Are you hoping for a whole new look with your new paint job? While you’re going through the trouble of painting, spend some time noticing the little things in your home. Look around and see what other minor updates you can do at the same time to make your space shine and be safer. Here are several things you can update before, during, or after a paint project:
New doorknobs and lock sets
Over time, lock sets and knobs can become dingy at best, and loose at worst. Changing out the locks on your doors is a relatively simple way of updating not only the look of your entrance, but also your security and peace of mind. Other entrance upgrades include house numbers, doorbells and light fixtures.
Baseboards and chair rails
Besides being a nice way to allow for multiple colors in a room, a chair rail is designed to protect the wall from chair backs and other flat objects. If yours is dinged up, a painter can easily replace it for you, or even add one! New baseboards can be sprayed before installation for a nice glossy finish from day 1.
What an easy way to change the look of a room! Going from brass to silver or brushed nickel is a great way to update the look of a room. Or go dark and coordinate with your flooring or railing. Other items to consider swapping out are brass doorknobs and door hinges.
If the painters are pulling the fixtures off the wall anyway, why not update with a new set? You can change not only the style of a space, but changing the bulb color can change the wall color. We prefer daylight bulbs to show the true room color.
Gutters and window screens
If you’re getting the exterior of your home painted, consider the condition of your gutters. If they are aged and no longer doing their job, it may be a wise investment to upgrade them. At minimum, clean out your gutters and wash screens and windows to add some extra sparkle to your fresh paint job!
There are many things a professional painter can help you with! We often spackle small holes, replace hardware, and install new windowsills. We’d love to help you with your next project!