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No matter where your home is located, most of us feel the burden of living with a small bathroom. While we could always use more space, expanding and adding additions to our bathrooms may not be feasible either due to cost or building limitations preventing an expansion. If you are looking for a cost effective way to make your bathroom appear more spacious, the experienced painting professionals at A&E Painting & Renovations can provide an expert painting service using optical illusions to make your bathroom appear larger than it really is.

A&E Painting & Renovations has prepared a list of painting tips to make your small bathroom appear bigger.

1. Use bright paint colors – You may be under the impression that white makes a room look larger but the professionals at A&E Painting & Renovations disagree. The best way to enhance your space is basically by using paint as an optical illusion. Brighter shades in the lighter end of the color spectrum will enhance the effect of natural light and make the space feel bright, open and airy.
2. Use Different Tones in the Same Color Palette – Bright shades in lighter palettes make a bathroom feel larger but you don’t have to limit yourself to just one color. Use different tones in the same color palette to give your small space the luxurious feel of a master bathroom.
3. Blend your Tile and Paint Color of your Walls – Blend your shower tile and the paint color of your wall to create one continuous space. Using a darker wall color and a warmer color tile in the same tones will allow the room to blend as opposed to a dark paint color with white tile which makes the room look like two separate mismatched areas.
4. Paint Your Ceiling & Wall the Same Color – One of the biggest problems with most bathrooms is low ceilings. Using dark paint colors just makes the ceiling appear lower while using white will just make your line of sight stop at the celling line enhancing the fact that you have low ceilings. A good rule of thumb is to consider your ceilings to be your fifth wall. The solution to adding a spacious feel is to use the same color for the wall and your ceiling. This will allow your eyes to travel across the space giving the appearance of a larger bathroom with higher walls.
5. Use Stripes to Create Space – Some bathrooms are tall, and some are wide, unfortunately we don’t often experience the best of both worlds which leaves us with either a tall bathroom that makes it appear muddled or a wide bathroom that feels confined. The solution is to paint vertical stripes in a wide bathroom to make it appear taller and horizontal stripes in a tall bathroom to give it the illusion of appearing wider. Your A&E Painting & Renovations professionals are the experts when it comes to painting stripes to ensure you receive a concise and consistent result.

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Other painting solutions that add to a larger space include painting shorter end walls a shade lighter than the longer walls, painting your ceiling and extending the color down the walls roughly 14 inches and using a mural as your accent wall. Contact the knowledgeable painting professionals at A&E Painting & Renovations to schedule an appointment for your customized design plan and estimate today!

If you run your own business, and have been doing so awhile, you know that people do judge a book by its cover or in this case if they want to go in your business by the exterior esthetic. Your business’s appearance is everything. From the outside in, it truly matters. When people see a decrepit building with cracks as well as faded and blistering paint, they keep walking. The judgment call is it’s a failing business and the owner must not care about the product or service that they are offering. It is an unfair assumption, but alas, it happens. A filthy dingy storefront along with faded old paint makes the business less inviting and projects an uncaring demeanor.

A&E Painting and Renovations Would Like to Volunteer the Benefits of Getting Your Commercial Space Repainted Using an Inviting Color Scheme.

Exterior Appearance is Important In Driving Customers To Your Business – Having a clean, crisp and charming exterior often peeks interest in customer traffic. Current customers are more willing to send referrals when the business screams a classy, well established and crisp appearance. They also are willing to give the business a second look if it seems to be well cared for.

Employee Attitude & Performance Can Be Effected With Fresh Exterior Paint – It has been proven in countless studies, that an upbeat, well kept place where employees spend a good portion of their day, improves enthusiasm, customer service, a positive attitude and employee performance. A drab building can actually dampen spirits.

New Exterior Commercial Paint can Increase Customers and Retention – Depending on your products, the rejuvenated paint job can heighten cash flow and members. For those in the hotel/motel business, home rental units and other such jobs, customers are drawn to the fresh, clean aesthetics. This a superb benefit for those who pan on an extended period of time in their commercial places. Doing proper maintenance to the exterior is just as crucial as regular maintenance on the interior to extend the lifespan of all the elements that makes your business your own.

New Exterior Paint can Catch Damage & Repairs Early – When taking the time to accomplish periodic maintenance, you are taking preventive measures to avert potential catastrophe. A routine exterior paint job can catch any mold or mildew issues before they get out of hand, along with structure damage that could be repaired easily.

Not only will an exterior paint job enhance your building, but the other advantages are well worth the investment. At A&E Painting and Renovations, we have trained experts that can sufficiently paint your commercial space in Katy, Houston, Tomball & Stafford Texas among our many service. Call us today!

One of the best parts about enjoying the holidays is to decorate with all your fun and festive decor. Most people take out their stockings, lights and arts and crafts projects. It is a great way to enjoy the season and bring in the excitement to everyone in the house. The one downfall is that most of the decorations have to be hung up on a wall. This is where your interior paint can be damaged and will need to be repaired after you are done with the decorations.

A&E Painting and Renovations has several ways that you can hang your decorations and not cause any damage to your wall paint or drywall.

1. Adhesive Removable Hook Avoids Damage to your Walls & Paint. The hooks can be purchased for a great price in almost any store. There are several styles of hooks that you can get depending on the size of the item that you need to hang. You can also choose several kinds of colors that might match the color of wall paint or item that you are hanging. The great thing is that the adhesive used is like a sticker that has been made specifically to use on walls and remove without damage. The adhesive strip is sturdy enough to keep the item up but made so that you can simply pull on the tab and remove the adhesive and hook in one movement. You can usually save the hooks and buy new adhesive strips to use the next year.
2. Decorating Tape Protect Your Walls & Paint. This tape is made to use to hang decorations in your home. People will use it to attach posters to walls and during the holiday it is a great way to hang art projects or Christmas Cards that you want to display. The tape when removed does not leave behind residue or remove the paint with it.
3. Clothesline Decorations. You can also go with a fun way to hang some of your holiday treasures. Use a clothesline to hang from one side of the room to another. You can utilize a space to hang cards or decorations. The clothesline will only need to be attached at two spots and makes it so that you can hang several items.
4. Over the Door Hook Protects Doors. Another great way to get some decorating hung up is to add an over the door hook to the doors. You can hang a wreath to the door without having to use any nails or screws that can cause damage to the paint on your walls or doors.

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A&E Painting and Renovations wants you to use these great ways to hang holiday decorations without damaging your walls. In the event that you don’t and you see damage after you remove your decorations, you can give us a call to have the damage repaired and re-painted.

If you go into almost any bathroom in any standard home in the United States you are going to find the same thing again and again. When a home builder builds their homes they go with a layout and color scheme that is cost effective and would be most appealing to the majority of people. They are not making their choices out of style and creativity but out of mass production. The options that are chosen are fine and agreeable to most people but once you live there you may decide that you would love some other options instead. The paint color for one is a huge way to make a change and add some of your own flavor to the bathroom. You can also replace the bathtub and shower to something that suits you better. You might decide that you just don’t need a tub at all and you would be happy with a larger shower. You can also add beautiful granite, slate or other stone counter tops which will add a level of elegance to the room. Then there is the tile. Tile comes in lots of sizes and shapes and you can add it to your floors, shower enclosure and backsplash.

A&E Painting & Renovations has some added benefits of upgrading your bathroom.

New Bathroom Style: This is the best part of the bathroom upgrade. You are able to get ideas and options that are better suited to what you like and what looks good to you. You get to choose the color for the paint as well as the type, color and shape of the tiles that will be laid down. You can also choose from lots of bathtub, shower and sink and fixture options. You may decide that you want a larger bathtub that has some Jacuzzi options to it. You can also take time to decide on what cabinets and countertops you want. All these options, when made with some thought and care, can start to show off your personal style. It will make the room much more enjoyable to be in every day – your own private oasis!

More Bathroom Space: Some bathrooms may seem cramped. You may look at the space and think that the bathtub should be over a bit or the sink needs to be on the other wall. The builder makes the bathrooms all uniform and that may mean that they are using the space different than you would. When you remodel you can move things around to add space to the area. You can also choose to remove the bathtub to add some even more space and just go with a larger shower enclosure instead.

Added Home Value: You may not know but one of the rooms that adds the most value when it has been upgraded and remodeled is the bathroom. Just like the standard bathroom does not give you that sense of wow it does not for most people either. Although the standard option, is nice a custom bathroom is a much better option in terms of home value. A bathroom remodel will add value to the resell of your home when it comes time for you to move on.

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If you are thinking about making changes to your bathroom then call us at A&E Painting and Renovations today!

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