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Friday, 13 August 2021
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Not Your Grandma’s Wallpaper

It is not unusual to see homebuyers cringe when they tour a listing with wallpaper, especially if the home was built in the 1960’s or 70’s and it is original to the home.  Many of us have had the experience of trying to remove old wallpaper only for it to come off in pieces and take chunks of sheetrock with it!  And then there are the homeowners that decided they no longer enjoyed their wallpaper and painted over it instead of removing it.  If you do a search, there are probably as many different “how to remove wallpaper” hacks on the Internet as there are patterns of old wallpaper! 

Wallpaper use declined in the late 1970’s as homeowners started taking a more minimalist approach to decorating.  However, wallpaper didn’t completely disappear.  The wallpaper border became popular to add a bit of interest without the time or expense commitment of all four walls.  But, unlike the older paper, borders were usually not as difficult to remove because they were installed after a room was painted. 

After the border craze subsided, wallpaper took a rest.  However, if you have looked at any home improvement sites, blogs or watched any shows recently, you will see the trend returning but it is not your Grandma’s wallpaper!

As with any returning trend, it has been reimagined and is much bolder to satisfy the new maximalist trend of bigger, brighter patterns, colors and textures.  Current production technology has improved the medium and digital graphics allow you to choose and design a custom look specifically for your home.  Having your design printed on paper is only one option.  Fabric, grass cloth, cork, vinyl or custom papers can be used to produce a striking option for your space.  Many homeowners choose to use modern wallpaper designs or custom murals in entryways, powder rooms or as accent walls in bedrooms and laundry rooms.  The options available are endless!

If you are looking for a way to add some visual interest to a space in your home and paint just won’t do, consider perking up the space with a custom wallpaper creation.

 

Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265

www.BrentwoodandBeyond.com

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

 

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Posted on 08/13/2021 9:22 AM by Jarod Tanksley
Thursday, 22 July 2021
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What’s Your Address?

Do you ever get your neighbor’s mail or packages or do they get yours?  Sometimes, it may just be an oversight by the mail carrier or delivery person.  However, if it happens often or if visitors seem to have difficulty locating your home you may want to spruce up your house numbers.  After all, telling someone to turn by the “big tree” might not be the best description of which home is yours! 

Are your house numbers visible from the street?  Can they be seen at night?  Are they old, faded or hanging crooked?  Are numbers missing from the address sequence?  One of the most popular tips for improving curb appeal is to give your front door a fresh coat of paint.  Another easy way to add some visual interest to the front of your home is to add or update your house numbers.  Having your house number prominently displayed will not only help your guests or delivery drivers find your home, but also help emergency personnel find your home if you ever need them!

There are many options to choose from and they can be as simple or as elaborate as you like depending on your home’s exterior style.  Vinyl or metal numbers could easily be added to an area near your front door or even attached directly to the door.  If you like craft projects you could add your house numbers to the front of a window box of flowers, make a fancy plaque out of wood or metal or paint the numbers on a large rock!  If a craft project is not your thing, there are plenty of sign, plaque or marker options that can be ordered including solar-powered items that are visible at night.  Some may also choose to have house and mailbox digit font styles coordinate with each other for a more cohesive look.

Most home improvement stores and hardware stores have a section for letters, numbers and some kits for this purpose.  A quick internet search will provide more ideas for inspiration.  Just be sure your numbers are large enough to be seen from the road.  Adding or updating your house numbers can be a simple, inexpensive and creative way to improve your home’s curb appeal this summer and will also serve you well the next time someone needs to find your home!

 

.... You've Got A Friend in Real Estate"

 

Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265

www.BrentwoodandBeyond.com

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

 

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