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4 Steps To Creating Visual Flow in Your Home

4 Steps To Creating Visual Flow in Your Home

Painting a house is one of those projects that seems relatively simple, but is actually a multi-faceted undertaking. One facet of the painting process is to choose colors and plan where each color works best. The planning process is often overlooked, but it is one of the most important steps in creating a pleasing visual flow throughout a home.

Ultimately, you can achieve great continuity in a home by choosing colors that compliment each other nicely, and by making sure that the patterns, fabrics and furniture in your home correspond with those colors. However, here is a simple 4-step process of how to make a home flow nicely from room to room.

How to Tape Walls for Painting

How to Tape Walls for Painting

The quality of a finished painting project is determined by the many smaller factors of painting, such as: preparing the surface, taping around the walls, applying the paint, and several additional elements. Taping around the walls may seem to be one of the least significant factors, but it plays a big role in how the the finished product turns out. A sloppy tape job can result in unsightly drips and rough edges, whereas a meticulous and methodical tape job produces crisp lines and a smooth border.

Here we want to provide you with some tips and pointers on taping walls so that you can have a beautiful finished product.

How to Expand a Room with Paint

How to Expand a Room with Paint

A painting project is most rewarding when you can immediately feel the benefits of the finished product. The awesome thing about paint is that it can be used to achieve innumerable different purposes. Even a slight change of a room color can effect a completely different atmosphere in a room. Different colors and mixtures of paints can make a room feel brighter, darker, smaller, larger, cooler, warmer, et cetera.

Summer, especially, is the perfect time to change room color scheme to create a cool and airy atmosphere. Here are a few ways to achieve this kind of atmosphere:

Color Ideas for This Summer

Color Ideas for This Summer

As we anticipate a hot summer, now is the time to think about ways to keep your house cool and cheerful. It can work to your advantage to think about how color affects the temperature of a room. Light colors will evoke a refreshing feel, whereas dark colors can exhibit warmth and weight.

One great inexpensive decorating style is to keep the main walls in your house white or off-white and decorate with bright “summery” colors or with two complementary or contrasting colors such as tangerine and teal, or violet and yellow. This technique is great for keeping a room light and simple, but also modern and personalized. One of the most uplifting color combinations is yellow and turquoise. These two colors together create a fun and “beachy” atmosphere.

A few different ways you can use accent colors in a room is to:......

Should I Use Sealer or Stain to Protect My Deck?

Should I Use Sealer or Stain to Protect My Deck?

Many homeowners here in Central Valley have beautiful outdoor decks. Understandably, with the heat of summer months approaching, homeowners want to protect their decks. While the natural aging of wood products from UV rays and heat cannot be completely prevented, the aging process can be significantly slowed with proper care and attention to all exterior woodwork.

Garden blooms once again

Garden blooms once again

Garden blooms once again
The Turlock Journal
Thank you again for the kind article in the Turlock Journal describing the recent theft of our garden project at Julien. As my teaching partner told me, " My grandmother told me years ago: There's nothing so bad that some good can't come of it. ...