Mold can grow in many areas of the home, but the kitchen can provide a host of conditions that make mold growth possible. If you are concerned about mold growth in your kitchen, here are some ways you can work to prevent it.
Repair Leaky Faucets
The cabinet under your sink may be susceptible to mold growth, particularly in the cabinet and on the wall. As water drips and drops from under the sink, moisture can build up over time.
If you think your 1970's wood paneling is dark and dated, but don't want to replace them, consider white washing. White washing lightens the wood surface, decreases yellow tones, and it enhances the wood grain. Old whitewash techniques involved making a lime application, but now the same look can be achieved with paint. Whitewash your dull wood paneling by following these tips.
Prepare to Whitewash the Paneling
To whitewash the wood, you need:
Whether you've just bought a home or have lived in the same place for years, you may look around and see things that no longer look their best. Your first instinct might be to replace such items, but doing so can be costly and, depending on the nature of the project, a considerable amount of work. What you might not know is that you can paint a wide range of items with specialty paint to give them a facelift — and make replacing them no longer necessary.
In your younger years as an adult, you may not spend much time in the kitchen because you are mostly going out to eat or taking advantage of pre-made food that you can buy and heat up. But, once you own a home, the kitchen may be your favorite room and a place where you spend several hours each day. If this room has not changed in terms of appearance since you purchased your home, you may have grown a little old of its look, especially if you ended up making a sacrifice on the kitchen's overall aesthetic in the beginning.
If you are planning on painting the exterior of your home soon then you have a big decision ahead of you. You can have it repainted in its current color or you can have it painted in a completely new color. If you decide to go with a new color then you'll need to choose a color for the house and a separate color for the trim. Both of these need to be colors you know are going to be happy with for years to come and that will go well together.