3 Things You Must Look Out For In Your Renovation Contractor

3 Things You Must Look Out For In Your Renovation Contractor

The market of contractors and renovations can be a daunting one. Coupled with inexperience and lack of knowledge, you might find yourself living with flaky walls and leaky bathrooms. Let’s discuss some of the basic renovation done in most houses and what you need to be aware off. 1. Your Home Paint Having a good coat of paint on your walls is a process. It’s essential to know what goes on behind the scene. What You Need To know Priming. Primers are painted onto the wall before the actual painting is done. Primers function as an undercoat that seals the surface so the paint adheres to the surface instead of soaking into the wall. Priming is especially needed when painting: Raw wood (the primer seals in resins Raw drywall (primer seeps into the paper and provides a smooth paint surface) Patched walls Raw metal Rough surfaces (primer will help smoothen out surface) Stained surfaces Ensure that your renovator doesn’t skip the priming process.  Different surfaces require different types of primer. Do a quick search to find out the suitable primers and make sure that your contractor uses the right primers. It is also imperative for the primers to be left for 24 to dry for them to take effect. There are only certain exceptions to do away with primers so do research before hand before nodding yes to anything your renovator tells you. Consequences of Shoddy Workmanship? *Image courtesy of depositphotos The effects of skipping priming can be detrimental. Paint applied to unprimed surfaces tends to peel, crack, and chalk more than paint applied to properly primed surfaces. 2. Flooring...
Moore’s Law of Real Estate – Gunnar Branson

Moore’s Law of Real Estate – Gunnar Branson

This Talk at TEDxNaperville describes how Moore’s law of exponential shrinking applies to real estate too. The physical spaces in which we live, work, and play are transforming in front of our eyes and will eventually disrupt every aspect of our physical world and how we live in it. So what’s coming our way and how will it affect us? Do you agree with Mr. Branson’s...