Replacing an internal door
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Replacing an internal door

When my house was renovated in the 1970s they replaced the beautiful old doors with cheap plywood doors. I wanted to replace our current doors with some feature doors that help to emphasise the beautiful dimensions of our house while allowing us to make the most of the light and warmth in the different rooms. I have compared options with a range of different doors before making my final decision. This blog talks about our project to select new doors in our home and I hope it will be useful to other people who are trying a similar project and replacing their internal doors.

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Affordable Bathroom Updates When Selling a Home

Priscilla Graham

It's sometimes said that kitchens and bathrooms sell homes, no doubt because homebuyers know how expensive it is to remodel those spaces, and because those are the rooms that everyone in the family will use! To make your home more desirable to buyers, you may need to make some updates to a bathroom, but may not want to invest much money in those fixes for a home you'll be putting on the market. To that end, note a few affordable updates you might consider, and that can make your bathroom more appealing to potential homebuyers.

Flooring

Peel-and-stick tile is very affordable and easy for a homeowner to install, so you avoid the cost of hiring a contractor to lay this tile for you. If the bathroom floor is already flat and even, you can simply clean it thoroughly and then apply the new tile. If the current tile has pits and grooves or deep grout lines, add a layer of thin plywood over it to create a flat surface. You can attach the plywood with construction adhesive and a line of waterproof grout along the edges for a new flooring surface that is ready for updated tile.

Tub coating

An old bathtub is very unsightly and may also look very dirty no matter how hard you scrub it. Buying a new tub can be expensive, but you might consider having a coating or glaze applied right over the old tub, and even the shower surround. This coating is like a thick type of paint that covers over stains, small chips on the tub's surface, and other imperfections. When applied over the shower surround, it can also cover old and unsightly tile for a fresh new look, and for far less money than getting new tile and a new tub installed.

Cosmetic fixes

Sometimes cosmetic fixes are all you need to update the bathroom, so consider installing a new mirror and towel bars. A glass shower screen can also be a good choice, as this is a good replacement for an old and dingy shower curtain liner; the glass of the screen will also open up the bathroom space while reflecting light. This can result in a bathroom that seems bigger and brighter, and even cleaner overall. Shower screens are very affordable and appeal to a wide range of homebuyers, so they can be a good choice for making a change to the bathroom when you're looking to sell your home.


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