Paint is one of the least expensive materials available to dramatically transform an area from an eyesore to an attractive space, yet too often homeowners overlook seemingly less important spaces when they decide to do a makeover. However, painting those “less important” areas, can have a big impact on the overall cohesiveness of a home. In this post, we’ll review some of those forgotten areas and discuss how paint can transform them from drab to fab.
Most garage floors are made of cement. Over time, this porous material becomes stained and unattractive. Even if the garage walls are clean and well-kept, stained garage floors negatively affect the look of the entire space. In contrast, a garage with painted floors looks clean and crisp. Painting the garage floor makes it easier to clean and maintain as well.
The Laundry Room
Laundry rooms are one of those utilitarian spaces that often get overlooked when it comes to paint and décor. However, the laundry room is one of the most-used areas in a home. Sprucing up the laundry area with an attractive paint and a few décor pieces can actually make washing clothes a cheerful experience instead of a dreaded chore.
As with garage flooring, basement walls, and the floors especially, tend to become stained over time. Painting a basement’s cement walls and floors can help the area feel as if it is a finished living space, and it can drastically brighten an otherwise dark and gloomy area.
Hallways are another one of those often-neglected utilitarian spaces. This is unfortunate because they are usually a high-traffic area that receives a lot of fingerprint smudges and general wear and tear. Painting a hallway area and adding a small amount of décor can help an entire home feel more polished.
A beautifully-painted staircase can easily become a showpiece within a home. However, some think that painting a staircase will turn it into a slippery surface. Not true. Selecting the right floor paint or adding rubber grit that is specially designed to add traction to paint, can make painted stair surfaces completely safe for foot traffic.
Sometimes homeowners will paint the walls and all the trim in a room, yet overlook the unsightly wear and tear on a room’s interior door. Painting an interior door can give it a clean, crisp look to coincide with its newly-painted surroundings.