Archive for March, 2010

A Face Lift For Your Fence

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Was your fence once stunning—and now isn’t? Don’t worry—a dingy fence shouldn’t stress you out. Even if it’s caked with mud, has countless scratches, and the paint is washed out and peeling—there’s still something to be done. All you need to have is patience.

Select a bright and cheery color that matches your house and/or porch. If you have dried clods of dirt clinging to your fence, don’t be discouraged. You can pressure wash your fence with a power-washer, which will undoubtedly take off the grime. As for the scratches, if you paint it with a quality brand, such as Benjamin Moore or Sherwin-Williams, most of the scratches won’t be visible.

Now for the paint—the most important part of the operation. Hire a professional or if you’re a handy person—do it yourself. Hopefully, you’d picked out a particular color paint (cream usually looks incredible.) Once painted, your old, dinged-up fence now looks brand-new.

Laminated flooring

Monday, March 29th, 2010

“Laminate flooring—for better or for worse?” You may ask yourself. In my opinion, laminate flooring can be a very good idea, depending on your situation. It looks authentic, but much more workable than real wood or carpeting.

For people with pets (particularly dogs) it is a must. Dogs can easily scratch hardwood flooring with their toenails. Dog booties may work for some go-with-the-flow kinds of canines, but as everyone knows, not all dogs like the confined feeling of little squishy shoes on their paws. Therefore, laminate is the best decision.
Hardwood flooring is beautiful—but quite expensive. It is easily scraped, ruined, or stained. For families with small children, hardwood flooring can be damaged.