of color, you can easily take your outside deck or patio, and jazz it up.

It might merely take your imagination to perk up the outdoor living spaces, by purchasing a few accent pieces that will make a bold statement. You’ll be able to even buy used pieces and renovate them to like new condition with a little work. The rest of this post is going to explain to you even more solutions to pep up your outside deck or patio.

Your backyard deck’s appearance will benefit greatly from a good power wash prior to applying a coat of paint or stain. It is a smart way to start with your color co-ordinations, like a bright color on your fence posts. You might then use another color for the border around the deck. Solutions to brighten up your outdoor deck or patio are only restricted by your imagination.

Decks usually are all about looks and this is particularly important when entertaining guests. Furniture that will fit the all-around color plan of your deck layout looks very pleasing. One of your outdoor patio corners will be made more interesting if it has a bar cart and glassware which are brightly colored.

If you have some old furniture that is wickerwork, you can change its look with its own paint job. Why don’t you be a little different and develop a pattern to paint on your old furniture with acrylic paints (these paints need to be protected with varnish). Look for an oblong pot or a galvanized bucket, that you’ll be able to paint a bright color with some design on the side.

You’ll be able to use this just for a fancy bucket for ice, for whatever you need cooled. You should keep food away from the surface, unless of course you are using paint that is safe for food. Patterns and colors might be themed based on a selected subject or location, the seaside for example, with its muted blues, greens and yellow plus interesting forms like starfish, seashells and fishes.

An interesting effect can be achieved if you paint the slats of a slatted table-top with varying shades of one color. Colors are solely a matter for your personal taste and the overall effect you want to achieve.

While you are spicing up your patio or deck area, you can make other things more colorful like window boxes, garden sheds and porches? You can add lighting that is exciting and fun to illuminate your patio area. Drooping trees or beams can be spots for strings of lights or colorful lanterns.

For those who have plain white vinyl furniture that not any longer goes with your new bright colors, you can paint them with special paint. Merely buy some new cushions and your staid vinyl chairs will be magically changed. Selecting your colors cautiously before you start to get the overall look right is very important. The finished colors may be subtle or exuberant depending on what your vision and tastes are.

Also, you might want to consider getting a professional company to help you bring your patio back to life. There are companies like Raleigh Renew Crew Clean who specializes in pressure power cleaning concrete patio areas as well as the other exterior parts of your home.

How To De-Clutter Your Home Before Selling It

You could be stressed with the complex matters that involve in selling your home. However, being stressed out would not help you make the most sensible decisions. And one important aspect you need to address properly is de-cluttering.

Cleaning your property before selling it is critical. And even how you deal with all the clutter afterwards should be carefully considered.

When removing clutter from your home, do not just focus on the things on your racks and counters. Be sure to likewise search in your cabinets and drawers. Free up any space that’s being taken up by your excess furniture or decorations.

Since possible home buyers will be looking definitely everywhere, you want to ensure that every area is cleared out.

Your home should look like a blank canvas to attract buyers. Even if you like brilliantly colored walls, a prospective buyer may not. If possible, before even putting your house up for sale, repaint the walls white or another neutral color. Some buyers cannot see past vibrant colors or wallpaper since removing it can be much of a hassle. You should remove it and paint the walls of the home with a neutral color.

You want the buyer to be able to picture the house as their own, which is much easier to do when the environment is all cleared up. Cleaning up and painting the walls white will also make the spaces look larger.

Tidying up your place and throwing away unnecessary clutter will help create the illusion of space, which is just as important as space itself. However, cleaning up and de-cluttering your house will inevitably lead to tons of junk. Don’t worry too much about this aspect as there are plenty of good junk removal services these days.

Actually if you leave in the triad area, you can take advantage of the services of Junk Doctors for Raleigh junk removal. If not, well for sure there are a lot of other local counterpart in your area. Don’t just leave all the clutter in your backyard, or worse in your front yard. It will be pretty unsightly for prospective home buyers and even to your neighbors.

As mentioned earlier, there are many complex matters that you need to handle when trying to sell your house. But don’t let these matters disrupt your thoughts. Make the first move of cleaning and clearing your house so it will be easier for you to organize things. Ultimately, you’ll have an attractive house that is pleasing to the eyes of every home buyer.