Picture of Baby's Bedroom, White and Silver Walls
Interested in breathing a little life into your remodel, but not sure how? Whether you prefer a subtle look or a loud one, there are a number of ways that you can spice up your new room.

1.     Paint all the walls one color, but paint a bold pattern using contrasting white paint into one wall. Chevron stripes, polka dots, pin stripes, animal prints – whatever strikes your fancy.


Picture of Baby's Bedroom, Pink Walls
2.     Another option is to paint each wall in the room with two shades of the same color, dividing them with either a horizontal line or a fun, freestyle drawn line.

Picture of yellow bathroom walls
3.     Leaving other walls a neutral color such as white, eggshell, or beige, add a little excitement by painting a vibrant color on a single wall.



Picture of Kitchen with blue walls
4.     If you’d like subtle detail, choose any color that appeals to you and purchase it in both matte and hi-gloss. Paint the walls in the matte color, and use the hi-gloss to stencil splashes of pattern throughout the room as you see fit.



 
Picture of Limestone Countertop
One of the most popular stones for the countertop is limestone. But should it be? The answer is that it depends on where you’re installing it. Limestone is a stunning but sensitive stone whose pros are met with a few cons. Is limestone right for your remodel? Read the following to find out.

Pro: Limestone is sophisticated and popular and can therefore dramatically increase your home’s value. It is also versatile, and can look great in either your kitchen or your bathroom.

Con: In comparison to granite countertops, limestone is less durable. It is more susceptible to superficial scarring than granite or marble, which could be a deal breaker for homeowners who expect their countertop to endure heavy wear.

Pro: Limestone is a sedimentary rock formed over time from shells and fossils that have been compacted by pressure.

Con:  Limestone is extremely sensitive to acids; even just a drop of lemonade could etch the surface of this precious stone if it isn’t properly sealed.

Pro: This rock comes in a variety of different colors that suit every style of home.

Con: Though limestone is initially cheaper than granite, it may be more expensive to maintain, which is something to take into consideration.

Pro: Limestone can be made to suit any room. Softer stones can be used in bathrooms and around fireplaces, and harder stones are much like granite and can be used in the kitchen.

When selecting limestone for your home, the most important consideration is that you choose the right variety for the functionality of your countertop. Also, be sure to take good care of your countertop; when sealed, maintained, and cleaned properly limestone is a great alternative to granite.