Learning about Home Remodels
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Learning about Home Remodels

Hi there, my name is Jeb Boston. Welcome to my site about home remodels. As a young boy, I was always vying to have my room remodeled to match the latest trends. I wanted to pick out new paint schemes and flooring options to match my current interests. My parents were reluctant, but agreed as long as I helped do the work. As a result, I learned a lot about the tools and techniques used by remodeling contractors. I will use this site to share information about home remodels that you can perform on your own. I will also discuss the jobs better left to the professionals. I hope you will visit my site often to learn more. Thanks for visiting.


Learning about Home Remodels

Transform Your 1980s-Era Mirrored Cupboard Doors With These Projects

Vanessa Graham

When you move into a home that was built in the 1980s, there may be a number of elements that are structurally sound but could benefit from some upgrading. In many homes of this era, you'll find full-length mirrored cupboard doors in the master bedroom. While the idea of this much mirror may be appealing, older homes often have mirrors that are tinted a bronze or copper color, which limits their appeal. If you're ready to bid farewell to these reminders of yesteryear, here are some projects that you can tackle.

Cover The Mirrors In Wallpaper

You might not favor the look of wallpaper on the walls of the bedroom, but some snazzy accents in wallpaper can definitely increase the room's visual appeal. Shop for a type of wallpaper that you enjoy — something understated but with a bit of pizzazz can often be suitable. Then, with the right wallpaper glue, you can apply the wallpaper directly over the mirrors on your cupboard door. This is easier than trying to replace the doors or remove the mirrors, and shouldn't take you very long to complete.

Attach Cork Pads To The Mirrors

Another way to completely change the look of your mirrored cupboard doors is to cover them in cork pads. You can buy cork pads in a variety of sizes — 12 inches by 12 inches is a common size. Buy enough to cover the surface area of each of the doors, and then affix the cork pads with two-sided tape or glue to the mirrors. This look is perfect if you favor rustic designs, but it also has a high degree of functionality. You and your spouse can use short pushpins to affix photos, mementos, and other family items to the cork to create a unique decoration for your bedroom.

Paint The Mirrors With Blackboard Paint

Buy a can of blackboard paint from your local paint shop and get a handful of pieces of chalk. With a roller, apply the blackboard paint over the mirror. You may need to apply a couple coats to achieve your desired look. When the blackboard paint dries, you'll have a custom blackboard that you can use for various purposes. If you're the type of couple who wants to stay meticulously organized, you can turn the blackboard into a weekly schedule for you and your spouse. Otherwise, you can use the chalk to write love notes to your spouse when he or she isn't looking.

For more ideas or help, get in touch with someone who does house renovations, such as Hybrid Painting & Decor