Sunday, October 31, 2010

Home Renovation Paint Colors of 2011

For many home owners, large scale home renovations are not an option. According to the Quarterly Paint Institute there are three color trends will drive 2011. Paint provides home renovators with the means to revamp their houses inexpensively. By incorporating a few new paint colors, either as accent walls or throughout a room, home owners will be able to enhance their living spaces economically with paint.

This color set provides versatility and allows homeowners to quickly change the look of a room just by adding a few new accessories, without spending time and money to remodel or repaint again. Neutrals are the most practical remodeling choice. These colors include warm whites, tawny tans, light corals and greens.

Blues are predicted to grow in popularity as not just a wall color but also as a ceiling choice. Blues from across the spectrum, from dark denim to light blue-greys will find their ways into homes. The color blue is calming and will help to relieve stress. Good secondary colors include yellow or yellow-green and will add energy in open, family spaces.

Shimmers and Shines:
Higher paint sheens and metallic finishes are also predicted to be popular for 2011. Spaces such as hallways and living areas can be painted in a very glossy hue. The more gloss in a paint color will mean more reflectivity which means more light. Gloss will create a brighter, more upbeat mood in a home, while adding style.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Easy Kitchen Remodeling Tips

Remodeling your home can exponentially increase the value of your home. It is important to remember when renovating your home to begin with the less expensive endeavors. This will create a greater gain when the time comes for re-sale. Simple fixes include fresh paint, new appliance coverings and a new sink. The video below gives tips and ideas on easy kitchen renovations.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

How to Protect Your Home Remodel from Con Artists

Con artists are in full swing! Steven Paley, a con artist in Palm Beach, has been arrested 47 times. One of the counts was for stealing money from a "customer" who he promised to remodel their house. In recessions, con artists are more common. Below are some crucial questions you should ask a possible contractor. They will help you to determine the legitimacy of the contractor. For more tips on how to avoid remodeling scams check out the free Remodeling Hell Salvation Guide.

How long have you been in the business?
Can you provide me with a list of references of jobs you've completed similar to mine?
What percentage of your business is repeat business?
Have you done work in my area before?
How many other jobs will you be working on simultaneously with mine?

To find out other important tips to protect yourself against scam artists check out the free Remodeling Hell Salvation Guide.