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 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 us paint a modern colour scheme in light seashell grey and a darker contrasting storm cloud grey. Now the space looks 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 grey and the two upper levels in the light grey wall colour.
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 which also adds warmth. 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 shows the difference between the silver grey colour and the warmer grey colour that we painted. You can see the large amount of patching we did. It wasn’t that long ago that the house was painted, but unfortunately the walls were not in good shape.
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.
Even thought this home was only seven years old it had a lot of wall damage. We did several days of preparation work to the walls before we could even start painting. The stairwell and entry way walls were particular beat up with marks, scratches and dings.
Modern Nanaimo Town Home
Due to a set of circumstances the owners of this new construction town house called us to finish the painting. We put the final or finsih coat on the trim work and the walls stained the wooden stair rail.
A Nanaimo Modular Home For Sale Is Painted And Has Carpet Replaced Instead Of A Price Reduction
This home was not selling and it was suggested that the price be drastically reduced. Instead the owner decided to replace the worn carpet and update the look and clean it up with a fresh paint job. It was taken off the market for just a short time while the work was done. The walls, doors, baseboards and trim work were originally all painted in a light pink. The carpet was changed to a mixed grey berber. We painted all the walls a light grey that complimented the carpet. The trim work, baseboards and doors were changed to a crisp white to add a nice contrast. As you can see through the before and after photos, the change is remarkable. We were informed that a quickly sold after it was put back on the market.
All the trim work, baseboards and doors look so much better once they are 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 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 blue and as you can see it has taken on an entirely different look.
Both the spare bedrooms had almost white walls. One is done in the wheat colour and the other in green colour.
Another shot of that fabulous entry area and close ups of the trim work.
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. There several areas where wall paint was on the trim work and the ceilings.
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 to patch holes in the walls but it was done poorly and created a lot of extra work for us. A thick layer of the patching compound was left behind, we had to do an excessive amount of sanding, some of it with a power sander.
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.
As we started to sand the mantle we soon realized none of the last paint was properly adhered to the previous product. It started to lift up and we soon realized it all had to be scraped off and sanded down.
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 owners are very happy the drastic improvement we made and can now enjoy living in their new home.