With spring approaching, you may start to feel the itch for a good spring cleaning and slight remodel of your home. No matter what time of year, there is always time to switch things up –and CertaPro Painters are there to assist you while keeping your dreams on trend.
The dedicated team at CertaPro Painters of Northwest Indiana believes that every paint job and added new detail or accent sets you on a path for a more rejuvenated mind and space. Greg Stewart, Production Manager at CertaPro Painters of Northwest Indiana, works closely with clients to help them reach their remodeling goals while providing insight about the current top trends.
“We have been doing a lot of post-remodeling painting for our customers, especially in their basements –and it’s all about greys, greys, greys. The modern industrial look is still going strong in the residential market,” Stewart said. “We are seeing more and more painted trim instead of stained wood. Going with the current trend of grey walls and white trim makes for a timeless look that will look good for years to come.”
If you know you want change, but are unsure about what color to go with, Stewart suggests something simple and light.
“After choosing something light, you can always accent with pops of color through wall art, pillows, or rugs. Also, you can always rotate these accents with the seasons or holidays,” Stewart said.
If you are nervous to branch out of your comfort zone with wall color, Stewart suggests going for it.
“Some of our customers grew up with all white walls in their house, and that’s what they are used to. Going outside your norm can be exciting and can really pull the creativeness out from within,” he said. “Some are nervous at first because it is different than what they’re used to, but in the end, they are excited, and the change they had been putting off for a long time is worth it.”
Toying with the choice of going dark vs. light? Some advice:
“Bright colors open up the room and make it feel bigger. Paint color can change your mood as well. When you walk into a bright clean room you will feel better about yourself and your surroundings,” Stewart said. “Darker colors can be used for accents in rooms, really to stimulate the imagination or design of what that specific person is looking for.”
Stewart also noted that design elements from all around the world are beginning to be implemented in the remodeling and decorating process.
“With social media as big as it is now, you can see design elements from across the country, and even the world for that matter, that can be shared with one click. Especially in our area, we see a lot of diversity from around the world beginning to shine through,” he said.
CertaPro Painters will be in attendance at this year’s Northwest Indiana Home & Remodeling Expo on Saturday March 14 and Sunday March 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There will be signup sheets for free estimates and free prize giveaways.
“I’m very excited for this event. It’ll be interesting to see what people will come up with and the design aspects that we will see out at the show,” Stewart said. “It is always important to stay on top of what the popular trends are, and it can help us in helping our customers.”
The upcoming Northwest Indiana Home & Remodeling Expo on March 14-15 is the best two-day event to jump-start your Spring to-do list. With more than 100 local vendors, the event showcases all the Region has to offer when it comes to home remodeling. No matter the project, the Home & Remodeling Expo is the best place to go for ideas, advice, and home improvement fun, and CertaPro Painters are just the professionals you will want to talk with at the event.
The event will be held March 14th & 15th from 9am – 5pm at the Porter County Expo Center.
Tickets are $7/each; kids 17 and under are FREE
Advanced tickets are available on the website for $5/each
DIY Schedule and Vendor information will become available March 1st
You can find more information about the expo at https://nwihomeremodelingexpo.com/.
To learn more about CertaPro Painters of Northwest Indiana, including job opportunities, visit their website.