A Bit of Color, Part One

A bit of color can completely change the entire vibe of a room. It can make a staid room feel lighter, a heavy room feel brighter, a stark room feel homier. Color is also one of the easiest ways to give our homes a new look. It’s much cheaper to paint a room than to get new curtains, or carpet or wallpaper. Painting is quick way to refresh and repurpose a space into something completely different. A coat of paint can change a kids’ playroom into an adults’ library. A coat of paint…Read more …

Moisture and Drywall, Part Two

Continuing with our discussion about drywall and water damage, let’s look at indicators, identifiers and remedies. Water damage is one of the most common reasons for drywall repair. When water penetrates drywall, it can cause walls to lose firmness and crumble. Indicators of water damaged drywall include: Staining or discoloration on ceilings or walls Peeling tape joints Dampness in the basement and periodic water infiltration Musty odor, (typically in the basement) Loose tiles (floor and wall) Bowed walls Left unresolved, water damaged homes can develop mold and mildew, suffer structural damage and experience…Read more …

Moisture and Drywall, Part One

Every homeowner will come across a crack in their drywall. No one is immune. Cracked drywall is unsightly and it draws attention and focus away from the décor of your room.  As discussed in the previous two blogs, there are many reasons why cracks may be caused in drywall, many due to the settling of your house. But there are some things that can cause the drywall to crack other than the house settling, poor drywall installation, objects on the wall causing it stress, and cracked paint. More severe problems would be due…Read more …

More Drywall Culprits

Now, that we have covered basic drywall knowledge, back to Drywall Cracks, other than settling cracks… Today I am going to discuss some of the other things that could be causing those nasty little cracks in your beautiful home. One major cause of drywall cracking is quite simply improper installation of the drywall, and in particular errors in taping and application of the joint compound. If the seams between the drywall sheets are not correctly taped and sanded down with joint compound, the sheets can move resulting in the tape cracking. Drywall is…Read more …

Drywall 101

As I discussed in my last couple of postings, drywall cracks are the worst!  They are unsightly and ruin the décor of any room.  They instantly draw the visitors’ eye away from your art, your décor, your furnishings, and instead your visitor is constantly left trying not to stare at the crack in your wall!  It’s awful!  But what’s causing those cracks?  Well there could be many different things causing a drywall crack. In my last blog I discussed drywall cracks caused by house settling. Today, I want to back up a bit…Read more …