With a new year comes new paint trends. This year the paint manufacturers tried to not only find what they felt was the color for this year but a color to start a new decade. They follow paint trends pretty carefully, after all, it is their business. They put a ton of research into sales trends and use those to develop yearly forecasts for what they believe will be the color or colors of the year.
This two-story home in Overland Park, built in 2004, is similar to one many of us have seen. The home layout is ideal for today’s lifestyle but the style…not so much. Yet, ripping out and replacing beautiful cabinets seemed like such a waste, which is where the power of paint comes in.
Spring is nearly upon us, at least we are crossing our fingers it is, and it’s time to start thinking about your home’s exterior. With the rough winter, we’ve had in KC that list may be larger than usual whether it be clearing away branches, re-seeding your lawn or repainting your home.
So often you see before and after photos and probably don’t know all the different details that go into making that after look so good. It’s not just updating the cabinets, painting the walls or replacing the floors. It is about the details and we are going to delve into one of those details today.
This summer we’ve had the honor of having Shannon Deatrick as an apprentice in our Interior and Exterior Paint Services Division. Shannon came to us with a ton of experience painting, just not the type you’re thinking of. She is a senior at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) where she’ll soon graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Painting.
Today it’s easier than ever to stay current on home design trends. Whether it’s on Pinterest, Instagram or HGTV there is plenty to look at and the trends are constantly evolving. The simplest way to change the look in your house is to update the paint color(s). A room’s wall color is also the foundation for the rest of your interior design.
Our very own, Debby Allmon, was featured in the Kansas City Star’s Handyman section answering a reader's question about how to fix a window that can't be shut. See what she had to say about it. Here’s the reader’s question:
Q: The exterior of my home is stucco and has double-hung windows.
I have a 41-year old villa in Puerto Vallarta, MX. I have terraces that have white slick (at one time) tile on the edges. Through the years the plants hanging off the wrought iron railing have dripped on the tile and turned it brown. I would like to paint it and don't know what to use.