Month: August 2015

Eeeek ~ a kitchen redo…

How to plan a kitchen remodel ~ and the best way to save money and headaches…

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Changes in attitudes…

Now I’m not saying you have an attitude problem ~ but I am saying your room(s) may have one. Color affects your world in many different ways ~ including directly affecting your mood! For example, studies have shown that yellow increases your appetite (bye-bye sunny yellow kitchens, unless you have a high metabolism), red can actually make you angry (no red master suites if you want to stay with your current partner), and green is soothing (can you say “spahhhh”?).

When you decide on what color family you would like to paint your room (blues, greens, khakis, etc.), there is a secret to picking the exact right color. And it does involve putting a sample of the color in your room ~ BUT IT DOES NOT INVOLVE PAINTING SPLOTCHES ON YOUR WALLS!!! We refer to this as “patchwork painting” and it is a huge no-no. And this is why ~ when you put up different shades of paint on the same wall, they begin to reflect off one another. You cannot get a true sense of how the whole wall will look in one color because of this. Here is the secret:

Take a 24X24 board and paint it with ONE color that you are considering. Place that sample board around the room and view it at different times of the day and night. When you just paint one board and move it around it isn’t fighting with other paint choices and shows you exactly how that color will appear on your walls.