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The Holiday Season is right around the corner. Is your home ready for guests?

October 9, 2017by AdminPainting0

For most families, the favorite time to gather is during the Winter months of the Holiday season. You have guests coming to your home from all over the world. Family members, in-laws, new additions to the family all will be looking forward to their visit to your home.

 

Common Areas

Let’s go over some Common areas that you should consider freshening up:

  1. Kitchen – This is the area of your home that will get the most amount of traffic during a holiday meal. If your kitchen will be the focal point of the gathering, it is important to have a welcoming color that compliments the other areas of the common space. Light Greys are very popular right now as they are able to offer many options with decorating and will typically blend with different cabinet colors.
  2. Main Guest Bathroom – Inevitably, your guests will need to use the restroom, does your guest bathroom have old wallpaper or embarrassing watermarks behind the towel rack? It is a great time to remove that wallpaper and use a great paint that is resistant to watermarks and stains. For Guest bathrooms I always suggest using a complementary color to the common area, but do something fun and bold. Great colors to use will have similar undertones to the common area but are lighter or darker.
  3. Dining Room – This is where your big meal will be served, it needs to be a space that is peaceful and elegant. I often see red colors in dining rooms, and I always think that is a bit too bold for an eating area. I tend to like to see a dining room have less color and subtle contrast to the trim. Great colors to use are ones that compliment the tablecloth or hutch. In most formal dining areas, a chair rail will be present to break up the wall a bit to offer a great opportunity to add a second color underneath that molding if you want to introduce an accent color to the mix.

While there are many more areas that your guests will see, I think that these are a great place to start. The best time to get your home ready for the holidays in terms of painting is right now. With Affinity Painting we will help you with the color selections and help find a time that works best with your schedule. Once your home is freshly painted you can start preparing for that great big meal, or those in-laws from out of state. Contact Affinity Painting today to schedule a free estimate for your home.

“Are you Buying or Selling a home?”

August 30, 2017by AdminPainting

Castle Home Affinity Painting Greensboro Burlington

Affinity Painting Home Selling Advantage

I have seen a tremendous amount of home sales lately in our market. It seems appropriate to address the circumstances that would cause you to want to paint the home you are selling or buying.

When you are selling…

  1. Bold Colors – If your home has been painted with a lot of Yellow, Red, Blue, Green and other bold colors it will not be “Seller Friendly”. It is important to neutralize the walls to give the potential buyers a better visual of the home without being distracted by the colors.
  2. Patching of Nail Holes – While it seems that these holes can be overlooked, most buyers will not want to decorate the home in the same way that it is laid out now. Patching holes from hanging pictures allows the new buyers to start fresh, hanging their pictures/artwork without having to cover the old holes.
  3. Dirty Walls, Scuff Marks – The easiest way to increase your home’s potential on the market to simply give it a fresh coat of paint. It can remain the same color if it is already neutral, but a fresh coat of paint goes a long way when you are showing a home to a potential buyer.

After you have Purchased…

  1. If the seller did not do what was suggested above – There are many cases in which the seller was in a rush or they did not have the available funds to update it appropriately. This means you probably got a great deal and have the capital to be able to make the changes yourself.
  2. The seller painted everything one color and you want to “make it your own”- The most exciting thing about buying a home is making it your own. If the seller has left you with a clean slate, now is the time to add color and customize your new home however you would like.
  3. Updating carpets/appliances/kitchen/bathrooms- This ties in a bit to “making it your own” but it is a bit different. Once you decide to update your carpets, the existing wall color may not work well with the new carpet, time to make a change. Similarly, if you plan to upgrade the kitchen with a new backsplash or countertops it is recommended that you paint as well to make sure that there will be a great color scheme in that space.

These are just a few situations to consider. If you are buying or selling a home, we can help you with both! We love to work with families on both the house you are selling and the house you are buying. We can schedule projects accordingly to match with your closing dates to allow for a smooth transition.

 

By: Zachary Brothers

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