Renovating your home can be very upsetting to the balance of your daily living.
Before embarking on the renovation, firstly remove all items that you basically use every day such as kitchen utensils, plates, mugs, firmware and other items you use on a regularly. Arrange these items into a box and to label them, “everyday items”. doing this would help you be easily find what you need during and after renovation and it’ll also help you decide which items to keep and the ones to kick to the curbs. In this article, I’ve compiled a list of items that should either be restored or replaced.
Restore: A Damaged Bathtub
Asides the stress and the amount of work it’ll take to replace a damaged bathtub; it also costs a lot of money. It’s much worse if you have colored tubs as there’s no quick fix either. However, if your bathtub is just scratched, dented or nicked, there are companies that do repair and will come to your home and give your tub a fix and a general make over.
Replace: Distorted or Broken Tiles
The hard truth is there’s no easy fix to broken tiles. There’s no other option than to take down the tiles and start over again. This tile leveling spacers that have been rapidly gaining popularity can really help or you can choose to hire experienced tile installers.
Replace: Ripped Wallpaper
Sadly, once a wallpaper is torn or ripped, there’s no fixing to it. For most wallpapers that are smooth and have strong adhesion to the surface they are attached to, they tend to be difficult to remove. If this is the case, then you need a special oil-based primer that will be applied all over the top so you can paint on the surface like it’s done to dry walls. The reason. why an oil-based primer is preferential is that water-based products can soak into the paper and weaken the bond of the wallpaper.
Restore: Deteriorated Hardwood
In homes that have been built for long, it’s quite common to see hardwood flooring that’s been refinished so many times that you start seeing nails poking through. The best option in this case is to replace the floors, but applying a primer and painting over the floors will stretch their lifespan to the max. It’ll be no surprise if this trend becomes more popular and accepted because asides from it being easy, it’s very eco-friendly and looks great!
Replace: Worn-Out or Damaged Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring are quite durable but time takes its toll and eventually it’s starts to show signs of overuse and tiredness and it stops looking good. it’s an amazing choice because of its durability, relative cheapness and ability to withstand a lot of abuse. However, there’s no fixing when it’s damaged, straight to the trash it goes.
Replace: Moldy and Deteriorating Deck Boards
Deck boards can be refurbished and this would prolong its lifespan by an extra year or two. But generally, the best thing to do is a full replacement of deteriorating deck boards as installing new boards atop of the old ones would cause the supports below to rot far sooner than the boards above.
I hope this helps you make the right choices while renovating your house.