As the warm summer air rolls in, many homeowners feel the desire to refresh their homes. If you’re looking for a few simple ways to make a big impact, consider updating with paint. Paint is an affordable way to update a number of things in your home. Read on to learn more about these five painting projects to refresh your home for summer.
1. Patio Furniture
Now is the time to pull out your old patio furniture and check it out for the summer season. Is it looking a little worn? Take the time to sand it down and spruce it up with a fresh coat of paint. You’ll be amazed at how much better your worn wooden furniture will look. Even your old metal pieces can be spray painted and revived. From tables and chairs to planters and pots, almost everything can be refreshed with paint. Use a long weekend to repaint your patio furniture. Or, if you’d prefer to keep your weekends for relaxing, hire a handyman to take care of this project for you.
2. Shutters and Trim
While you’re outside enjoying your freshly repainted patio furniture, you might notice the exterior of your home needs some TLC. Your window shutters and trim may look rough after a long and harsh winter. This is nothing a little paint can’t fix. Whether you want the entire window redone, or just some touch-ups, a new colour will make them look nice and new. Be sure to hire a pro to handle high up shutters as this can be a dangerous project.
Design tip: use contrasting colours for a modern look or keep things classic by staying in your current colour pallet. For a fun look, try an unexpected colour. In addition, painting the inside of your window trim in white will help brighten things up inside your home.
While maybe not the most exciting piece of your home, baseboards are important as they project our walls from dirt and damage. As this is their purpose, they need some sprucing up. A small can of paint in the colour of your baseboards should do the trick. Clean off your baseboards and make note of any scuffs that don’t come off. Simply paint over them for a fresh and clean look. Again, if this project doesn’t sound like fun to you (and you can’t bribe your partner), a handyman will be willing to help.
4. Interior Doors
What colour are your interior doors? More than likely, they’re standard white or wooden. If you’re looking for a way to add some unexpected colour or drama to your home, consider painting your interior doors. You can follow this year’s trend and go with black for a stark contrast, or use an unexpected colour. If you really want to get creative, try adding a pattern to your doors.
An obvious project but for a good reason! A new colour of paint can completely transform a space. From brightening it up or changing the mood, paint can do a lot for your walls. If you’re looking to make a big change, consider repainting your walls. Even adding an accent wall can completely refresh a room. Painting is a relatively affordable project and is best left to the professionals. Read this article to find out how much you can expect to pay for your painting project.
Whether you decide to DIY or hire a pro, paint is an easy and affordable way to refresh your home. Pick one (or all!) of these projects and see how much brighter and fresher your home feels. When you’re ready to get started, click on the banner below to get in touch with handymen or professional painters in your area. Enjoy your painting projects and summer refreshed home!