When designer, Michelle Rohrer-Lauer, was presented with the opportunity to curate the interior and exterior of this Texas home, she knew exactly how to make the pool area just as relaxing and calming as the living room. By adding warmly lit, hanging lights, custom outdoor seating, and by consulting on the infinity-edged pool, Michelle turned this back yard into a comfortable, yet palatial outdoor space.
If paint is peeling on the exterior of your house, sun and water can damage the wood underneath. Frank Lesh, owner of Home Sweet Home Inspection Company in Indian Head Park, Ill., recommends scraping down to bare wood, priming and allowing the primer to dry before applying new paint. “Paint at the right time of day, which is after the sun has faded away from the area you’re painting,” he says, “because sun evaporates the paint material too quickly.”
Peeling interior paint is an issue if it’s peeling off in rough squares, like an alligator’s skin. That’s a sign that lead-based paint is underneath, so if the area is large or if you have small children (who are very susceptible to damage from lead poisoning), consult a professional about removal.