If you’ve ever tried to pick a paint color for your home, you know that it can be a maddeningly difficult task, even for the most decisive among us. Whether you’re looking for the perfect shade of white (warm or cool? Matte or eggshell?) or the right inky blue (green or purple undertones? Too dark or not dark enough?), there are—quite literally—infinite options to choose from. Before you head to the paint store—and definitely before you think about buying a few gallons of actual paint—check out designer and stylist Faith Blakeney’s tips for how to navigate the color process.
1. Gather the top contenders—and then add a few more.
This goes without saying, but you should always see paint colors IRL—what looks like a soft gray in that photo you saved from Pinterest might actually be closer to pale lavender in your space. Head to the paint store and grab
By Ed Del Grande, Tribune News Service
Published 7:36 p.m. ET Oct. 8, 2020
Dear Ed: I’m running the numbers for my new bathroom and noticed I can choose between a two-handle “widespread” faucet or a “centerset” faucet. Is there big differences between these types of faucets to help me with my choice?
Ted, New York state
Dear Ted: Centerset faucets are deck mounted with 4 inches between handles. Widespread faucets are made up with separate components and space between handles can be about 8 to 16 inches apart. But, the big difference can be the extra costs between installing a widespread bathroom faucet over a centerset faucet. These costs may determine what style you choose.
Some extra costs to be aware of are: Widespread faucets can be more expensive just to purchase the faucet itself. Also,
So you’re ready to put in a new bathtub, or you finally picked out that new tile for your kitchen. If you don’t want to do the work yourself, or you don’t have the time or skills to tackle a DIY home improvement project, hiring a contractor is the way to go. But choosing a home improvement contractor can be a headache: How can you tell if someone is good at a job you don’t know how to do?
When you choose a contractor, you’re hiring a new employee for a job. You wouldn’t hire the first applicant for a job at your business, so don’t choose your home improvement contractor without narrowing down the best candidates. Examine portfolios of previous work, check licensing, listen to referrals and gather competitive bids before you make a final decision.
Step 1: Get recommendations
The first step in finding the right home improvement
With so much talk around home buying and refinance rates driving the housing market this summer and fall, many want to capitalize on the low rates. Homeowners are choosing to make improvements to their existing houses to accommodate remote working and schooling, or other comforts to gain more living space.
There are great options for homeowners with projects of any size, from a small kitchen facelift to finishing basements or attics to make them livable areas. Other homeowners who have equity in their homes but don’t need to renovate may choose to consolidate debt or make a large purchase.
Are you looking to renovate your home? Happy with your home but interested in a boat, RV or debt consolidation?
Here are some financing options to consider.
Home Equity Loan
Looking for predictable, fixed payments and the flexibility to use your home’s equity in a variety of ways? If you answered
Given it’s fire-resistance, strength and insulation properties, asbestos was used quite widely in buildings for many years. In the past few years though it has been uncovered that exposure to asbestos can be fatal. Because of this, it is recommended that asbestos removal work be done by asbestos removal contractors to reduce the risk of harm to yourself, your family and others in the community.
Good asbestos removal contractors can inspect your home and identify and test potential problem areas, and then make recommendations for removal of asbestos if necessary. Removal recommendations can include actually making a plan with abatement contractors and designing a work process. Contractors can also organise quotes for asbestos removal an offer services to repair affected areas where appropriate by using modern, safe materials.
Most asbestos services also conduct final inspections to make sure the area is suitable for you to re-enter. Following this you receive … Read More
What Are The Reasons You Would Want To Buy A Compact Refrigerator?
You may need one to put in your new wet bar or den. You may have a son or daughter who is heading off on their own for the first time to a new apartment or to college. You may even want to put one in your office. Whatever the reason, you will want to do some shopping around before you make the purchase to make sure that you are getting the best compact refrigerator to meet your needs at the best price to fit your budget. Once you are armed with the information you can walk with confidence into any department store, home improvement store, or appliance store, or even to go online and buy a refrigerator.
Assess Your Finances
The first thing that you will need to do as with any big ticket purchase is to … Read More
Choosing exterior house paint colors can be a difficult decision. It takes a good deal of time and effort to decide what colors will look good together. Picking out the wrong color paint can be a very costly mistake that you’ll likely have to live with it or spend a lot of money to repaint it. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Determine how many paint colors you will be picking out. Newer homes sometimes have metal framed windows that do not need painting but they will have eaves that may need to be painted in a contrasting color to the siding. If you have window trim and shutters that will need to be painted, decide how many colors you want to work with. Generally, homeowners paint their exterior siding with one color and their exterior trim with another color and their shutters and exterior doors … Read More
Electricity is something that only a qualified electrician should be handling. Ignoring this could prove fatal for both the person concerned and for all those who use the apartment or the gadget in question. Therefore if you need an electrical job done in your home, the only wise thing to do would be to hire a qualified electrician London. If this is the first time that you are using an electrician then your next question is probably going to be how do I find one? Here are some tips:
Look for credentials
To begin with make sure that the electrician that you are considering for the job is a certified electrician. This would mean that he needs to have some sort of training in the field. Electricians also need to be licensed by the appropriate authority. In addition to their licence they also need to have a permit by the … Read More
Is your family outgrowing your present home? What can you do to make your family more comfortable and accommodate all your valuable furnishings and other home accessories? The answer is simple; Make your home more spacious by adding rooms and renovating existing spaces. Home additions and renovations are the only intelligent and inexpensive solutions to expand your living spaces. Although remodeling a home is cheaper than buying a new home, there are certain things you should consider when planning renovating your home.
How to Plan Home Renovations?
Renovation is simply not about adding an extra bedroom or converting your attic, it is more than that. Any changes and additions to your existing house means, long-term changes that will affect your daily living. Therefore, home renovations should be planned and executed wisely. Here are some tips to help you
• Enlist the help of an expert contractor who has the experience … Read More
Did you know that as a homeowner, you have control over how your property looks? Even though you may be concerned about the interior and may a few exterior items, you need to pay special attention to how your pavement looks as well. Even something as minor as the sidewalk and personal streets that lead into your property can play a large factor in how good your property looks. These can also play a large factor in how much your property appraises for. You don’t have to leave things as they are. If you want to do something different so that everything works together with your home’s appearance, don’t forget to hire some driveway contractors.
In addition to making your home look more unique, it can also provide a more stable pathway for your vehicle and visitors. Cracks and other issues that can affect the integrity of these pathways can … Read More