Remodel Your Home to Make It More Saleable
May 11 2012
Are you planning to sell your house and are not getting any good offers? The easiest way to bring in more buyers is to remodel the house. Sounds like a tough nut to crack? Well, it is. Unless you break it down to small manageable units anything is too tough. But if you break it down, even remodeling your entire house will be a breeze. Handling the whole project yourself might take more time than when it is being done by professionals but it will definitely come cheap compared to hiring workers and architects. Also, you can do things your own way. Discussed below are a few tips to help you with the work and these are very useful even if you are a complete novice.
Before you begin working on any kind of demolition work cut of the power supply to the wires and switches in that room to avoid any untoward incidents.
While remodeling, the simplest step is to strip the old furniture. If you are using strippers that are solvent-based, then there are a few things you have to keep in mind. Make sure that no stove is turned on and everyone who is working is wearing gloves. Smoking is completely prohibited. For the safety of your eyes, make sure that you are wearing goggles.
You might be tempted to throw out your old cabinets when you are remodeling the kitchen or the basement. Do not throw them out. They are very useful for later remodeling purposes. So, keep them in your attic.
If the plumbing connections are not tight enough then you can use a good quality tape used by plumbers and wrap it around the edges of the valves and taps. Tighten the nuts, if required, first with your hands and then with the help of a wrench. It is better if you can use adjustable ones. Make sure that you do not over-tighten the links as they might crack the fittings of the plumbing.
Many people like to have an extra storage space. Now, they are not so easy to build, unless or course you are using steel for building them. The British used steel buildings way back in the 17th century as storage facilities and for their workers’ quarters. They are easy to build and can be moved to any desired location if need be. So, if you have some free space then you might consider this new addition to your home to attract more buyers.
Any demolition work that you undertake will definitely create a lot of noise and dust. So, wearing a mask at all times is a must. Along with it, wear the gloves and the goggles. If you have to work with the insulation on the inside, add long sleeves along with gloves.
Measurement is a very important aspect that you must keep in mind. If you are doing this kind of job for the first time, then measure twice and have it rechecked by someone you can rely on before you go for any cutting. Precise measurements do take time even for the experts. So, do not grudge any extra time that you have to devote as it is going to be very helpful later on. A faulty measurement can only result in an ill-fitting arrangement.
Are you going to work with copper pipes? Then invest in a good pipe cutter. They do the job best and do not try to replace it with anything else. If the pipes are not clean cut then you will have a lot of difficulty in fitting them in place. No amount or alteration will solve the matter.
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