To Paint or Not to Paint Before the Holidays
As you are preparing for the upcoming holidays, one thing that you may be considering is how to spruce up the environment around your home. Perhaps you are planning to invite your in-laws over for a holiday dinner, or maybe it is just going to be you and your immediate family. Either way, you may want to showcase your home in a fresh and clean manner. There are little projects that you can do, in order to freshen up your home, and the projects don’t have to break your budget or your well-being. Cleaning and/or painting some busy areas in your home is one way that can transform your indoor environment very quickly.
Do you have dark fingerprint smudges on some of your interior doors, along hallway walls, or along your trim work surfaces? If so, with a little bit of soap, warm water, and a sponge, you may be able to remove the smudges quite easily. Just a little bit of “elbow grease” can remove years of accumulated fingerprints off of your walls, and can freshen up your area to an almost-new appearance.
Once your painted areas are cleaned, if there are still things that you want to do, in order to make a big improvement around your home, then focus on the areas that are often frequented during the holidays. Rooms like the foyer, the kitchen, the dining room, the living room, and the hall bath, are typically the most used rooms for family gatherings. If you can focus on these areas only, then you won’t feel so overwhelmed with the idea of painting your entire home.
A quick painting project of any of the above-mentioned rooms can make a significant impact on the appearance of your home, and you will be pleased with the fresh, clean look that new paint has to offer. A paint color consultant, or your painting professional, can help you determine the ideal color for your painting project, if you are looking for assistance with your color choice.
Painting a room or two within your home is a simple, affordable way to add freshness and diversity within your home environment. You can be as creative as you want, as you prepare your home for a festive, inviting, and fun holiday celebration.