If you’re planning to paint the exterior of your home this summer to give it a fresh updated look, you’re probably looking at color chips and trying to select colors for the siding, trims and doors. There are four things to consider when choosing exterior paint colors for your home:
McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog
Each year we look forward to the publication of REMODELING Magazine’s “Cost vs. Value Report” and to reviewing industry trends both nationally and within our geographic region — the Mid-Atlantic region. One of the most significant changes in the 2013 report is that the expected return on investment (ROI), which measures the difference between average construction cost estimates and estimated resale value, increased for almost all projects.
In our business we see a lot of colors used in Central New York homes. We predict that whites, neutrals and grays will remain strong but we love to see rooms with color that enhances wood flooring, furniture and cabinetry.
Wall colors are very important to anyone who undertakes a remodeling project. A project may take weeks or months of planning, selecting features and products, and living with construction. Painting the walls and trims is the last step of the process and the point where homeowners add their personal touch to a room.
A bathroom is often one of the smallest rooms in a home, yet one of the most complex when it comes time to remodel. From plumbing to wiring to ventilation to lighting to the right choice of materials and fixtures, there’s no question that successful projects require thoughtful planning, skilled design and working with an experienced contractor.
Scott McClurg was recently interviewed on NewsChannel 9's “Bridge Street” about home remodeling projects that provide the best (and worst) return on investment (ROI).
I love helping my clients select colors for a remodeled room. Colors often reflect the latest home design trends but can also be a personal statement. To me the latter is more important because it is the way homeowners define their space. There are many ways to add color to a home but people most often ask me about paint colors.
For many homeowners, a garage becomes a catchall for items that are used seasonally. We use our garages to store garden supplies, bicycles, athletic gear, lawn maintenance equipment, outdoor furniture, tools and even holiday decorations.
When I first meet with homeowners I listen to their ideas and aspirations regarding how they want to use their living space. We develop the best plan to meet their needs within their budget for the project.
Trends are important when you are planning a home remodeling project. Updating your home can add value that will last from five to ten years or longer. It’s important to know what trends appeal to you and your family and will hold up for the next buyer. Making a personal statement with unique finishes on cabinets and unusual counters may not provide the best payback at the time of resale.