Thursday, February 26, 2015

Flawless Foyer Wall Colors

Having a foyer or entryway that is pleasing to you is a very important part of home ownership. It is the first thing you see when you walk in your house, and that first point of contact can be extremely significant. When you get home after a long day, you want to feel comfortable and happy about the state of your home. Choosing the right color for your foyer walls can be difficult, as you want something exciting and welcoming, without being overpowering. Read on for color options that are suitable for your foyer.

Beautiful Blues

Blues are a favorite choice for foyer walls. Almost every shade of blue out there, no matter how different they may be, gives off an extremely crisp and cohesive feeling. Darker blues such as navy look amazing with black or very dark brown floors, and can be lightened up with white accents on the stairs or with decorative pieces. Lighter shades of blue pair perfectly with rich wood floors or paneling, as well as with a carpeted floor. Having blue walls keeps your foyer bright, bold, and inviting, while providing a canvas 
for any decorating motif.

Neutral Tones

Varying shades of tan and beige transform your foyer into an elegant entryway with an antique feel. These neutral tones are particularly suitable for homes that incorporate rustic charm. Lighting is important with tan and beige tones, so make sure that if there isn’t already an ample amount of natural light in your foyer that you add enough lighting. Chandeliers and wall sconces really amplify the sophisticated look that the wall colors will provide. 


Graceful Greens

When thinking of the ideal foyer color, green may not necessarily come to mind. However, choosing a green for your foyer walls gives off an amazing calming effect when entering your home. Lighter greens such as teal or sea foam green are better for entryways-anything too bright will be overwhelming. These toned down green colors look great with bright white trim, stairs, or decorations. For these shades, softer lighting is ideal as the colors will stand out more than with very bright lighting.

Everyone wants to feel at home when they open their front door. Crafting a foyer that is calming and suitable to your taste is very important in the grand scheme of your home. If you are thinking about giving your foyer a new color, D.J.'s Painting & Remodeling can help you choose the right color and execute the painting to match your needs. All you have to do is call and you are on your way to a flawless foyer!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Many Functions of a Basement

Having a basement in your home can serve many important purposes. It automatically bumps up the square footage of your house, and provides you with an extra room that is separate from the rest of your home. Depending on the size of your basement and the needs of you and your family, there are many different options for what to do with that space.

Extra Living Space
Even if you have a great living room in the main part of your house, it can still be beneficial to create a cozy living space in the basement. Because the basement is more secluded, you are able to create the perfect space for relaxation and entertainment.  Over sized couches and a fairly large television are a necessity if you are planning on spending a lot of time watching TV, movies, or playing video games.

Gaming Room
A basement can also be a great excuse to purchase that completely unnecessary but fun item you have always wanted, whether it is a pool table, pinball machine, popcorn maker, jukebox, gambling table, or anything else you could think of. These items are often very large, making them undesirable for your everyday living space. Having a basement eliminates the need to see or use them every day, and turns your basement into a special and enjoyable getaway.

Craft Room
If you are a fan of crafting, or have kids that are often working on large projects, a basement craft area is a real treat. If you don’t already have a designated craft area, often times your living room, dining room, or kitchen is used for that space and become cluttered and messy. Having a designated craft area allows you to stay very organized, but is also less of an inconvenience if things do get disorderly.

Children's Theme Room
Theme rooms can be dangerous for the main parts of your house, as they can be overwhelming or outgrown. However, a basement can be the ideal location for a children’s play or theme room. The ample space that basements typically provide allows for a large, open play area for children. You could create an intricate and outlandish space for your children, or just keep it simple with games, art supplies, and play equipment.


Storage Space
If you don’t feel that it is necessary for you to use your basement as an extra room to spend time in, then you can always go to its most basic use: storage! A basement is an amazing source of open space that allows you to completely organize your life.  Cabinets, drawers, shelving units-the list goes on and on. Having a designated space just for storage is so helpful in keeping your things organized so that nothing is cluttered, and you know exactly how to find everything you store.

Taking an existing basement to that next level can be overwhelming to even consider. If you feel like your basement needs a transformation, let D.J.'s Painting & Remodeling take all the stress away! Contact us today to begin imagining and constructing your dream basement, whatever you might need it for.