Front Entry First Impression

Front entry first impressions

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Front entry first impression, Imagine you are pulling up with your car to a home that you are considering to purchase.  You can’t help but notice the front entry your first impression of the home.  What first impressions do you notice?  Is the door dented and dinged, paint chipping, hardware tarnished or dated?

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Painting When Selling a Home

Painting when selling a home provides a whooping 148 percent return on investment with dramatic results and little investment.

Repair any damaged interior walls by patching all chips, cracks, dents, dings and holes; then touch up or repaint interior walls with neutral color.  Wanna know the priority rooms?  Read on…

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How to Choose Exterior Paint Color

Don’t devalue your home or your neighbors’ properties, by not pre-planning out your exterior paint color.

Planning the colors of your home’s exterior should harmonize with the environment and the neighborhood in which you live.  Let your paint selection stand out in a subtle, unobtrusive manner.

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Knowing how to choose exterior paint color and palettes will vary by architectural style, consolidating the range of color choices to select. Most styles have reliable color palettes to choose from.  Historical colors will not only enhance the style of your home but also enhance resale value.how to choose exterior paint color brick

how to choose exterior paint color stone

Brick and stone have many variations of color.  Coordinate your paint colors to reflect the same undertones of the material components of the roof, brick and stone into the color plan.  The enlarged images of the brick and stone below, show the variation of colors within the architectural element.

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how to choose exterior paint color stone cu

You could find your entire color palette just by photographing and enlarging the architectural elements of your home.

How to choose exterior paint color requires selecting colors that will include two or more colors for the trim and accents. Choosing a hue from the same color strip that is two or three shades lighter or darker than the field color, will assist in selecting the trim color.

Considerations will include:  the main field color; trim color for windows and roof lines; accent color for shutters, architectural details and doors (some people make the door a fourth color).   

Color speaks and studies show that color has a worldwide language.  Color evokes feelings, sends messages and conveys a message to those who view color.

Here are a few examples concerning colors and what they convey:

Pastel yellow gives the impression of sunny, friendly, soft.
Red is arousing, passionate, provocative, fiery, aggressive.
Green is balancing, natural, calm with the message of simplicity, security, balance.

All colors change character when modified by saturation and lightness to darkness.  This was a small example of color meaning.

 

 

 

 

 

How to Update the Bathroom To A Spa Like Retreat

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Learn how to update the bathroom to a spa like retreat, usng fresh, contemporary sytles and soft colors that provides a feeling that restores, rejuvenates, and heals spirits.

Knowing how to update the bathroom to a spa like retreat, may be as simpe as painting walls soft tints of off-white or light gray colors.  Painting with Benjamin Moore paint colors in:

Walls: Aura® Matte 522 in feather gray (2127-60) Trim: Aura Semi-Gloss 528 in wedding veil (2125-70), are calming colors in the bath.

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Trim: Aura Semi-Gloss 528 in wedding veil (2125-70), are calming colors in the bath.

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Paint Color – Home Staging

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Often when doing a home staging consultation in an owner occupied house that will be for sale on the market (not new construction), I reccommend to clients that they paint their walls.  Trust me, I don’t think that people like to paint. I almost always hear loud groans.  So, if the home seller is groaning when I recommend  a new paint color, you can bet your bottom dollar that so will potential home buyers, if they think they will have to paint when they move into their new home (I think that is the last thing they want to do after moving, right?).

When home staging, a new color may be recommended if:  the paint color needs to be updated, or the client has bold paint color and/or dark paint color that may not appeal to the broadest range of potential buyers.  Not mention should paint be needed due to dents, dings and holes.

For a home seller it can be overwhelming to select a paint color that will appeal to a broad range of potential buyers.  Following I will share top color trends that are being seen in today’s model homes as well as newly constructed homes.

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