Dark Kitchen? 7 Tips for Making It Brighter

Cavemen ate in dark caves, but it’s the 21st century so you shouldn’t have to, too!  If your kitchen suffers from minimal natural light exposure and always feels dreary, there are several easy ways to brighten up the space! Try out a few of these tips, and you’ll be saying “I see the light” all night long:  Brighten Your Bulbs It may seem obvious, but changing the wattage on your light bulbs can help a lot.  Any bulbs below 60 watts aren’t doing your kitchen any justice. Try switching out your bulbs for 80 or 100 watts and…

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How Lighting Affects Paint Color (& Why It Matters)

Choosing the right paint color for your room is simply a matter of finding something that you really like and that works with your decor, right? Wrong. The way your space is lit - and what type of lighting you have - needs to play a big role in deciding what colors and shades to use on the walls. Choosing the wrong shade for the type of lighting can lead to the color always looking washed-out and dull. How Does Light Impact a Color’s Appearance? Have you ever put on a piece of clothing at home only to…

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How to Choose the Best Paint Colors for Small Bathrooms

So you have a small bathroom in your home and you’re wondering what in the world you can do to make it appear less like a cramped cubicle and more like a comfortable space.  The key to your bathroom transformation is all in the paint color!  Colors can have a profound impact on how we view a space and when painting your home, you can use that to your advantage.  Here are some of the best ways to utilize paint colors to make your tiny bathroom appear less cramped:  Stick to the Basics White is a classic bathroom…

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4 Interior Design Styles & the Paint Colors to Go With Them

The interior design industry is full of different styles meant to allow every homeowner a unique take on their home’s look and feel. From traditional to modern, farmhouse to Scandinavian, it’s easy to find something to suit your needs when it comes to the furniture and decor in a room. But one thing that can make people feel frustrated is choosing a paint color that works with the interior design style they’ve chosen. Here are 4 popular interior design styles and the paint colors that work best with elements of the design: Traditional This is one of the…

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Home Office

The current coronavirus pandemic has many currently working from home. Those that are used to driving to the office for work are finding it much harder to work with so many distractions - kids home from school, a spouse who may also be working from home, a new Netflix series begging to be binged… While we are all navigating these unprecedented times, here are some ways you can create, and make the most of, your workspace at home: Designate a Space & Time If you already have a guest room or office space in your home that is…

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5 Signs Your Home’s Interior Needs Painting

Nothing lasts forever, and that includes interior paint. Although not as exposed to the elements as the outside of your home, your walls are victim to everyday life and time.  Could your walls use a fresh coat of paint? If your paint falls into any of the following categories, it may be time to consider hiring an interior painter: Flaking & Peeling Higher humidity rooms, such as the bathroom, can cause paint to flake and peel, especially if the previous painter did not use a high-quality paint. Moisture penetrates the paint and separates it from the wall.  If…

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What Should Be Included in Your Interior Painting Contract?

Hiring an interior painting contractor can be quite the process. Making calls, obtaining quotes, performing interviews… it’s a lot! When you finally feel like you have found the right fit for your needs and your budget, it is time to draw up a contract. You’re not a contractor. So how are you supposed to know that your contract is thorough and will protect you and your assets? An interior painting contract should include a detailed breakdown of the job to be completed, as well as cost and materials used. Below are a few items every painting contract should…

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6 Wall Painting Trends You’ll See in 2020

We all get bored with the look of our home from time to time. Styles change and, with them, our personal tastes. One of the easiest ways to make a drastic change is by painting your walls! Stay on trend with these colors you will see more of in 2020: Classic White White walls are timeless. White creates a perfect blank canvas to spruce up with colorful decor.  If you are someone who likes to rotate your decor with the seasons, white walls are a great backdrop to really let your pieces pop! Try a true white for…

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4 Tips for Hiring an Interior Painting Contractor

While DIY is still a huge trend in home improvement, many still choose to hire a professional to ensure the job is done right the first time.  Hiring an interior painting contractor is worth the investment, but it is exactly that - an investment. You want to be sure that you are working with someone who is trustworthy and will do an excellent job.  But how do you weed through all the options? Here are some tips for finding the best interior painting contractor for you. Shop Around First, you need to find out what is available to…

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5 Things You MUST Know When Painting Your House to Sell

Preparing your house to sell is full of must-dos: You must fix those broken handrails. You must have great curb appeal. You must replace those broken shingles. This list of must-dos often includes giving your home a fresh coat of paint to make it more appealing, but how do you know what colors will sell and which will send buyers running? Here are 5 things you MUST know when painting your house to sell:   Don't Go Monochromatic on the Exterior While one color may be recommended for interior painting, the large areas and varied sections of your…

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