So, we’re remodeling our home. The last thing we wanted to do was to spend hours cleaning up. We had the work done long before we moved in so it didn’t seem like a big deal. We just wanted a clean kitchen, bath, and living area so after the renovation was complete, we were done. This summer we decided to take the time to paint our kitchen and baths.
I guess that sounds like a lot of work, but it’s actually one of the easiest things you can do. You just need to clean and paint your surfaces, then you can get on with the rest of your life.
I think this is one of those things that has people jumping in and saying, “Yay, I just spent a lot of money to paint my home, now I can finally enjoy my new living space!” That’s not how it works, though. In order to enjoy your new space, you’ll need to have time to enjoy it.
Time to be renovating? I hear that, but I have a feeling that a lot of people are going to be jumping in and saying, Yay, I just spent a lot of money to paint my home, now I can finally enjoy my new living room I’m not sure what they’re talking about, because that seems to be the same thing as painting your home.
Refreshing your home isn’t a one-year process. It’s a long-term project that takes a lot of work, but if you want to enjoy your new space, you have to enjoy it for a while.
Refresh is all about being able to move into a new space, but it’s also about making sure that you have things in the new space that you want and don’t want. For example, I know that some people really wanted to paint the kitchen, but they just didn’t want to paint all of the walls and then have a big mess of paint.
I have to say, refresh is not as daunting as the title implies. It’s a big project that is best done over time, and as long as you’re keeping your house in good repair, you can feel safe in the knowledge that you wont have to deal with major repair and/or painting projects (or much at all) in between your new home’s updates.
We like to think of it as a way to keep your home in good repair so that you dont have to think about things like painting a kitchen or painting a bathroom. But in actuality, there may be times when you have to think about things like painting a kitchen or painting a bathroom. Even our own family has had to deal with some unexpected and unanticipated work and expense, which we have to do ourselves.
Before you start painting your house, be sure to check in periodically with your contractor. There will no doubt be a lot of changes as your home is being built. Sometimes you may have to be willing to let your contractor do what he/she feels are the best fixes for your home first. So do yourself a favor and make sure you are always consulting your contractor about things that may need to be updated and addressed.
If you’re planning to paint your home’s exterior, you should definitely check out our guide on how to properly update and paint your home’s exterior. From our experience, exterior painting in the Seattle area is an art. We’ve seen several different methods, from basic waterproofing and stucco to highly detailed, fully-automated painting projects. We’ve seen a lot of different materials, and we’ve seen a lot of different ideas.