When Painting Your Home, Don’t Forget Protection
A 2016 survey showed that the construction industry had a 6% prediction for growth. A portion of this growth likely comes from homeowners hiring a contractor for their home remodel. You don’t need to do a full-blown home remodel to give your home a fresh look. Many homeowners find a coat of paint and a little rearranging can work wonders. But the key to getting the best result from such a simple change is to treat it professionally. Here’s what you need to know before tackling a basic project yourself.
Picture the End Result Clearly Before Buying Anything For Your Project.
Before going to the store for supplies, it’s absolutely necessary to know what you want the end result to be. It might even be helpful to draw a diagram if you’ll be moving some furniture around. If you want to paint a wall, try to find an example online. Take the time to visualize what the best result would be, so that you can compare what is available to what you want.
Planning a Simple Change: How to Reap the Most Benefit.
If the room you are going to do some minor remodeling on hasn’t been altered in years, any change is going to make a difference. As homeowners, we often get used to having things in their place. On the other hand, there are often items that have no designated place. These items are also known as clutter.
De-cluttering has become a popular conversation lately. There’s a good reason for this, as it’s something to which everyone can relate. To de-clutter a space is a great second step when it comes to making a change. Also, the perfect vision created in step one is likely completely free from clutter.
Choosing Is the Fun Part: What Will You Still Love In 10 Years?
Remember to check in with that perfect vision before buying a paint color or other decorative items. Why? Because it’s common to cut corners when it comes to getting what you really want.
In other words, it’s okay to compromise but not to settle for something that will make you frustrated everyday for the next 10 years. For example, don’t choose salmon pink for your walls because it’s on sales if you really wanted a bright turquoise instead. The point is to refresh the room, not to create a new problem.
Yes, Get the Carpet Shield: Choosing Protection For the Un-changed Parts.
A common amateur move when it comes to minor remodeling is to not use the proper tools. Of course this will usually mean purchasing some items, such as a carpet shield and window film, in addition to the obvious. It’s a good idea to draw up a budget during the planning stage. Compare estimates between a job you do yourself and a contractor. If you come out ahead, great. Don’t skip on the tools.
Door frame protectors, carpet shields, and window film are just items meant to protect the parts of the room that are not being changed. Don’t think that the carpet shield is unnecessary because you’ll “just be careful.” A single square yard of carpeting can hold up to one pound of dust and dirt, so it’s likely small flecks of paint will go unnoticed. Get the carpet shield and window film like a professional would, so that the finished job looks more professional.