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
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
A recent pollster asked people what room of their house they felt the best in, and the answer that came back most often was the bathroom. The bathroom is no longer a tiny room that contractors add for necessity. It’s considered an extremely important part of every home’s living space. In fact, a beautiful and relaxing bathroom is second only to the kitchen as the room that can add the most resale value to your home. But if your bathroom isn’t living up to its potential lately, there are so many things you can do to beautify it that will not only add functionality, but enhance that feeling of romance and elegance that should be a part of every bathroom. Read More
Blue is such a wonderful color, isn’t it? Ask anybody what one of their favorite colors is, and nearly everyone you canvass will answer with some tint or shade of blue. Blue is a mystery that can’t be explained. It’s considered a cold color, and yet it makes you feel so warm. It’s the color of the vast ocean and boundless sky, and yet it feels so cozy, like an old friend. It’s mighty and infinite, while still feeling comfortable and familiar. The color blue is the world’s favorite because it just makes you feel so darned good.
Orange is the hotshot of 2014. From fashion to Hollywood to house painting and more, orange is back and it’s not going away anytime soon. Not since the 1970s has orange been so popular, and its popularity is only growing. But today’s oranges … well, they’re not like those oranges of yesterday. They’re definitely more pleasing to look at. They’re vivacious and vibrant. They’re soft and subdued. Today’s variations on the color orange can be anything you want them to be, and that’s why orange is the color to beat in 2014 and into 2015. If you’re planning an interior or exterior house painting project this year in your Winnipeg home, think orange, for something new, something fun, and something that can transform your home from boring to brilliant. 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
Color is a form of nonverbal communication. Color can influence our emotions, our actions and how we respond to various people, things and ideas.Color represents traditional, cultural, or religious ideas. Color can evoke feelings or physical reactions. For every color, there is both a positive and negative connotation. Color inspires us at a primitive level, and that inspiration can be translated to our interiors to be experienced daily. When thinking of the best interior paint colors consider the meanings of those colors and then research the various shades of the colors you choose; if you need any help in choosing that perfect color simply contact a house painting contractor in Winnipeg and they will help you choose! Read More
The paint a homeowner uses can make the space the most inviting it can be. It can also be a focal point of the kitchen. It can be a conversation starter. It can create a specific mood. It can speak volumes about who the homeowner is as a person. It can make or break a design. It can make the cabinets and appliances pop. Whatever color choices the homeowner makes, they should be individual to the homeowner’s tastes. They should make him feel proud of his kitchen and make him want to spend time there. Read More
Color Trends in the Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Meals are prepared there. Families gather there to eat and do homework. Guests gather in the kitchen to help or just have lively discussions. A home is not a home without a kitchen.
Many homeowners take great pride in their kitchens and feel it is the most important room in the home. For this reason, real estate experts say that a real estate deal can hinge on whether or not the kitchen is up to the standards of the buyer. It is also something that potential buyers envision transforming and making their own if they decide to purchase the house. Read More