HELP! What Comes First, The Trim or The Wall?

Question: “My wife and I are excited to get started transforming our living room! We picked up all the supplies and did all the prep work as you suggested, but as soon as we picked up the paint brush, we hit a dead end and an interesting debate! Which do you paint first? The trim or the wall? Please help us settle this, so I can win the bet, and we can get on with our renos!”

 

Answer: We hear you loud and clear, and you are not alone! This debate even has some of the pros running in circles, and some may debate that it’s a matter of preference. Either way, you want it done right, and we can all agree that nothing can transform the look and feel of your home like a new coat of paint, and nothing can ruin your new paint job like a messy trim. Here are some tips and advice regarding your trim from our experts at The Repaint Specialists.

What Comes First? The Trim or The Wall?

As mentioned above, this could come down to a matter of preference. After all, either way you run the risk of getting the paint from the trim on the walls, and the paint from the walls on the trim. However, we at The Repaint Specialists tend to advise you to start your project by painting the trim, and be certain to allow plenty of time for the paint to dry before moving on. With a little luck, patience, and high quality products such as those from Sherwin-Williams, Cloverdale, Behr, and Benjamin Moore, you can avoid any unwanted messes and mishaps!

Tips for Painting Baseboards

Baseboard are the first to show signs of a well loved room, and it really isn’t any surprise. Baseboards can easily become scuffed or nicked during everyday activities. It’s likely your baseboards will require patching, so be sure to thoroughly inspect them before you begin your project. If patching is required, then apply compound according to the package directions. Once the compound is dried, go ahead and give the patched areas a light sanding to reveal a smooth finish. Don’t forget to go along after with a vacuum hose to remove any dust and debris before painting!

Follow these tips for the best way to paint baseboard and other trim around your home:

  • Protect your living space by always using a drop cloth, and applying a painters tape along the bottom where the trim meets the floor. This will provide added protection, especially for expensive hardwood surfaces.
  • Clean messes immediately after they happen by using a damp cloth that is kept near by
  • Use a high quality angled paint brush, and begin by loading the brush with paint approximately two-thirds of the way up the brush, and dab against the container to remove any excess.
  • Use long strokes when applying paint to baseboards, and be sure to work in small sections, avoiding going back and forth over the same area.
  • Allow the first coat to dry thoroughly before determining if a second one is needed.

For guaranteed flawless finish, trust our leading team of experts at The Repaint Specialists in Edmonton, Alberta.

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8 Tips On Prepping Your Walls For Painting

We’ve said it before, and we will say it again! PREPARATION IS KEY!

In fact, preparation and planning is so important to any project, that we have decided to give it it’s very own spotlight on our Repaint Specialists Blog!

So, without further ado…

8 Steps To Prepping Like  A Pro 

#1  Before starting anything, you want to make sure your walls and furniture are thoroughly protected! Ideally, you want to remove furniture from the room altogether; however, if this isn’t possible, try and move all the furniture together (away from the walls) and drape them. Don’t forget the floor covers!

#2  It can get pretty messy, pretty fast! Remember to protect yourself and your clothes! Wear safety goggles and overalls/old clothes in case  paint splatters occurs (it will), so you can throw them out after. Or even better, keep them, so you too, can be a fashionista sporting the latest fashions from Ralph Lauren without spending a dime! You’re welcome…  

#3  Clean and dust the walls, ledges, and baseboards thoroughly! For most surfaces you will want to use either a towel or vacuum cleaner. When painting a bathroom or kitchen, you can wash the walls with a solution of approximately three teaspoons of laundry detergent to one gallon of water.

#4  Scrape any cracked or flaking paint with a paint scraper. For other small imperfections on the wall such as plaster bumps, smooth them away with sandpaper. You can use good ol’ fashion elbow grease with a piece of sandpaper stapled to a sanding block, or you can feel free to make the job easier and use an electric sander.

#5  Make sure you have all your materials on hand when getting ready to paint! Things you may need for your project include: primer, paint-can opener, stir sticks, roller covers (close nap on a rolling cage, large nap without rolling cage), paintbrushes (one for latex paint and one for oil-based paint), paint tray, gloves, drop cloth and an extension pole for the roller.

A NOTE ABOUT PRIMER: Don’t skimp out; you get what you pay for! A high-quality primer will help to hide any small imperfections on walls, and help create lasting perfection. Use a good water-based primer on new drywall. Choose an oil-based primer for walls that have heavy stains from water or smoke damage, or if the wall has panelling.

#6  Before painting, protect wall sconces and wall trim with painters tape.

#7  Begin in the corners of the wall and up near the ceiling, “cutting in” the paint with a good quality angle brush. You can then, with a small brush, apply the paint around trim and in the corners of walls where your larger brush can’t reach.

PRO TIP FROM THE REPAINT SPECIALISTS: A great tip that the pros use is to do a “W” pattern to paint walls. Start in the corner of a wall, and roll on a 3′ by 3′ “W”; then fill it in without lifting the roller. Repeat until the section is finished. This helps hide seams and any places where the roller has been lifted and put back on the wall again.

#8 Take your time  picking out a colour you won’t regret! The best option is to use a test board. You can never make a good decision based on looking at the colour swatch in the store. It can be hard to properly recreate the space in our mind, and often, the colour swatch can look a bit different then in real life. Avoid disasters by creating a few sample test boards and placing them around the room in different lightings to ensure you are getting the look you want!

Need more Pro Tips?

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Repainting Your Bathroom- The Right Way!

Every morning, before we start our day, most of us head to the bathroom to make ourselves over? But, when was the last time you gave your bathroom a makeover?

A bathroom is, arguably, one of the most important rooms in any household; however, often, this space can become the most neglected. In fact, even if you have taken the time to polish your taps, clean the porcelain, and empty the drains, your bathroom may begin to show serious signs of wear and tear within just a few years. This is all thanks to the high levels of humidity experienced in most bathrooms that can do a number on painted walls, ceilings, and wallpapers!

Thinking it’s time to get started repainting your bathroom? WAIT!

While painting a bathroom is simple enough, it isn’t as straightforward or obvious as you may think.

Choosing the wrong paints or neglecting proper application can cause your beautiful new bathroom walls to be worn and peeling within weeks, let-alone years.

The Repaint Specialists want to make sure you are set up for success, so here are a few simple rules to follow to ensure your bathroom will look awesome, and remain in great shape for years to come!

Rule #1: Preparation

You will notice a common thread within our blogs, and that is that rule number 1 is almost always prep work! This is because the first step in any painting job is to prepare the surfaces. It cannot be stressed enough how important this is, as a few hours getting the surfaces right will mean less chance of the paint peeling in the months to come.

  • Cover all surfaces, especially the bath, taps and shower. You don’t want to risk scratching your taps and faucets trying to scrape hard to remove paint splatter!
  • Remove any old paint with a paint scraper.
  • Make sure all holes or cracks are filled with a filler designed specifically for bathroom use.
  • If the surface has been painted previously with a gloss paint, you should use a solvent designed to “de-gloss” the paint. This will allow the new paint to adhere better.
  • Clean the walls with a sugar soap, being careful to wash off any residue. Vacuuming to remove all remaining dust is also a good idea.
  • Use a primer specifically made for high humidity. These primers are most likely going to be oil based and will help prevent moisture from getting into the wall!

Rule #2:  Selecting The Right Paint

Think about your bathroom area. Do you have good ventilation? Is there always water drops dripping down the walls after a hot shower? There are plenty of paints designed specifically for bathrooms on the market these days. Some have higher water resistant properties than others and you need to choose the one which suits your circumstances.

Flat or eggshell paints should be avoided. They are not easily washed, and as a result, they tend to show water spots and humidity stains, creating a grungy look.

Matt paint which has been designed for bathrooms is now available. It is easier to apply than gloss and will work well.

Satin paint is better suited for bathrooms where there is little moisture in the air. Satin paint might be ideal for little-used rooms such as half bathrooms without showers/tubs, or rarely used guest bathrooms.

Semi-gloss has a high sheen and repels moisture making it a great choice for most bathrooms

High-gloss is considered to be the best paint for bathrooms because it is the best repellent of water. Unfortunately, it can be a bit unforgiving, showing every little bump and imperfection which makes it more difficult for amateur painters to apply.

Rule #3: Maintenance 

If you have followed the advice above, then you have set the foundation for a great looking bathroom, long term. However, there are a few simple things you can to do, so that you can enjoy the look even longer!

  • Open windows during or after showers to help with ventilation.
  • Clean your painted surfaces regularly, especially if you notice mould developing. This can destroy the condition of the paint leading to peeling and chipping.
  • Place tiles around baths and sinks to avoid any constant large splashes that will eventually break down the paint (even the best indoor wall paint can’t withstand large amounts of water)

    Give The Repaint Specialists a call, or pop in to one of our three great locations in Edmonton, Alberta.

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How To Refinish Your Patio Deck In 3 Easy Steps!

It’s the season for backyard barbecues and evening parties! We know you are ready, but is your deck?

No need to panic!

Let us show you how you can have your deck ready for the weekend in just 3 easy steps! Heck, with the right tools and preparation it shouldn’t take more than a day!

Step 1: Plan ahead

Choose the appropriate cleaners and stains for your project. Don’t assume all are created equal! The current condition of your plays a huge role on what products are going to give you the best results. Ask your local paint specialist to point you in the right direction! Don’t forget to pick up all the tools and supplies needed before hand to avoid untimely runs to the store! Your paint specialist should be able to help you with this too!


Step 2: Prepare The Deck

Like with most painting projects, getting the deck clean is an essential step for success. Sweep the deck thoroughly of all leaves dirt and debris. Next, apply a liberal amount of your chosen high quality cleaner and allow to set for about 15 minutes. Now scrub, scrub, scrub with a firm bristled, synthetic scrub brush!!! Once you are satisfied that the deck is completely clean and stain free, you can simply grab a garden hose and spray it clean! Make sure to get all cleaning residue off. Once the deck is completely dry, you can lightly sand the new wood of any remaining residue!

Step 3: Application

Staining your deck is easy if you use a high quality paint stain from trusted brands such as Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore, Behr, or Cloverdale. Before you begin, sprinkle a few drops of water on the wood. If the water sinks in, you are ready to begin. Working with the grain of the wood, apply the stain evenly using a 4” paint brush. Avoid staining in direct sunlight, and allow at least 4 hours for the first coat to dry before applying a second if needed.

Voila! Stand back and admire a job well done! Even though you are no doubt excited to begin using your new deck space, be sure to wait 24-48 hours before walking across the surface of the freshly stained wood.

Need some help finding the right products to get started?

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How To Create A Knockout Ceiling With A California Knockdown

When looking to improve your home’s interior, it becomes clear that even the most subtle details can have the greatest impact, and when you walk into a home, nothing screams 1970’s more than Popcorn ceilings!

You know the ones we’re talking about… Those popular, bumpy ceilings that were all the rage back in the day? Thanks to its ability to mask imperfections and proficiency to block out sound, Popcorn ceilings became the popular choice amongst home owners. It was also perfectly suited for rentals, so you are likely to find them in many apartments, even today!

Unfortunately, those little popcorn bumps also collect dust and cobwebs like nobody’s business, and to be honest, they are a little passe.

So, what to we do? Do we decide on a classic flat ceiling instead?

Well, depending on your needs, that may be a good option, and flat ceilings are gaining popularity in modern, high vault ceiling homes. However, the original practical allure of Popcorn ceilings still remains popular today, even among the most modern and trendy individuals, and flat ceilings are unforgiving when it comes to aesthetic defects and acoustic dampening!

But don’t worry! The world isn’t so black and white anymore! Today, more and more options are becoming available, and the California Knockdown ceiling is creating quite a name for itself!

The California Knockdown brings the best of both worlds together with a modern edge, great sound barrier, the ability to mask imperfections, and a few added benefits the out-of-date Popcorn ceilings simply don’t have: most notably the ability to stay cleaner, longer, and change the vibe of a room without drawing attention to itself.

Curious as to how a California Knockdown is achieved?

Take a look at a project The Repaint Specialists were working on a few weeks ago!

The Repaint Specialists were tasked with taking this vacant, water damaged rumpus room in the Westridge district of Edmonton, Alberta, and turning it into something fresh and new!

1) We move all the furniture and breakable items out of the room if possible.

2) Next, we mask and drape the walls, furniture, and floors completely to avoid any damage or unwanted splatter.

 3) Dust tends to get everywhere and can be hard to clean, that is why we wet the ceilings before scraping to eliminate as much dust as possible.

4) Then, we scrape all textured ceilings flat.

5) We repair any spots or damages needed to ensure a smooth even finish.

6) Once smooth, we spray all the ceilings with high quality paint ( 2 coats required), and  Let it dry completely, overnight.

7) Finally, we are now ready to apply Span​-Tex, a product which we let dry for a few minutes  before we flatten the splatter to form a very decorative, modern,  ceiling called “California Knockdown”. 

Take a look for yourself; our clients were very satisfied with their new ceiling!

Before California Knockdown
After California Knockdown

Rest assured, a California Knockdown will add both texture and dimension to your home without compromising functionality!

Want to know more about upgrading your ceilings to a California Knockdown?

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Can You Paint Over Your Exterior Vinyl? Find Out What The Experts Have To Say!

IS IT POSSIBLE TO PAINT OVER OUR VINYL SIDING? IT’S IN GREAT SHAPE, BUT WE CAN’T STAND THE LOOK OF IT!

You betcha! With the cost of living so high, there is no need to go replacing perfectly good siding; however, painting over exterior vinyl siding is no small task, and requires meticulous planning and preparation. Get this right, and your results will be stunning!

DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

When painting your vinyl siding, you want to ensure it not only looks great, but it will last for years to come. This is where planning ahead and proper preparation comes into play. Save yourself from future headaches, disappointment, and wasted cash by NOT RUSHING OVER THIS STEP! If you want your painted siding to turn out, your going to need to break out the elbow grease and clean, clean, clean! We can not emphasize this enough: without an extremely clean surface, the paint will not be able to adhere properly and your efforts will all have been for nothing. You will likely need the assistance of a power washer and a good old fashion washcloth and bucket for more delicate areas such as windows. Take your time, and be thorough! You may also want to consider investing in a quality primer if your siding is very old or in rough shape.

 

 

QUALITY COUNTS: KNOW YOUR PAINT

Vinyl siding can be temperamental in relation to the fact that it tends to expand and contract significantly during heat waves and frigid temperatures. Unfortunately, here in Edmonton, we are no stranger to sudden harsh weather changes and unpredictable weather patterns. Therefore, it’s crucial to be selective and conscientious about finding the right kind of paint. Don’t step over a dollar to save cent! 

Let’s discuss what to look for:

  • A latex urethane paint designed specifically for exterior use is a must have.
  • You need to look for a paint that accommodates the expansion and contraction of your vinyl siding. This means it should contain acrylic and urethane resins. Doing so will increase durability and longevity as it will adhere better to your siding and/or primer!
  • Remember, you want to avoid extreme hot and cold temperatures as much as possible, so avoid going with dark colours as they tend to retain heat. Instead, try selecting a paint colour that either matches or is a few shades lighter than your current siding.

If you need help selecting the perfect paint, we here at The Repaint Specialists are always willing to lend you our expert advice, and help you achieve your goals!

BRIBE THE WEATHER MAN

It’s a well known fact that you shouldn’t be painting on a very hot or extremely cold day, and let’s be honest, who would want to anyway? However, when painting exterior vinyl, you are going to have to take extra precautions! While it can be hard to see into the future, and the forecast is often misleading, try and plan for a mild day with little to no wind (you wouldn’t want to undo all that prep work you just did, and your elbows would never forgive you!) For the best luck with weather conditions, consider taking on this project during the spring and autumn months. If all else fails, bribe the weather man: that should work, right?

It’s Not As Intimidating As It Sounds

Painting your vinyl siding doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it sounds. Set yourself up for success: Plan ahead, take your time, and invest in quality products (Behr, Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore, and Cloverdale are all great choices), and you will be enjoying the sight of your home in no time!

Need some expert help for this project?

Don’t put it off!

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Top Colour Trends For Your Home 2018

Things are finally starting to heat up here, and while you might be trading your own coat in for a stylish pair of sandals, it’s the perfect time to get a brand new one for your home! Just like you, your home wants to be wearing the hottest trends of 2018. Thanks to Behr, The Repaint Specialists have got you covered!

So, what’s 2018 all about? Mindfulness!

That’s right. Take a look around town, and you are going to find you won’t need much convincing. There are yoga studios on every street corner, healthier menu options from fast food to fine dining, meditation time in schools, green tea on coffee breaks, and enough fro-yo places to make you forget ice cream ever existed! It’s time to face it. Zen is in, and what better way to set our intentions and mindful attitude than creating a conducive atmosphere in our everyday lives?

However, with so many colours to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, frustrated, and give up the idea all together. To help you keep your Zen, we’ve taken a look at Behr’s Top 20 Colour Trends of 2018, and created our own– condensed list– of Top 5 favourite colour picks.

Without further ado. . .

Our Top 5 Home Colour Picks Of 2018

  1.  In The Moment– Also, Behr’s #1 Trending Paint Colour of 2018, this beautiful shade of bluish-grey brings a sense of tranquility and reflection to any room!
  2. Soul Search– Here, a more obvious blue tone brings a charging energy similar to being near a cool creak, deep in the beauty of nature. If you close your eyes, you can almost smell the fresh water as it passes you by.
  3. Unplugged– Head spinning? No problem! Get grounded after a chaotic day while surrounding yourself with this earthy olive-brown.
  4. Equilibrium– Is your energy changing daily? Can’t decide what your looking for? Earthy and rich, Equilibrium brings balance and energy to you and your home, even when you feel out of sync.
  5. Nurturing– Nurture your soul, and bring a taste of the outdoors inside with a splash of nurturing green! This refreshing paint colour is perfect for full room coverage, or creating an energizing accent space.

    None of these Behr colours creating the vibe you’re looking for?

Check out all 20 colours on Behr’s Top Colour Trends 2018, or explore their vast colour selection @ http://www.behr.com/consumer_ca/inspiration/2018-colour-trends

Are you ready to get started?

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Sherwood Park: (780) 467-6835 

Updating Your Home Exterior On A Budget

People are always changing and growing, and as we change, so do our style preferences!

This means that it’s no surprise that your beautiful, beige house you loved so much 5 years ago is now making you feel less than enthusiastic. The good news is just about any home can be updated and modernized to fit your style with just a few coats of paint. However, not everyone has the means to repaint a whole house exterior or hire a professional, so what can they do instead?

Here at The Repaint Specialists we want to help you feel great when you come home everyday, no matter what your budget, so we’ve come up with a simple solution to get you off on the right track!

You can dramatically improve the style of your home with something as simple as changing the colour of your front door! In fact, door painting (or repainting) is one of the most common DIY home projects out there, and if done right, it can come out stunning!

How To Get It Right

1. Choose Your Paint Wisely

The first thing we tend to think about when it comes to paint is colour. You want to pick a colour that not only matches the rest of your home, but also creates the vibe you’re looking for and matches your personality! You can use paint swatches or any one of the free apps available, such as the ones featured in this blog. However, you also want to consider QUALITY! It’s easy to fall into the discount trap, but we promise, using a high quality paint will save you from headaches, lost dollars, and regret in the long run. Aim for paint brands such as Behr, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin-Williams. If cost is really holding you back, try looking for these brands (and a colour you like) in the ‘mistint’ section!

2. Remove Everything Before You Begin

Before you begin painting, remember to remove all nails, hinges, door knobs etc., and be sure to place painter’s tape on any windows if your door has them!

3. Primer Is A Prime Idea

Before painting, always use a primer! It may be tempting to skip this step, but a primer will ensure a smooth professional finish. No one wants their front door looking amateur with blots, and uneven paint!

4. Paint The Corners First

Painting corners nicely requires a bit more accuracy with your brush strokes. Doing the corners first, before you get your brush covered in a ton of paint, helps give you more control over paint distribution! When the corners are done, you can now move on to the easy part of painting the middle!

5. Pay Attention To Details.
If you have a solid flat door, then you are going to have a simpler time with this one! However, if your door has intricate carvings and designs, it may be a good idea to cover these areas with tape, paint around them, and then use a finer brush with less paint to avoid flooding the crevices and keep your door looking beautiful!

6. Don’t Be In A Rush!
Take your time doing the project, and we promise you wont regret it! Start early in the day, so that you give the door plenty of time to dry completely before placing the door knobs and hinges back on! You wouldn’t want to ruin all the hard work you just finished!

Need help picking a colour, and getting started?

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The Repaint Specialists Latest Exterior Home Project!

Thinking of repainting your home? We think that’s a great idea!

Here in Edmonton, the exterior of our homes have to face a variety of harsh weather conditions, and over time, the paint can become dull, outdated, and sometimes completely non existent!

Just take a look at our latest project, and you will see exactly what we mean…

This beautiful, older, home located in the University area of Edmonton, Alberta required some TLC, and we were more than happy to give it some! As you can see, the rain, harsh winds, and sub zero winters, contrasted with our dry, hot summers, took their toll on the home’s exterior paint. You can see not only has the paint peeled significantly under the window and along the side, but what is remaining of the paint is a faded grey reminiscent of it’s glory days.

Luckily, it was The Repaint Specialists to the rescue!

We understand a project as important as your home requires extensive preparation with no cut corners! Every square inch of this home was power sanded for the smoothest surface possible. Next, we power washed the house and primed all bare surfaces to ensure the best foundation for our paint. We only use the highest quality products and paints at The Repaint Specialists, so for this project we did all the cedar sidings in a gorgeous solid latex stain from Sherwin Williams called “Wood Escape”. This high quality stain not only has amazing covering power, but is also extremely durable (especially important for those of us living in Edmonton). We didn’t hold back on the doors and trim either! We used Surface Enamel: A latex paint that can go over any metal surfaces, in addition to being long lasting on wood!

Take a look at her now, folks! Repainted and restored beyond her former glory. This old house is now a modern looking home that reflects today’s high aesthetic standards and will continue to do so for many years to come. More importantly, the home owners were extremely satisfied, and love pulling up to their driveway!

Have questions about repainting your homes exterior?

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How To Avoid Painting Disasters With Test Boards

OH, NO!

It was a bit spontaneous, but you did it! You have been promising yourself for years, and now, you were finally going to take this house and turn it into a home: a home that represents you (starting with the living room).

Everything was going right, and you had everything in place!  Brushes? Check. Rollers? Check. Drop sheet? Check. Paint? Double check! In fact, you bought extra paint for good measure! It is a big job, and you made sure you were committed.

You feel your heart sink and your stomach turn in knots as you gaze at the giant streak of grey paint against the wall that, only a few moments ago, was your perfect blank canvas.

All day you had been excited about finally painting your living room your favourite shade of pale blue, but this is clearly a shade of grey. You look down at the costly gallons of paint beside you… It looks blue in the tin and on the paint swatch. Still a little nervous, you decide to keep painting, and see what it looks like dry.

Fast forward a few hours later, and the paint on your (now almost finished) living room walls looks greyer than ever, and right about now, you sure wish you hadn’t have been so eager and ignored that guy in the paint store about using test boards.

DON’T BE THE PERSON IN THIS STORY!

Before rushing into an important project like painting your home, be sure to test out colours, and have patience! We know your excited, but the wait will be worth it. We promise!

Sampling paint on test boards before applying it directly to your walls can save you a lot of headaches down the road.

Often, paint can look different dry than when wet or in the paint can. Lighting can also play a huge part, and your room can look entirely different depending on the time of day, light bulbs used, or shadows cast by furniture or drapings. To make sure the paint you are selecting is perfect for every condition, paint it onto a sample board, let it dry, and carry it around the house to be viewed in different lighting.

A test board also means you can experiment with creative ideas and textures before committing to them on a larger scale!

If that wasn’t enough, you can carry this handy board with you to all the shops giving you the edge and confidence of even the finest interior designers as you select carpeting, furniture, and general room decor to match!

Need help getting started?

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