Wallpaper Removal Services

workers prepping for home improvement jobAs the months, years and decades go by, trends in interior design inevitably change. What was once the epitome of a stylish home may now be considered “outdated” or even “ugly.” Wallpaper is a prime example. While it was a popular choice for many homeowners 10 or 15 years ago, wallpaper is now seen as something that dates a home and may even make it difficult for a homeowner to sell their property. Luckily, wallpaper doesn’t necessarily have to be a permanent fixture in a home. Not so luckily, wallpaper is notoriously difficult to remove. So much so, that many homeowners hire professionals to remove outdated or unsightly wallpaper. Here at Colour Solutions, we are happy to offer wallpaper removal services in Wilmington, NC and many surrounding areas.  [Read more…]

5 Things to Expect from a Drywall Repair Company

workers prepping for home improvement jobAt Colour Solutions, we don’t just provide the Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas with excellent home painting service. Did you know we also handle a variety of other home improvement and maintenance projects, including drywall repair? Drywall repair is something the average homeowner doesn’t want or know how to do, so most people have to rely on professionals. However, don’t let this make you feel like you’re at the mercy of contractors – equip yourself with a little knowledge beforehand so you’ll know what to expect from a good professional drywall repair company. [Read more…]

Home Paint Color Trends for 2015


Kitchen & Cabinet PaintingA fresh coat of paint does wonders for a home. Fresh paint covers imperfections, adds a personal touch and can dramatically change the entire look of a room. If you’re considering some new, fresh paint colors for your home, here’s a look at some of the most popular color choices for 2015, according to the home style experts at HouseBeautiful. [Read more…]

Ideas for Interior Painting That Change the Look of a Room

Paint Color SelectionIt’s pretty common knowledge that a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a room – and at a minimal cost. In fact, when it comes to home improvement projects, painting probably offers the best bang for your buck.

In this post, we’ll go over a few fairly simple paint projects that can totally transform the look of a room.

1. Accent Wall

Instead of painting all four walls of a room the same exact color, many homeowners and interior designers are incorporating the accent wall. An accent wall is basically just one wall (usually the focal wall, or the wall the eye is first drawn to when you walk in the room) that is painted a different color than the other three walls. Some people choose to make their accent wall a slightly lighter or darker shade than the surrounding walls. Others go bold and choose something completelty different. Whichever path you decide to go, the accent wall will definitely give your room a whole new look and depth without a high cost.

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What Happens When You Don’t Clean Out Your Gutters?

guttersLet’s face it: nobody likes to clean their home’s gutters. But neglecting this important, yet unpleasant task can have some pretty nasty consequences.

1. Roof and Gutter Leaks

Although letting leaves and other debris build up in your gutters may not actually cause a leak, keep in mind that leaks are most often discovered during routine inspections (or after it’s too late and they’ve caused damage to your roof, ceiling, etc). Taking the time to clean out your home’s gutters means you can also take the time to inspect their condition. Small leaks that are discovered and repaired early usually do not cause major problems down the road. However, if you’re not making a point to perform this basic maintenance, these minor issues will likely go undiscovered until they become a big problem. [Read more…]

Benefits of Low Pressure Washing

man pressure washing patioPressure washing can be a safe, inexpensive and effective way to keep your home’s exterior looking great throughout the year. But sometimes the high pressures used in a typical pressure washing can be damaging. Low pressure washing is a great alternative.  [Read more…]

Winter Home Improvement Projects

house surrounded by snowWhen winter comes, people tend to stay indoors more, focus on spending time with family, and planning for the holidays. Home maintenance tends to take a backseat to the hustle and bustle of shopping, cooking, and holiday traveling. But winter is an important time to give certain parts of your home a once over. In this post, we’ll discuss a few winter home improvement projects that can help keep your home and its components running smoothly until spring. [Read more…]

Commercial Painting Services

Interior Painting for a Fresh Look this SpringDid you know that in addition to residential painting for the interior or exterior walls of your home, Colour Solutions also offers commercial painting? Whether you own a small office building, manage a large corporate building, or oversee a school, church, hospital or other public facility, our professionally trained painters can provide you with excellent commercial painting services at an affordable cost.

With a wide variety of painting techniques available, and practically infinite choices of colors, we can likely customize your commercial painting needs while also offering top notch service and an exceptionally high level of professionalism. [Read more…]

Fall Home Maintenance Tasks

deck cleaningIn the coastal NC region, fall means the beach crowds are thinning out, the night air has a little crisp to it, and the days are getting shorter and a lot less humid! Yes, fall is a great time of year for our little corner of NC and it’s also a great time to give your home an autumn checkup. We understand that taking good care of a home is a year-round job, but there are certain projects and small tasks that every property owner should do in the fall to prepare for the winter ahead. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a short list of fall home maintenance tasks we recommend.

1. Clean those gutters!

Gutters and downspouts can get clogged and cruddy pretty quick around here. With the abundance of pine trees, oak leaves, and birds looking for a place to nest, homeowners in the Wilmington area should take special care to ensure their gutters are cleared of debris. We know most people don’t enjoy cleaning out gutters, but this simple home maintenance task doesn’t take a whole lot of effort and can save you from bigger, more expensive repair costs in the future. If the thought of cleaning gutters makes you cringe, or if you simply don’t have the time, Colour Solutions can help! We offer gutter cleaning as one of our many home maintenance services[Read more…]

Popular Cabinetry Trends

glass front cabinetsYour home’s cabinets don’t have to be dull. Then again, they don’t have to be so attention-grabbing that they overpower the room. Finding that happy medium while showing off your personal style is what it’s all about. Not sure which style is “yours?” Take a look at some of the latest cabinetry design trends and see if one (or a combination of several) speaks to the home designer in you!

Light, Bright & Simple

Smooth, solid surfaces, white paint and simple fixtures are all the rage right now. If you like a look that is classic yet modern, this is the style for you. Also, if your room is small, choosing a white or off-white paint color will make the space look bigger and brighter.

Long & Tall

Another way to maximize space in compact kitchen is to install cabinets that are taller, reaching up to the ceiling. Not only will this provide more storage space, it helps create the illusion of higher ceilings and a bigger room.

Au Natural

Not everyone is a big fan of the natural look of wood, but it’s definitely making a comeback these days. If you go this route, choose a stain that brings out the natural grain patterns. And if you’re new to cabinet staining, don’t hesitate to contact a pro.

Elegant & Embellished

Another big trend we’re seeing nowadays is implementing furniture-like accents to cabinetry. Adding a matching moulding to the tops of cabinets is a great way to complement a kitchen or bathroom that has crown moulding already in place. Adding other embellishments such as undercounter corbels, decorative feet, columns or rosettes will give your cabinetry a distinct look.

Glass-Front

Got a collection of dishes, linens, knick-knacks or books that you really hate to hide behind a closed cabinet? Glass-front cabinetry is the answer. This design style allows you to proudly display your items while still keeping them protected. The see-through feature also helps the room appear less “closed-off,” and may even make your space look larger.

For more ideas on giving your room a cabinet makeover, talk to the pros at Colour Solutions – a team of friendly, experienced home improvement experts serving Wilmington, NC and the surrounding area. Just call (910) 686-3067 for a free consultation.