After living in your home for a while, it’s easy to get used to what you see. And that means that after a while, it’s even easy to ignore blemishes and unsightly mistakes. Your floors could be wearing down, but you’re so used to their look that you hardly pay attention. Or your appliances are outdated, but you don’t even think about them. It might be only when someone important is coming to visit, or when you redo another part of your house, that you begin to look at the existing flaws with new eyes.
But don’t worry — this happens to everyone! And fortunately, you don’t have to get hung up on each one that needs improvement; there are some simple fixes that can really improve the look of your house in dramatic ways. Take a minute now to look through your house and see what paint mistakes could easily be fixed up. Spending some time repainting in these four specific areas will brighten and spruce up your home.
You walk through your front door every day, but do you stop and notice how it’s looking? Has the paint faded or discoloured over time? Is paint chipping? Is the colour outdated? Painting your front door will give your home an instant boost of curb appeal and freshness.
How is your interior trim looking? If it’s been a while since it was painted, chances are that it’s looking grubby — and the grubbiness is more than can be attacked with a Magic Eraser. Repainting your trim can give your home a beautiful fresh look and is an inexpensive way to freshen up your interior.
If you have small children, get down on their level and take a glance at the hallway walls. Kids seem to think the walls are made to be handled — and frequently. Like the trim, there’s only so much you can do to clean off the fingerprints and stains. After a while, it’s simply time to repaint. Because of fading over time, it can be nearly impossible to match the exact colour of your wall- so touching up typically won’t do the job properly. Repainting the entire hallway is normally the best way to go.
You may find that your bathroom needs to be repainted before the rest of your house. Because of the regular moisture, heavy use, dust, and harsher chemicals in cleaning products combined in this small space can really do a number on the paint. Luckily the space is typically smaller than the rest of the house, and so you can likely repaint the bathroom in an afternoon.
For help refreshing your home’s interior or exterior, contact Van Isle Paint in Victoria, BC, and surrounding areas. We’ll help you love your home again.
Van Isle Paint
Victoria, BC, and Beyond