Exterior Painting, Home Painters
Written by Colleen Kalil

Freshen Your Outdoor Look for the Holidays

exterior painting, home paintersThe time is almost upon us. You know what I mean. The whirlwind of holidays that trip over each other from October to the beginning of the new year! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas,

Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s run into each other with hardly a moment to take a breath! Homeowners are advised to look over their property now with a critical eye for upgrades that will help give their home that festive look.

Even though in many parts of the country the weather is taking a turn for the worse, there’s still time to put a fresh coat of paint on the exterior of your home. In fact, painting the outside of your home may be the simplest way to give your home curb appeal even if you have no intention of selling. When those trick-or-treaters come knocking at your door or the family shows up en masse with a fruitcake in one hand and gifts in the other, you will be able to feel an extra sense of pride knowing your home is ‘showcase ready’ for everyone to enjoy.

Remember, paint fades over time and the process is accelerated by the affects of sun, snow, wind and rain. When you look at your house day after day you may not notice that the exterior is waning and perhaps even a bit shabby. As September melts into October there is still time to have your home painted before winter sets in. Although each house is a unique circumstance, the average time frame for painting the outside of a house is roughly four days.

So, in the time span of a little more than a weekend you can have a whole new look to your home. We hope this blog has given you the push you need to arrange for a professional paint company to provide an estimate and time frame to update your home’s exterior. If you are in the market for an exceptional painting company, please give the experts at University Painters, Inc. a call. We provide superior customer service and our goal is your satisfaction.

painters, exterior painting
Written by Josh Jablon

Home Improvement Ideas That Can Increase The Value Of Your House

You do not need to spend large amounts of money to make your house market ready. Here are some simple things you can do on a weekend to help increase the value of your home.

Declutter

It will be hard for you to show the true beauty of your home if personal items are all over the place. Your goal is to let your prospective buyers see themselves in the house and this will be challenging if your personal things such as pictures, small trinkets, and your children’s toys are everywhere. Consider removing these things before putting your house on the market.

Change Your Hardware

Your home may look old and outdated because of the dated faucets, cabinet knobs, and door handles. Switching out the old hardware with new ones is an inexpensive way of updating your home. Go for hardware that is natural and mainstream but ensure you follow the overall design scheme and architecture of your house.

Landscape The Yard

Those bushes and weedy grasses outside could be the reason why your home won’t be a magnet for potential buyers. Experts said that more than 90 percent of home buyers start looking for houses to buy online. This means that photographs and the appearance of your property are everything. Make sure to trim the grass regularly and consider adding plants and flowers.

Do Minor Repairs

Fixing broken faucets and changing old light bulbs may appear to be small acts but these can significantly increase the value of your home. Nothing could be worse than showing your house to a potential buyer only to discover a light bulb is burnt out when you attempt to turn it on.

Check your house for bulbs that do not work and faucets that do not run. You should also check for door knobs that do not turn and then fix everything that needs fixing. No one wants to purchase a house that appears not to have been cared for.

Paint Your House

Many experts agree that giving your home a fresh paint job is an inexpensive and easy way to upgrade the house. Neutral colors like white and beige are recommended for inside and outside. Make sure that all areas such as the crown molding and trims are also painted.

Hiring a professional to do the painting job will help ensure your house will get an extra clean look. University Painters can provide you with a thorough painting job that can help improve the value of your home. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

Home Painter, Interior Painting
Written by Josh Jablon

Colors To Use And Avoid In Your Home

can influence people. The right color in your room can help you sleep better at night. Some colors, on the other hand, may have an unwanted influence on the appetite of people in the dining room. Here are the things that you need to consider if you’re planning to give your home a new set of colors:

Bright Colors

Vibrant shades of green, yellow, blue and orange are happy colors that encourage communication and provide an expansive feeling. These colors are great for the dining area and the kitchen.

Dark Colors

Dark colors such as dark shades of green, purple, red and blue give a constricting and gloomy effect. Given the right accent elements and applied in the right place though, these colors convey feelings of comfort and security.

Warm Colors

Warm colors such as orange and yellow hues elevate the perceived temperature of a room, which makes them ideal for spaces that face north. These colors also inspire activity so avoid using them in rooms where you go to relax, such as the bedroom.

Cold Colors

Cold colors such as greens and icy blue offer a calming effect, so they are best for bedrooms. They can help you feel relaxed when you go to bed at night and wake up refreshed in the morning.

Particular Colors

Navy blue inhibits people’s willingness to communicate so it is not a good idea to use this color in the living and dining areas where people commonly socialize and talk. The color, however is appealing to potential home buyers so painting your house with this color prior to selling it can help increase the value of your property.

Red increases the energy level of a room but it can make people more hostile and irritable, which makes it a bad choice for a child’s room. You may instead use it as an accent instead of as a base room color.

Gray needs to be avoided in the kitchen and dining areas if you do not want to dampen people’s appetites.

If you think you have painted a room with the wrong color or you simply want to update the colors of your home, consider hiring a professional painting service contractor with years of experience in the industry. Your home deserve the best quality painting job. Feel free to contact us here at University Painters for an estimate.