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Take the Summer Painting Refresh Challenge 

On average summer lasts 93 days from Spring Solstice (June 21) to the September Equinox (Sept. 21). That’s about 13 weekends of summer to enjoy and accomplish your summer to-do list. For homeowners who hope to give their home and property a facelift and a quick refresh, we invite you to take the Summer Painting Refresh Challenge! 

What’s the Summer Painting Refresh Challenge, you ask? 

During these 93 precious days and 13 weekends of summer make it your mission to refresh the overall look of your home using the transformative power of paint. 

Focus on the areas that would most benefit from a new coat of paint, from your interior walls and ceilings to the exterior surfaces of your home. Or maybe take the time to paint your patio area or refresh using a pressure wash treatment. 

Don’t know where to start? 

Here are five suggestions to get you started on the Summer Painting Refresh Challenge. 

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The Entryway 

What’s the first place most people see of your home? The entryway probably sees the most traffic from your family as well as guests entering and leaving your home. 

Make a positive first impression by giving your front door a pop of color or, at the very least, a fresh coat of paint that makes anyone’s first glimpse of your home look new and vibrant. 

Inside your entryway, try a refresh by cleaning the hallway and touching up the paint where you hang your coats, store your boots, and lay down your bags. Try something new by changing up the color or by adding an accent wall to create some visual interest! 

Built-In Bookshelves 

So many New England homes have beautifully built-in bookshelves. Unfortunately, they often go untouched or mostly ignored. 

If you want to try something completely different, try using two tones on your bookshelves. One paint color on the exterior portions and another on the interior. This can add depth to the shelf as well as allows you to play on color accents that already exist in the room. For example, if you have an accent wall or throw pillows of a certain color you may want to use that as your interior shelf color. 

Trim & Molding 

Another often overlooked area in most homes is the trim, baseboards, and ceiling moldings. These areas often see lots of scratches, scuffs, and stains from use, especially around door frames. Take this Summer Paint Refresh Challenge and try to reclaim those trim boards by cleaning, sanding, and repainting them this summer. 

Go room by room and accomplish this task by the end of summer. You will notice a huge difference when the trim is fresh and new. 

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Doors 

If your interior doors are anything like the ones in our home, they see a lot of action. Open, close, open, close ad infinitum. This high traffic means that your doors may have stains, chips, or fading areas. Take a weekend or two to remove the doors, sand them down, and repaint. You’d be amazed at how something so simple can change the look of an entire room. 

If you want to go a little crazy change out the color or hardware to add a pop of color. There is currently a trend of painting interior doors charcoal black. 

Kitchen Cabinets

This project may be a little bigger than the others that have made our list, but your kitchen can be entirely transformed by having our team help you out with removing, cleaning, sanding, and painting your wood cabinets and frames. 

Think of the change in the color palette you can create in a tired or dated kitchen by swapping out the kitchen cabinet colors

What areas of your home are you planning to paint during the Summer Painting Refresh Challenge? Drop us a note or tag us on Facebook.