No home is ever perfect, no matter how comfortable you think you are. Let’s be honest it's the little details that make home the mirror image of your imagination. When you first bought the home, your main focus might have been to restyle the decor and look at the colors and matchings for the furniture. Even the furnishings might have been given an inspection and would have battled to stay in the home. Is it time to start scraping the chafing and fix up this fixer-upper?
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What we tend to overlook are the silent inaccuracies. They may not bother us at first, but slowly and surely they’ll begin to show themselves. Have you ever had a late night and had a little too much to drink and you finally decided to make the journey upstairs. You planned to find your bed, but first, you must find the stairway banister. As you were grabbing it further along with each step, your hand was pricked by a splinter. The rest of the banister felt smooth, but that one spot showed signs of age. That’s the type of small inaccuracy you should stamp out.
Sandpaper the sill
Window sills are sturdy and designed to withstand the elements. Usually, they’re made out of a processed hardwood such as oak; window sills can break and splinter with age. It's not wise to just slather on a new coat of varnish and or paint, or to just go and stick the broken piece of wood back together with wood glue. Instead, take a piece of sandpaper and smooth off the edge. It's recommended to use fine grain sandpaper so as not to need to apply growing pressure to get the desired results. When the edge is smooth and somewhat circular, you can then move onto layering on a thicker high-quality paint.
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Chips, cracks and collapse
Bathrooms are a place of inadvertent intimacy. You’re naked and vulnerable, but it's a place of calm and a chance for a little you time. The last thing you want is to cut yourself open when you’re trying to wash yourself. Bathroom tiles are subjected to hot and cold temperatures that can change quickly. This means the tiles can expand and contract several times a day. Of course, this leads to them cracking, pieces of tile falling off the wall after steam liquifies the glue holding them on.
Eventually, the tile wall will collapse so before it does consider replacing them with newer lightweight ceramic styles that can be moulded thinner. Tiles are not something you should dispose of via normal rubbish collection means as this can lead to a fine from local authorities. In a bid to avoid this, you can employ the services of Same-Day Rubbish Removal who specialise in fast clearance of any unwanted materials. Tiles are not something that recycling services will take on either, so make sure you have the proper means of removing the ones you take off.
You may hardly notice it, but little tiny scrapes, splinters and general wear and tear will begin to show itself. They not only make for nasty surprises, but the home value will go down when eagle-eyed viewers come to see your home.
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