Today is May 29th which makes it Day 58 in 100 days of Home Improvement. What have we done so far?
– Started pruning the citrus trees – it makes picking fruit a lot easier. Also you get rid of all the diseased and dead parts of the tree. I don’t when was the last time the previous owners pruned the trees.
– Continue to reach out to other contractors – I know this is dragged out but you should collect as many estimates as possible. We are not looking for the lowest price. We’re looking for the best package for the best price. For examples, we’re looking for someone to professionally paint the common rooms. There are some professional painters that remove old paint, prime, and add new paint and there some that do all that including patching up cracks and removing some of the blisters in the wall.
– Continue to work in the patio and tiles – Most tedious project ever. There will be spurts we’ll be working on it everyday and days when we won’t because work and life happens.
– Collecting samples, lots of them – Who said the fun ends after you finish the wedding? I know the planning part of the process is fun because you go to food tastings and collect different fabrics and create boards but really, looking back it’s all frou frou stuff compared to remodeling. I’m glad I didn’t take the wedding planning too seriously. When you’re a homeowner, please, please collect as many samples as you can from paints to tiles to flooring. The things you choose to improve your home can rise in value. I hate to say this, but a wedding does not.
Above are samples of cork flooring I got from Durodesign. I discovered them when I attended the Pasadena Showcase House Event. There are some colors I requested that came out a lot darker than expected. Anyways I can always request for other swatches. I already decided out of the five, there were two I was going to use for our master room. From there I’ve been laying the samples around the bedroom taking photos in different parts of the room and in different lights. I’ll talk about that in a different post. Initially I thought I was going to commit to one color for the master bedroom but after placing the two in different parts of the room and taking pictures, I think I changed my mind.