It’s day two of extreme rain fall in Houston complete with flash flood warnings, school delays, closed interstate highways, and abandoned cars. I hope you’re safe and dry and if you hail from parts north of the Mason Dixon line, are likely glad all of this rain isn’t snow. With rain comes spring and thoughts of renewal, of a fresh start. This often turns to thoughts of what needs to be cleaned, fixed, or improved at home. If you need help to remedy your house because of flood damage, please contact us for a fast response and site visit. If your needs are (fortunately) more of an enhancement nature, we would love to assist with this as well.
Living in a production-built home has its benefits and I’m proud to call my digs home, but can we please talk about the paint? Lord. There’s a reason the model homes are decked out in beautiful colors – I don’t believe any builder could sell these homes if the buyers were greeted with builder beige. There’s an old joke that the standard color is “mix” – as in the builder mixed all of the leftover paint together – but the shade can be fairly overwhelming for many and is often the quickest and least expensive way to personalize your home and make a large impact. Standard builder-grade paint quality could be better, as evidenced by many nicks, scrapes, and chips. If you have young kids and/or pets, repainting with a higher-end product will make a world of difference. Often, the trim and ceiling colors aren’t the most desirable either but they too can be altered during a refresh for a major improvement.
The Ashbury Construction Company can assist with your repainting project, whether it’s a simple room refresh or painting your entire home. We recommend quality paint from Sherwin Williams and can color-match any brand, including Farrow & Ball. I will tell you that the results aren’t perfect; I’ve compared a Benjamin Moore match versus the exact shade of their own paint and there was a difference, but it can work if you are willing to accept that it won’t be replicated absolutely. We are fully insured, licensed, and manage your project from start to finish.
I’ll end with a photo of one of my all-time favorite paint jobs. The light, the shade, the application all came together to create a flawless finished product. The color is Bunny Gray 2124-50 by Benjamin Moore and it is perfection. If you’d like something like this in your home, please contact us now!
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