Renovate with paint and save big bucks

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From tackling weekend DIY projects to transforming furniture you already own, there are many ways to make big changes on a small budget.

Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares three tips for refreshing your home on a budget.

Beautiful DIY kitchen upgrades: “Transform your kitchen without the cost of a full renovation by repainting kitchen cabinets. Easily achieve a completely new look in a weekend by repainting your upper or lower cabinets,” says Grech.

Not ready to commit to repainting all your cabinets? “Paint the cabinets on just your kitchen island a bold colour to make this the focal point of the room and transform the look and feel of your whole kitchen.”

Don’t replace, repaint: “Instead of replacing wooden furniture, repaint it to give your home a revamp. From wooden chairs to coffee tables and dressers, you can easily update furniture yourself to give it a fresh new look,” says Grech. “Benjamin Moore Advance paint is also an excellent choice for painting furniture. Always make sure to sand, clean and thoroughly prepare any surface before painting to ensure beautiful results.”

Develop an accent: “If you’re not ready to repaint a whole room, accent walls are a favourite designer trick to introduce colour into neutral spaces,” Grech. “Not only is painting an accent wall an easy weekend project, it refreshes a room and gives any space personality and flair.”

Grech says the hot colours this fall are Greenfield Pumpkin, Prairie Lily and Golden Tan.

— News Canada

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