8 Painting Ideas to Breathe Life Into Your Older Arlington, VA Home
Older homes are often described using words like charming, having character and historic. However, if you live in an older Washington, DC home, you understand that it takes work to update your home to make it work for your modern lifestyle. Refreshing your wall paint, damaged drywall, ceiling paint color and trim can go a long way in breathing new life into your older home.
Here are eight pro tips from our painters to turn your character-filled fixer upper into an updated home that fits your daily lifestyle.
Repaint Your Doors
From your entryway to your bathroom, your doors play a crucial role in setting the tone for your home. Adding a fresh coat of exterior paint on your entry doors can go a long way in increasing the curb appeal of your older home. Likewise, refreshing your interior doors with a new coat of durable interior paint will breathe new life into your rooms, banishing that dated door feeling for good.
Update Your Trim
Older homes often have great trim and crown moulding just waiting to be brought back to it’s stunning original state. Refinishing your trim with a fresh coat of interior paint is an easy and effective way to restore your older home without losing any of that coveted character.
Revive Your Ceilings
Often referred to as the “fifth wall,” your ceilings are easy to neglect when refreshing your older home. This is a mistake as dingy ceilings give your room a dated and dirty feeling. The easiest way to rectify this is with a new coat of flat interior paint in a white or slightly off white paint color.
They say that kitchens sell homes, and perhaps you’ve loved yours from the get go or have just been putting off the kitchen renovation of your dreams. If that dream kitchen is not in the immediate future, try a fresh coat of interior paint for your cabinets paired with some modern hardware and hinges.
Revive Your Exterior With Deck Paint
A dated deck not only brings down your home’s exterior, but can become a safety hazard if not properly repaired and refinished. When spring comes, have your deck power washed or refinished in a new deck paint or stain. This will not only update your home but leave you with a prime spot for lounging and lemonade.
Exterior Paint Job
Your home’s exterior is your guest’s first impression but weather, wear and tear can leave your older home with tired, dated curb appeal. Liven up your home’s exterior with a fresh coat of exterior paint on your siding, doors and shutters.
Repair Plaster or Drywall
Even the trendiest paint colors cannot hide damaged plaster or drywall; wall paint is only as good as the walls it is applied to. Repair your damaged drywall or plaster to breathe life into your bedrooms and ensure the structure of your home is as fantastic as the interior decorating.
We are passionate about restoring older homes and leaving our clients with modern spaces full of historic charm and character. Schedule an estimate for your older Arlington, VA home and let’s talk painting ideas that will revive and restore your home to its original glory.