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Painting Wood Stairs in NJ

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Wood stairs can look old and worn over time. One potential fix is painting your wood stairs. If the painting is done by a professional, you won’t have to worry about the painting chipping right away. You only get the benefit of revitalizing a focal point of your interior…As you can see by the before and after pictures, it certainly adds pop! Having done several job for our clients, DBP Trade Partner, Tammy Thiele is our go to referral. Tammy did the wood stair painting project featured in this blog.

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Feng Shui Interior Design

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Walk Into Your Home: How Do You Feel?

This blog about feng shui interior design is brought to you by Franca Giuliani, a member of the Design Build Planners team.

feng shui interior design - Design Build PlannersHave you ever noticed how you feel when you walk into your home? What do you see first? Do you say to yourself, “Ah … I’m home?” Or do you say, “Gosh! I really can’t stand that carpet.”

Our surroundings affect us more than we ever know. What we see and experience on a daily basis subconsciously creates our day, our year, and even our life. Think about it … if you wake up and see disorganization and clutter, then, you come home and see disorganization and clutter, can you imagine what your day was like? Also, if the first thing you see when you walk in is the kitchen table stacked with piles of bills would that give you a warm and fuzzy feeling? I don’t think so.

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Remodeling Industry Joke

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Neil Parsons Design Build PlannersRecently, conducting a sales training class made me think of one of my favorite jokes related to the remodeling industry. Joke telling is actually an exercise that I apply to my training. Telling a joke well requires the same attributes as a good sales presentation: knowledge, confidence, timing and delivery.

I apologize in advance if any part of this joke offends you based on your heritage, religion…or profession.

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Chair Rail Molding and Two Tone Paint

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Chair Rail ~ Design Build PlannersChair Rail Molding and Two Tone Paint

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to give your house a new look is to grab a paint brush and begin painting. A new coat of paint can do wonders for a drab room that needs a boost. Another great idea is to add chair rail molding. Both of these techniques use inexpensive materials to makeover a room, and don’t require an excess of effort.

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What is Painter’s Tape?

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What is Painter’s Tape?

Applying Painter's TapePainter’s tape, as its name denotes, is tape used specifically by painters in order to keep specific areas of the surface that they are painting free of paint. It is an adhesive tape that is designed to keep the lines of painting trim, neat and crisp. It can be used to protect different types of surfaces, from wood, glass, metal, ceramics, etc. from any potential spills from the paint.

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Cover Your Walls with Dry Erase Wall Paint

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Cover Your Walls with Dry Erase Wall Paint

white board with markerFor all of the parents out there, there is a certain concern that leaps into your mind whenever you leave your little ones alone to play with crayons, coloring pencils, and markers. Especially if you are raising a creatively inclined child, you are probably at risk for your children turning your walls into a gallery of scribbles, scrabbles, and wall markings. Now, there is a way to allow your kids to use their walls as a canvas sheet without ruining your walls. Consider covering your walls with dry erase paint. This paint would be a great option for more than just the rooms of your home.

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Tips for Hanging a Picture in Your Home

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 Tips for Hanging a Picture on Your Wall

Tips for Hanging Pictures in Your Home (1)-Design Build PlannersIf you’re looking for picture hanging tips, you have come to the right place.

A house isn’t really a home until it is decorated. Hanging pictures enables you to showcase your artistic and stylish side. Follow these easy tips with instructions on how you can simply hang photographs or artwork on any wall structure in your home.

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Paint Finish Options for Your Walls

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Paint Finish (1)-Design Build PlannersPainting is not as cut and dry as you may think. There are a lot of different components that go into it, and many of them are going to cause you to scratch your head. If you think that you can just buy a can of paint of your favorite color and just go for it, you’re sorely mistaken. There’s a bit more involved to this, and when you start to look at paint finishes, you’ll realize that your decision making process should take on a little bit more thought than just picking out your favorite shade of color. The following will help you explore a bit of the options that come alongside with paint finishes today. Continue reading

Painting Your Remodeling Project

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Interior painting is one construction task that a large majority of homeowners are able do themselves. That doesn’t mean that they should, or even want to undertake the painting portion. The quality of the paint and painting can have a great impact on the overall appearance of the project. These considerations can create a dilemma. Since homeowners feel they can perform the painting, they typically do not value the cost from a professional painter like they do for the plumber, electrician, tiler installer…etc. Not only is there a pricing concern, homeowners tend to be very critical in their judgment of the quality of the painting. Because of this, many remodelers choose to not include painting as a part of their project and estimate.
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Decision To Patch or Replace Drywall in Home Remodeling

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The planning and budgeting phase of any remodeling project is over loaded with decisions to be made. These decisions are mostly the design elements and product selections. However, remodeling, unlike building a new home, almost always involves patching and renovating to an existing area. Ideally, the remodeled and unaltered areas will meet at the transition from one room to another at a door or doorway.
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