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DeLena Ciamacco is a well-known, respected Top Producing Realtor in Central Ohio. Her myriad of accomplishments, recognition, and professional credentials as they relate to Real Estate, make her a perfect individual to provide insight to the masses on all aspects of Real Estate sales. Her creativity and honest approach to marketing Real Estate has enabled her to succeed in her career. DeLena’s philosophy is “An educated and well prepared Buyer or Seller is a smart Buyer or Seller”. Her desire is to inform the public, by pulling from her 20+ years of Real Estate sales & Marketing, what is necessary to get to a successful closing in these challenging times.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

NEW LISTING IN WESTERVILLE!


JUST LISTED!
~5997 Bricklin St.~
BEAUTIFUL & METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED TWO-STORY! Located in Upper Albany West, a wonderful community with all its amenities! Eat-in Kitchen with hardwood floors, abundant cherry cabinet space, huge center island, pantry, stainless steel appliances and bay window. Kitchen opens to Family Room with gas log fireplace. Master Suite with ceiling fan, cathedral ceiling and large Master Bath. Master bath with garden tub, ceramic tile shower, double bowl vanity and walk-in closet. Second floor laundry and very spacious Loft. White trim and four panel doors throughout. Full Basement with Half Bath rough-in. Private, tree lined backyard. Front covered porch. HOA dues include access to the pool, fitness center and clubhouse. Move in ready! 4 BRs and 2.5 Baths. Nearly 2,700 SF. Only $304,900! Call DeLena today!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Bathroom remodeling should start at the studs





Some do-it-yourself experts recommend a fresh coat of paint, new tile, a shiny new sink and great cabinets to transform an ordinary bathroom into an extraordinary spa - but that's just what the eye can see. Yes, your refinished bathroom will look different but will it hold its value? Not unless you think first of what's behind the paint and tile and consider how to protect it from the greatest threat in a bathroom: moisture, mold and mildew.



Upgrading your walls, ceilings and subfloors before you paint, install tile or hang a fancy new mirror can ensure your new bathroom will stand up to everyday splashes, showers and relaxing tub soaks, as well as dreaded mold and mildew that can come from these steamy, wet environments.



Anitra Mecadon, host of DIY Network's "Mega Dens" and spokesperson for National Gypsum, is on a mission to prevent major mold and mildew problems by recommending homeowners start at the studs. Here's her advice when it comes to the No. 1 room people remodel in their homes - bathrooms:



Look for ideas



Popular upgrades include decorative tile or stone in the tub and shower areas. You can also consider multiple showerheads or steam enclosures to give your bathroom "spa appeal" without the worry.



Budget and plan



* The average cost of a bathroom remodel is around $16,000, so create a budget so you know how much you can comfortably spend.



* If you plan to have someone do it for you, get an estimate from a contractor before you start.



* Shop on your own, with a contractor or interior designer to select building materials, fixtures and appliances.



* Remember that bathrooms require two kinds of materials to help protect walls and floors: mold- and moisture-resistant drywall for areas behind mirrors, sinks or vanities, and cement board for the critically wet areas, such as tubs and showers.



Be careful



* Prepare for a demolition phase to tear out the tub, sink, tile, walls and flooring.



* Be careful of pipes, air ducts and electrical wires behind the walls, ceilings and under the floors.



* Measure twice, cut once.



* You can never be too safe - use appropriate safety gear.



Add value with walls and floors



* After adding insulation, install mold- and moisture-resistant PURPLE XP drywall in your bathroom.



* The PURPLE color is easy to spot in the drywall aisle of your local home improvement stores, and provides value and peace of mind that lasts.



* For a strong base that stands behind every great finish - like tile, slate or marble - use one of National Gypsum's PermaBase Cement Board options in critically wet areas around tubs and showers.



Other notes to consider



* Ask a friend to help for easier installation.



* Forget traditional green board because it's no longer approved by most building codes.



* Instead, ask for PURPLE XP drywall to ensure yours is moisture-, mold- and mildew-resistant.



* Remember that PermaBase Cement Board provides a hard, durable surface underneath ceramic tile or decorative stone and can withstand prolonged exposure to moisture.



* Seal areas around the tub and sink with mildew-resistant caulk and grout to discourage discoloration.



* Paint walls with mildew-resistant primer and paint, which can cut down on future maintenance.



* Add an exhaust fan for additional moisture control.









A few tips when fitting wooden flooring



Laminate and wooden flooring looks great in almost any room. If you are considering fitting the wooden flooring yourself then there are a few tips that may help you to fit it easier and may add a more professional finish to it. With some hard work, patience and the right flooring tools it may not be as difficult to achieve a good finish as you imagine.



Before laying the laminate or wooden flooring ensure that your under floor is in good condition and is as flat and bounce-free as possible. Uneven areas should try to be repaired. The flatter the surface the better the wooden flooring will look.Ideally you will want the new wooden flooring to run length-ways along your room as this looks better than width-ways, however if your existing floorboards also run length-ways it is a bad idea to fit them directly together as this can lead to joint separation and unevenness. If this is the case then fit plywood over the entire floor surface so that you have a flat surface to then work on.



Once your existing floor is ready, lay an insulating membrane across the entire flooring area. This keeps heat in the room and dampens noise when the wooden flooring is walked upon and is highly recommended. Once this has been laid you are ready to lay your new wooden flooring panels. The easiest way is to work from farthest wall from the door inwards as this is the most seen part of the room. If possible remove skirting boards and door architraves so that you can work from the wall. If this isn't possible then beading can be fixed to these areas afterwards to give a tidy finish.



When laying the flooring panels always stagger joints by using random length flooring pieces as this will add to the strength of the flooring and the aesthetics. Ensure that all pieces are firmly locked together before re-applying skirting and architraves or adding beading. Flooring can contract and retract based on the heat of the room and moisture levels so do not fix skirting or beading to the floor. Fix skirting to the wall and fix beading to the skirting.



by: Xander Palmer

http://www.articlecity.com/articles/home_improvement/article_6471.shtml



NEW LISTING IN LEWIS CENTER!


JUST LISTED!
~7684 Pleasant Colony Ct.~
5 LEVEL HOME NESTLED ONTO A VERY SCENIC ~1/3 ACRE CUL-DE-SAC LOT BACKING TO WOODS! Two-Story, wood Foyer opens to a vaulted and sunlit Great Room with wall of windows and 3 sided fireplace.  First Floor Den & Laundry. Huge Kitchen has wrap around oak cabinets, corian counters, 3 sided fireplace & walks out to rear deck.  Spacious Master Suite (on its own level) has vaulted ceiling, plant ledge, huge walk-in closet and whirlpool Bath. Loft overlooks the Great Room. Finished 4th Level has Recreation/Theatre Room with Half Bath. Too many extras to list! ~3,300 SF! 4 BRs, 2 Full & 2 Half Baths. Olentangy schools. Only $394,900! Call DeLena today!

Monday, June 27, 2016

NEW LISTING IN POWELL!

JUST LISTED!
~9512 Emerson Drive~
JUST MOVE RIGHT IN! Two-Story home with nearly 4,000 SF on 3 finished levels! Nearly ½ acre wooded lot overlooking the scenic pond and walk paths. ~$150k in upgrades!  Amazing outdoor living areas with outdoor Kitchen, outdoor fireplace and stamped patio. Two-Story Foyer opens to a Two-Story Great Room.  First Floor Den/5th Bedroom with Bath access.  Giant, fully applianced Kitchen with extended island and wrap around 42” maple cabinets walks out to a newly built Three Season Room. Master Suite has walk-in closet and private Bath with garden tub. Full, Finished Lower Level has Theatre/Recreation Room, Kitchen/Bar, Den & Full Bath (perfect In-Law or Teen Suite). 4 BRs & 4.5 Baths. Olentangy schools. Only $524,900! Call DeLena today!


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