Updating An Old New England Home
Fortunately, there are easy, more affordable ways to breathe new life into your old home without compromising charm and character.
The big perk to older homes is that they were built with quality long-lasting materials such as hardwood floors, brick walls, sturdy wooden doors, and strong vinyl tile. So rather than replace outdated features, spend your hard-earned money on items that need to be fixed for safety and convenience, such as old appliances, structural improvements and roof damage.
Check out these painting hacks to revitalize your older home without going broke. Partnering with an experienced painter in Cohasset is a must.
Top Painting Hacks
Here are some quick ways you can rehab the look of your older home in Massachusetts.
First step? Repaint the walls. It’s a great way to instantly give any room in your house a makeover. If you’re planning to sell soon, this is imperative. Today’s buyers don’t want a Pepto Bismol pink bathroom or avocado green kitchen. They want light, bright grays and whites.
And who says you need a smooth blank wall to paint it? If you have a plain brick wall, go ahead and give it new life with a fresh coat of paint in a contrasting shade from the other three walls. A paint roller or sprayer can make quick work of this project.
If you have a worn yet still beautiful wooden front door, why replace it with a fiberglass one with no character? Refresh it with a darker color to hide worn spots and bring it into the modern age all at once. Black is classic, while vibrant paints can add a pop of color.
White kitchens are all the rage right now. Even gray or black is trending. Just be sure to fix any cracks or dents, and sand and prime before you paint.
You don’t have to gut your whole bathroom and put in new floors and shower walls to give your bathroom a facelift. Refinish your tiles with some paint. Go solid or choose a decorative geometric or floral pattern.
You’ll have to sand the tile surface first to prevent peeling and bumps, then clean the tile with a stripper. Add more grout, repair cracks, apply primer, and then you can start to paint with a roller. Once dry, don’t forget to seal the tile.
Add contrast with black and white elements when it comes to fireplaces, mirror frames, lighting fixtures and even clawfoot tubs. Adding black features creates depth to the room while adding another layer of dynamics.
Professional Painters Quincy to Plymouth to Brocton
If you need to breathe new life into your older home, our South Shore painters can achieve that with strategic applications of paint. Schedule your quote and consultation when you contact us at 781-901-2294.