Hacks to save LL's money on re-furbs

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Just sharing these useful tid-bits. Been fortunate enough just recently to recruit a professional 'snagger-outer' or 'tarter-upper'. Presentational or staging or the dressing jobs that I always do when bringing a rental to market....or tarting -up on a change-over to look alluring on piccies. All done in a fraction of the time & not a wrinkle in sight.
Old age & a chronic leg injury have curtailed my usuals this summer, so was delighted to find a guy who has a similar gimlet- eye for detail. I've learnt that kitchen work surfaces can be tarted up using rolls of commercial vinyl. This is termed 'wrapping' & not for the unskilled. Wardrobes & shelving can be wrapped which is cheaper than painting & easy to change when decor needs an uplift. The guy estimates sustained wear & tear for 4 years. Longer with more careful tnts. Cost is linked to time .....done in a fraction of the time.

Guy covered my w/tops which costs a bomb & were damaged inside a month by hot pans. The tnts ignored the trivets provided. Now holes are covered by the commercial vinyl & look amazing [ again].
Guy painted upvc final exit doors with specialist paint so those look A M A ZIN G.
He covered aging 'decking' with Astro Turf suggesting laying an underlay to give a smoother finish underfoot. The tired decking now looks wonderful as do the colourful upvc doors.
He also re-newed my old bedroom security screening, replaced it with very attractive , more skillfully applied whole window finishings which looked like finely etched glass.
He suggested a similar corporate finish on the upper light in the front door incorporating the house number.
Very smart indeed this newly acquired kerb -appeal.

Work/finish is perfection. He covers Greater Manchester. On request I can provide his contact details. He sourced the commercial vinyl & the upvc paint. Site left immaculate.

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