In an era of Pinterest, design blogs and Instagram, at the onset of a design consultation, homeowners are often armed with a myriad of images and ideas about everything from coffered ceilings to sofa upholstery to colour palettes. So it was a rare moment when homeowner Freda Hart presented me with only a few parameters for the redesign of her living room and breakfast nook. The primary mandate was COLOUR.
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The importance of venting in key areas of your home will ensure clean air and add longevity to appliances. Our houses have to put up with a lot of hot air. From the pots boiling away on the stove and our teenagers’ endless hot showers, to the humidity seeping into our attics, there’s a lot of moist air in our houses, and most of it needs to get vented to the outside.
When the colour of the year is being selected on the global stage, the process is influenced by a variety of dynamics: economic, political and social factors. Generational effects based on the sheer size of various segments, be it Baby Boomers, Gen Xs, Millenniums, all play a part in morphing what might originally have been a fad into a longer-standing trend.
With a small quart of paint and some elbow grease, you can update your front door and transform it from boring to beautiful in a couple of hours on a weekend. That’s the budget-friendly way to improve curb appeal without embarking on a large exterior overhaul. Whatever the style of your home or exterior façade, here are some exterior paint tips to help the project go smoothly and quickly so you can get back to enjoying the rest of the summer.