I had two closet systems break down on me so I splurged on California Closets for my big walk in closet. I bought their basic bare bones adjustable shelving and had it installed. No fancy drawers or finishes, just shelves and some racks of different heights for hanging stuff. I absolutely love it. Almost every item of clothing I own is in that closet. Best money I ever spent, and when I sell this place, potential buyers will want it!Can someone recommend a good closet-organizing company? I can't do it myself with parts from The Container Store because I'm only going to have a few days to ready my condo before moving back into it. (And I'm so spatially-challenged it's not funny.)
California Closets has huge inventory and measures and installs but they're expensive!
If your wood is in good shape, and the wood itself isn't chipping/coming up in large splinters, you don't need those "deck over" textured products. Those are to coat decks that are in bad shape - where the wood itself really should be replaced, but you're buying time until you do that.Its a just like standard type wood deck most people have, although its about 25 years old. Guy thinks the wood is holding up great and is just going to replace a few boards because the base is still in good condition (and I ain't gonna pay for a new deck so that ended that discussion ). I don't know what product is on it now but whatever the last guy used it was clearly crap because I had this done about 3 years ago and its so flaked and peeling and beat up from weather it looks like it hasn't been stained for 20 years. If you looked at my house from the back you would think its a deserted house the deck looks so bad. This guy is going to prep it as much as he can to scrap that old stuff off. I just don't understand what the difference is with all the different types of product. I thought "stain is stain" but apparently that ain't true.
So she is saying I should be picking a darker color than the light gray, and get the "solid wood stain" instead of the
"textured wood stain"? I'm worried about the color matching since my house is light blue. And it can't just be done in like a clear coat because there's layers of colored stuff on it so he said he can't get it down to the bare wood to use clear, but will get off as much as he can. I don't want to pay to put on a new deck (unless I win the lottery). I just want it to last until I can move into a retirement community.
My parents' place had the same feature. It was there for years and gradually stopped being used for ironing and became an all-purpose counter. Then they removed it and used the niche to store cooking/baking supplies.My kitchen has one of those ironing boards in a shallow cupboard. Its smack dab in the middle of the wall and there is nothing else on that wall. WHEN we reno the kitchen, I plan on removing the ironing board and putting display shelves in there instead so I can display my Jadeite collection that has been sitting in a box for several years.
We had that in our old house. We took the ironing board out and made it into a liquor cabinent.My parents' place had the same feature. It was there for years and gradually stopped being used for ironing and became an all-purpose counter. Then they removed it and used the niche to store cooking/baking supplies.
I suppose it depends how much value it is going to add. If it was a hot property market it could be worth doing.@maatTheViking Thank you for bumping this up. I am about to start planning renos on my dad's apartment to get it ready for sale, and I am interested in the same things you listed.
The cabinets are the biggest for me, as the apartment has the original cabinets from 30+ years ago, and they are literally falling apart. We are debating whether to replace them ourselves and maybe get a higher selling price for the apartment, or selling the apartment as is (with a new paint job and new carpet) and letting the buyers replace the cabinets themselves.
Thanks for resurrecting the thread, and best wishes for your remodeling plans to go smoothly.I'm going to resurrect this old thread.
We've decided to move ahead with our kitchen remodeling plans, plans we canned last year because we got uncertain of what we wanted and we didn't like the person we worked with in Home Depot.
For the flooring, I've been trying to figure out what to get and I want FSU's collective advice. I grew up with hardwood (plywood core I think) floors, and I've never heard you can't wash them etc. however here in the US everyone acts like hardwood cant be washed using a mop? I'm very confused about this.
for the kitchen I'd like some recommendations for countertops. We probably don't want granite, but who knows. So far weighing between solid surface and quartz
I think as long as it is fresh and clean (a new paint job in a neutral colour wouldn't go astray) but I agree about the stress. And I think older places, unless an investor is going to buy it, like to put their own stamp on it when they take it over. But that is my way of thinking. I brought my house specifically because I knew I wanted to do that. I looked to the potential.@overedge I'm really not sure about redoing anything before selling. I think it highly depends on the market. I'm not sure you will get return on investment on it? You might just set the price slightly higher than what you want for it, and as soon as someone mentions the cabinets, knock that amount off so they can replace them themselves?
i think it is a lot of stress, and what if the peopel don't like it? I remember looking at a freshly painted house, which was painted in a color we disliked. At a house with a new kitchen, with countertops we didn't like. as a buyer it feels like such a waste, and I dont want to pay extra for something I dont like?
but if there is more sellers than buyers in your market, you might not get many buyers who need to do things themselves.