Category "Painting"

Why Is Wintertime Interior Painting So Good for You and Your Home?

December 31, 2016

It’s easy to just hunker down through winter and wait for it to pass. The rhythm of life keeps on tapping, but you might not do much more than the basic routines, just waiting for spring and summer to arrive. After all, those are the seasons for being active, tackling home improvement projects, and making things happen around the house, right?

Or are they?

As we discussed recently, winter is an ideal time for home remodeling for a number of valid, enticing reasons. 

Today, let’s talk about why interior painting is so valuable too, and what it can offer you and household this winter.

4 Reasons Why Interior Painting Can Make Your Winter Better

#1 Low and Zero-VOC Paint Products Make It Possible

If your first concern is air quality, we hear you loud and clear. It used to be that interior paint fumes left a lingering, unpleasant odor.

That’s just not the case anymore. Advanced low and zero-VOC paint options offer an environmentally-friendly solution, providing all the style and quality without the release of volatile organic compounds.

#2 Keep Yourself Engaged

It’s nice to have a project outside of work and family routines that provides a fun, creative outlet. Interior painting offers just that, and this can be especially refreshing during the colder, more confined winter months.

Have fun finding inspiration, too. For example, we suggest exploring Houzz.com. To get you started, below is a photo that leads to our Painting Projects collection.

#3 Remember the Power of Color Psychology

Color offers so much more than style, but can have a tangible impact on mood and demeanor as well. Take a look here for more information and examples of how this really works.

It’s important to also consider the function of the space being painted, then strategically pick a color that fosters a mood to match the purpose. Whether it’s a relaxing, earthy tone for a study or reading space, or vibrant, warm colors for a game room, the right colors will make the whole effect possible.

#4 Scheduling Flexibility with Professional Painters

Because so many homeowners choose to explore their house painting options in the spring and summer, winter is often a slower time for professional painting companies. Subsequent scheduling flexibility means even more options and possibilities for you.

Talk To Your Local Painting Company

House painting doesn’t have to feel like an overwhelming prospect; with an experienced, helpful painter guiding the process, it can be incredibly refreshing.

Go ahead. Bring a little spring to your home this winter!

6 Reasons Why Wintertime Should Be Your Home Remodeling Time!

October 18, 2016

With fall undeniably here, local homeowners are putting away their landscaping tools, covering the pool, turning the heat on (maybe for the first time), and getting ready to weather the winter.

Rather than hibernate, we have a better alternative. Why not take advantage of the season and wrap up a home remodeling project?

Why Is Winter the Right Time for Home Remodeling?

Many homeowners, maybe yourself included, think of home remodeling and improvement jobs as best left for spring. Warmer weather seems more conducive to that kind of work.The reality is, there are numerous solid reasons why winter is actually an ideal time to tackle these bigger projects. Let’s take a look!

#1 Scheduling Flexibility and Availability

Many contractors find themselves with a lighter schedule during the winter, especially when it comes to interior work. You can take advantage of this “off season” and enjoy the extra level of availability.

In some cases, permits and other building-related paperwork can be processed by your local government agencies faster as well. That’s always a bonus!

#2 Never Fear – Your Project Can Be Contained!

Are you concerned about paint fumes, dust, and other by-products of construction-related work? Expert building contractors have tools, techniques, and improved products available that make containment completely possible.

#3 Fight the Winter Blues!

Winters here in Westchester and Fairfield counties can be long and cold. A home remodeling project is a fun way to keep the season moving! And, when spring rolls around, you’ll be ahead of the game and ready to start the warmer months in style.

#4 Create the Extra Space You Need

Your project might involve updating an existing area (like a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project), but it also could involve creating a totally new and functional space. Basement finishing, for example, can add that life-improving square-footage you and your family need. It could be a game room, extra bedroom, in-law suite, family room, media space, master bathroom, etc…

#5 Inventory Availability

Have you ever tried to buy a specific ingredient at the supermarket right before a holiday? The shelves are typically empty! It’s always best to plan ahead and buy what you need before the aisles are stormed by shoppers.

The same holds true for home improvement and remodeling projects. The off-season yields more inventory in most cases, and can make sourcing items and materials much easier.

#6 Exterior Projects Might Be More Possible Than You Realize As Well!

We encourage you to talk to your local home building professional about all of your goals, even the exterior-related ones. Many homeowners assume a particular project can’t be completed until spring, but this sometimes isn’t the case. The possibilities for winter-time work are more expansive than you might realize.

Whether inside or out, few things are more satisfying and fun than working with an expert builder on improving your most important investment. And, winter is the time to get the project rolling!

Choosing Exterior Paint Colors for Your Greenwich Home

June 30, 2015

Exterior painting is a job that can feel a little intimidating for a lot of homeowners. Why? Well, if you tackle the project yourself, it’s a huge undertaking! Painting properly with longevity in mind requires a good deal of prep work, possible repairs, and the dedication needed to consistently and systematically finish the project.

You also can, of course, go the route of hiring a professional painter. This is certainly the ideal option, especially because it means you can keep your Saturdays free and clear.

Regardless of whether you paint your home yourself or with the help of a pro, there still is one critical decision left to make. And, it’s a big enough choice that it adds a lot to that intimidation factor we mentioned above. Can you guess it?

Color.

Spring and Summertime Home Maintenance Ideas for Greenwich, CT

June 16, 2015

As you may have gathered by looking at either past posts or our website, we’re passionate about adding beauty and value to homes in our area. Sometimes this is done through quality building and remodeling, or by applying beautiful new interior or exterior paint to fortify and protect your surfaces. At the same time, however, investing in other strategic home maintenance activities will also pay a large dividend down the road.

Is It Really Worthwhile to Buy More Expensive Paint?- Painting Tips for Greenwich, CT

May 28, 2015

Whether you’re building, remodeling, or simply giving your home a few needed updates, painting acts as the icing on the cake. It ties colors together, sets the mood of the space, and can be used strategically to create a variety of powerful and stylish effects.

Sometimes, however, homeowners experience a little bit of sticker shock at their paint supply store. Quality paint can be pricey! This is followed by a very natural question: is it really worth the extra money?

Home Improvement Ideas That Will Increase Your Property’s Curb Appeal

April 16, 2015

Spring is the perfect season for giving your home a fresh start.

This process might begin on the inside, and could involve cleaning, organizing, interior painting, and rethinking decorations. It’s also nice to open a window or three and let the warm, refreshing air pour in.

On the other hand, how does the outside of your home look? A little springtime maintenance can go a long way toward preserving and beautifying your property, and it also will boost that important element of curb appeal.

Choosing Kitchen Paint Colors – Tips for the Westchester County Homeowner

March 31, 2015

Choosing interior paint colors should be a fun, invigorating process. We purposefully used the word “should” because, as unfortunate as it is, a lot of times homeowners become a bit stressed by the idea of selecting a new palette for their home. This might be due to the fact that interior paint feels permanent; after all, it can’t be simply returned to the store if it doesn’t fit well.

This is all especially true when it comes to painting your kitchen. There is huge stylistic opportunity in this central room, but at the same time there are a lot of elements to consider. If you are planning a kitchen painting project, our suggestion is first to take a deep breath, relax, and try to enjoy the process. And, as you relax, consider these few tips that we have compiled below.