Change of paint color makes house feel more like home

Change of paint color makes house feel more like home

When Jon Nidiffer and his partner, Jeff Stephenson, purchased their Roseville, Calif. home in December 2012, they knew they wanted to have the interior and exterior of the home painted.

“We didn’t care for the exterior color and it was 10 years old,” he says. “We also wanted the interior to suit our taste.”

When it came to selecting a contractor, Nidiffer says they relied heavily on Angie’s List. “It’s a good resource to have a candid review of someone, whether it be good or bad,” he says. In the end, Nidiffer chose highly rated Tim Perryman Painting of Granite City, Calif., based on good reviews, their marketing efforts in the community and local awards they have won in Roseville and Granite Bay.

Nidiffer says he and Stephenson struggled with deciding on the home’s exterior color. He says they looked at other houses that owner Tim Perryman had painted and they drove around neighborhoods they liked for ideas. “We selected a home we wanted to mimic in color, gave Tim the address and he color-matched it,” Nidiffer says.

In the past, Nidiffer says he and Stephenson always painted the interior of their homes, but a 25-foot wall in the great room prompted them to hire a professional this time. The project also included painting the hallway and installing crown molding.

Since they typically did the work themselves, they weren’t sure what it would cost, but found Perryman’s quote to be in line with the market. Nidiffer thought it might cost upward of $5,000 before he got any estimates and the project ending up costing $6,500.

Nidiffer says there were little problems that arose, but Perryman corrected them without issue. Nidiffer believes that’s the true test of a good contractor, how they handle problems and avoid them.

Nidiffer loves the finished product. “It feels a lot more like home,” he says.

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