06/27/2017 02:33 PM
Why This Winter is the Best Time for That Interior Painting Job
We often associate painting as a task for the warm weather. And if you’re doing an exterior paint job, you may have to wait for it to be a little warmer, depending on what you want to do and what paint you’re using. But if you’ve got an interior paint job, this winter is the perfect time to get it done. Why? For these reasons.

You Can Get A Great Deal

The winter is traditionally a slow time for painting contractors. As a rule, they’ll have a busy summer, but just like the story of the ant and the grasshopper, they’ve got to put away a nut to get through the leaner winter months. As a result, if you’re looking for a deal, painting contractors are likely to give you a much better bid for an interior painting job than you’d get during the busy, overbooked summer when everyone’s trying to get their exterior painting work done.

You Can Get It Done Faster

Exterior painting jobs, summer or winter, have a clock that starts when the sun comes up and that runs out when the sun goes down. For reasons of quality and safety, it’s just not smart to keep painting at night. But, even if the sun goes down at four in the afternoon, you can have a painter work from nine to five with no problem; after all, you’re indoors. The sun doesn’t matter. This both gives you more flexibility to get the job done and ensures you can get it done faster.
Cover that ugly home problem with interior painting, no matter what the time of year.

You Don’t Have To Throw Open All The Windows

It’s true that you’ll need to be aware of paint fumes, which are not fun to be around even with all the windows open. But the truth is that you don’t need to throw open every window in a room you’re painting in; you just need to ensure proper ventilation, which is a much different story. Your heat bills may go up a little bit during an interior painting job, but compare that to the costs of booking a painting contractor during the summer.

Winter Air Is Great For Curing Paint

While the summer may have its virtue in many respects, there are parts about it painting contractors don’t enjoy, and one part of that is that humid summer air. The more humid it is outside, the longer you have to wait for the paint to dry. That holds up jobs, adds time to tasks, and generally makes an interior painting job a bit more expensive than it normally would be. But in the winter, with just a small crack of the window, those problems aren’t as prevalent.

It Gives You Time And Room In Your Budget For Other Projects Over The Summer

Finally, there’s this advantage, which you may not think about at first. By getting your interior painting out of the way, you’ll have more time and money this summer to focus on other jobs that are best done in the warm weather, whether you’re working on the facade of your house or just want a little more time for yourself.
So, this winter, don’t just stare at the walls; make them more colorful, with interior painting.

Originally Publish at: http://donovanspainting.com

06/29/2017 05:44 AM
Great Outdoor Living Space Ideas

Time to kick back and enjoy the great outdoors! Whether you have a large outdoor living space or a small living space, creating a unique outdoor living space that connects with your personality is a great way to go about creating a stylish place. Regardless if you have a porch, deck, patio and/or all three […]

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06/28/2017 05:37 AM
10 Outdoor Lighting Ideas You Must See

Outdoor lighting is a prominent aspect in any outdoor landscape décor it creates ambiance as well as practical function. It can even be taken a step further by incorporating various different lighting fixtures. In order to create the perfect lighting ambiance for you and your current décor. We have put together our take on the […]

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06/26/2017 05:16 AM
18 Pieces of Dual Purpose Furniture for Your Home

These dual purpose pieces help maximize available space in a home and also get twice the use because of functionality. Invest in thoughtful, innovative furniture and design solutions to help a space function better. Whether your family has clutter that needs to be stored or you want to hideaway your desk at the end of […]

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06/23/2017 06:11 AM
Trends in Backyard Design

The very first thing you may notice from someone’s home is their landscape and/or backyard space. The reason being these areas tend to showcase the beauty of a home from the moment you lay eyes on it. Every year we become bombarded with different trends and your backyard space will not be an exception. If […]

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06/22/2017 05:00 AM
17 Modern Sinks to Enhance a Home

Look no further than these modern sinks when looking to enhance the interior of a home. Think about all of your options, your kitchen sink, master bathroom sinks, guest bathroom sinks, and even laundry rooms. From the selection of white sinks available in the modern style to wood or stone pieces, the right modern piece […]

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06/21/2017 05:44 AM
40 Cool Wall Clocks For Any Room Of The House

Whether it’s in the kitchen, craft room or home office, wall clocks work! Thankfully, there are tons out there that not only add the functional of telling time but they add personality and style too. Check out some of our fun finds and see if one strikes your fancy. Etsy starts us off with this shabby […]

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06/20/2017 05:33 AM
20 Ways to Maximize a Small Outdoor Space

You don’t need a large backyard space to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you want to sit outside in the springtime or cozy up in the fall, your geographical location does not matter when it comes to a balcony or patio space. Use these backyard, patio, and courtyard ideas if you are ready to make the […]

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06/19/2017 05:44 AM
20 Front Door Designs To Revamp Your Welcome

A splash of color or something even more unique, these 20 front door designs will revamp the welcome into your home. And it doesn’t take much to implement any of them! Do a quick makeover to add a something extra special to your home’s and feel inspired coming back from work everyday. Home Designing starts us off […]

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06/16/2017 05:44 AM
18 Victorian Homes to Make You Swoon

See yourself in a Victorian home with one of these beautiful houses! Whether it is a Victorian house built in the style of that area or a restored home that was refreshed after being run down, these homes are stunning. Enjoy the one-story porches, decorative trim, multi-faceted roofs, and complicated shapes associated with this architectural […]

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06/15/2017 05:44 AM
Change the Entire Look of Your Living Room with These Modern Sofas

The living room: the most lived in space yet the easiest to become mundane with the same décor time and time again. Seems like there is never enough furniture items that can be placed in the living room to create the perfect setting. A setting that is cozy, contemporary, stylish and modern all at the […]

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07/01/2017 03:00 PM
The 12 Best Design Tips From the Week (14 photos)

07/01/2017 02:00 PM
Houzz Tour: Casually Chic in North Carolina (11 photos)
Sometimes you look around your home and realize it no longer suits your family’s taste or lifestyle. That’s how it happened for an artist and her family. Their antiques suddenly struck them as tired hand-me-downs, and their layout felt more confining than inspired. Hoping for a full stylistic...

07/01/2017 12:00 PM
To-Dos: Your July Home Checklist (10 photos)
Parades and fireworks and clambakes. With summer in full swing, the month of July can seem to zip by. Make the most of your month with these 14 to-dos, covering everything from weekend guests to flag etiquette.

07/01/2017 12:00 PM
June Bestsellers (154 photos)
Curious to know what your fellow Houzz readers are shopping for? Keep scrolling to see what has made the most popular list this month.

07/01/2017 10:00 AM
South Beach Style: What It Is and How to Get It (17 photos)

07/01/2017 09:00 AM
Houzz Tour: A Beautiful Nordic Dream in Sweden (26 photos)
Swede Ann Bülow and Dane Jens Erlandsen were living apart when they decided to get an apartment together in Malmö, in southern Sweden, in 2007. Erlandsen had previously had a place in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Bülow a townhouse in Lund, not far from Malmö. They wanted to get a big apartment where their...

07/01/2017 08:05 AM
Enjoy Your Summer Garden — Here’s What to Do in July (10 photos)
It’s hot outside, and in the midst of planning your Fourth of July barbecue and prepping the pool for months of heavy use, remember that your plants are also waiting for a cool summer drink. Water, prune, feed and plant; before you know it fall will be here. And while you’re doing all that, enjoy your...

07/01/2017 08:00 AM
California Gardener’s July Checklist (13 photos)
As we enter the full swing of summer, some garden plants jump-start growth, while others drift into a quiet season. On the one hand, veggies, berries, herbs and other edibles begin producing like mad, and warm-season flowering annuals and perennials continue to pump out blooms. Many California natives...

06/30/2017 05:00 PM
100 Postcards From Beautiful Canada (100 photos)
In honor of Canada Day on July 1, which this year commemorates the 150th anniversary of the country’s confederation, we invite you to enjoy some of our favorite homes and gardens. From seaside cottages in British Columbia to urban townhouses in Toronto, these homes celebrate beautiful design and the...

06/30/2017 04:00 PM
Trending Now: 21 Stunning Vanities From Popular New Bathrooms (21 photos)
If you’re looking for ideas for a new bathroom vanity, consider rich wood tones, dark paint colors and units that seem to float off the ground to free up vital floor space. Those are just a few of the effective approaches found in the most popular new bathroom photos on Houzz, as measured by the number...

07/01/2017 12:30 AM
Stalking leftovers


Hello my name is Jo and I'm a real estate addict. I stalk listings hoping to find the perfect property I can't afford anyway. Oh well a girl can dream. There is one problem though. I'm fussy. Not quite right, love the bones but ditch the furniture, bad photos, I need more photos please! Can't quite put my finger on it listings with something that has me nodding "yes". This week I've found my usual old houses with expansive extensions, an artist's house, a mid century home that needs a new owner and some TLC, houses for sale and those already sold. Click on the photos to go to the listings. Via Domain and realestate.com.au.

06/30/2017 02:12 PM
Distilled luxury in white

Happy almost 150th birthday Canada! Preparations are well underway here in Ottawa for the biggest party of maybe the century and I will be one of the few federal government employees venturing to work today (we've been told to work from home given all of the road closures and general chaos). And on that note, I figured today was the perfect day to feature the work of a fellow Canadian. Peter Wilds' spaces have been showcased here before several times (like here, here, here, here and here) but we haven't shared this beauty yet. He calls it "Distilled Luxury". Elegance and simplicity in white. Simply gorgeous.  

06/30/2017 08:00 AM
A house by Hoyt

From the exterior it is almost austere. Simple lines, almost like a child's drawing of a house. Nothing extraneous. Inside, though, the simple clean lines of concrete, steel and glass are softened by layers of wood and textiles. What seems disciplined, almost spartan on the outside is a warm family home inside. House I in Amsterdam North by Hoyt

06/30/2017 12:30 AM
Modern (circa 1725) Saltbox

Modern living in a house that is almost 300 years old. Living simply, living well but not excessively, respecting the past, embracing the moment, finding the beauty not only in the unusual but also the mundane. Give me this type of luxury any day. Give me this lovely home by Kelly and Co. Design.



06/29/2017 02:01 PM
A reconstructed 16th century home in the Czech Republic

My previous home was built in the early 1900s and I thought that was old, although sadly it lacked any interesting architectural details (we did find a clump of horse air in the walls - does that count for something?). I would like to introduce you to Štajnhaus. This VERY OLD 16th century former home now a hotel located in the town of Mikulov in the Czech Republic was reconstructed (it had partially burnt in a fire in 1926) and maintains much of its original details, which makes it incredibly special. Love the juxtaposition of some of the modern details that have been added. (Thank you Barbora for the link!)