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    Default Wall coverings

    Hi,

    I'm new to the forum and hope to get some advice.

    I recently purchased a two story, two family home for investment purposes.

    I’m looking for advice concerning the walls in one of the apartments. Most of the living area and the kitchen have dark brown cedar panels. I personally like the look since it makes the home a bit cozier during the New England winter months.

    However, I’ve been trying to rent it for months at market rate but one of the reasons people don’t make an application (in addition to the stairs, no pets and no smoking) is that it is ‘too dark’.

    So, I was thinking of brightening the place but don’t want to remove the existing cedar walls nor paint them. I have contemplated putting up drywall over the cedar (the drywall being removable at a later date) but was wondering if there is any other DIY cost effect alternatives that look good.

    Any advice appreciated!

    Thanks
    K
    Last edited by K De Ruoy; 04-03-2012 at 08:01 PM. Reason: Spelling error

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