Expert advice from the host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Posted in , Aug 1, 2008
Ty's Tips for Redecorating a Room
What is the purpose of the room? An office? Guest room? You'll need to know that in order for everything else (curtains, flooring, accessories and paint color) to fall into place.
Speaking of Color...Use It!
It's a mood lifter. And it's one of the most inexpensive ways to redo a room. I like orange and turquoise and lately I've been on a mint-green kick. But that doesn't mean I have an entire room painted bright orange. Better to go with a soothing neutral on the walls like khaki or gray and paint accents or trim in one of those bright colors for the "pop" factor.
Everything In Its Place
Before you start your room redo, make sure you know where everything will go. Otherwise, the nice new space will soon be lost
Ty's 5 Toolbox Essentials
"Ya gotta have this," Ty says. Measure twice and cut once!
Or "painter's tool" is a screwdriver, putty knife, utility knife, roller cleaner and paint scraper, all in one.
Typically nine inches long, it's small enough to use in spaces too cramped for a longer level.
Get one that's rechargeable with at least 18 volts.
Used to draw perpendicular lines and marked with degree gradations so that you can make your cuts quickly and correctly.
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