Do You Want to Make Your House Prettier? Check this!Posted by at October 3, 2011 in Bathroom | Floor | Furniture | Home Improvement | Home Interior | Interior Design | kitchen | Remodelling | repair home
No matter how eager you are to make your house prettier, you have to take care of the ugly stuff first: inadequate heating, bad wiring, a worn-out roof, improper ventilation, and dangers to health such as radon, asbestos, and lead-based paint.
You want to talk really ugly? Let’s talk about termites, which I had to deal with when I first got it into my head to renovate my first house 22 years ago. Squirrels are also ugly, especially when they find their way into your house through rotted fascia boards in the late fall and then spend the winter running back and forth along the joists in the ceiling above your bed in the middle of the night.
Do I have issues? You bet I have issues. And I won’t even get into the theory that mice travel in nation states, not pairs or families.
Our first house, built in 1848, had an L-shaped structure added sometime in the 1920s so that the kitchen could be brought up from the basement to the first floor. Along the way, the long part of the L was divided into a bathroom and a laundry room.
On the other side of the bathroom was a storage shed, attached to both the exterior wall and to a cement block wall. The storage shed was rotted out, and I decided to demolish it. Just as began my work in the early spring, a great quantity of bugs began swarming around me.