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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hard Core Remodeling but Were Afraid to Ask Part 4!

Intimidated yet?
Bored out of your mind?
Not even considering doing your own beams?
Want something more manageable to tackle yourself?
 Maybe even save a little money?
Then welcome to
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hard Core Remodeling but Were Afraid to Ask!
 And today we'll be discussing the baseline!
Those often gross, uninteresting bits of trim that you inherit from builders
or previous owners that are hard to look at.
These had no statement, no oomph.
I know, you'd rather hire a pro to come in and replace them with something
heftier, more detailed and decorative, right?
But would removing the old ones keep a little ka-ching in your pocket?
And there's nothing to it!
 All you need is a hammer and a pry bar.
 Start at a corner if possible and wiggle the edge of the pry bar into the top
of the molding.
 A couple of light taps with a hammer and you're in!
 Now just pry the baseboard away from the wall, moving along the length
of piece and using the pry bar as a lever.
Off it comes!
12 feet in 3 minutes flat.
Yeah, it's that easy.
These things are just tacked on, so when your contractor comes in,
he can finish the job,
And you have craft supply money.
Wanna save even more money?
In a couple of weeks, I'll show you how to put your new baseboards on.

And if The Redhead can do this, so can you!

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