Finishing Touches: House Numbers

A great paint job will keep your home protected and looking great, but it’s the finishing touches like house numbers that can really make it personal.  And let’s face it, the old house numbers may not shine like they used to – especially with a fresh coat of paint behind them.  Here are a few ideas we […]

Attention to detail is critical during sanding on this Essex Fells home.

Good preparation and a clean, solid base is critical in making a paint job last.  Sanding is underway at this Essex Fells home that features great architectural details like the corbel pictured above.  Sanding the corbel and the surrounding soffit to bare wood ensures a great surface for bonding primer application.  The copper gutter will […]

Welcome Home: Shades of yellow for front doors

If you’re looking to add a charming, welcoming pop of color to your home, you might want to consider a bright yellow front door. The front door is a popular place to showcase color because it’s highly visible, but is fairly easy to update down the road if your tastes change. The shades below are […]

The Big Picture: Popular grays for the exterior

We all know that gray is a classic color for the exterior, but recently, it seems like we’re using it on even more homes.  Below are six of our most popular colors from this year.  In the photo above is Crownsville Gray, BM HC-106 (source: sixtyfifthavenue.blogspot.com). Like many grey color schemes, it uses a classic […]

Inspiration: Westfield Tudor

This Tudor in Westfield, New Jersey has a bit more color than the classic white & brown seen on similar homes, but we love the way the mossy green and rich red contrast with each other.

Welcome Home: Shades of blue for front doors

We’re seeing a trend of bold colored front doors, and not just the classic reds.  Blues, from deep shades of navy to cheerful aqua, have been showing up more often.  Here are a few shades that might be worth considering – including the bright turquoise chosen by Young House Love.