Home Improvement and Interior Design Ideas for Spring 2014

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The real estate market is looking up for the community of Truckee, despite a slow first quarter of sales due to a scanty snow season. Based on an identical pattern of events last year, there’s every reason to be optimistic.

Truckee can look forward to bountiful sales and rentals as the year unfolds. There are many goods and services that Truckee has to offer in all seasons, so it's time to prepare your property.

Even if you’re not planning to sell or rent your property, spring is the perfect time for home improvements and interior design alterations to make your place sparkle for the rest of the year. If you’re planning to sell or rent, a fresh coat of paint, new carpets, and updates in the kitchen will definitely work to your benefit as well as please your new tenants or homeowners who are excited to make a new start in life.

Interior painting ideas

If you’re planning to paint the interior of your home, you have many options for techniques and treatments that have the potential of taking any room in a variety of directions.

Textured paints add a luxurious touch to a room, and you can select from a wide variety of textures. There are a broad choice of textured approaches, including suede, stone-wash, metallic, and even wood-grain that will transform the spirit of any room.

Bold modern patterns in neutral or playful colors can add a refreshing touch to a room. Suede textured rooms in subtle or rich earthy and neutral hues will likely inspire a feeling of rich opulence that can be easily supplemented with interior designs and furnishings of casual or formal tone.

Stone-washed walls of limestone, adobe, or craggy rock finish will set the stage for rich provincial interior designs and furnishings. If you use the clever techniques of trompe-l’oeil, you may add an air of whimsy and class. If you’ve always wished for a window on a particular wall, why not create one with the perfect paint design?

You can conjure the ambiance of an Olde World Italian or Spanish Villa with a well-designed still life on a paint textured wall of the kitchen, and enhance the entrance or a hallway that could use a touch of spice. Optical illusion is the name of trompe-l’oeil’s game, so why not have fun with it?

Kitchen ideas

The kitchen is an epicenter of social activity in the home as well as the site of the sacred hearth of nourishment. Modern conveniences in an older kitchen and renovating touches that create easy access between the cook-top, the refrigerator, and the sink can add as much as five percent to the total value of your property.

Cheerful hues of earthy yellow ochre or open and airy sky blues will create a cozy ambiance in the kitchen. Adobe or stone-textured wall treatments will also add to the comfortable sensation.

A few interior design changes and home improvements are a sure way to add monetary and everyday living value to your home. Happy spring inspirations!