Articles Written By: The Batch Yard Team

Personalize Your Apartment with a Pop of Paint

Accent Wall

You new apartment at The Batch Yard is sure to be fresh and clean when you move in, but to really make it your own, you may want to spruce it up a bit. One of the easiest ways to make a house feel more like a home is to paint. And with these tips and tricks, you’ll be on your way to a customized look in no time.

When selecting paint colors for your new apartment near Boston, it’s best to choose light colors that will be easy to paint over when you move out. Most paint brands have thorough websites that can help give you an idea of what colors they offer. This is a great place to get started when selecting a new color for your apartment.

The next step is to actually visit a store to gather paint chips and some small paint pot samples to test on your apartment walls. The Batch Yard is located near several stores that will be able to supply paint and the brushes, rollers and drop cloths you’ll need to get the job done.

Closest to The Batch Yard is a Home Depot, where you’ll find a variety of paint brands and paint supplies. If you prefer to shop local, check out Everett Supply & True Value Hardware. There’s also a full Sherwin Williams store in nearby Medford.

In addition to selecting a color, you may want to mix it up and try painting just one accent wall in a room instead of the whole thing. This can add a dramatic effect that works especially well in the main living spaces. It can also add drama and flair to your bedroom to paint just the wall your headboard rests on. Painting a bathroom is another good option for brightening and personalizing the space without doing as much work as painting a larger space.

In addition to painting the actual walls of your apartment, sprucing up a dresser or desk with a fresh coat of paint can bring new life to old possessions. Paint the back of a bookcase a something fun to add a pop of color in the living room or paint the legs of your dining room chairs to freshen them up for your new space.

Whatever you decide to paint, a fresh coat of color will be sure to add personality and punch to your new apartment near Boston!

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Plan a Last-Minute Labor Day Getaway

Labor Day BBQ

Labor Day always seems to mark the unofficial end of summer, making it the perfect time to get away. The long weekend is only a few days away, but even if you haven’t made plans, there’s still time. With The Batch Yard located so close to many vacation destinations, it’s easy to plan a last-minute escape.