Will You Start 2020 By Remodeling The Downstairs Portion Of Your House?

Was 2019 the year that you did a major remodeling job on the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms? If so, maybe you have set 2020 as the year that you'll remodel the lower floor. Does that include your living room, family room, kitchen, and a guest powder bathroom? Maybe you are looking for ideas for your downstairs remodeling project. If so, from arranging for hardwood floor refinishing to selecting a new wall treatment for the downstairs rooms, here are some ideas that might help you.

Select New Wall Treatments - Think of starting your remodeling by choosing the wall treatments for each room. That way, the refinished floors won't be damaged by things like paint and wallpaper glue. 

Are your living room and dining room right next to each other? If they are, think of selecting the same color for both rooms. Or, at least choose two different colors that will complement each other. For example, you could paint one room a pale dove gray and then select a very soft hue of blue for the adjoining room. 

Is your family room a casual, rustic one? If it is, have you thought of having it faux painted to look like worn leather? That would be especially nice if you have leather upholstery on the family room furniture. 

Before you select the treatment for the kitchen and powder bathroom walls, think of establishing a theme for each room. For example, if you are going to establish a contemporary feeling in your kitchen, think of choosing white paint that will complement metal furniture you have selected and then add vertical red or yellow stripes in strategic places on the wall. Do the same with the bathroom. Say you go with travel theme. Choose one of your favorite colors and then have a mural of somewhere like Paris or London on the largest wall.

Arrange For Hardwood Floor Refinishing - If you are lucky enough to already have hardwood floors in most of the downstairs rooms, you more than likely don't want to give it up. However, it may be scratched, or it might have little dents in it. Over time, the shine on the wooden floors might have even totally disappeared.

You could try refinishing the hardwood floors yourself, but that would probably be a monumental project. Instead, think of arranging for professionals to restore the wood to its original beauty.

Professionals will more than likely first clean the old wood and then sand it. Do yourself a favor by covering any furniture that is in the room, or even removing it entirely to the garage or upstairs. There will be dust! And, there will be noise that comes from the state-of-the-art equipment that the finishers use.

Once the floors are cleaned and sanded thoroughly, a stain will be applied. You'll need to decide if you want to keep the same color of stain. For instance, maybe you have blond wood now, but you would rather have a richer, deeper color of brown, say a mahogany brown. It would probably not be as easy to go from dark to light, but it can certainly be done. Just be sure that you and the refinishers are on the same page before they start their work.

The last step will be when the workers seal the floors. By doing that, your hardwood floors will keep their luster for many more years. For more information, contact companies like Kenton Carpet Care.