The Glamour of Gray

The Glamour of Gray

Glamorous Gray   When we use to think of the color gray, we would envision dreary days, strict looking clothing or someone having a gloomy outlook on life.  Those days are in the past.  Gray has shaken off its bad rap and has replaced beige as the new “it” neutral.  Now when we think about gray, we visualize sophistication, style and glamour.  So how can you add this new “it” color to your home?  Keep reading!   In the Kitchen Although it’s a bit unconventional, gray is becoming a prominent color in kitchens across the nation.  Gray can give the appearance of being severe and aloof when you compare it to its warmer neutral counterparts beige and tan.  There is a trick to using gray, though.  It should be paired with warm materials (such as wood) and hot, vibrant shades of color (like red, orange and yellow).  Plus, if you live in an area that is overcast more days than not, you should stay away from prominently displaying gray on your kitchen walls.  But, should you live in a hot climate, by all means, flagrantly add gray in your kitchen!  Listed below are eight shades of gray that work fantastically in kitchens: Carriage House by Mythic Paint Horizon Gray by Benjamin Moore Rhino by Behr Online by Sherwin-Williams Martini Shaker by Kelly-Moore Trout by Pratt and Lambert Seal Gray by Glidden Lava Gray by Pittsburgh Paint   Sofa Shopping When shopping for a new sofa, you can quickly become overwhelmed with all of the choices on the market.  From fabric, design, size, shape and so much more…  My head...
Refresh Your Bathroom

Refresh Your Bathroom

Refresh Your Bathroom   The bathroom seems to be the last place that we remodel.  Why is that?  Just because the room seems to be tucked away from everyone does not mean that it should not get some much needed attention!  So how can you turn your bathroom from drab to fab without totally breaking the bank?  Read on!   Paint Paint can be an inexpensive way to update any room.  Whether you tackle the walls, trim or shelving units, you can see big changes almost immediately.  Just make sure that you take a few things into consideration before you begin slathering your walls with a new color. Make sure the walls do not have any moisture issues such as peeling paint and tiles falling off the wall.  If there is a moisture problem, you will need to call in an expert because there may be something going on like plumbing or ventilation issues. If the walls are showing no damage, then you will want to keep it that way by using a water-based primer to keep the water off the drywall and prevent mildew. Remember that painting your walls is not the only thing that can use a coat or two in your bathroom.  Your old vanity can be brought back to life simply by adding a new color to its outer shell. Presto!  A more modern look has been achieved!   Bring on the Light! When the lighting isn’t right, any room can feel drab and dreary.  The best place to start when lightening things up is with any shrubbery outside the window.  This is the least...
Need Curb Appeal?

Need Curb Appeal?

Need Curb Appeal?   Warm weather is upon us and with that comes the upkeep to our homes.  So what do you notice about your home when you are standing out by the street?  Is it attractive?  Has it seen better days?  Should you make some changes for the better?  Tis the season to add curb appeal to your home!   Landscaping The landscape of your home draws in the eye of the passerby.  You want to make sure that what is seen is welcoming and friendly.  Here are a few tips on how to accomplish that: Add a few containers full of plants to your entryway or hang baskets of flowers from your porch ceiling to give a friendly and finished look. Clean up your yard by mowing the lawn, trimming bushes and sweeping the steps.  This is a cheap and efficient way to increase your home’s attractiveness. Plant colorful perennial flowers in a flower bed that wraps itself around the front of the house.  Every year you can choose a color scheme and add beautiful color to your home. If you do not have room for a flower bed, another options to add plants to containers and display near your entryway.  You can still achieve that warming welcome that colorful flowers offer.   Front Door Swag Your home’s front entryway is the largest focal point of its curb appeal.  Everyone who visits your home will see it.  So why not add some color?  Grab some paint and get your home noticed!  Not so sure you want to add a blast of color?  No worries.  Here are a...