How to Prepare Your Home for Painting

If you’re on a budget, you’re probably looking to cut corners wherever you can while still getting a professional to do the actual painting. One of the things that can save you a ton of money is preparing your home for painting before the contractor arrives. If you don’t, you’ll have to pay an additional fee for that service. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide for prepping your home for professional painters.

Move and cover furniture.

If you have any furniture against the walls, you’ll have to move them to the center of the room. If there isn’t enough space for everything, you might have to move some things out of the room altogether. Any furniture that remains in the room should be covered with plastic or a sheet to protect it from any potential paint splatters.

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Preparing to Remodel Your Kitchen

Have you been dreaming of the perfect kitchen for the holidays? Now is the perfect opportunity to get your kitchen ready for big family meals and preparing care packages.

Before you can jump into your remodel, you have to make a lot of preparations. You will be without the use of your kitchen during the entire period of the renovation, which means you’ll need to make other arrangements. Grilling or picnics are great options if you don’t want to order out every meal. Either way, not being able to cook is going to significantly increase your food bill for the month.

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Building an Add On for Home Office Space

Are you one of the thousands of Americans working from home? If so, you have probably realized that working remotely has some disadvantages. Many of these can be solved by having your own office space. 

The Challenges of Working From Home

Working from home sounds great in the beginning, but you probably figured out pretty quickly that you just aren’t as productive. If you have children, pets, a partner, or any combination of these, your day is probably rife with distractions and interruptions. 

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Build a Unique Space for Your Graduated Teen

The pandemic has disrupted plans for billions of people across the globe, but 2020 high school graduates are definitely one of the more devastated and widespread groups. Your teenager likely got cheated out of their graduation ceremony, or it was far from what they anticipated. College plans are on hold as we wait it out to see if universities will be able to open for the next term. And teens are finding themselves in a position in which they are supposed to be starting their life, but the world is standing still.

Since your teen probably won’t be going off to college anytime soon and you’ll need to all live together, it could be a great time to do some remodeling of your home. Giving your graduated teen the freedom and space they deserve as an adult will improve your pandemic experience until they can get back to living their lives. Here are some things to consider adding to your teen’s space.

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Turning Your Garage into a Finished Room

It is very convenient to have a garage. But when you find yourself in need of more space, one of the easiest ways to get it is to turn your garage into a finished room or series of rooms. You have a lot of options for using the space when you finish out your garage, but there are some important things to keep in mind.

One of the most common reasons to turn a garage into a finished room is to make more space for older children, siblings, or parents to come stay with you indefinitely. A two-car garage can easily be converted into a decent-sized, one-bedroom apartment with its own entrance. A smaller garage can be turned into one or two open rooms that can be used for other purposes such as an exercise room, a bedroom, a family room, or an office.

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Four Signs It’s Time to Remodel Your Business Space

Whether you own or rent your business space, you are responsible for the upkeep and making it conform to your business needs. If your landlord allows it or if you own your space, it might be time to think about remodeling. As your business grows, your needs change. Here are four signs that it’s time to remodel your business space.

You Have More Employees

If your business has grown, your staff probably has, too. Although you might not be to the point of needing a larger facility, it is important that you give your employees the space they need to work in a healthy environment. If your operations started out much smaller than they are now, you might need to rework the space you have to make room for certain departments. You may also need to consider adding another break room or restrooms.

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Three Ways to Remodel After Teens Leave for College

It’s that time of year again, and for many parents it is time to say goodbye to their teenagers as they head off to college. For the last 18 years or so, you have taken care of your child and provided a safe place for them to grow up. Now that they are leaving, it will change your household significantly. You will have more time for hobbies and other things that you want to do. And to that end, you might want to remodel your child’s room into something that you can use for yourself. Here are three ideas for remodeling your child’s room after they leave home.

Exercise Room

You can easily create a home gym on a budget with a little bit of remodeling, repurposing, and bargain shopping. Closets can be taken out and the space converted to accommodate various exercise equipment. You can often find exercise equipment used in different online marketplaces for a very reasonable price. You could also have one wall of the room converted into shelving so that you can store weights, exercise bands, and other small equipment.

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Top Things to Consider During Your Home Remodel

Remodeling your home can be a very exciting time. It can be a lot of fun to look at paint chips and tile samples while you make the decisions of what your home will become. yet there are some considerations you need to make before you ever begin this fun stage of the process. Here are some of the top things you need to consider during your home remodel.

Your End Goal

It is important to keep your end goal in mind as you start your home remodel. Are you remodeling to get more space or updating your current space for new uses? Are you adjusting to a lifestyle change, such as a child moving out or going to college? What are your ultimate plans for your home and remodel? Are you remodeling to add resale value or for comfort? Answering these questions and keeping your goals in mind are key to a successful remodel that meets your needs.

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