2015 Home Improvement Resolutions

It’s January, What are Your 2015 Home Improvement Related Resolutions?

Everyone seems to start each New Year out with the best of intentions. Some homeowners intend to get out and spend more time with friends and family while others plan to hit the gym more often and lose those extra pounds. Many neglect to include their home in their planning for the new year, so that’s what we want to discuss today – we want to show you how we can help you make and keep your home improvement resolutions!

Kitchen Cabinet RefinishingYour Dated Kitchen

Have you considered remodeling your kitchen? How about new paint instead? A great paint job goes a long way in restoring the beauty in an outdated room. Paint the walls, trim, and cabinetry for a truly beautifully refinished kitchen. We specialize in painting kitchen cabinetry or refinishing with stain – the choice is entirely yours.

Painted Bathroom VanitiesPaint the Bathroom

Bathrooms see almost as much traffic as the kitchen. A freshly painted bathroom is one of the best ways to refresh the interior of your home. Because bathrooms are generally fairly small, you could put all of the bathrooms in your home into the same resolution – plan to paint all of the bathrooms on the same day or as part of the same project.

Paint the Bedrooms

When is the last time your bedroom was painted? Have you changed it since the home was built or since you purchased it? If you can’t remember the last time your bedroom walls saw a fresh coat of paint, it’s time to remedy that. Choose a color that complements your existing decor yet is comforting and promotes relaxation.

Children’s bedrooms need painted often to cover up scuffs and marks made by toys. Consider using chalkboard paint on one wall so your child can draw on the walls without consequence. It’s very easy to apply and provides endless enjoyment to children who enjoy drawing and coloring. And it’s very easy to clean, just erase, wash with a wet sponge, and you’re finished.

Interior Painting Open Floor Plan

Painting an Open Floor Plan

Many homes built between 1985 and 2010 have open floor plans. While an open floor plan is great for allowing visibility from kitchen to dining room to family room, it can be a bit frustrating when it comes to painting and decoration. We have a few solutions for this as well:

  • Paint the trim in each area slightly different.
  • Choose one wall in each area to be an accent wall.
  • Use a neutral shade as the primary wall color for the overall area.

Start Small

The key to keeping New Year’s Resolutions is to start small. Plan to improve one room at a time until every room in your home is refinished. It really does make more sense than trying to do it all at once and throwing your entire home into upheaval. You may even resolve to repaint or refinish one room every other month until everything flows well and looks amazing. Call us at Michael Hines Painting in Ione, California at 209-256-4587 to discuss painting the interior or exterior of your home or office.

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