Thursday, March 31, 2011

Goodbye 1980's

Do you have a space in a time warp? Maybe it's carpeting, light fixtures or in this case, old paneling installed in the 1970's. The owner actually had already covered it up with a very thick liner and heavily emobossed wall paper with a border, hence the goodbye 1980's.

There are basically two options of ridding a space of old paneling, rip it out or cover it up. Because this house was built in the early 70's we didn't want to disrupt old materials so we opted to cover it up, wallpaper intact. The new drywall went in at 1/4" instead of the usual 1/2" drywall, for three reasons, not disrupting old materials, ease of replacing trim and cost. We saved the homeowners several hundred dollars by not having the tear down and hauling cost. In fact, we used Collier and Jesse from Prescott Drywall, two very respectful and fine young men for the job! We now have beautiful walls ready to paint and three popcorn ceilings removed for $1,200.00 .

This might be an option for you...

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