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I decided to re-design our living room and used a map of the world and the colors blue and green as my inspiration. I used existing furniture and just changed the accessories and the one wall accent.
Remodeled kitchen with new microwave drawer, restoration hardware handles, stainless steel apron sink, quartz counter, shaker cabinets, and a built in kitchenaid oven.
Old houses are gems, but preserving them is indeed a hefty task. But by understanding and knowing the common mistakes that we make while repairing them, we can increase the longevity of the house. Here’s what masonry contractors in Hinsdale say about this.
Old houses are symbols of antiquity and vintage pride. And, you’re surely a lucky fellow if you’ve got an old house to yourself. But they must also be maintained very properly and efficiently otherwise you may have to shell out hefty amounts from your pockets for its regular updo.
In this article, we shall provide you a list of those common mistakes which you make often and, hence, not only lower the longevity of the house but also ravish your pockets—
1) No More Cheap Paints
Paints not only make the house look better, but also protect the house against a lot of climatic hazards. So, choose the paint properly. Invest in good quality paint. If you’re hiring professionals for the job, keep a track of the paints they buy. Do your homework, and if possibly ask them the amount of paints they’ll need to do the house, and likewise, buy them yourself.
2) Prim and Prep the Walls Properly
No matter how much better paints you buy, if you’re walls are not prepared properly, then be prepared to see flaky paints in no time. Before you start painting, scale off the old paints and dust the wall properly off any dirt or dust. Then prime your walls with a good quality primer before painting them anew.
3) No Waterproof Exteriors
Waterproof exteriors may be “in” now, but for residential purposes those are better be avoided. Instead, you may use mineral silicate paints which not only transmit around 90% of the internal water vapor but also make the house much more durable than their waterproof counterparts.
4) Using the Wrong Mortal
Before painting your house, you must make it a point to learn the art of mixing mortars. There are two kinds of mortars available—lime and Portland cement—and, no matter which you’re using, you must make it a point to learn the directions for use before using them straightway.
5) No Waterproof Interiors
If you think waterproof interiors will prevent damps to seep in, then you’re wrong. Instead, the water gets accumulated in the masonry foundation walls and wrecks havoc on the building. There are some simple techniques by which you can solve this problem.
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Self storage industry in the United States has been booming at a screaming rate. Between the years 2000 to 2005, there were over 3,000 storage facilities built every year in the country. The size of the storage industry in US is bigger than the size of the Manhattan Island. According to estimates, one out of ten households take rental self storage units.
Self-storage facilities can be hired by both individuals and businesses. Some of the most common sizes of storage units hired are 5X5, 5X10 and 5X15. Individuals use storage units to keep their household goods such as seasonal clothing and other goods. Apart from household goods, many use storage units for keeping their vehicles while they are not in the country. Businesses use self storage units for keeping their office inventory, documents, furniture among many other goods in storage units.
Some of the reasons for people to hire self storage space are:
Outdoor parking for storing RVs and boats
Alarms on individual storage units
Complimentary use of dollies and furniture carts
Complimentary use of moving vans
Elevators for multi-storied facilities
Drive-up loading docks and access to outside units
Automatic entry with computerized access
Surveillance cameras and monitoring stations