How to Deal with Scratched Hardwood Floors

hardwood flooring tipsHardwood floors have become incredibly desirable for most homeowners, but they come with their share of challenges when it comes to cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. After a few months or years of heavy use from kids playing with toys and chairs being shuffled around, it may be time for some DIY fixes.

Hiding scratches: If you’ve got a good eye for matching colors, you can actually use crayons or markers or purchase wax sticks from the hardware store to fill-in scratches. Try to match the stain color on your floors, but don’t worry if it’s a little off. If the color is close, once the scratch is filled, it’ll look like a variation in the wood grain.

Polishing floors: You can make a polish solution for your floors from household ingredients. Mix olive oil and vinegar in equal parts, pour it directly into scratches, and then wipe it off after 24 hours. It may take several applications, but this homemade polish will fill and cover most scratches.

Clever decor: It’s not a long-term solution, but sometimes the most painless way to fix scratches in your floors is to cover them with a rug or furniture arrangement.

Spot sanding: For deeper scratches, you’ll need to spot sand with fine steel wool or sandpaper, use wood filler, and stain and seal the repaired area.

SOLD – Incredible Carlsbad Home

SOLD IN 14 DAYS! Beautiful family-style residence, with charming curb appeal and pride-of-ownership upgrades. Come see this thoughtfully designed open floor plan, featuring vaulted ceilings, travertine flooring, and clerestory windows that flood each room with natural light. Great La Costa location, within the highly sought-after neighborhood of Alga Hills, and your passport to an authentic San Diego lifestyle.

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Single Family Residence$794,000

Beautiful Family-Style Residence

7047 Zubaron
Carlsbad, CA 92009

  • 3Beds
  • 2Baths
  • 1,990Square Feet

Location, location, location in Woodside Hills

SOLD FOR $534,900 BY WESLEY GUEST. I’d like to thank my clients for allowing me to guide you through the process of upgrading from your condominium to your purchase of your wonderful Santee home at 11032 Collinwood Drive. I know you will be very happy here.

Centrally located Santee home in Woodside Hills. Property has been well cared for. Recently remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new cabinets, granite counter tops and farmhouse sink. Tile and real wood floors throughout the entire home with newer vinyl dual pane windows. Downstairs master bedroom with attached full bath along with 2 bedrooms upstairs each with their own attached full bathrooms. Driveway has been replaced with pavers, backyard has a Jacuzzi/gazebo great for entertaining!

Top Floor Condo in a Perfectly Located Resort Style Complex in Mission Valley

SOLD FOR $331,000 IN 9 DAYS BY WESLEY GUEST!  Top floor condo in a perfectly located resort style complex in Mission Valley. No neighbors above and one of only a handful of units that have a fireplace! Features include vaulted ceilings (only top-level condos at Mission Village have these), stainless steel appliances, new hardware in the kitchen, new mirrored closet doors in the master bedroom, fresh paint, new light fixtures, new stone tile in both bathrooms, two separate balconies, private corner location, new carpet in bedrooms, and parking.

Mission Village is a resort like complex with many amenities to include a tennis court, a basketball court, a pool, a spa, a billiard room, a community room and recreation center, a zen like pond an river, a fitness center, and plenty of parking.

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Beautiful San Diego Country Estates Home

SOLD BY WESLEY GUEST FOR FULL LIST PRICE: This beautiful home is on an ideally situated quiet lot. There is an upstairs master bedroom with balcony, a downstairs mother-in-law suite, wood flooring, stainless steel appliances, a pool, and plenty of garage and driveway parking. The kitchen is spacious and connected to the main living area. The backyard has no neighbors behind and has plenty of land for gardening. San Diego Country Estates has a park with heated swimming pool, family picnic amenities, 2 dog parks, 18-hole golf course, equestrian center(s), 50+ miles of hiking and horse trails, a clubhouse with restaurant/bar, & lighted tennis courts.

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First Time Home Buyers 7440 Waite Drive

SOLD FOR $515,000 BY WESLEY GUEST Id like to thank and wish my clients the very best on their purchase of this cute remodeled La Mesa home at 7440 Waite Drive. I know you will be very happy here. Thank you for trusting me and allowing me to guide you through the process.

Must see remodeled home with no expense spared! New custom kitchen with beautiful quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, & walk-in pantry. Large living room with cozy fireplace perfect for entertaining! Big master bedroom with walk-in closet. Bathrooms have new modern tiled floors, sinks, white wood cabinets, & brushed nickel lights / fixtures. Modern touches throughout. Feel the natural light w/new dual pane windows. New floors throughout & solar panels.

Top Floor Condominium Available with Views

ANOTHER HOME SOLD BY WESLEY GUEST! Sold price $375,000 (97% of listing price). Live practically in Downtown San Diego without paying the Downtown San Diego prices!

Top floor condominium available with panoramic city, bay, and peak ocean views at Cityscape in Golden Hill. This cozy unit has fresh new paint throughout, all stainless steel appliances, assigned parking, full sized laundry, and ceiling fans in both bedrooms. This is an ideal location within walking distance to Downtown, Balboa Park, Restaurants, Nightlife and everything else the area has to offer. This condo is move in ready. The views are a must see!

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Panoramic Views with a Peak Ocean View

 

SOLD FOR FULL PRICE AND IN ONLY 2 DAYS.  Panoramic Views with a peak ocean view! This cozy home has an upgraded kitchen, upgraded bathrooms, brand new carpet with Spanish tile, a huge custom sky light for energy savings & plenty of natural light throughout. The deck is huge, a perfect place to experience incredible views. A bonus area downstairs with a full bathroom suitable to be a work shop, a play room, another huge bedroom… The possibilities are endless. Fresh paint & double paned windows make this home turn key & move in ready.

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Day in the life of Downtown San Diego Real Estate Agent Wesley Guest

What is a typical day really like in real estate? I thought I’d spend the day with you and show you my typical day as a busy real estate agent in San Diego. I start off by leaving my office in Downtown San Diego and visiting my listing in Torrey Highlands (1:06) and then a quick trip south to Pacific Beach to visit my Riviera Drive listing for sale (3:35). After that, a quick, lunch break (6:19), meet up with the dogs (5:25), and some late afternoon calls / prospecting (6:40).

Real estate is a great job but it’s really nothing like what many TV shows are produced to be such as Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing. I think HGTV’s Hunters is more realistic but still not a great view into a typical day for a real estate agent.

A Walk Through Petco Park in Downtown San Diego

Pictures do tell a thousand words. I spent yesterday afternoon at one of Downtown San Diego’s most popular attractions and home to the San Diego Padres, Petco Park. The Padres were playing away so it was an especially good opportunity to take a few superb pictures to share with everyone. As residents of East Village and Downtown San Diego, we are so lucky to have a Major League Baseball team in town to cheer on and enjoy the baseball season. Padre games are a huge bonus for Downtown residents and visitors. I highly recommend checking out a game. For seat recommendations or which days to go, contact me. I know the ball park and season inside and out.

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