Guest Rooms for Summer StaysMay 6, 2015
Creating the Best Home OfficeMay 28, 2015
The warmer seasons bring much excitement, considering the myriad of outside projects. Indiana homeowners with large properties are constantly trying to keep up with lawn maintenance, gardening and maybe even trying to work in enough time to grill hot dogs and hamburgers. But inevitably, rainy days will come around. Fortunately, this can help remind people of the potential interior home improvement opportunities that await inside. We’ve pooled together some of our favorite projects (many of them can be completed within a day or two) when the weather outside is wetter.
When was the last time that a guest bathroom or powder room was updated? It’s easy and sometimes even more logical to focus on projects for bedrooms and living rooms where people spend the most time. However, this makes it easy to ignore smaller areas for months or even years. Generally, these rooms are often low-traffic areas, so any paint job should hold up for a longer period of time. Choose tranquil paint colors for these areas like light shades of blue or green to fill the space with some of the serene themes of summer.
Barring the presence of any remote control shaped holes in the wall of a room, most entertainment rooms can be quickly repainted. Scheduling a quality repaint is a good way to capitalize on an unseasonably cold or wet day in a way that will pay off nearly immediately the next time it looks gloomy. Choosing darker grays or blues will create a theatrical feel when the lights are turned low, making the room great for watching movies or intense sporting events,
Blasts of Color
I’ve wrote about the benefits of accent walls in the past, but many people forget about choosing to explore them as quick and exciting projects when the opportunity arises. Accent walls can be used to break up the color scheme in a “boring” room, or even to experiment with colors. For example, these walls can be used as a practical alternative for a teenager who wants to paint an entire room neon green, Tapering down the effects of bolder colors insights creativity and also proves to be a great tool for creating “flow” for a household.