All you have to do is flip on a home improvement channel or peruse YouTube to see that DIY paint projects are all the rage — especially amongst millennials and first-time home buyers. It’s amazing what projects you can save money on by taking them on yourself.
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As your home gets older, there comes a time when things need a little spiffing up. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about a major kitchen remodel or totally gutting and updating your bathroom.
In case you’ve missed it, I’ve been converting my daughter’s old bedroom into a guest room. It’s been quite an adventure so far, from becoming an empty nester, to finding a new paint color, to deciding on a paint color scheme. In my last diary entry, I was focused on selecting the right shade of paint. Now, something I often struggle with — finding accessories for a room.
Buying a new house is exciting, but buying a fixer-upper is something truly special. Especially if it’s your first home, finding a property that needs a little TLC is a great way to save some money up front. Also, because you’ll likely be redoing everything from the kitchen and bathrooms to the paint, you can customize every aspect of your new house. As you dive into your list of DIY fixer-upper projects, here are a couple of ways to make your first home your own.
If you’ve purchased a home with an older kitchen or have been living in your current house for a while, you may be thinking about a serious kitchen makeover. You’d love to paint the walls, install new appliances, and rip out the cabinets. [Read more…] about Everything You Need to Know About Painting Cabinets
If you’re getting ready to sell your home, you’re probably in the midst of decluttering, organizing, and figuring out what home improvement projects make the most sense before you bring in potential buyers. Some projects (like putting in a brand-new kitchen) will look great, but they’re costly and don’t provide a great return on your investment. [Read more…] about Moving? Here’s Why You Should Paint Before You Sell Your Home