When you’re a homeowner, one of the most exhilarating parts of the journey involves the ability to customize different parts of the home to your satisfaction. You don’t have to worry about a landlord breathing down your neck and telling what you can’t do. However, with so much freedom, it can be surprisingly difficult to figure out where to start with all the changes. One of the easiest and least expensive options to try when you’re adding new elements to your home involves paint. Paint can literally transform a room for a small cost.
1. Family Room/Living Room/Den
Depending on the layout of your home, you might have a family room, a living room and a den. There are many houses where one room serves the function of all three. Either way, choose the central room that the family gathers together to enjoy television and leisure. This room is a perfect place to add coats of paint for a transformation. A growing trend with paint involves a statement wall. A statement wall is the widest and most prominent wall in the room painted a different color than the other walls. Oftentimes, people use vibrant colors for their statement walls like blue, red and purple.
One of the most popular decor aesthetics in kitchens involve granite countertops. Granite countertops are a great way to increase the value of your home as well. If you’ve ever had sales representative come to your home and give you an estimate on granite, you’ll know it can run pretty high. It can easily cost you a few thousand dollars to install granite in your home. Thankfully, there is a way around that and it involves paint. There are companies that sell paints you can use for a faux granite finish. You can use these paints on any type of countertop surface. For a better finish, it’s helpful to do your research on acrylic polymer manufacturers to find out which paints will adhere well. If you’re skeptical, just know that if you complete this type of paint job correctly, no one will be able to know your countertops aren’t granite.
Instead of doing a regular staircase runner made out of fabric, a painted stencil would be a fun option. You can either line the sides of the staircase with a painted design or add it to the actual step for a cool effect.
There are so many fun ways to use paint to customize your living space as a homeowner. Before long, you’ll have a home that genuinely reflects your personal style at a price you can afford!