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Is your Bathroom Need of a Facelift? Part 1

Paint ColorDoes your bathroom needs a makeover but your budget is tight? There are somethings that you can do to stretch the life of that tired old bathroom.  Here are a few helpful hints to not give your bathroom a facelift, but certainly give it a fresh makeup job!

Clean and De-Clutter

Begin your bathroom project with a serious cleaning and de-cluttering, clean the things that you need and throw away the stuff that you don’t use. Get yourself clear plastic boxes, bins, drawer dividers and clear cosmetic bags to hide your things out of sight.  For the items that you use daily, get some nice decorative storage containers.

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This doesn’t require shopping. Look through your cabinets for a pretty bowl for soap, vase or mason jar with a ribbon for toothbrushes, and a small tray or plate to corral your cosmetics.

Paint or Wallpaper 

Freshen up your bathroom with a nice bright semi-gloss paint made just for bathrooms. These paints are not only easy to clean, but they are also mold and mildew resistant. Wallpaper can be challenging since the moisture and humidity in the bathroom can cause the wallpaper to peel off.  But you can always wallpaper just one wall, saving time and money and creating a dramatic look. Use Color! – Don’t be afraid to experiment with color!  Try neutral colors for warmth, or go bold with a brighter hue.  You also can repaint older cabinets for an updated look.

Change out the artwork in your Bathroom

Swap pieces from other rooms, or frame some favorite postcards, rip an image out of a book or magazine and put them in inexpensive frames.

Replace the Shower Curtain

Something as simple as changing your shower curtain can give your bathroom an entirely different feel.  If you have glass shower doors. Consider adding a decorative shower curtain to dress the bathroom up a bit.  If you decide to change out the shower curtain, you will probably want to change the towels and washcloths as well.

Replace the Bathroom rug

While you’re at it you should probably replace the bathmat if you have one as well.

Well, this is about all you can do on your own in terms of revitalizing your old bathroom.  In next week’s blog we will discuss what we can do for your bathroom for minimal cost and in minimal time. Always remember that Andy onCall is on your side and ready will and ready to help with whatever you need whenever you need it.

 

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The House had a Uniqueness… Part 2

This week’s blog pick’s up where last week’s blog left off…identifying ways in which to make your house unique through architectural details.  Last week we covered doorways, nooks and crannies and fireplaces. This week we will begin with the fifth wall.

The ceiling is often a forgotten space in a home.  But this is a place that is relative easy to add a little architectural flair in the form of ceiling plaster design, recessed lighting, crown molding, etc. When you add architectural detail to your ceiling the entire room takes on a more dramatic flair. In addition to the forms of enhancements listed above, another popular method of adding detail to a ceiling in a dramatic way is to paint a mural on your ceiling.  The point is, ceilings can be enhanced by paint, by wood, by plaster, by lighting.  When thinking about adding unique details to your home, don’t forget to look up!

Next up are the walls the wrap around us and keep us safe, warm in the winter and cool in the summer. How are we going to make them unique? Well, how about bringing a bit of the outside in?  It’s rich, sophisticated, and calming. It’s hard to go wrong with using natural materials like flat cut stones in décor, but as an accent wall, the effect is completely stunning.

Wallpapering one wall in a room and then placing furnishings against the accent wall which are monochromatic, further increases its visual impact.

If you have a large wall that you want to remain solid and in keeping with the rest of your room’s existing décor, try adding texture to it as a way to make it look more lively. Three dimensional ripples that catch the light in different ways. Waves, or repeated molding designs, can give your room a sophisticated feeling. Moldings are tough to pull off, so it best to hire an expert if you want a textured wall.

Oh, world maps, aren’t these the best? Particularly the full-wall versions. There is almost always somewhere where one of these would go perfect! In fact, where wouldn’t a mammoth-sized world map as accent wall NOT be perfect?

If you find you have some odd shaped wall-lengths that you are having difficulty filling, then have custom Bookcases/Shelves created to fill the spaces perfectly.  To make them even more unique find some old stain glass windows as doors, or use something meaningful to the family as a topper.  The point is make it your own.

When in doubt, Paint! The head of the bed tends to be a bedroom’s inherent feature wall, so using an color to make the accent wall obvious is a fun idea.

A dark accent wall adds presence and maturity to an otherwise light room. Consider tying in a few darker furniture or accent pieces for balance.

By using a stencil and the combination of flat and high-gloss paint, anyone can achieve the look of luxe wallpaper for an accent wall. This is simultaneously subtle and impactful. And everyone who enters will surreptitiously touch the wall to see if it is paint or wallpaper.

All of these ideas are meant to spark the creative energy in you to get you to think about your house in a different way.  We here at Andy onCall would love to help you to decide what changes you want to make to your house in order to make it uniquely yours.  We are skilled, ready and waiting.

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The House had a Uniqueness… Part 1

There are a lot of things that make a house unique: its location, its room sizes, its layout, its furnishings, its artwork, etc.  But there are other things too that make a house unique, I like to call those things the little things, the little attention to detail, the little differences that make this house more interesting than the house. The little nook here, the little arch of the doorway there, the elegant newel post, the classic built-in bookcase, the eye-catching mantle… these are the things that make a house unique to me.

It doesn’t matter the age of the house.  These features can be present in newer houses as well as older houses.  Now granted you are more likely to find them in older houses but that doesn’t mean that they cannot also be found in newer houses as well.  All it takes is a little imagination, or a need, or an eye for something more…

Adding Architectural Accents does not have to be a scary undertaking or a huge project. Some of the most interesting accents are the most subtle.  Let’s take the example of a doorway.  Now I am sure you are thinking, “a doorway, whatever is he talking about?”  Well, I’ll tell you.  A standard doorway is rectangular, and that is perfectly fine. But when there is no door why should the doorway be rectangular? I am talking about the doorways between living rooms and dining rooms, kitchens and family rooms.  When a large rectangular space is cut into a wall signifying a doorway, but there are no doors, why can’t it be a curved opening? Or even a pseudo four-centered arch? What about adding columns to the doorway/opening? There are actually quite a few things you can do with a doorway. Below are a few options for the top of doorways.

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Now, wall nooks are another interesting area where you can add architectural details to an existing home.  You can add nooks and crannies just about anywhere in a house. First you need to determine whether you are adding them for a need, like storage, or for design purposes. Once that is decided, you can start mapping out where you would like to add and what you would like the space to look like.  In the case of storage, do you want it visible or hidden? In the case of design, do you want it subtle or pronounced?  These are just some of the questions that you will need to consider when you embark on adding unique design feature to your home.

The fireplace can often be a neglected gem. A blank canvas waiting your input. With a fireplace there is not only the surround to consider, but the hearth, the mantle and the space above the mantle as well.  All in all, quite a bit of real estate with a lot of potential to create something truly inspiring should you be so inclined.  I highly recommend creating a file with all the ideas you like about various fireplaces you see online and in magazines and slowly start merging them into the one that you would like to see in your home. If you have more than one fireplace, so much the better!

Next time we will continue discussing ways in which you can add architectural flair to your home to make it a true standout. Remember Andy onCall is here ready with skilled craftsmen to turn your house into a unique home.

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DIY Drywall Repair Part 2

In our last blog we covered how to make small patches and small repairs to your drywall. In this blog we will be talking about how to tackle larger projects.  First a quick recap of what you will need a basic tips:
If you’re planning to attempt these repairs yourself, you should take care to make sure you have the right tools and technique on hand before attempting any repairs:

Tools

  • Utility Knife
  • Box Cutter
  • Sandpaper (150-grit)
  • Putty Knife
  • pencil

Materials

  • Joint Compound
  • Spackle
  • Drywall
  • Tape – Fiberglass Mesh Drywall Tape and/or Paper Drywall Tape

Quick tips:

Be sure to check your blueprints to make sure there are no electrical wires running behind the area of the wall that is being cut. If there are, be careful not to cut too deep with the drywall knife.
After applying joint compound, use mesh tape versus drywall tape to cover the seams. It is harder to conceal a seam with tape. Plus, mesh creates a stronger bond between the old and existing drywall pieces.

Bigger Projects: Removing and Replacing Large Sections of Damaged Drywall

Begin by using a framing square and a pencil to mark a perfect square on the wall around the damaged area. It doesn’t matter how large the square is as long as it completely encompasses the entire damaged or cracked area. Then use a utility knife to score along the outline and the remove the drywall square with all damaged areas.
If the damage to the wall is more than one hole, it is better to replace the entire drywall sheet than to replace several sections. This will give more structural integrity to the wall, as well as hide any repair seams.

Add Framing to Attach the Drywall

There are generally two ways to correctly marry two pieces of drywall together. The first is to bisect the undamaged piece of drywall at the stud, leaving half the stud exposed, then butt the new drywall up to the undamaged piece on that stud. This method takes time and a steady hand. A lot more time-efficient way is to simply add a new stud to the existing stud. This way we eliminate the need to cut the existing drywall in a straight line while at the same time we give the new drywall its own strong anchor. To do this, just cut a 2”x4” board to size, then nail it to the existing stud.

Creating a Drywall Patch

After combining the new and old studs, use the removed damaged piece of drywall as a guide to trace (with a pencil) an identical shape of fresh drywall. When cutting drywall, score the drywall with a box cutter, bend and pop. Then cut the strays and remnants off the back. Place the drywall ends in the center of the new stud as discussed above. Use drywall screws about every 8 to 12 inches to attach the drywall to the studs.

Installing the Patch

Using a putty knife, add a layer of joint compound around the seams of the patch, making sure to fill the gaps. Let dry overnight.

Sanding and Painting

The last two steps are the sanding and painting of the patch. First you need to sand the joint compound until it is level and flush with existing drywall. If the compound shrank as it dried or is uneven, it may be necessary to apply another coat of compound, and wait for it to dry overnight again. When the patch is finally dry, sanded and smooth, it is time to paint the drywall. Be sure to feather the paint into the existing paint so you do not end up with a glaring square that screams “I patched my wall!”

We hope these tips will help you with your drywall repair project, however, if after reading this it sounds like a bigger project than you want to take on, we would be happy to take care of it for you. Andy onCall’s expert Handymen have been installing and repairing drywall for years and would be more than happy to help you with any drywall issues you may be having. Our expert drywall handymen will ensure that your project is completed quickly and efficiently. And the Andy onCall handymen can help you with any and all the other projects on your home “To-Do” list too as well. So if you want to have more time to relax and enjoy your home while this nice summer weather lasts, call Andy onCall!

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DIY Drywall Repair Part 1

Installing DrywallSummer is typically the time of year that the family takes on a lot of little home projects that have been accumulating through the year. And, chances are, one of these projects is a sneaky little drywall repair that has been bugging you since you first noticed the hole, gouge, dent or whatever. It doesn’t matter how beautiful the rest of your home is – a cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged drywall can mar any home’s interior making it appear less than its best, in fact it can make it look even shoddy. As a result, repairing drywall damage will give any room in your home a cleaner, crisper look.
If you’re planning to attempt these repairs yourself, you should take care to make sure you have the right tools and technique on hand before attempting any repairs:

Tools

  • Utility Knife
  • Box Cutter
  • Sandpaper (150-grit)
  • Putty Knife
  • pencil

Materials

  • Joint Compound
  • Spackle
  • Drywall
  • Tape – Fiberglass Mesh Drywall Tape and/or Paper Drywall Tape

Quick tips:

Be sure to check your blueprints to make sure there are no electrical wires running behind the area of the wall that is being cut. If there are, be careful not to cut too deep with the drywall knife.

After applying joint compound, use mesh tape versus drywall tape to cover the seams. It is harder to conceal a seam with tape. Plus, mesh creates a stronger bond between the old and existing drywall pieces.

Tips for smaller Repair Projects:

  1. Spackle only the small stuff—Spackle is a lightweight compound that is the “go-to” drywall repair substance, primarily due to its quick and easy application time and easy-to-sand surface. However, Spackle, and similar products, should only be used on very small holes, like nail holes, and shallow dents in your drywall. Spackle products are too weak to effectively repair drywall damage larger than about an inch in diameter.
  2. Tape correctly—For drywall repair, duct tape and masking tape are not viable options. You should either use paper or mesh drywall tapes, although each has its preferred uses for different kinds of projects.
    1. Paper Tape is best used for joint and corner repairs as it folds easily. Paper tape does not stick as well and can bubble and bulge if not applied correctly. This usually leads to future repairs.
    2. Fiberglass Mesh Tape is easier to use, but does not work well for corners, though it does work well for joints and hole repair. Mesh tape also requires more compound to cover its crisscross texture.
  3. Nail down Nail Pops—Feisty nails have a habit of breaking through drywall, especially in new homes. Repairing the damage requires more than just hammering the nails back in and painting over the holes. The nail must be driven back into the wall and a drywall screw inserted into the wall over and under the original nail pop. Then joint compound must be applied over the holes. During this process, other nail pops may occur. Nail pops that are not properly repaired in the first place may reappear later, adding another project for your To-Do list!
    1. If at all possible, use the original texturing tool—roller, brush, sponge, etc—as it will give you the best shot of matching the repaired area to the rest of the wall.
    2. Try to match the consistency of the joint compound to the surrounding surface texture. Thicken or thin the compound with water or extra powder and test the consistency on cardboard before applying it on the wall. If it doesn’t work, the compound can be scraped off fairly easily, and you can start over.
  4. Texture Tactfully—In order to repair drywall effectively, it requires more than just fixing holes and cracks. To complete the repair seamlessly, you must also retexture and/or paint the area over and around the repair. The retexturing of the repaired area so that it matches the surrounding surface can be tricky but the end result will be worth it. You will earn the best results with these two tips
  5. Resist Over-sanding—One of the most common mistakes of home repairers is trying too hard to smooth a drywall joint. By over-sanding the joint you can end up removing part of the paper face, leaving an uneven surface that ultimately needs another layer of joint compound and even more sanding! All of this can be avoided by using a hand sander and 150-grit sand paper. Using a coarser grain will lead to sanding marks and over-sanding. You can get into corners more easily by using a sanding sponge.

Part 2 covers Bigger Projects, so be sure to check back next week.

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Have you ever thought about painting your floor?? Part Two

Okay, so onward with the latest flooring painting trends. Don’t be bound with simply painting the floor a single color! NO! There are lots of other options out there for you to explore!  I have gathered a few of the more interesting ideas below for your consideration:

Borders, edges and trim, Oh my! By only painting the border, edge or trim of your flooring, you are still leaving the meaty center for an artisan, oriental or heirloom rug.  So you can still be a little adventurous and still keep you focal point the same.  By painting the edges (or a border or trim) of the floor in a contrast color of your choice, you help to enlighten and outline the space, drawing the eye away from the middle, and creating and impression of a larger space.  By only painting the outer border of the floor you are also allowing the natural beauty of the hardwood shining through where it is not covered.

Checkers or Chess: Perhaps the most popular pattern in painted flooring is the checkerboard.  By using black and white (most popular), or any two contrasting colors, the floor can be painted into in squares or rectangles to create a dynamically flowing space. When combined with the lines between the planks to it creates a seemingly simple, yet textured floor pattern that is stunning.

Designs, Emblems, Motifs: If you have an artistic side, you can get really creative and have your handyman trace out elaborate emblems, designs, motifs and other patterns onto your hardwood floor. Since this is such a delicate and detailed work, in most cases, this should be left up to the skills of a professional handyman painter from Andy onCall.

Stenciling:  Similar to the above, but less intricate. These patterns, which have been cut into guides which your handyman will set against the floor, are usually fairly simple, elegant, and often repeating. Your handyman will apply the paint using a special stencil brush that has particularly sharp bristles, making it easier to maintain the definite outline of more complex shapes.  Stencils are great for borders, edges or a statement design in the center of a floor.

Make a Statement: Sometimes you will have an absolutely beautiful hardwood floor, except for that stain, burn hole, scrape, whatever mar in the center of the room.  You have tried covering it with furniture and rugs but it just ends up making the layout of your room look odd.  Painting a statement design over the offending spot mat be your solution.  By using either a stencil or a motif, emblem or other design you can cover the problem area and turn a negative into a positive.

When you are ready to discuss the pros and cons of painting your hardwood floor and discudd what is the best option for you, call Andy onCall and we will help guide you through the process to a whole new floor.

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Have you ever thought about painting your floor??

Hardwood flooring is naturally beautiful, and very popular. But sometimes you may feel like you want to change things up. Perhaps the floor has become worn and faded, or has been scratched or damaged, or maybe you are just want to try something new. The good news is there are various floor paint techniques can be used to achieve a variety exquisite and stylish effects.

First let’s look at the paints for painting wood floors. There are numerous paints that are specifically formulated to be used on floor. Paints, such as oil based acrylics will provide a harder finish that will be more resistant to scratches and wear and tear than latex-based paints. However it’s possible that your local municipality may have restrictions against the use of oil-based treatments, so be sure to have your handyman check this out before he begins your project.

Wear and Tear: One drawback to paint is that it does show wear and may start to chip or fade over time.   So when you are selecting an area to paint the floor of keep this in mind.  A room or space that has low to moderate “traffic” or “activity” would work best for a painted floor. If you really want to use paint in a high ”traffic” area, then high you will need to use special wear-resistant paint with epoxy resins. This will help to keep your floor looking good for a longer period of time.

Let’s talk about style: So now that we have talked about the type of paint and the best type of space in your house to paint a floor, let’s move on to the various techniques and style that you can choose from.

One Bold Solid Color: For a dramatic effect, you can you once solid paint color on your hardwood floors.  By using one color you will be able to cover up most of the floors imperfections, but it also acts (design-wise) as a 6th wall and a dramatic palette to set your furniture and carpets on, all of which will now stand out more due to the contrast.

Whites and Pastels: White has a nice effect in a space, it makes everything feel fresh and crisp. By contrast darker colors will be more dramatic and striking. Softer pastels can create a soft surrounding for babies and tots. A summery porch feels lighter and brighter all year round with a crisp white painted floor.

Primary colors: Children’s bedroom and play areas are the perfect setting for bright primary colors to excite and engage your brood.

The bonus to solid painted flooring is that it is not only easy to clean and care for, but when you decides that you are ready for something new, it is relatively easy to paint over the surface and start with a fresh palette.

In my next posting, I will be discussing moving beyond color and into design, so be sure to check back for the exciting trends in floor painting.  Call Andy onCall and schedule your appointment today for a free estimate with one of our highly skilled handymen who can help you navigate the latest painting design style and execute them all with the greatest of ease!

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Painting your 5th Wall, Part Two

The ceiling has come to be considered such an important element in a room that it is often referred to as the fifth wall in decorating. Accent painting or adding a design element to a ceiling can greatly change a space from ho-hum to awe-inspiring. Best of all, this is a relatively inexpensive way to add new design elements to your home.

So, once you have decided that you want to banish your ceiling’s boring white, you’ll need some ideas about what to do with that big beautiful blank canvas.  Here are a few to get you started:

  • For smaller rooms, painting the ceiling the same shade or a slightly lighter shade as the walls can make the room feel larger.
  • For rooms that have crown molding, a nice neutral color light ivory or light gray with either natural wood trim or white gloss trim can really make a room pop, and give your space a very elegant feel.
  • If you don’t already have crown molding, paint the ceiling the same as the wall color but install some inexpensive trim and paint it white. It will give your room that established, elegant look.
  • For those of you with daring taste and vibrant furnishings in shade of red or plum, try painting your ceiling to match these strong hues and the eye will naturally be drawn upward and give the entire room a lift.
  • For those who feel artsy: Decals and stencils can add an interesting custom design element to any room that reflects your personality.
  • By using two paint colors similar in tone and painting a soft pinstripe or border around the edge of your ceiling you can achieve a trayed ceiling effect inexpensively.
  • If you have dramatic tastes and decide to make your ceiling color the focus of your room, be sure to support the color with matching throw pillow and other accent pieces.
  • Patterns that run throughout the ceiling rather than a stenciled and decal focal point are another option. Stripes, chevrons and other patterns in tonal patterns add a graphic punch to plain ceilings and can make a room look either longer or wider depending on how you apply the paint.
  • For those of you that have architectural details such as coffering, beadboard or ceiling medallions, painting the detail a contrasting color to the rest of the ceiling, will enhance the detail and reinforce the look.
  • If you want to create a warm, cozy feel in your space paint the ceilings the same color as the wall but do not add white molding.
  • If you like the cozy intimate feeling in a space, then try painting the ceiling a shade or two darker than the walls. This can be especially effective in an office or a powder room.
  • For a striking, but subtle effect, Paint the ceiling a gloss version of the wall color. Light will reflect off of the ceiling during the day making it appear brighter. (Caution: glossy finishes tend to show imperfections so the effect works best if your ceiling is in good condition.)

Whatever you decide to do with your ceiling, just remember when you are painting the interior of your home, each room actually has 5 walls. For your best results in all of the techniques and design ides discussed above, call Andy onCall.

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Painting Your 5th Wall, Part One

Must you paint your ceiling white?  Is this some unwritten law of home remodeling?  Are you going to stick with the tried and true? The staid and boring? The safe and reliable? Or are you ready to challenge yourself and experiment with some color other than white on your ceiling?

Of all the ideas in a paint/design gallery, white is just the first one. After that, there is the possibilities of tints in white which will supply a very subtle color difference to a room without shaking things up too much.  And then there is the possibility of going completely different and having no hint of white at all, or just as an accent.

But let’s start with why white has come to dominate ceiling colors before we explore not using white.

There are some very good reasons why homeowners have been painting their ceilings white:

  1. Reflects Light: Ceilings reflects light as much, or more, than the other four walls in a room. Changing the color of your ceiling can greatly affect the amount of light in the room.
  2. Illusion of Depth: A white ceiling gives the illusion of depth; dark ceilings have a visual “stop” point. But if you have 10-, 12-foot, or even higher ceilings, you may actually desire a visual stop, to prevent the room from feeling cavernous.
  3. Easy To Do: When you buy ceiling paint, it’s already tinted white. The paint companies assume that you will want white.

And when it comes to White paint, it’s not just any white, it has to be FLAT white ceiling paint that seems to have all the advantages:

  1. High degree of light bounce, giving your entire room more light (re-iterating above).
  2. The limitless vista of white. When you look at a well-painted flat white surface, it appears to go on infinitely. This gives the room the feeling of having more space.
  3. Flat, as opposed to satin, eggshell, glossy, or otherwise, further enhances the appearance of a limitless vista. Reflections of light on a ceiling, due to any type of gloss, will tell the eye that this is where the surface “stops.”

So now that we have looked at why you might have painted your ceiling white in the past, next we will talk about what colors you might consider in the future. Remember all this talk of a basic white ceiling is in the past, in my next blog we are going to delve into the world of the 5th wall and all the new trends awaiting your ceiling.  It’s going to be very exciting, so be sure to get your appointment with your Andy onCall handyman scheduled, so when you are ready to begin your painting project we will be ready too!

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A Bit of Color, Part Two

So now that you are in the proper frame of mind to select your paint for your spring interior refresh. And you know the difference between the various paints, Let’s think a little more in depth about the spaces you want to paint and see if we can’t make the paint selection process a little more streamlined.

What is the purpose of the space?
Before you select any color, you must first determine what the room or space is to be used for, remember that whatever colors you choose will set the tone or mood of the room. For example, busy room like a family room can handle a bolder color scheme, and it goes without saying that a playroom for children will not work well with colors that will easily show dirt.

What is the lighting in the space?
Rooms with a lot of natural light can manage darker colors better than smaller spaces with limited light. But if you are partial to a darker pallet but you are working with a smaller space, you could always add more lighting to offset the darker tones in your desired color scheme

What is the scale of the room?
A neutral (earth tone) or light color palette can make a small room look larger. A large room can typically handle bolder colors. High-ceilinged rooms come off as stark and cold with a neutral or light color palette. A long narrow room can be literally broken up by a split color scheme and a small space can be visually lengthened using a monochromatic palette on walls, ceilings and moldings.

What furnishings and decor do I already own?
Choose your color scheme based on what you already own in terms of furniture, art, rugs and window treatments.  It is infinitely easier to and more cost-effective to match paint to what you already own rather than to start trying to buy things to match your new paint color.

What is the focal point in the space?
What is it that you want people to notice when they enter the space? That is your focal point. You want to be sure that your color scheme compliments the flow of your space and your focal point.

Do the colors I’m considering clash with adjoining spaces?
In order to maintain a connectivity throughout your home, you want to make sure that the colors from one room flow nicely into the next. As the visible doorway from one room into the next is considered part of the décor you want to be sure that the color palette between the various rooms complement each other.

How do certain colors make me feel?
It is perhaps most important of all to ask yourself, “how does this color make me feel?” The bottom line is this is your space. You need to feel comfortable in it, regardless of what the latest trend is.  If the space seems to be begging for a vivid bold color but you would prefer a softer pastel, then go with the pastel.  Ultimately you must be happy with the color and the space.

Now that you have taken all of these considerations into account you are ready to call Andy onCall and have one or our highly skilled Handymen come out to give you an estimate on your painting job.

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