If you’ve ever ruined a good paint brush or roller because of improper cleanup, you’re not alone. It’s easy to do but also easy to avoid. To keep your tools performance-ready and save money on replacements, always clean up your tools immediately after painting, using the proper procedures and cleaning solutions, and then store the tools appropriately.
“Presentation is everything!” You’ve no doubt heard this expression applied to all sorts of situations, but it’s especially true when you’re selling a home. Real estate experts will tell you that well-decorated homes sell more quickly and at a higher price than comparable properties that need updating.
You may not be aware of it, but your home is being invaded. Commercial design has been creeping into residential spaces for some time now—first into mid-century modern and contemporary décors and now into every type of residential space. It’s hard to avoid (not that you should), because so many products designed for the home are commercially inspired. Why should you be excited about the commercial invasion? For the simple reason that it works!
Summer’s here at last, and it’s the perfect time to work on your home’s “curb appeal.” Curb appeal refers to the impression your home makes from the street. Since there are more people out and about in the summer—walking dogs, riding bikes, taking an evening jog or a morning stroll—increasing your home’s curb appeal is a nice gesture to enhance the aesthetic of the neighborhood.
July is a bright and beautiful month! The sun is shining, the flowers are in bloom, fruit and vegetables are flourishing, and the sky is a lovely shade of blue. Most of us look forward to being outside this time of year; but if you dread going back inside—really dread it—it may mean that your interior needs some brightening and beautifying as well.
Stencils have come a long way from mini-floral borders and roosters on kitchen walls. Today there are more patterns than ever before. To make the most of those patterns, today’s stencilers are using diverse colour choices and mediums to create one-of-a-kind looks for their walls and other painted surfaces.