Painting Improvements & Handyman Repairs at Chester, NJ Home
This article shows pictures and describes the scope of work that’s been performed so far. More painting and handyman repair work is scheduled, including new drywall installation. When it’s ready to be sold, the home inspection and the realtor’s input will likely call for more home improvements and repairs. So stay tuned!
These homeowners plan on selling their Chester NJ home in the near future and they knew that some work needed to be done first. The home improvement work was not intended just for the upcoming sale, but for their own enjoyment. We have worked extensively with realtors on their listings so we have a general idea of the improvements and repairs that ought to be done to stage a home for sale. We helped these homeowners identify the improvements and repairs to their Chester, NJ house that would help prepare it for the market when it comes time for them to sell. We then executed that work.
This large and beautiful property in Chester, NJ 07930 is surrounded by thick woods which provide a nice view from the back of the home. The house is settled picturesquely amongst those woods and bordered by a beautiful, sprawling lawn.
Interior Painting & Handyman Repair Work
A bedroom with gray walls had a wallpaper border and one papered wall. After removing the wallpaper and stripping the glue we primed (oil-based) the entire bedroom and painted it with Benjamin Moore’s Aura in an Eggshell finish. We did the same wallpaper removal and painting work in the master bathroom as well. I advised the homeowners to go with a neutral color, since they are getting ready to sell at some point soon. They chose Benjamin Moore’s Indian White (OC-88) for the bedroom and Seapearl (OC-19) for the bathrooms). The undertones in these off-white paints provide a subtle yet noticeable contrast with the painted white woodwork.
We also repaired the damaged drywall ceiling in the guest bathroom and repainted it, and the homeowners decided to have the wallpaper stripped also. So we removed the wallpaper and repainted the guest bathroom as well. We sealed the tub and shower. We used sanded silicone waterproof caulk to match the grout of the tile.
We washed, scraped, prepared and painted the the cement foundation. Check out the before-and-after photo collage below. Painting foundations isn’t always the best choice, but at this home it was. The cement foundation is exposed to a lot of dirt and weather. Over the years the ground around the home settles and this causes more of the foundation to be exposed. So we dug about a foot deep into the ground around the unpainted foundation and painted it all the way to the bottom. In the coming years as more foundation is exposed it will be painted foundation.
We also cleaned and painted the front portico and repaired cement steps in the backyard. Finally, we repaired the wood trim around the garage doors. We used a 2-part epoxy wood filler to patch holes after digging out the rotted wood. After sanding, we primed and painted the garage door frames. Below are all the photos of the exterior work.
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South Gables Drive / Bird Song Court Neighborhood
Open fields, parks, wildlife reserves and country roads make Chester Township and Chester Borough a beautiful, quiet and serene suburban area. The neighborhood where this home is located is just minutes from Main Street in Chester, which features a variety of boutiques, restaurants and more. Also just minutes away are other Morris County NJ towns like Mendham (07945) and Randolph (07869), where we’ve worked on countless homes. The Chester and Mendham area is one of my favorite in Morris County. It has just the right mix of rural scenery, suburban homes, and small-town “Main St.” amenities. Check out the map below, or click here for more about Chester, NJ.
By Richard J. D’Angelo, founding owner-operator.