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6 Farmhouse Paint Colors with a Modern Twist

Farmhouses come in all colors!  We get asked all the time…”What color should I paint my modern farmhouse?”  We are going to share with you some winners that are tried and tested when it comes to Modern Farmhouses.  Now, each color brings something different to the table…some bring warmth, some bring drama, some are cool, ...

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4 Exterior Home Improvements that Increase Resale Value for 2019

Curb appeal is king when it comes to resale value. That means your home’s exterior needs to be in optimal condition to avoid leaving money on the table in a sale.  By the numbers, 80% of prospective buyers say a homes’ curb appeal is an important (if not the most important) factor in their buying decisions. Even ...

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Satin, Eggshell, Flat, Semi-Gloss…What’s the dealio?

So if picking an exterior paint color wasn’t hard enough, allow me to complicate things a bit further.  The sheen CAN AND WILL affect color.  What you say??  This is getting ridiculous…yeah…yeah it is.  We want to give you some recommended finishes depending on what you are painting on your home’s exterior…so here goes!   ...

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Paint Like a Pro

Colors have a public persona that we identify as the mass tone…and underneath the mass tone is the undertone.  The gregarious, sometimes loud, sometimes soft, but always identifiable color is the mass tone.  Furthermore, underneath that mass tone, is the sneaky undertone that is lurking in the background to make or break your color scheme.  The ...

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Fiber Cement Siding…Seriously Though…

I guess one blog on siding wasn’t enough for you guys, so I’m back into it again!  This time, from another angle.  Hardie Board siding is increasingly popular and for good reason.  Some of those reasons include: Durability in the face of inclement weather conditions   Wide range of color selections Wide range of textures ...