Is A Full Refinishing Always Necessary?

When your hardwood floors are looking dull and dirty, getting them refinished is a good way to restore their natural beauty. However, a full refinishing—one that involves deep sanding and painting—isn't always necessary. Here's an alternative that may work just as well and save you some time and money in the process. Screen and Recoat Hardwood floors typically have a topcoat that helps protect the wood from damage from the elements and foot traffic.

Turning a Spare Room or Area into a Laundry Room? Make Sure to Add Cabinetry

When you first looked at your home before putting in an offer, you may have analyzed the furniture layout and functionality for every room. The house may have extra rooms or spaces that cannot be considered a bedroom, but you have a lot of freedom with how to use them. If there is a dedicated room, you can give it almost any functionality that you desire. But if the space is open to the rest of the home and you want something more permanent, you can install a wall or two along with an interior door so that it becomes an actual room inside your house.

How To Restore Maple Hardwood Floors

If your maple hardwood floor looks faded or has some scratches, you don't need to install a new floor. Maple floors can be restored to look new again. There are two ways to refinish hardwood floors: sanding and using liquid refinisher. A beginner should be able to do either technique. Here are tips to restore a maple hardwood floor. Prepare to Work For this project, you need:  work gloves safety goggles shop vac masking tape dry rags or applicator pads scouring pads (optional) shallow pan (optional) hammer needle-nose pliers wood filler putty knife orbital sander edge sander and 50-grit to 300-grit sandpaper liquid refinisher (optional) polyurethane sealer maple stain Wear hearing protection to protect the ears from sanding noise.

Oh No! If The Pet Or Carpet Must Go—Maybe You Can Keep Them Both

Has your pet ruined your carpet? Perhaps you are ready to replace it and explore your flooring options. If you strongly prefer carpet but you feel as though it is no longer ideal due to your experience prior experience, you should take a moment to learn about some alternatives.The following points are a quick breakdown of some things you can do if the desire for carpet is still there.  Partial Installation

Remodeling Your Kitchen? 3 Must Have Upgrades You Should Consider

One way that homeowners like to give their house a makeover is by remodeling their kitchen. With so many ways to do a kitchen remodel, the possibilities are practically endless.  Consider making these 3 upgrades to your kitchen that will definitely help it stand out from your old one. Granite Countertops Your kitchen countertops get used every single day, and upgrading them to natural stone will provide many benefits.  Granite can help provide a very durable surface, which will allow you to use knives on your counters or place a hot pan directly on the surface, all without the fear of causing damage to the material.