Brick is one of those things that can look really amazing in a home. Unless of course that brick is dirty, discolored or needs a new coat of paint! If you have a brick wall of any kind in your home and it’s starting to look really worn, dirty or old and you want to update it to match the rest of the house or just let it shine on in its own beautiful way, you will make good by painting the brick. Funny, but not a lot of people realize you CAN paint brick, it just takes a little finesse and some patience to do so. Below you will find some generalized steps on how to paint brick, as well as tools and products you will need. Read More
When it comes to certain spaces in your house, the type of paint really does matter because certain paints give off a certain smell even after they dry, certain paints are good for certain spaces (like the moisture of a bathroom) and some paint colors are going to look different in different rooms depending on things like natural and artificial light. So when it comes to a paint finish for your kitchen, all of these factors might add up and leave you wondering about the BEST paint finishes for your eating space. Thankfully you have articles like this one that want to help you find the best finishes for each room, or in this case, the kitchen specifically. Here we will discuss some common kitchen painting trends, a few paint finishes, why they should be used in the kitchen, and the benefits of using them in this space. Read More
Choosing bedroom paint colors is a lot easier than you think, but people tend to make it more difficult a decision than anything else. When it comes to colors, you simply have to consider a few different factors such as trends, mood, lighting, and other colors in your home that you are attracted to and do like. Below, we will be going over these different factors, as well as a few schemes and themes to consider when it comes to your bedroom paint colors. Another factor we will be discussing below is called color psychology. This sounds like something you would hear in art school, but really all it is, is how colors affect our moods. Read More
Interior painting is subjective, especially when it comes to the colors to choose. Every person in Winnipeg has his or her own different ideas about what the most attractive colors are for the various rooms in their homes. Some people like to paint with bold colors that bring a room to life, making them feel excited and energetic. Others prefer to paint with softer, more delicate hues that help to invoke an ambiance of romance or even mystery within their homes. Some folks like to paint for a unified look and feel throughout their entire homes, bringing the same color palette from the bedroom into the bathroom, on through the hallways, into the living room, kitchen, and so on. And still others prefer to paint with a totally different color scheme from one room to the next, often depending on which family members spend the most time there. Whatever style you choose for your Winnipeg home, you likely are searching for the most beautiful interior paint colors available in the paint industry for your next interior painting project. Following is information on the top interior paint colors for the upcoming 2015 season. Read More
Orange is the new black. Pink is the new black. Red is the new black. Every year you hear somebody in one industry or another try to push some other color as ‘the new black.’ No matter what Hollywood and the fashion industry say, though, black will always be the only black! There’s a reason why it’s the standard for all other colors … black is so versatile that it goes with everything! Black can be bold; it can be subtle; it can be a main color; it can be a complement to another color. Seriously, there really isn’t anything black can’t do, and that’s why somebody’s always trying to find a better version of it. But it’s simply impossible. If you’ve decided to use black in your next house painting project, you certainly have made a good choice. So now what? Should you use black in its purest form? Or should you go with a lighter version of it for your home? Read More
White … boring? Not even close! The truth about white is that it’s never been more popular, and the reasons are obvious. White is timeless. White holds an enduring beauty, with its feeling of clean freshness and abiding immortality. White can do just about anything it puts its mind to in your home. Painting a room with white brings out its original glorious splendor. It can transform a dull, dreary room into a dazzling living space that brings with it a whole new vigor. If you thought white was the last color you wanted to paint your home with, try some of the new shades and tones of white, and watch your home go from dim to radiant! Read More
A hallway is a hallway, correct? It separates one side of your house from another. It has all those doors that open up into all those rooms. And, well, you walk down it (or up it, depending on your perspective). Simple as that, right? Not even close! You’d be surprised how much a great hallway can do for your home. And that doesn’t mean just tacking up a bunch of pictures of family members you haven’t seen in years. Read More
‘Making a statement’ … it’s a phrase you hear a lot these days. Everybody has a statement to make … on the job, in their personal lives, with how they dress and how they speak, and more so than ever, how they decorate their worlds. So why the greater emphasis on individuality now more than ever? Is it because people are just more creative than ever before? Doubtful. Perhaps it’s because we’re all trying to find our place in an ever-expanding global context, where individuals tend to get lost in the enormity of it all. And with all the tourism we get here in Manitoba, sometimes we feel like we just want to be heard. Read More
For homeowners, especially those that are planning to sell a home or increase the value, getting a return on their investment is the goal. Some improvements do not do much for the value of a home but do add to the overall appeal. This is important to remember. As an average, solely speaking in those terms, the return on investment ranges from 50 – 75 percent, but does vary per project.
Spruce up the Curb Appeal
When talking curb appeal, this is what passersby see as they drive past your home. It is what potential home buyers see as they pull into the driveway. Curb appeal is the first impression of the home, and it must be a good one. Read More
When you think of a monochromatic color scheme, you immediately think of just blue or only green. Technically, you are right. And wrong. There are plenty of tricks and rules that will allow you to have a bedroom that isn’t bland, boring, and blah.
The rule is a monochromatic color scheme consists of a single COLOR that is either left pure OR mixed with grey, black OR white ONLY. Read More