Fall Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners

As the leaves begin to turn and the air becomes a little crisper, there are a number of outdoor repairs and home improvements that all homeowners need to address before winter arrives. At MasterWorks Painting & Remodeling, we recommend that you perform a preliminary visual inspection of your home and property now which will allow you to determine what you need to work on yourself or have repaired this fall.

Improving Curb Appeal in 5 Easy Steps

Even the most well-loved and well-maintained homes sometimes need a boost to their curb appeal. Whether you’re preparing to list your house for sale or you’re simply a homeowner who takes pride in your property, the following tips from the experts at MasterWorks Painting & Remodeling should be helpful.

Effects of Color Selection on Mood and Behavior

Have you ever wondered what effect color has on your mood or energy level? For example, which colors are calming and would be best suited to a bedroom or which would encourage creativity in a studio, or stimulate appetite in a restaurant? At MasterWorks Painting & Remodeling, we have the knowledge and experience to help take the guesswork out of color selection both in residential painting and commercial painting applications.

For Sale, Part 6 – Roll Up Your Sleeves and Improve Your Property’s Curb Appeal

Welcome to the sixth and final installment of MasterWorks Painting & Remodeling’s series on how to prepare your house for sale. Today we’re going to address improving your property’s curb appeal in order to entice more people to view your home, which we hope will lead to more offers. In the competitive world of real estate, first impressions count!Major RepairsOf course, before you start looking at cosmetic upgrades, you’ll want to address anything that requires urgent repair. This could include … Continued

For Sale – Part 5, Don’t List Your House As a Fixer-Upper!

We’ve all read real-estate listings with descriptions such as “fixer-upper,” “handyman special,” or “needs a little TLC.” In a competitive market, that kind of description isn’t going to get too many people out to view your property, and it certainly won’t get you many interesting offers for purchase.If you’ve been following our blog series on selling your home, you already know that well-maintained houses generally sell more quickly. At MasterWorks Painting & Remodeling, we know what it takes to sell … Continued

For Sale – Preparing Your Home For Sale

Welcome to MasterWorks Painting & Remodeling’s blog series on preparing your home for sale. Over the next few months we will be sharing our knowledge in order to help you get the greatest return on your home improvement investments.If you are looking for a quick sale and competitive offers, there are a number of things that you can do to make your home more attractive to prospective buyers:Have a home inspection completed prior to listing the house. This way, you … Continued

Top Tips For Cleaning Gutters This Fall

While clearing the eaves and downspouts may seem fairly straightforward, there are a few tricks and tips that our team at MasterWorks Painting & Remodeling have put together to make the job a little less tedious. Enjoy the beautiful fall colors of Virginia now, before all those leaves fall and fill up your gutters! As a rule of thumb, gutters and downspouts should be cleaned out twice a year, once in late spring and once in autumn.In the fall, your … Continued

Tips For Selecting Exterior Paint Color

As fall rolls in and temperatures start to drop a little, don’t let yourself be rushed back indoors. There is still plenty of time to tackle your outdoor home improvement projects and up your home’s curb appeal before the Virginia winter forces you inside. In fact, why not let the fall colors inspire you to do some exterior painting?Color Selection TipsYou may be tempted to simply stick with the existing color on your home. That’s fine, if you love the … Continued

Adding Color To Your Home In Creative and Unusual Ways

Are you looking for ways to spruce up your home without undertaking a major home improvement project? Adding color in fun and unexpected ways is a great way to add more of your personality and style to your space, and it won’t break the bank! From painting the floors, to adding textiles to hanging artwork, take a look at some of our favourite ways to brighten up your living environment: By adding a stained glass window to your front entry, … Continued

Top Paint Colors For A Home Office

If you are among the millions of Americans choosing to work from home or telecommuting, creating a home office in which you can be creative and productive is key to ensuring your success. A great deal of work has gone into color research and understanding the psychology of color, and it all indicates that choosing the right interior paint colors can go a long way in affecting our emotions and behavior. Ways To Add Color There are endless ways to … Continued