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Building a custom home is a great experience. But sticking within your budget can be difficult. When figuring out how much your new home is going to cost, you usually have to think in terms of square footage. But there are ways to increase your square footage and still save. For example, building up by adding a second story on the house is less expensive than building out, because that’s less area that will need a foundation and roof coverage. I started this blog to help you find ways to get the space that you need in your custom home, without having to spend more than you can afford. Building my custom home was the best money I ever spent, and I’m happy to help you learn how to get the custom home you want.

Choosing A Paint Color For Your Child's Room

Construction & Contractors Blog

Your children are bright, vibrant and bursting with energy. You want an interior paint that captures all of this; however, you don't want to feel like you just stepped onto a color wheel each time you enter their room. Fortunately, there is a way to paint your child's room in a fresh and fun color, without the space feeling overwhelming and your child actually liking it.

Think Stages

One of the first things you need to do on your paint selection journey is to think of your child's age in stages, such as preschool, gradeschool, teen and young adult. Generally, a child will have similar likes within each of these stages. As they transition to another stage, their interest will likely change.

Choose a paint color that is appropriate for their stage. For example, children in the gradeschooler years are generally quite creative. A bright colored wall with a mural or some other design would be appealing. However, by the time your child reaches their teen years, they become more mature and would probably prefer a more subtle paint choice.

Consider the Bones

When it comes to your child's bedroom, the bones are their furniture. Whether it's a bed, desk, dresser or armorer, the furniture in your child's room should set the tone. Consider paint selections that are contrasting to the color of your child's furniture, not the same. Choosing a similar wall color will only make the space feel overwhelming.

If you find the space hard to tolerate, you can only imagine how intolerable it will be for your child who has to live in the space. For example, deep purple bedroom furniture should be paired with a lighter color, like light purple, soft pink or even white. The contrast helps to even the space out.

Leave it to the Professionals

While you can select a paint color on your own, once it's time to paint it's generally best to leave this task to a professional. Yes, there is less of a risk of a mess and the finish will look better, but the main reason to hire a professional is for paint selection.

Painting professionals can help you determine which type of paint will be best for your child's room, such as matte or oil, based on the texture of the walls, the look you want and your clean up needs. This will ensure a better result overall.

Your child's room is their special space to call their own. Take the time to select a paint color that your child will love for years to come. To learn more, contact a company like W Winslow Painting with any questions you have.


13 January 2015