How to Lighten a Home Built with Dark Wood

Here’s a question from our 4/20/2019 Today‚Äôs Homeowner Radio Show.

Patsy from Colorado says, “I own an 892-square-foot cottage at the base of Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. It was built in the 1940s. The ceilings, walls, and floors are all original wood and my patio is full of huge red rocks. I would like to know how to brighten up the cottage. With all of that wood, it is dark.”

We say paint at least one surface, maybe the ceiling. Consider introducing light colors into the room to brighten it up.

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Read the blog from the 4/20 show and listen to the full broadcast here


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How to Lighten a Home Built with Dark Wood