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Month: March 2014

Learning More About Home Maintenance – Grout Sealers

You probably aren’t aware of how many different tasks you have to do to make your home running smoothly. Things may look simple when you take a look at the surface, but if you scratch it a bit…oh boy! There are many little details every homeowner needs to take care of to make his home clean and functioning.

I realized that there are more and more things we need to take into account when cleaning and maintaining our home simply because there are too many options now. When you want to buy a certain tool or appliance, you have to go through a lot of rubbish and a lot of faulty or expensive models to find the one that’s perfect for you. I recently had to buy a grout sealer for my bathroom tiles and discovered I needed more time to do the research than to do the actual sealing!

Yes, and this was because you can’t mix the chemicals – your grout cleaner has to be compatible with your grout sealer. So you got to read the labels. But since I didn’t want to go to Home Depot and read one label after another, I did a few searches online. I found several good guides on sealer options and discovered there are 3 different types of grout sealers: coatings, penetrating and color sealers. Each of these had their advantages and disadvantages and could work with specific cleaners only. Some could repel oil, others couldn’t. Some penetrated the surface, others did not. And so on.

I read the whole thing and figured out what I needed. Only then did I go to Home Depot and got the goods. I finished working with it in a couple of hours only and it was a piece of cake. I don’t know, maybe I am more a doer than a reader. Once I knew exactly what I need and what will make my bathroom tiles look good, I got down to business. I’ll tell you that bathroom flooring is the easiest surface to clean and maintain. It hardly gets any dust, while hardwood flooring has a lot of it, water won’t hurt the tiles and even if there is some dirt and grime, it is not as noticeable as it is with laminate or vinyl for example.

In the end, there’s a lot of things we, homeowners, need to know about to keep our home looking great and operating at optimum. It’s a tough job, but, it brings a lot of satisfaction!

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Renovating Norwich Bathrooms – A How To Guide

When you have lived many years in your house, it can get boring, leaving you feeling uninspired and unhappy. While renovating your house can be too much of a pull on the money strings, a perfect way to remedy the situation is to renovate your bathroom.

Nothing can improve your Norwich homes than a new bathroom. It’s something for you to focus on, and can make a great individual or family project. If you’re still wondering whether you should or shouldn’t renovate Norwich bathrooms, here are six reasons to help you decide.

Monetary value of your home rise

When prospective buyers of your home notice the fact that the house has been well maintained the value of your house is increased as they will be willing to pay a higher price for it. A well kept new bathroom is a major plus point when you’re looking to sell. This is an excellent way of making back all the money you invested in your property in the first place.

Safety features

While renovating your Norwich bathrooms, you can fix all the leaks and loose tiles, making it more secure and easy to be in. This way, you’re also checking your bathrooms for unwanted mould and other unhygienic things that you can get rid of at the same time.

Storage space

When your house is overcrowded and you are desperately in need of storage space, the bathroom inevitable becomes the one spot you can dump all the extras in. If you remodel your Norwich bathrooms while keeping this in mind, chances are you’ll be able to create more space for storing items too, typically killing two birds with one stone.

Relax in style

Perhaps the best reason to renovate your bathroom is for yourself. Nothing is more relaxing than taking a long shower or bath in a tub. And the best part about this is that when you redesign your bathroom, you put in exactly what you want in there, so you know exactly what pleases you. This makes a long shower or baths something to look forward to even more. What’s more, if you have kids, this is a great way to get them interested in a bath too. So your Norwich bathroom is not just a place for you to unwind after a long day, but advantageous to the rest of your family as well!

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Give your home some freshness

Renovating one part of the house has a two-fold benefit. It isn’t as pricey as renovating the entire house and at the same time makes the whole house feel fresh and new anyway. This makes you happy, as well as prevents you from burning a large hole in your pocket.

Get your dream new bathroom

Another reason is that in this process your Norwich bathrooms will reflect the new bathroom of your dreams. It can be the one place where everything is exactly how you’ve always wanted it to be. After all, it’s the small things in life that matter!

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