Carpets for Profit




Article by: Michael Russell

For a time I was in the residential rental business. Sometimes I was not as choosey as I should have been when it came to accepting new tenants. Sometimes the new tenants came from a different province, where it wasn't so easy to check their history.

Tenants moving out were not always happy campers. The building , The Beauty Of Handcrafted Custom Made Furniture I rented out was not very new. The insulation in the walls , Mirrors was rudimentary. Not all tenants used the furnace sparingly. Some kept their living area as hot , The Advantages of Memory Foam Pillows as a greenhouse. , A Look at Waterbed Sheet Sizes On occasions, this made for a large heating bill, which they were responsible for paying to me.

On more than one occasion, I nearly had to shovel out the dirt left on the floor , Sheer Curtains of the vacated apartment. , Leather Seat Covers The carpets , How to Bring Your Living Room to Life could only take so much abuse. I could clean off the dirt with my carpet , How to Choose Wall Covering Materials for Your Home cleaner, but holes and wear spots were another matter.

It was time to buy a new carpet , How to Choose Wall Covering Materials for Your Home for the unit. This was something new for me. I had never replaced a carpet , Feng Shui Inspiration: 10 Easy Things to do to Truly Inspire You before. I did a lot of measuring of the room , 8 Great Ideas for Your Bed Design where the new carpet , How to Choose Wall Covering Materials for Your Home was to go. To make the job more challenging there were built in cupboards along the wall , A Look at Waterbed Sheet Sizes of the room, , Interior Decorating With Picture Frames which jetted about half a foot out from the wall. , Bamboo Wind Chimes Some very exact measuring was needed.

I took my specifications to the local carpet , Sofa Slipcovers - The Quick And Easy Makeover store. I wanted a low priced non-shag, greyish coloured carpet. , Interior Decorating With Picture Frames The clerk had something that would do the job for about $300.00. The carpet , How to Choose Wall Covering Materials for Your Home was cut to my measurements and loaded into my car. That was the easy part of the job.

The old carpet , Throw Cushions - The Simple Solution for Decorating on a Budget had to come up off the floor , Sofa Slipcovers - The Quick And Easy Makeover but it had been glued on so first of all, the floor , Decorating A Room With Limited Space In Style moulding strips bordering the walls , The Beauty Of Handcrafted Custom Made Furniture were carefully removed, then the tedious back breaking work began. The old carpet , The Benefits of Memory Foam Dog Beds had to be ripped up, and levered, off the floor , Rug Hooking: 5 Styles To Choose From using a crowbar. That took some time and effort to finish. Then the floor , How to Choose Color Schemes for Your Rooms' Decor and Window Coverings was vacuumed clean of dust, and carpet , Finding the Right Home Furnishing Store fragments. The walls , paper Tips for Your Home Remodeling Jobs and the carpet , Room by Room Makeovers: Beautiful Bathroom Solutions were measured again to be safe. , Bamboo Wind Chimes The pieces that needed cutting out of the sides of the carpet , Sheer Curtains were removed. The carpet , Revitalize your Interior Walls was then stretched out to test how it looked in place. , Leather Seat Covers It looked like all the measuring had paid off. Everything looked correct.

I had an acquaintance help me with the gluing down of the carpet. , Luxurious Linen - Surround Yourself With Sensual Texture With the carpet , How to Use Memory Foam Mattress Pads rolled up and squared off against one wall , Painting A Ceiling an edge was glued down. Then little by little, the floor , Painting A Ceiling was glued, ahead of the carpet , Selecting and Buy Wood Flooring being unrolled. The carpet , How to Bring Your Living Room to Life was stretched out on the glued area on the floor. , Interior Painting Ideas Guaranteed to Bring Your Walls Back to Life! Surprisingly the carpet , Wallpaper Tips for Your Home Remodeling Jobs laying went quite well. It looked straight against all the walls. , Evolving History of Platform Bed We did some walking on the carpet , Don't Wait for a Mate, Feather Your Nest Now! for a few minutes, to be sure it was pressed tight to the floor. , The Beauty Of Handcrafted Custom Made Furniture In a day or so I had nailed the floor , Wallpaper - Choosing The Right Type moulding strips back in place. , Interior Painting Ideas Guaranteed to Bring Your Walls Back to Life! It was a lot of work but made a big difference to the look of the apartment. , Room by Room Makeovers: Beautiful Bathroom Solutions
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