If simple, painted walls don't fit into your sense of style and your vision for your indoor space, there are a number of ways to add texture and nuance to enliven your rooms. Whether it's using wallpaper, textured paint, joint compound or a faux finish,
Marble and granite countertops in kitchens and bathrooms are beautiful and highly sought-after decorative home accents. However, they can be expensive, heavy and hard to install. Luckily, you don’t have to swap out your laminate countertops to get a m
If you're bored with the paint colors in your home and are interested in trying something different, don't hesitate to look outside the United States for inspiration. You can find many popular color combinations from other countries. Whether you'd like
We've all dreamed of a bigger bedroom or perhaps a larger living room or den. Adding extra space isn't always an option. However, creating the illusion of a larger room is. A clever application of the right paint and the right colors can easily and inexpensively
Beautiful interior design calls for harmonious use of color. Adjoining rooms painted in colors that clash can have an undesirable effect. Create flow between rooms by using a color scheme that smoothly brings your rooms together in a unified way.
A color scheme brings cohesiveness to your home's appearance. But how do you go about choosing one that reflects your personality and tastes? It's not as simple as choosing your favorite colors and then starting to paint.
You probably don't think regularly about your closet doors. Keeping them maintained and looking good, though, can boost your home's overall appeal. Plus, simple maintenance makes it easier to get in and out of your closet.
High ceilings and walls make a home feel open, spacious and stately. When it’s time to paint them though, it may at first seem like a daunting task. It’s not, as long as you know how to safely close the gap between your brush and the surfaces you wan
Even the most beautifully painted walls get grungy over time. Life is messy and walls eventually collect fingerprints, smudges, splashes and spills. Maybe your children decided to make a mural with crayons or you’ve simply let dust build up and need t
Nothing decreases the value and appeal of your home like an outdated bathroom, but you don’t have to break the bank to complete a bathroom makeover. Some paint, a new vanity and faucet, and a few decorating and design ideas can give your bathroom a m
If your bathroom is old, outdated or has a clinical feel, turn it into a spa-style retreat. While there are a number of things you can do to create a bathroom getaway, sometimes all it takes is a new color scheme and a fresh coat of paint. It's like getting
Freshening up your home's exterior is a big, but rewarding, job. If your home's walls are stucco or brick, or if you're painting landscaping walls or other rough-textured features, the job can be a bit more challenging than painting smooth surfaces. As
While latex-based primers and paints are convenient and versatile, oil-based primers and paints still are good choices in certain applications. However, if you are going to use oil-based products, you will need to know how to properly use paint thinners
Walls with peeling paint can make your home look poorly maintained. And not only does it look bad, it often means there’s a larger problem with moisture on your exterior walls. Find out why it’s happening and how you can fix it by following the steps bel
Painting drywall, wood, and masonry surfaces aren't the only way to update your home's interior or exterior. You can also update or customize metal surfaces with paint to create a dazzling makeover effect.
Wrought iron railings, fences and patio furniture have been a classically elegant staple of homes for decades. Over time, exposed to the elements, wrought iron can become pitted and rusty and in need of refinishing.
A great way to enhance the appearance of your garage is by painting its floor. A painted garage floor not only looks better than bare concrete, but the paint protects the floor and can make it last longer. While it may seem like a big undertaking, the
Your outdoor furniture receives the worst of Mother Nature's extremes. Over time, wood, metal and plastic furniture pieces can begin to look worn from the weather. But (shhh, don't tell our furniture buyer this), there's no need to replace what isn't
Weather and sun can fade your plastic patio chairs’ appearance over time, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw them out and replace them. You can use spray paint to renew and brighten them up. This is a simple weekend project for anyone with any lev
Outdoor light fixtures brighten up your property but their surfaces can become dulled by the elements over time. Freshen them up and make them look new with a coat of spray paint this weekend. Keep reading to find out how.
Painted surfaces on your home’s vinyl exterior take a beating from sunlight and the elements. Ultraviolet radiation, moisture and temperature fluctuations cause color loss, peeling and flaking, which can make your home’s vinyl exterior look shabby ove