New Year’s Resolution: Kitchen Remodels That Won’t Break the Bank

Everything is put on hold during the holiday season to focus on celebrating with family and friends. After the holiday hustle and bustle subsides, it’s time to ring in the New Year with new resolutions. One of the best ideas for your New Year’s resolution is investing in your home. Add equity to your property with an affordable kitchen remodel from MasterWorks Painting & Remodeling that won’t break the bank. The kitchen is the center of the home, making it … Continued

Food-Inspired Color in the Kitchen

The endless color options available today can make selecting indoor paint colors somewhat challenging. If you’re painting or remodeling a kitchen or dining room, why not let your favorite foods inspire you? From deep yellow turmeric and crisp green apple to deep espresso brown or mellow oatmeal, food-inspired colors simply make sense in the kitchen. Let Yourself Be InspiredThe spice drawer is often the first place people think of looking for bold color inspiration, and for good reason: cinnamon, curry, … 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, Part 3 – Affordable Kitchen Upgrades That Will Help Sell Your Home

It’s well known that renovated bathrooms, kitchens and floors sell homes. Let’s look at five affordable kitchen upgrades that you can tackle in order to get your home ready for the market and sell it more quickly.1. Update the CabinetsIf the kitchen cabinets are looking dated but are still in good shape, you don’t need to go to the expense of replacing them. Depending on the material, you can have them refaced or professionally painted. Change out the hardware and … 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

Basements: A Refuge from Virginia Winters

Winters in Virginia can be harsh, snowy, and cold. This makes it hard for the kids to play outside. If your family already has cabin fever, it’s the perfect time to convert that dreary, unfinished basement into a beautiful, functional living space.

Decorating for Less, Part 3

The previous entries unveiled two thrifty ways to decorate your Virginia home for less: garage sales and resale shops. If you don’t have the time or energy that bargain hunting requires, however, you can still save on chic home decor. The secret is overstock stores.

Painting Your Home’s Exterior

The thought of choosing paint colors for your home’s exterior can seem somewhat paralyzing. You certainly don’t want to choose a color that will make your house an eyesore and you a laughingstock. So how do you go about choosing your home’s perfect color? We’ve provided a few suggestions for your next home improvement project.

Painting with Neutrals

Although you may feel attached to your home’s bright colors, when it comes time to put your house on the market, bold statements of your personality and tastes need to go out the back door. Moving into a new home is a stressful task, and a lot of buyers just don’t want the extra work of having to repaint before they move. Hiring a professional painter is a great way to reduce your stress and ensure your house has a … Continued

Classic Bathroom Remodeling Trend: Victorian Style

Earlier in September, models hit the runway for New York’s fashion week. One trend that had designers raving were the retro-themed outfits. You may not know this, but that style has carried over into interior decorating as well. If you are planning on beginning a bathroom remodeling project, we would recommend you get your inspiration from the late 1800’s Victorian bathroom design.