A Colour Change For The Main Floor Of A Newer Home
This home is only a few years old, but the owners wanted to change the colours that were picked by the builder. We were first hired to change the dark walls of a room in the downstairs to a light grey colour to brighten it up. When they were ready to do more painting on the upper level of the home we were called back again.
There was a long wall in the kitchen painted a dark eggplant colour as well as in the stairwell and hallway. It made the spaces feel quite dark and heavy. The rest of the walls were a medium taupe color.
The owners wanted to have more of a light and airy feeling. They requested we paint with the same light grey colour that we used downstairs. It made quite a difference once the eggplant walls were gone. The majority of the trim work and doors didn’t need painting so they were left as they were. The baseboards has some wear marks and scuffs so we cleaned them up with two coats of paint in a colour close to the rest of the trim work.
We had a little painting buddy who acted as supervisor for the project.
The master bedroom had taupe colour walls with an pink undertone, we painted then in the same light grey colour and a dark blue feature wall was added. The room looks very modern and classy.
The owner had us paint the pantry door in a smoky blue to add a splash of colour to the kitchen area.
From Dusty Rose To Shades Of Modern Grey
The upstairs living room, dining room, stairwell landing and hallway areas in this home were in their original 1990’s dusty rose colour. The homeowner had re-paint in a modern colour scheme. It’s hard to tell from the photos but the lighter wall colour is a very soft grey. The darker storm grey colour works as a nice contrast. The spaces look very current and elegant.
A curious kitty wondering what’s going on in her house.
The tray ceiling in the dining room has four levels to it, all of which were painted in the dusty rose. We changed it up a bit by painting the two bottom levels in the dark storm grey and the two upper levels in the light grey wall colour.
Updating Interior Colours
The owners of this home were ready for an update from the burgandy, brown and green colour scheme that was present through much of the rooms. A classic beige was chosen. It’s been a popular colour for years, but it still provides a very current look.
Now that the varied wall colours have been painted in one shade the home has a more cohesive look and feels brighter and open.
Small Rancher Renovation Painting
The renovation contractor hired us to paint this small rancher that was undergoing some upgrades. The walls, doors and trim work had suffered from years of bad paint jobs and poor attempts to patch. We did a great deal of prep work to get the surfaces looking good again.
Most of the house was painted in a grey with a silver tone to it. The new home owner wanted a warmer look. A grey with a brown undertone was chosen. The doors, baseboards and trim work were painted in a white with a slight yellow undertone. The still appear white, but it helps to make them look less stark. The ceiling paint was tinted to the same colour.
The new colouring looks fresh and modern and goes well with the wood floors. The house is quite small. It looks more spacious without this dark red feature wall.
The new owner will be hanging a large television over the fireplace. They chose a dark charcoal grey for the front of the fireplace to help the t.v. blend into the wall.
This photo below shows the original cooler grey wall on the left (it runs down the hallway). The new colour is the warmer grey on the left. We did a fair amount of patching even though the walls were painted prior to the current owner purchasing the home. Obviously there was not a lot of care and time taken to do the proper prep work before it was painted.
Since we were going to be doing all the walls, doors and trim work the new owner had do the ceilings as well. If there’s ever a time to have them painted it’s now while the walls are being done and the added bonus of the house being empty.
The pink bedroom was cute for the previous occupant, but was no longer needed by the new owner. It was painted out in the same grey as the rest of the house.
This older home is going through a major transformatoin. The new kitchen looks great.
Interior Of Multi Level Home With A Loft
Former customers of ours were moving from Nanaimo to the lower mainland. We agreed to stay in their Maple Ridge home and paint it prior to them moving in. We fully painted the walls, doors and trim work on the main level and the upstairs. The current colour was a mid tone brown which the customer thought was too dark. We agreed as there is not a great deal of natural light throughout the home. We kept in the same tone of colour but went several shades lighter. The trim work and doors were quite a stark white. We painted them in a more pleasing softer white.
The photo below shows the colour change. It’s similar to the original colour but several shades lighter. The new owners wanted a brighter colour because some areas of the house do not get a lot of natural sunlight. a few areas of the house that don’t get a lot of natural sunlight.
Even though this home was only seven years old ihad a lot of wall damage. We did several days of preparation work before we could even start painting. The stairwell and entry way walls were particular beat up with marks, scratches and dings.
The two bedrooms upstairs were painted in a dark blue and a purple colour and unfortunately a poor job was done. The wall colour was up into the ceiling in many areas. We spot primed over areas of paint to ensure it wouldn’t bleed through and then applied two coats of ceiling paint to give them a fresh new look. The rooms definitely appeared larger after we painted them in the light taupe colour.
To keep the continuity throughout the house and for the ease of painting the owners had us paint the same taupe throughout all of the house. They wanted to ensure we could get all of the painting done in the window of time before they moved in. It’s faster to be able to move throughout the home painting with one colour than to have a number of colours.
Modern Nanaimo Town Home
Due to a set of circumstances the owners of this new construction town house called us to finish the painting throughout the unit and the garage. We put the final finish coat of paint on the walls and the trim work and stained the wooden stair rail. The main living areas of the home were painted in a mid-tone sand colour and the bathrooms were done in a warm mid-tone grey. All the trim work and doors are a slightly off warm white colour to compliment the walls.
A Nanaimo Modular Home For Sale Is Painted And Has Carpet Replaced Instead Of A Price Reduction
This house had been sitting for sale for an extended period. At the time the market was not strong for sellers. Their realtor informed them they could either make a substantial reduction in the price or they could make some improvments. They decided to go ahead remove the warn carpet and clean up the look with a paint job. It was taken off the market for just a short time while the work was done.
The walls were originally a pink colour and the doors, baseboards and all the trim work were also painted with the same pink paint. We painted the walls a light grey that complimented the new berber carpet. We painted the doors, baseboards and trim work in a higher sheen in a crisp white to add a nice contrast to the walls.
As you can see through the before and after photos the change is remarkable. We were informed that it quickly sold after it was put back on the market and the owner still made a descent profit even after the cost of the makeover.
All the trim work, baseboards and doors look so much better once they were painted white. It gives the entire home a clean and fresh look that’s attractive to perspective buyers.
A Nanaimo Ranch House With An Extensive Amount Of Decorative Trim Work
We were hired to do a complete re-painting of this house prior to the new owners moving in. This included all the walls, doors, crown molding, and trim work for the windows and doors. The homeowner thoughtfully chose colours that worked well with the floors and other woodwork in the house. The home has an extensive amount of trim work is full of detail and contours. It’s a lot of work to paint, but the effort is well worth it.As you can see from the photos, it looks stunning.
The trim work and doors may appear white, but the colour has quite a yellow undertone to it. This warm tone works well with all the wall colours. A bright white would have been too much of a stark contrast to the earthy tones of the walls and the wood work and floors. Instead of a semi-gloss we used a paint with an eggshell sheen on the trim work and doors to create a very classy look. When trim is painted in semi-gloss there can be a lot of light reflection and that’s what your eye notices instead of being able to appreciate the detail.
The previous yellow colour in the living room did not work as well with the built-in wall unit and hardwood floors. Now the walls are a rich brown with just enough of a yellow undertone to pull colour from the wood.
The same brown colour was carried into the kitchen and dining area.
It’s hard to see in the photos, but the entry way and hallway are done in a slightly lighter shade of brown. Due to a lack of natural light it almost appears as the same colour at some angles.
The darker wheat colour was used in the spare bedroom.
The master bedroom looks really sharp in blue. The creamy trim colour also works well with the blue.
This front room will be used as an office. It was also painted in the periwinkle blue and as you can see it has taken on an entirely different look.
Another shot of that fabulous entry area and close ups of the trim work.
Repainting Of A Penthouse Condo
The new owner of this luxury condo was able to have us paint it prior to moving in. Many of the walls were a vivid orange and green colour which was not the taste of our client. Being that blue was their favourite colour they had us paint the main open concept living and dining area of the condo in a soft blue colour along with the master bedroom, ensuite and walk in closet. The entry area, hallways, main bathroom, kitchen, eating nook, family room and spare bedroom were painted in a taupe colour.
Qualicum Beach Patio Home
The new owners of this patio home hired us to do a complete re-paint before they settled in. We painted all the walls, the doors and trim work and some of the ceilings. Someone had tried to do a quick paint job to sell the home but unfortuntaley it was not done well or correctly. There several areas where wall paint was on the trim work and the ceilings, a poor patching job was done and an incorrect preparation caused the paint to fail on the fireplace mantle.
After we finished painting the difference was remarkable, the home now looked how it should have when it was put up for sale.
An attempt had been made by someone in the past to patch holes in the walls. The new owners didn’t see this when they viewed the property because it was hidden behind artwork and photos. It was done very poorly. There were thick deposits of patching compound that had been painted over. It created a lot of work, we had to do an excessive amount of sanding. Some it with a power sander.
The previous wall paint was on the trim work in many areas of the townhouse.
As we started to sand the mantle we realized none of the previous paint had properly adhered. It immediatly started to lift up. We were able to easily scrape it off. You can see the pieces in the bottom left corner of the photo below. Paint should not come off like this. It could be a combination of issues. It was possibly an inferior paint product, and/or the incorrect type of paint to adhere to the previous surface and the mantle was not prepared properly to accept another coat of paint.
The dining room and den were painted quite dark and don’t receive a lot of natural light so the home owners wanted a lighter colour. They choose a colour from Cloverdale Paint called Bamboo Beach. The fireplace was painted a darker shade to give some contrast and the mantle was changed from black to the same white colour as the trim work.
The trim work and doors had become discoloured over the years. The bottom left photo shows the drastic difference when they are brought back to a white colour. The top left photo shows the hallway before we painted. It’s the had the original builder’s white colour, the new colour gives the hallways and the entry much more warmth.
The bedrooms and bathrooms were the same builder’s white. The warm beige colour brings a lot more life to the spaces.
We painted the ceiling in the kitchen white, it helps to brighten up the space and looks clean and fresh. We did the same thing in both the bathrooms.
The previous bathroom and bedroom colours were quite pale. It didn’t do a lot for the spaces. We painted the rooms with a colour that has more depth to it. It helps add more interest to the rooms.
The owners are very happy with the improved look and can now enjoy living in their new home.