Monday, 22 Jul 2019

Owning a home comes with the responsibility of also maintaining that home to a certain standard. You want to be able to walk into your house and not have to look at an old, dirty kitchen or deal with old, broken siding. Often times those necessary repairs can cost you a small fortune, but there are ways you can do home repair for an affordable price if you are careful about selecting the best, affordable companies to work with.

You don’t have to break the bank when you are trying to repair something that is broken in your house or change an old room to look new and improved. Many people spend more money than they need to when repairing or improving certain aspects of their homes because they don’t know how much they should pay for something or because they don’t do enough research to find an affordable company they can work with. If you want to repair something in your house, you should get online and research where you can purchase the supplies or a company that can help you for an affordable price.

There are some tasks that can cost more than others depending on your house. For example, you may want to repaint the kitchen of your Olympia, Washington home and find that local painting companies are more expensive than you thought they would be. You don’t want to paint the room yourself because they last time you tried that ended with paint everywhere, uneven coats on the wall and you still calling a professional to come to your house and fix the situation you created for the same price (if not more) that you would have paid if you hadn’t done anything yourself at all. Rather than taking on the task of doing your own home improvement projects and still calling a professional later to fix your mistakes, you can just get online and find an affordable company near your home to help you with your improvement projects.

Finding a reliable and affordable company can be easy if you know what you’re looking for. For example, if you know you want a window replacement for your Olympia, Washington home, you should start researching companies you want to work with. You can ask other people who live in your neighborhood what companies they have worked with for that particular project or get online and … Read the rest ...

One way to change the look and modernize a home is remodel the bathroom. There are many aspects to discuss about bathroom remodels, but the emphasis here will be on the shower enclosure. Many homes built in the 60’s and 70’s included tubs.

Unless you’re looking for a Jacuzzi type tub, it’s more common now to remove the tub and transform the area in to a shower. To do this, you’ll need to first remove the tub.

Once the tub is removed, there are a couple of options regarding the base. A pre-fabricated shower pan can be purchased and installed. Or, you can float the floor and create your own pan. The next decision is the walls. 4″ x 4″ tiles are outdated.

The smallest recommended tile size would be 6″ x 6″, however, to get a more modern look, 12″ x 12″ tiles, or larger, would be ideal. Travertine is a very popular material used on shower and bathroom walls.

Another option to consider for the walls is solid stones, and installing a solid piece on each wall in the shower areal. Shower fixtures are also important for color, style, and looks. Brushed nickel provides the most modern look, and overhead rain showers have become very popular.

Once you have the inside of the shower complete, you’ll need to figure out how to keep the water from coming out. Glass enclosures are very popular. 3/8″ thick clear safety glass is most common so you can show off the work you’ve done in the shower area. However, there are options for etched glass or architectural glass, if the budget can afford it.… Read the rest ...