Home for the Holidays

Folks, we are heading into the holiday season and you know what that means? Friends, family, and neighbors gathering in your home to celebrate, share meals, and socialize. If you are like me, you can’t wait for the fun to start! And for all the planners and party host and hostesses out there, the holiday season means your living room, dining spaces and kitchens are about to get some heavy use. Read more

Basement Remodeling Trends

Trends are changing, basements are now an extension of a home’s look and style. A basement remodel has the potential to add function to your home. Since we are spending so much time indoors during the winter months, remodeling your basement may become a necessity. Read more

Power of Paint

I used to hate our living room.  It was all things 1960s – dingy orange wood paneled ceiling (and end walls), dark beams, a hideous front door, angular bookshelves, no light, and this silly step at the front door some architect thought would appeal to our mamalian den-dwelling need for security.  You get the point, it was a weird room.

Today, that’s all gone…and it feels so nice.

The vertical grain bamboo floor, tile at the entry, new door, casing & millwork are all very nice.  But the most powerful transformation happened by merely painting the ceiling white.  Don’t get me wrong, it took a lot of work, but it was so worth it.  We used an shelac-based primer and latex trim paint on the ceiling using our professional paint sprayer.  If ever using a sprayer one Thompson Tip for you is to use the most fine tip possible.  It will reduce the amount of paint coming out and this will reduce your drips & runs if you are not experienced.   There is so much light in this room now, even though we painted the walls a deep dusty gray.  The power of paint helps me to love this room!