is my first experience drywalling and using drywall compound. So im definitely not a expert in drywalling or using drywall compound, but ive been very impressed with the drywall compound i bought. When i first started i knew from working on jobsites that drywall compound creates a massive amount of dust, in the air and everywhere else! So i did my research, searched out a couple prooducts and settled on synko dust control compound ready mixed. I was very impressed by this product, it was easy to apply smoothly, sand when dry, and created very little dust.The dust actually fell straight down from the point of sanding making cleanup very easy, even though i knew the dust would fall straight to the ground i still didnt want the cleanup afterwards, so i used the wet dry vac to catch the dust as it fell, eliminating any clean up afterwards!
This is a question that everyone has to ask before starting a home renovation, since home renovations can get very expensive depending on the work involved and the finishes you plan on. The main questions to ask yourself are:
- Are you planning to do renovations to flip the property and make a quick sell? If this is so, than you'll want make sure you spend the majority of the money on the construction making it right and less on the finishes. You can do alot of nice finishes on a budget to get the best bang for your buck
- Are you planning on making this your final home and are in it for the long haul? If this is what your planning, than you basically can do whatever your budget will allow, its better to spend more money to get exactly what you want and be happy with it over a long period of time.
- You also have to research how much your property is worth and how much propertys are selling around you. You'll want to figure out how much money you can put into the house before it'll go over its selling price so you dont end up taking a loss on the property. If you dont plan on selling right away, than you'll have to estimate what your selling value will be at the point of selling.
The best thing about renovations is that some of the smallest renovations can give you the best bang for the buck. Things like upgrading appliances, updating finishes like baseboards, trims, flooring, and painting can add appeal to the house increasing how much people actually want to pay for a house.
Now take my house for example: When i bought it, there was a faint smoke smell when viewing but it wasnt until later when i took possession that i witnessed all the cans of stain and odor blocker paint and i mean a dozen cans of it. This is when i realized in order to sell it they had to mask the smoke smell that had seeped into every crack of the house. I didnt notice how bad it was until i started to renovate my basement, I started to take down drywall and a literally thought someone was smoking right behind me the smell was so strong. I also noticed the tar staining that was halfway through the drywall, this would of been evident upon viewing the house, but by painting it they were able to hide it and get a sale.