Interior Painting Ideas: What Do You Do With a Dark Room?

painting rooms with windowsIt’s one thing to change the look of a room just by switching the color. That can be fairly straightforward. But what if you are working with a space that has an element that is basically unchangeable?

For many, this “unchangeable” factor is a lack of natural light.

Sure, you can invest in windows and dramatically alter the climate and mood overnight, but maybe that just isn’t an option because you’re dealing with a rented space, a temporary living situation, or maybe the price is prohibitive at this point. Continue reading

4 Tips for Increased Home Safety and Efficiency This Winter

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As much as you might not like to think about it, winter is right around the corner. For now you can enjoy the season’s transitions, and the little bit of a cooler snap that’s sneaking its way into the air. But before you know it, the cold will be here to stay.

Is your home ready to be buttoned up for the season? With safety, efficiency, and preparedness in mind, we have put together a few ideas to help you prepare. Continue reading

When Does Exterior Painting Season End?

When you think about exterior painting, spring is probably the first season that pops into your mind. Warmer mornings, sunlight draped across your shoulders as you work, and temperatures that never get too hot, but also are warm enough to allow your paint to stick.

Depending on where you live in the country (some parts have springs that are nothing less than frigid!), this is not an entirely bad idea. But all too often, on the other hand, valuable exterior painting and home improvement time is lost because of the misconception that it must be done in the spring. Continue reading