High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

Transform Your Bathroom From Drab To Fab

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Everyone wants to be proud of their home. When you fail to invest in your home, it can start to lose its appeal and function. Over time, your family may start to grow out of the home. Although selling your home and buying a new one may be an option, it can get expensive and time consuming. By putting a little effort into the home you already have, you could end up recouping your money plus more when you do decide to sell it. One of the easiest rooms to transform is the bathroom. It is also one of the smallest rooms in the home, so you don't have to worry about putting in as much time or money. 

Anytime you start to remodel your bathroom, you have to be ready to be inconvenienced. The bathroom remodeling process can be time consuming, depending on what you want. No matter what size the room is, even the smallest room can benefit from a great remodel. Bathroom remodeling is not as inconvenient as a kitchen remodel as long as you have another option for your bathroom needs.

Accessorize Your Bathroom

One of the biggest transformations you can make to your bathroom without spending a lot of money is changing the paint color. Over time, the paint can crack and chip, causing it to look unfinished. By adding a fresh coat of paint, you can revive the room in no time. Most real estate agents will urge you to choose a neutral color if you're thinking about selling your home in the near future. Too bold of a color will turn away potential buyers. You can still customize the room to your liking by choosing cool or warm neutrals. For a smaller pop of color, you can add a bright shower curtain or add some colorful guest towels to hang. 

Upgrade your Fixtures

Bathrooms are notorious for having a lot of metal fixtures. Depending on when your home was built, your bathroom fixtures could be outdated if you've never changed them. The gold and brass look is out. Most modern homes consist of copper, brushed nickel, or other silver looking colors for the finishes. This can be done quickly by changing out cabinet knobs, light fixtures, and door knobs. You don't have to spend a lot to get a different look. 

Sinks and Showers

One of the best upgrades you can make during your bathroom remodel is adding his and hers sinks. Not only can this help when you both need to use the bathroom at once, but it allows you to have access to a larger counter area. 

Separating the shower and bathtub is another great upgrade you can accomplish to make your bathroom stand out. This not only helps make the bathroom more functional, but it can add value to your home as well. 

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27 January 2015