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How to Choose a Paint Color

If you’ve ever tried to pick a paint color for your home, you know that it can be a maddeningly difficult task, even for the most decisive among us. Whether you’re looking for the perfect shade of white (warm or cool? Matte or eggshell?) or the right inky blue (green or purple undertones? Too dark or not dark enough?), there are—quite literally—infinite options to choose from. Before you head to the paint store—and definitely before you think about buying a few gallons of actual paint—check out designer and stylist Faith Blakeney’s tips for how to navigate the color process.

choosing paint color

1. Gather the top contenders—and then add a few more.

    This goes without saying, but you should always see paint colors IRL—what looks like a soft gray in that photo you saved from Pinterest might actually be closer to pale lavender in your space. Head to the paint store and grab

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    Hardware & Home Improvement Retailers Market May Set New Growth Story

    Edison, NJ — (SBWIRE) — 10/13/2020 — A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “Global Hardware & Home Improvement Retailers Market Report 2020” is designed covering micro level of analysis by manufacturers and key business segments. The Global Hardware & Home Improvement Retailers Market survey analysis offers energetic visions to conclude and study market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings. The research is derived through primary and secondary statistics sources and it comprises both qualitative and quantitative detailing. Some of the key players profiled in the study are Home Depot, Lowe’s, Inside Tweedy and Popp Hardware, Ace Hardware, Rona, Canadian Tire, Homebase, Wickes, Bauhaus, Bricostore, Praxis, Alibaba, EBay, Amazon & Bunnings Warehouse.

    What’s keeping Home Depot, Lowe’s, Inside Tweedy and Popp Hardware, Ace Hardware, Rona, Canadian Tire, Homebase, Wickes, Bauhaus, Bricostore, Praxis, Alibaba, EBay, Amazon & Bunnings Warehouse Ahead in the Market? Benchmark yourself with the

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    10 Best Prime Day Tool and Home Improvement Deals

    The Manual may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

    Amazon’s Prime Day is back — technically Prime Days as the deep discounts run from today through tomorrow, October 14. This is the perfect time to save big with Prime Day Deals on just about everything. We’re busy rounding up the best deals on Prime Day Kitchen Appliances, bedding, and now tools, lawn, and home improvement tools that are the cheapest they’ll be at Amazon all year. Now’s the best time to renovate your home, or simply upgrade your toolbox with the best tools for men. Here are our top 10 picks.

    Craftsman V20 Cordless Drill/Driver Kit — From $69, was $85

    Craftsman V20 Cordless Drill

    Everyone from first-time homeowners to budding DIYers either needs a new drill now or will very soon. Craftsman’s V20 Cordless Drill/Driver Kit is one of the most versatile, do-anything tools for a wide range

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    Curb appeal is an important home-improvement project

    LAURINBURG — While the coronavirus pandemic has kept folks at home and sparked a number of home improvement projects, many of those have been inside the home.

    But Adam Wilhelm, owner of AJW Landscaping of Laurinburg, says it’s the perfect time of year for some outdoor projects.

    “The fall is a great time for doing some easy home improvement projects in the yard,” he said. “If the long, hot summer has stressed out your lawn, overseeding in the month of October with annual rye grass will give you a lush green stand of grass without breaking the bank.

    “This is also a great time to plant shrubs and trees, with cooler temperatures allowing them to become established without the threat of extreme heat,” he added. “Once we’ve had our first frost it’s the right time to do some much-needed pruning and shaping of your already established shrubs and trees.”

    Overall,

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    Home Improvement Market Sees Surge During Pandemic

    Financialnewsmedia.com Market Commentary

    PALM BEACH,  Fla., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Analysts expect home improvement spending to reach $439.9 billion in 2020 – In the time of a global pandemic, there is indeed no place like home. As millions of Americans practice social distancing while working and learning remotely, the home has become the focal point of our lives. The desire to make residences safer, more comfortable and more enjoyable has led to a home improvement boom.   Mentioned in today’s commentary includes:  NeoVolta (OTCQB: NEOV), Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW).

    The Home Improvement Research Institute predicts Americans will spend $439.9 billion on home improvement products in 2020. The online home remodeling platform Houzz reports that demand for kitchen and bath remodeling was up 40% year over date in June 2020, while home additions increased 52% and fencing projects jumped 166%. Pool and

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    Fraternity members, volunteers remodel late officer’s home

    NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Starr Pavey said her heart has been broken since her husband, Bill, died in June, but a wide smile appeared across her face as she spoke about his personality and gregarious nature.

    Bill was a jokester who made everyone smile, even while he was battling cancer for the last five years of his life, Starr said.

    “We laughed all of the time until the last month or so. He said it hurt him to laugh,” Starr said of her late husband.

    Bill Pavey was well-known throughout southern Indiana for his service to the community. He worked for the New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department for over eight years as a park ranger before serving as a New Albany police officer for two decades.


    It was the day of his death, June 3, when Starr said a friend who was at her house mentioned smelling gas. A

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    The truth about Tim Taylor’s Home Improvement clothes

    When he’s not teaching audiences how to spruce up their home on Tool Time in a button-down shirt, dress pants, and tie, Tim Taylor lounges around at home in less formal threads. During the portions of Home Improvement, where he’s spending time at home or working in his yard, sweatshirts and t-shirts are more his speed. At first glance, a detail like this isn’t worth thinking about, since it’s so common for people to dress more comfortably at home. However, the clothes themselves share one characteristic with an interesting story behind them — they all include some mention of Michigan-based universities or sports teams.

    According to Collider, the decision to keep Taylor’s outerwear consistent came from Tim Allen himself, who wanted to represent his home state (he was born in Denver, Colorado, but moved to Birmingham, Michigan, when he was 13) on the national television series. While that was

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    Fraternity members, volunteers remodel late officer’s home

    NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Starr Pavey said her heart has been broken since her husband, Bill, died in June, but a wide smile appeared across her face as she spoke about his personality and gregarious nature.

    Bill was a jokester who made everyone smile, even while he was battling cancer for the last five years of his life, Starr said.

    “We laughed all of the time until the last month or so. He said it hurt him to laugh,” Starr said of her late husband.


    Bill Pavey was well-known throughout southern Indiana for his service to the community. He worked for the New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department for over eight years as a park ranger before serving as a New Albany police officer for two decades.

    It was the day of his death, June 3, when Starr said a friend who was at her house mentioned smelling gas. A

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    Home remodels are booming in Santa Fe | Local News

    The perfect storm of home renovations is upon us.

    So many people are spending so much time at home these days that a dwelling’s imperfections become that much more apparent.

    Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and a home sales boom in which buyers are willing to invest in long-term changes once they get the keys, Santa Fe remodeling companies are booked solid with orders.

    “It’s in hyperdrive right now,” said Steve Pompei, owner of Pompei’s Home Remodeling in Santa Fe. “I am stacking jobs into next summer. My lead time is usually two to three months.”

    Remodeling in Santa Fe boomed during the last recession a dozen years ago, an outgrowth of what then was a home-sales bust. Many of those builders-turned-remodelers remain in the game and say they find themselves with plenty of work in the COVID age.

    “The only thing that has happened in COVID is

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    Morning Press: Police shoot suspect; Vancouver Mall remodel; Library flooded

    Are cooler days ahead or will we hang on to that early fall sunshine? For details, check our local weather coverage.

    In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:

    Two Vancouver police officers shoot domestic violence stabbing suspect

    Two Vancouver police officers shot a man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend at a Rose Village apartment Sunday, according to a statement.

    Vancouver police were dispatched at 11:15 p.m. to the 2600 block of T Street for the report of an assault with a weapon.

    Vancouver Mall to remodel, new venues to open

    Vancouver Mall announced an interior remodeling project Tuesday, as well as opening time frames for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant and a Round1 Bowling and Amusement venue.

    Round1 is expected to open before the end of the year, according to the mall. The entertainment venue will occupy 48,300 square feet on the upper

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