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Learning From Home Renovations

Although I am not a professional contractor, I have worked with more than a few during my 40 years as a homeowner. In fact, I have had 3 kitchens, 7 bathrooms, and 2 master bedrooms renovated over the years. Because some of the experiences were a breeze, I found myself addicted to customizing my homes. If you are thinking about getting a little work done on your home, it is a good idea to learn as much about construction as you can. After all, how will you choose a new garage door opener if you aren't familiar with the different types? Understanding the materials and how to choose a contractor might streamline your renovation.

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4 Painting Trends For Your Home

Paint is one of the cheapest ways to update a home. Paint goes a long way in changing the look of just about any room in your home. It's an easy way to update your home as well, rather than doing a lot of renovation. If you can paint yourself, that's great, but if you can't paint a wall without streaks being left behind, or aren't able to paint straight lines - leave the work to the pros. Read on for a few painting trends you can do to your home for an updated look.

1. Neutral Colors

Neutral colors aren't anything all that new, but it's something that is making a big comeback. Neutral colors in lighter shades to give the home a more open and airy feel is on-trend right now. Think of off-whites, light beige, or even light grey colors. If you aren't thrilled about the lack of color in those colors, you can use lighter shades of green, yellow or even pink - but keep then very light so they aren't overwhelming.

2. Stripes

Give a wall a little bit of extra design element by adding stripes to the wall. You can use whatever color you want and make them large, thick stripes, or thinner stripes. If you like the idea of a striped wall, but don't want too much of this look in your home, use it on a small or narrow wall in your home, or use it in a basement.

3. Geometric Shapes

This goes along with stripes, you can use geometric shapes on your walls for a decorative look. If you're going for a more modern look in your home, add geometric shapes on a wall in a bedroom or office using gold paint. Or if this is too bold for you, use glossy paint to paint the geometric shapes on a wall that is the same color but has satin paint - so the shapes stand out, but aren't too overwhelming.

4. Dark Colors

Deep and dark colors such as dark gray, black or navy can be used in any room of the house, but keep in mind that using such as dark color may make the room feel a little more closed in or smaller. Think about painting only one wall the dark color to give the room a little bit of balance, but while still getting the feel of the dark color.

If you are trying to update your home, think about doing so with paint. Call a professional residential painting service today for your next paint project.