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…Read more …

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…Read more …

A Bit of Color, Part One

A bit of color can completely change the entire vibe of a room. It can make a staid room feel lighter, a heavy room feel brighter, a stark room feel homier. Color is also one of the easiest ways to give our homes a new look. It’s much cheaper to paint a room than to get new curtains, or carpet or wallpaper. Painting is quick way to refresh and repurpose a space into something completely different. A coat of paint can change a kids’ playroom into an adults’ library. A coat of paint…Read more …

Moisture and Drywall, Part Two

Continuing with our discussion about drywall and water damage, let’s look at indicators, identifiers and remedies. Water damage is one of the most common reasons for drywall repair. When water penetrates drywall, it can cause walls to lose firmness and crumble. Indicators of water damaged drywall include: Staining or discoloration on ceilings or walls Peeling tape joints Dampness in the basement and periodic water infiltration Musty odor, (typically in the basement) Loose tiles (floor and wall) Bowed walls Left unresolved, water damaged homes can develop mold and mildew, suffer structural damage and experience…Read more …

Moisture and Drywall, Part One

Every homeowner will come across a crack in their drywall. No one is immune. Cracked drywall is unsightly and it draws attention and focus away from the décor of your room.  As discussed in the previous two blogs, there are many reasons why cracks may be caused in drywall, many due to the settling of your house. But there are some things that can cause the drywall to crack other than the house settling, poor drywall installation, objects on the wall causing it stress, and cracked paint. More severe problems would be due…Read more …