What I Learned While Remodeling My HomeWhat I Learned While Remodeling My Home


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What I Learned While Remodeling My Home

Me and my wife bought a fixer-upper a few years ago with every intention on converting it into our dream home. The problem was, we were not nearly as skilled in home construction and remodeling as we thought we were. After a few failed projects, we needed to really take a step back and reevaluate our plan. We knew there was no money in the budget to hire a contractor to do everything, so there were some skills we were going to have to learn on our own. After several months of actively seeking out the information we needed to get the job done, we were finally able to successfully remodel the kitchen in our new house. While the house is still a work in progress, we are successfully accomplishing new tasks every day. In this blog, I hope to bring together all of the information we learned along the way.

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4 Masonry Repairs And Restorations To Makeover Your Home Inside And Out For Renovations

The masonry around your home can be damaged by different causes, which may be unsightly and require you to need repairs when doing renovations. There are many options to restore the brick or stone around your home, as well as improve appearance when you have the repairs done. The following masonry repairs and restorations will help you makeover your home when doing renovations: 

Replacing Cracked Mortar Joints to Repair the Brick and Stone Outside of Your Home  

The mortar joints in your brickwork can become cracked due to general wear and settling problems. If you repair the problems before they grow, usually replacing the mortar joints is enough to prevent the problems from getting worse. If there is extensive wear, cracks, and damage, you may want to consider replacing the mortar joints on all the brickwork around your home.  

Refacing the Fireplace Inside with A New Brick or Stone Design for A Renovated Look  

The fireplace of your home may have an outdated brick or tile hearth that you want to renovate with a new look. Consider improvements with new stone or masonry materials to give your fireplace a makeover. There are also options for veneers that can coverup damaged fireplaces and give them a new life with a modern design.  

Tuckpointing To Cover Damaged Brick Exteriors and Give Your Home A Renovated Look  

Sometimes, the damage to the masonry of your home can include problems like cracked bricks in addition to old repairs and mortar joint damage. The option to repair this damage is often to replace the brick, but tuckpointing is another repair technique that you may want to consider. Tuckpointing uses different colored mortars to repair the damage by refacing the brick and making it look clean and new.  

Veneer Masonry Faces to Add Attractive Details to Plain Concrete Features That Are Unsightly 

There may also be concrete features around your home that are unsightly that you want to improve. Some of these features can be improved with masonry veneers to give you the look of brick and stone that matches your home. The veneer features can also be used to add other details, such as masonry pedestals for columns on a porch.  

These are some tips to help with the repairs and restorations to makeover your home when you are doing renovations. If you are ready to start renovations to your home and have worn and damaged brick or stone, contact masonry work services for help with some of these repairs and improvements.