The new owners of this 1925 West Philadelphia house knew that they were going to install air conditioning before they moved in. They could not decide between the traditional duct work or the high velocity ductless methods. As you can see below, they chose the traditional method, because it was much cheaper. That freed up more money for us to paint their entire 4 bedroom house.
One of the features that they did not like was the trim work. It was either painted blue or unstained with a clear polyurethane. We painted the kitchen ceiling, walls, and trim. The walls were a neutral gray from Sherwin-Williams called Reflection. We used Ice Cube for the trim.
We used Reflection for most of the house, but they added an accent in the dining room. We used the very rich and dark Naval for this alcove
We basically cleaned and freshened up the living room with Reflection. We also added some crown molding that matched the dining room.
There were 4 bedrooms in this house. we painted the 3 that had the most need. The first bedroom was a simple color change. We used Faint Coral for their daughter’s room. Then we made the purple ceiling in their son’s room into white and added Salty Dog as an accent.
The 4th bedroom went from a pale green to Reflection.
Finally, I get to show you the air conditioner. It was installed in the hallway. So, we had to frame, drywall, and paint the hallway. It made for a low ceiling, but it was the right sacrifice for quality air conditioning.