This was apartment with good ‘bones’ on MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland, California. This was a ground-floor one-bedroom unit that had not been consistently occupied.
Anyone who ever tried to paint (any kind of paint) over urethane or varnish as a kid knows it doesn’t work. If you ever tried to paint wood without a hefty few layers of sandable primer, you have seen the same thing. Continue reading “The Three Ways To Resurface Your Kitchen Cabinets”
The existing backsplash was tile, which had to be demolished. You don’t need concrete backer unless the tile will be in an area that regularly gets wet (shower, bath, floors). Continue reading “Emeryville Backsplash, December, 2018”
So, the holidays are here. You’re hosting. If you’re thinking of ways to spruce up your home, but hesitant because of the time crunch, you needn’t be. Continue reading “Ten Holiday Home Improvements That Take Less Than 4 Days”
I would say molding is number 5 on the list, in terms of cost-for-value whole-home improvements, behind perhaps 1) landscaping/yard, 2) interior paint, 3) exterior paint, and 4) flooring. Continue reading “Emerald Hills, Window Casing, Jambs, Sills, Heads, November, 2018”
Attention! Don’t use gray mortar to get a ‘bleached’ look with whitewashed brick kitchen backsplashes. You want to use mortar, and you need to use a grout bag. Continue reading “Kitchen Countertops, Painted Cabinets, Brick Backsplash, Inner Sunset, San Francisco, 2018”