Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Adding color to a room

Most customers try to stay very conservative with paint colors, never knowing for sure how dark they can go. If you have alot of light coming into the room or bookshelves you can be a little risky.
If you not sure go one color lighter on the swatch and see how it looks. Adding an additonal coat one shade darker does not cost much. This will allow you to take the risk which can dramatically change the feel of a room.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Your not stuck with your old fireplace

If you are tired of looking at that red brick fireplace you do have options. One very basic idea
is to paint it. Yes, with a quality paint designed for this you can paint it any color you want. It is hard to go wrong with white, it really brightens up any room. If you want to spend more, normally around 2-3 k, another option would be to re-face it. In short, remove your brick front or go on top of it with a tile or faux stone/ brick.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Finishes matter

Choosing your paint finish. It is is a room with alo0t of windows, you may want to soften the finish with Satin or even flat. Light (sun) tends to show every imperfection in your wall so use a less shiney finish. The trim can still be semi-gloss.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Its a partnership

When hiring a contractor, make sure you think alike. It is important that you both have the same iidea/ goal of what the finished project should look and funtion like.