Color Mistakes To Avoid

    Tuesday, 12 January 2016 14:45   Blog

In previous posts on this blog, we’ve covered numerous color combinations that can make your home sparkle, as well as ways in which you can carefully plan your decorative choices to ensure that different colors flow seamlessly between rooms. But just as important, or perhaps even more crucial, is knowing which color mistakes should be avoided, unless you want your design project to go from effortlessly artistic to a downright fail.

Top Five Home Interior Design Trends For 2016

    Wednesday, 06 January 2016 14:44   Blog

2016 is fast approaching - will redecorating your home’s interior be one of the resolutions you set yourself as you welcome in the new year? If so, these five major interior design trends for the coming twelve months will help you in rejuvenating and upgrading your living space. Enjoy the journey of redecorating anew, but don’t forget to embrace your home’s quirks while incorporating one or a few of these definitive styles to maintain a lively home balance.

What To Know About Painting Exteriors In Cold Weather

    Tuesday, 05 January 2016 14:42   Blog

In a country as vast as the United States, weather patterns vary wildly. As we write this, chilly Chicago is buckling down for a chilly winter, and the mercury has already dropped below freezing. Yet, down in the Sunshine State, Florida is still basking in the pleasant high seventies. There’s even a significant difference in temperature between some of Sharper Impressions’ numerous locations. But if you’re facing a cold spell this holiday season and are considering getting some exterior painting done, know that the weather outside can have a big effect on the end result.

How To Spruce Up Your Home’s Interiors For The Holidays

    Tuesday, 15 December 2015 14:40   Blog

The holiday season is upon us and, even if you’re not planning on a full home makeover, you might be considering some more minor repainting to give the interior of your property a fresh lease of life. A few quick changes can really make your home sparkle throughout the holidays, both creating a more pleasant environment for you and your family to live in and making a lasting impression on all those guests - both invited and unexpected - you’ll inevitably be hosting during the festive period.

Should You Repaint Your Front Door Or Buy A New One?

    Tuesday, 01 December 2015 14:35   Blog

Your front door is the face of your home. It’s among the first things visitors and passers-by see, and it has the ability to make more of an impression than any other element of your home’s frontage. An outdated front door can make a property look cheap, while one that is worn and lacking proper care can leave people with the same impression of the house as a whole. Keeping your front door in good condition is important to your own everyday enjoyment of and pride in your home, but it becomes even more vital if you’re thinking of selling. The sway that the front door holds over the wider appearance of the property means it can have a drastic impact on the price you end up getting for your home.

When And Why To Replace Rotten Wood

    Tuesday, 01 December 2015 14:34   Blog

The need for some home repair jobs is obvious. If your bathroom’s water system suddenly starts leaking gallons through your kitchen ceiling, you’ll know that something is wrong and needs fixing pronto. But, like a disease that displays no symptoms, rotting wood can lie unnoticed in your home for extended periods of time, only revealing itself when it’s too late. It’s also the kind of issue likely to cause extensive damage, spreading far, wide and quickly. And because your property is likely composed of plenty of wood, rot can even threaten its structural integrity - meaning it might literally destroy your house.

Here’s Why You Should Paint Your Interior Wood Trim White

    Thursday, 12 November 2015 14:32   Blog

Interior wood trim comes in all shapes and sizes, from the simple to the more elaborate, but in the majority of homes it’s just about everywhere. Yet all too often wood trim and molding get overlooked when it’s time to consider how to redecorate - instead, all the focus ends up on the color of the walls, the finishing of the floor, and the designer furnishings and finishing touches that you’ll add to bring out each room’s character.

How to Make Your Small Bathroom Look Bigger

    Wednesday, 28 October 2015 14:30   Blog

It’s not called ‘the smallest room in the house’ for nothing, and if you have been cursed with a tiny bathroom and are looking for ways to make it seem a little more spacious, read on as this week’s blog will tell you exactly how to do that - all through the artful use of color.

How to Clean Painted Interior Walls

    Monday, 19 October 2015 14:29   Blog

If you’ve recently gone to the time and effort of painting, or hiring someone else to paint the walls in your home, it stands to reason that you want to preserve the result and keep them clean and fresh-looking for as long as possible. But, as any parent will tell you, achieving that in a bustling family home, especially with pre-schoolers around, is far easier said than done. And even if you don’t have a couple of sticky-fingered rugrats tearing around your home, it can be all too easy to accidently leave smudges and scuffs on your walls.

How to Choose the Right Color When Painting Your Kitchen

    Tuesday, 13 October 2015 14:26   Blog

Long gone are the days when the kitchen was thought of as being a sterile, white space. And if you’ve been thinking about giving the heart of your home a makeover, there’s no better time to do it than now. After all, with Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching, chances are the family - or at least the designated chef - will be spending even more time than usual in the kitchen. So whether you’ll be the one slaving over a hot stove, or your family traditionally gathers in the kitchen to help, hinder, or eat, you should take advantage of the run up to the holiday season and create a space that makes the winter celebrations even more memorable.

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