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How To Paint a Room: Step By Step Guide to Interior Painting

Meta title: How to Paint Your HomePainting is one of the fastest and easiest ways to personalize a room and truly make it one’s own. And on top of that, painting is an easy enough task that many homeowners opt to do it themselves as a DIY project rather than hire professionals. However, Waterways homeowners who have never painted before may not know where to start. Here is a step by step guide for how to paint a room to give it a brand new look.

Step 1: Clear the Room

Paint can be messy, so it’s important to prepare a room properly. Ideally, this is done by completely removing all furniture from the room in order to make sure it’s completely protected. However, sometimes this is impossible to do with furniture that is especially large, especially in a small living space. In this sort of case, pulling the furniture away from the walls and protecting it with a tarp can be an excellent substitution.

Step 2: Clean and Prepare Walls

In order for the paint to stick to the walls, they need to be clean of any dirt and dust that may have collected on them. Homeowners can use a vacuum to get off things like loose dust and cobwebs, but  for dirt from hands or stains, using a wet cloth and a gentle soap may be required in order to remove it completely. 

Step 3: Place Painter’s Tape and Cut In

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Are You Ready to Stop Renting and Buy a Home?

When Are You Ready to Buy?At some point or another, many renters may decide that it's time to buy a home. Often, there are signs that it's time for a renter to become a homeowner. Recognizing these signs can help a renter start working on this goal as soon as it becomes apparent. Here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Signs Its Time to Buy

There are many different signs that it's time to buy a Parson North home. Below are some of the most common reasons that renters eventually decide to become homeowners.

You Want More Space

Though this is not always the case, apartments tend to be smaller than houses. Renter's often need more space as time goes by for additional furniture, exercise equipment, additional occupants, pets or a variety of reasons. Renters may also need outdoor spaces that may not be available in a rented home or apartment.

You Want To Invest

Renters pay for their apartment every month. The money goes to the landlord for the right to live on the property. Homeowners make rent-like payments, but to a mortgage. These payments build equity. Once the house is fully paid off, the homeowner may sell for a profit. Since real estate...

Smart Tech Installations that Will Save You Money

5 Smart home tech installations with high ROIsSmart tech installations do more than just make a homeowner's life easier, they can actively save people money on their utility and maintenance bills. For those planning to stay in their home, smart tech can reduce the amount of water, power, and gas they use. For those planning to sell the home, they can list their smart tech installations as a perk to tempt home buyers to make better offers. Keep these tips in mind before heading out to the store.

Smart Temperature Control

A smart thermostat is designed to not only heat and cool the home based on zones, but it can also learn the patterns of the residents and adjust as needed. So if the owners get home late on Thursday nights, the system will find a way to maximize energy efficiency while still maintaining the comfort of everyone inside. The right thermostat can shave 12% off heating bills and up to 15% off cooling bills.

Smart Water Detection

Mold is a common occurrence that can end up being an expensive nuisance to remove. Homeowners can buy smart moisture sensors equipped with Wi-Fi to detect the humidity that can lead to mold. So if there's a small leak in the basement or an internal pipe burst, homeowners get the heads up they need to take care of the problem immediately. While these systems are highly recommended for larger homes (because...