Tip of the Week
Senario: You have this awesome piece of trim that you just pulled off the wall and you want to reuse it. The problem is the nails are stuck in it. How do you get them out? "Duh, simple.", right.....maybe not. Instead of knocking the nails out from back to front, pull them the rest of the way through the board. If you go the "traditional" route there is a chance that this piece of trim will be damaged and that means filler and trying to match stain or paint. A good pair of pliers should give you enough grip to pull the nails straight on through.
I started a new closet project late last week in a master bedroom that did not offer such a thing. Currently the framing is almost complete and two of the three ceiling boxes are up. This design will feature a 70" main closet with two coat closets, one at each end. With the ceiling in the room at nearly nine feet, this will provide plenty of storage and will be a great feature in the room.
Another issue that will be addressed is lighting. Don't you hate it when you have a great closet, but can't see in it? I'm adding lights down low so that shoes or other items can be seen.
This project is part of a bigger renovation involving this whole master. New drywall, electrical, shelving, and paint. Stay tuned, pics coming soon.
Installing drywall can be a challenge, the bad part is you're only half done when the drywall is hung. Mudding and taping are next. I find it easier and faster, in most cases, to use the self adhesive grid tape on the flat joints and either corner beads or paper tape in the corners. Using the grid tape allows you to get the "glue" step and first coat all in one. If your joints are tight and even, you may only need two coats instead of three. After that all you need to do is sand, prime, and paint. Property Serv LLC can handle these and other remodel projects for you and estimates are Free! Give us a call to set up an appointment today. Have a happy project.
I am ready to start offering granite on the site. I have pics of the split stone pieces and will also offer pavers/floor tiles. The granite will start at $7 per linear foot and if you need it installed I can give you an estimate on that. Take a look at the pictures, this is a really great product, very unique, and all recycled! You an have high end without adding to any landfills and you can have custom at an affordable price. I have samples if you want to see them and will be getting a full sample board soon.
Well in the past week the last window went in the back porch (finally), the kitchen window has been framed in and installed, the kitchen is 99% drywalled, and the living room now has drywall up on one wall of the two we exposed. I have removed the old linoleum and luan from the kitchen floor as well. Mudding and taping will begin probably tomorrow. I'll get new pics up soon.
Items for the RE-Store
I had a job this morning and I did get some items for the RE Store. I will get pics and descriptions and ty to have things up by tonight. Payments should be able to be made with Paypal or when an item is picked up. Keep your eyes open and check back often to see what's available and what has been taken.
Craig Jones, owner of Property Serv LLC. My goal is to better educate the homeowner and to make Richmond a better place to live.