The renovation process is a give and take. For as much as it’s been glamorized in television shows, there’s a lot that happens in between the before and after shots that you don’t typically see. Ultimately, renovation is about discovering what your house can be, and letting us put in the work to make it happen.
Idea 6: If you entertain a lot and use your island mainly as a buffet, it may be preferable to use ambient bulbs for your hanging pendant light, so that it’s understated and softer lighting. Or, opt to use candles or a buffet lamp on your island. Knowledge is power Enelle! Thanks, I love it when I can DIY and surprise everyone-great feeling. Thank you for sharing! I do not find self-assembly furniture easy to assemble. I usually let someone else do it for me. Thanks for sharing this great information.
Since John is an electrician, we clearly have that area covered. We are in need of a plumber, first and foremost, and have already had plumbers in and out of our home preparing bids. We also need someone to do the flooring, since laying tile isn’t something these two DIYers want to tackle just yet. Unless your display is of Noah’s Ark, avoid putting things in pairs. Odd numbers are far more interesting. A group of three or five items is usually better than two, four, or six.
Please do not reprint entire blog posts without my permission. However, if you want to link to a post or write about a project or post in own words that is perfectly fine, in fact I encourage it! Those of you who link to a post of mine are welcome to use a photo or two with a link to that specific post. Hello, Some really good tips for making a change without spending a lot. Good tips on tapping into rebates and other incentives from the government. When you’re remodeling or making just small changes, every little bit helps. Voted up. Cost to remodel a bathroom varies greatly by region. To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.
If any part of the project takes you out of your comfort zone, call in a professional. You may need an electrician to help run cable for in-floor heating controls, or you might need a plumber’s help if the water or drain lines need to be moved. When you’re dealing with electrical or plumbing, DIY mistakes can be catastrophic. Insulate exterior walls and staple a 6-mil vapor barrier over the insulation. Install 1/2-in. cement board (for tile) with specially coated 1-1/4-in. cement board screws spaced 6 in. on butt joints and every 8 in. in the middle of sheets. Hang 1/2-in. drywall everywhere else.