Tips For Hanging A Large Painting

Found a stunning, large painting to perfectly complement your home? It’s important to follow a few rules of thumb while hanging it to maintain the integrity of your wall and your painting.

The weight of your painting is the key factor in determining the proper hanging method, so before you start hammering nails or finding studs, weigh your painting on a scale and note the weight. If your painting weighs less than five pounds, you can simply use adhesive wall hooks or mounting tape to hang it. You don’t have to make any holes in your wall or use any nails for paintings of this size.

Paintings that weigh between five and twenty pounds should be hung with a drywall anchor. You don’t need to find a stud to install these anchors and all you’ll need is a drill to make a couple holes in your drywall.

If you want to hang a painting that weighs between 20 and 50 pounds, you will need to find a stud in your wall. The stud is another name for the wooden frame of your wall, which is the strongest part. After you find your stud, you can use a thin metal nail to hang paintings up to 20 pounds or you can use a threaded wooden screw for paintings up to 50 pounds. You can also opt for hanging hooks as an alternative.

The safest way to hang paintings over 50 pounds is to use a rail-cable. These large metal cables can be attached to rails on the ceiling to hang paintings up to 300 pounds.

By following these guidelines, you’ll have your new piece of art displayed beautifully in your home in no time!

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$651,000 | 4 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,696 SqFt

Welcome to this fabulous 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom nearly 1700 square foot single story home! Great court location. Large open family room with vaulted ceiling, fireplace & ceiling fan. Generous kitchen with lots of counterspace and cabinet space. Kitchen looks out to the family room. Dining room off kitchen and family room. 4th bedroom set up as an office with closet and double-entry doors with a sliding glass door out to patio on side yard. Backyard with inground pool, water feature, stamped concrete & covered patio. Updates have been made. Laminate style Hardwood flooring. Master bedroom has sliding glass door out to backyard for quick access to patio and pool. Side yard access. Short walk to William Larsen Park. Well cared approx.. 6300 square foot lot. 2-car garage. This is a great home looking for a new owner!



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$1,535,000 | 4 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,874 SqFt

Extensively updated single story home in the heart of San Ramon! Corner lot location, recently remodeled throughout! Open floor plan concept…inviting remodeled kitchen with LED lighting, stone counter tops, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, eat-in nook area that leads into living and family rooms. Lots of natural light! Generous size bedrooms with closet organizers, built-ins and custom mill-work. Updated baths, lighting, engineered hardwood floors…so many updates to list! Large corner lot with a pool. Located close to Country Club Elementary, Pine Valley Middle School and Cal High. Close to shops, restaurants, City Center, San Ramon Golf Course, Iron Horse Trail and commute access! This one is a must see!



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Welcome Home! Fabulous location in the desirable Canyon Lakes Estates Community! Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, this approx. 3,000 square foot home boasts an open floor plan, 4 generous size bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large lot (play structure & garden area) that sides to common space, wet bar, two fireplaces, wired for surround sound, 3-car garage and much more. The gated community provides privacy, yet you are just minutes away from the popular San Ramon City Center, Iron Horse Trail, The Marketplace Shops, Clubsport of San Ramon, highly rated public schools, restaurants and commute access! 


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What To Repair Before You List

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are top five recommended repairs to make before selling your home.

Repaint walls. Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to spruce it up, and generally, it can be a do-it-yourself project. Make sure cover any walls with scratches and chips and consider updating any accent walls with a more neutral coat.

Repair floors. Hardwood floors are a very desirable feature in a home, so you want to ensure they look their best by fixing scratches or dull areas. If your carpet is worn or stained, consider replacing them. And don’t forget the tile in your kitchen or bathrooms. Re-grouting can go a long way in making dingy tile work look brand new!

Refresh the landscaping. Show buyers your home is the full package by dressing up the outside as well as the in. Clean walkways and driveways, plant seasonal flowers and plants, trim hedges and trees, install outdoor décor pieces and fill in mulch and gravel.

Fix your fixtures. Leaky faucet? Rusted drains? Loose drawer handle? Making these small fixes can make a big difference to potential buyers with detailed-orientated minds.

Improve your kitchen. An outdated kitchen can be a real eyesore in a home. Updating cabinetry, repairing or replacing countertops, and installing new faucets and sinks may be worth the investment.

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