If you’re one of those people that take immense pride in your interior design, you’re knowingly trying to inject a spark into your home. You’re trying hard to make it different and impressive. You want to see your guests a little taken aback by how in-tune you are with contemporary style. It gives you a chance to look cultured and bring out your personality, almost more than words could express. So when something occurs that tries to stamp out that spark, you feel it as a personal attack. Something bad that happens to your home, you feel as if it happened to you directly. You only have one home in this world, one place where you truly belong. It’s to rekindle that spark.
A gloomy dull face
It doesn’t matter how good your outfit is, if you have a big spot on your face, you look at bit worse for wear. That’s how you should see your front door. The front door is your home’s face. It’s the first thing guests will interact with and take the time to examine. Repainting your front door will take away some if it’s gloominess. Firstly you need to choose a day without rain or heavy winds. Tape the lock and totally cover it to prevent paint marks on the metal. Do this from one side only so you can still lock the door from the inside. Take the old paint off using paint stripper. Use high-grade sandpaper to smooth the surface. Clean off any sawdust or paint chips. Apply a primer so the paint you intend to use sticks to the door without sliding off. Now apply your chosen coat of paint. Allow it to dry and then apply a second.
A filthy kitchen
Ants may not seem like a big issue at first. They don’t bite like termites or rodents and they’re not life-threatening like some spiders. However, if you have enough of them in your home you’ll have a real problem on your hands. Ants tend to congregate wherever there is food. If there are sugar granules lying around the kitchen floor, the search party of ants will sniff them out soon enough. Call pest control and have them root out the cause and entrance. Give ants enough time and they will make a hole through almost anything. The professionals will take care of the situation and give you instructions on how to avoid your kitchen becoming an all you can eat buffet for ants.
We expect carpets to slightly harden over time. The soft fibers will eventually begin to get tougher as the carpet gets walked on more and more. However, losing its color makes the whole house drab. Using a water and steam cleaner, you can bring your carpet’s true shade back to life. You can also use a mixture of water and lemon to really fight off any stains.
When a home’s front door doesn’t glisten in the sunlight, the house looks rather dull from the outside. Repainting your door will give it a new lease of life.