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    "Thank you for the great work. The newly painted room looks fantastic. Tom notices everything so that if there is a chance I might want something additional I can have them do it. I feel very comfortable with the guys, and as usual your company came through, does what I need done, and does not disappoint me."

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  • Small Spaces? No Problem!

    [caption id="attachment_8865" align="alignleft" width="300"]Who Said Apartments Have To Seem Small? Who Said Apartments Have To Seem Small?[/caption]

    With urban living of young couples and families on the rise, the demand for remaking smaller living spaces is on the rise. And demand for decorating those spaces so that they don't appear so small is also increasing at an equal rate to relieve the claustrophobia of cramped spaces. Homeowners and flat-owners alike can benefit from a few small tricks such as paint and mirrors to open up rooms and make their spaces seem such larger than their walls allow. Other tricks include adding vertical storage to draw the eye upwards, which also has the benefit of added storage.

    Use tall furniture and built-ins to draw the eye upward. Scale and shape play a large part in convincing the mind that a room has volume. The flared crown that tops the original overmantel in the master bedroom forces the gaze to pan up to the molding above, making the 9-foot ceiling appear higher. "Higher ceilings always increase the sense of space," says Streaman, "even when you have a limited floor plan."

    And for more tips on upgrading your home, take a look at our blog. And if you're looking for a house for rent in Cleveland, OH, take a look at our Cleveland rental properties and call Reilly Painting and Contracting for all your Home Mechanic and remodeling needs. If you're looking to rent out your home at any time of the year, we are also a property management company for anyone looking to rent out a home without the hassle.

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