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Painting Fresh Life Into a Drab Kitchen

The kitchen is an important room in the house. Keeping it clean, stylish, and up-to-date is an important element to maintaining your home’s marketability. If you are ready to repaint your kitchen, now is the time to have a little fun and to try your hand at interior design.

Begin by shopping for the look you want to create. Consider the style of the rest of your home, and take that into account in your design. If you have a Tuscany theme, it is probably wise to avoid country colors. Not to say you can’t mix and match, but some symmetry is important. Modern trends encourage the use of soft blues, bright whites, and creamy browns.

Choosing colors that stimulate your taste buds is also allowed in kitchen design. Warm colors work well, supporting an effect of calm and comfort, both things we associate with food. Consider the size, shape and lighting of your space. If small and dark, avoid dark colors. Satin, gloss, and semi-gloss finishes are all recommended for kitchens. Not only will they wash easily, but they add a little more light and shine to dark corners.

When painting the kitchen, there are normally a lot of obstacles to maneuver around. Be sure to remove all outlet covers and carefully cover countertops and appliances, flooring and fixtures. Many of these are expensive and just won’t look the same with unplanned splashes of color.

Walls aren’t the only thing that can be painted in the kitchen. Maybe it’s time to give those cabinets a makeover. Did you know you can also paint old ceramic tile? While not done very often, the appliances and sink can even be painted by a professional. Certain materials of countertopping can also be painted, Formica being one of them. If you can’t quite afford a complete kitchen remodel, look into the multiple ways you can fix it up with paint. If you are ready to spring some fresh life into your drab kitchen, request free-estimates today from licensed painting contractors in your area.

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