Cabinet Refinishing is Your Solution

Isn’t This Kitchen Gorgeous?!

Cabinet refinishing is the perfect solution to restoring beauty and excitement to your kitchen or bath! Refinishing outdated or damaged cabinetry brings new life to your rooms. Cabinet refinishing also maintains your investment in your home. Cabinet refinishing updates and brings new life into your kitchen and bath without the high cost of time, money and stress.

Refinished bath cabinetsReplacing your existing cabinetry can be costly, time-consuming, and stressful. Remember, replacing cabinetry means the old is torn-out, and the new is completely rehung. Now you’re considering a major remodeling project! This is a considerable investment in time and money. And you’re left without a working kitchen or bath for an undetermined amount of time.

With cabinet refinishing, you have your rooms back in a fraction of the time. The cabinet boxes stay in place and are repainted on the walls. The doors and drawer fronts are removed to the shop to be refinished to your specifications. The new finish is cured. Hardware reinstalled. Everything rehung with new stops installed. And your refreshed rooms are ready for you!

Refinishing cabinets allows you to be in control! You can repaint or stain the cabinets to their original beauty. Or choose a new color to coordinate with new countertops and backsplashes! You can reinstall the original hardware or replace that with something totally new and different! Maybe the cabinets just need their glossy shine restored to be perfect. Or maybe you want to reface them for a whole new look. By choosing to refinish your existing cabinets, it’s your vision come to life.kitchen cabinet refinished

Do you love your kitchen’s layout and want to freshen or update its look without a major remodeling project? Do you want to bring a change to your bath, but moving fixtures is not an option? Cabinet refinishing is for you!  Cabinet refinishing is your go-to solution for restoring beauty and satisfaction to your home.

Refinishing your cabinets runs the gamut. That’s from whole new doors or fronts to simply restoring a glossy shine. Money saved on cabinet refinishing vs. replacement is better spent on new countertops or backsplashes! How much further your money goes when choosing cabinet refinishing!

Helping You Decide

Cabinet refinishingAre you still unsure if cabinet refinishing is for you? Read our blog post, Time to Remodel Your Kitchen and Bath. It has a helpful checklist for assessing your kitchen or bath for a potential remodeling project. Need a little more direction and help? Check out our blog, Why You Should Hire an Interior Designer.   Getting a little assistance might be better for you in the long-run.

Time to Remodel Your Kitchen and Bath?

Kitchen remodel with painting by HD Painting and StainIs it time to remodel your kitchen and bath? Do your cabinets no longer have that beautiful shine? Are your shower and tub outdated? Do you need a total renovation or a budget remodel? Kitchen and bath remodels are a solid investment in the value of your home, and it’s important to invest time and money to maintain that value.

Over the past several years, we have had the opportunity to work with Thompson Price Kitchens/Baths/Home on various kitchen and bath remodeling projects. Their expert advice and extensive knowledge will help you in your remodeling decisions from start-to-finish. As Tom Price says, “We take out the overwhelm and that ‘frazzled feeling’ that can come with big projects.”

So, how do you decide when it’s time to remodel your kitchen and bath?

Deciding to Remodel

How do you know you’re ready to call Thompson Price? The National Kitchen and Bath Association offer a checklist to help you assess your living space for a potential remodel project. Ask yourself the following questions. They’ll help determine whether it’s time to remodel your kitchen and bath.

Do you have adequate space in the room? Take into consideration whether the amount of counter space, cabinet space and floor space available is satisfactory. Consider your present needs and what your anticipated needs might be.

How well does the traffic flow in the space? In the kitchen, this is a consideration for a household with multiple cooks or those who entertain a lot. In the bath, this could be an issue for a family with small children, who will need parental supervision for a while. This is also a consideration for someone who is aging and wants to remain home as long as possible.

How are your children impacted by the present layout of your kitchen or bath? Safety considerations are necessary in both rooms, as well as making things more accessible to them.

How old are your appliances? Outdated technology can cost you more money in the long run than updating those older appliances.

Is your kitchen user-friendly to all who might use it? Is it accessible to people with disabilities? It’s important to consider safety issues and adaptability issues for special needs and aging individuals.

As you go through this assessment, make notes of what you like and dislike about your existing space. Note the changes you are considering. Don’t forget to include any major or minor existing issues in the room to bring to your consultant’s attention.

Kitchen remodelDeciding What to Remodel

So you’ve decided it’s time to remodel your kitchen and bath. Maybe even both rooms need a refresh and update. Keep in mind that remodeling projects run the gamut: from a full makeover to a simple refresh of the room. Your design consultant will work closely with you to plan your remodel within your budget.

Are you considering a full kitchen remodel? When choosing new appliances, cabinets, and countertops, be sure to add counter and storage space! This is really where adequate space, smooth traffic flow, and smart technology come into play.

Do you need a refreshed and updated look to your kitchen? We are seeing a resurgence of people choosing to refinish their cabinets rather than replace them. Choosing to refinish your cabinetry means you can do anything from restoring the shine to your cabinet fronts to repainting them to match your new color scheme! Changing your cabinets’ hardware, replacing your sinks, or updating your backsplashes are all significant updates to your spaces that will transform your room.

Are you considering a full-scale bathroom remodel? This is an opportunity to add luxury to your home with a separate walk-in shower and heated floors.

Does your bathroom need just an update? You can refinish your cabinetry at a fraction of the cost of new, as well as freshen your walls with a new coat of paint. Bring that new, updated feeling to your bath with new shower doors, a featured service of Thompson Price.

Deciding It Is Time to RemodelBath remodel

Taking the next step to start the remodel of your kitchen and bath can be daunting. But at Thompson Price, their unique Design Center offers state-of-the-art technology providing an alternative to on-location showrooms and catalog or online shopping. As Tom Price says, “Our main goal with the Design Center is to make sure our clients enjoy the renovation experience.”

Now that you’ve decided it’s time to remodel your kitchen and bath, and how much of a change you’re making, schedule your meeting with a kitchen and bath design consultant. Their expertise will be invaluable as they’ll know exactly how to suit your needs, taste and style.

Choosing Paint Colors the HD Painting and Stain Way

What is it about choosing paint colors that makes HD Painting and Stain different? Whether it’s red, purple, gray or white, it’s all color! Mural painted nurseryAnd we love working with color! Recently, our color consultant, Nathan, talked about how he helps our clients make successful paint color choices that bring them satisfaction and joy!

Following these steps will help you understand what you like, why you like it and how to choose it.

Step 1: Assess the Work to Be Done

When choosing paint colors, it’s important to understand the scope of the work to be done. Ask yourself what exactly are you doing to the room? Are you painting walls? Ceilings? Trim? Doors? Will the flooring be changed in any way? Is this a quick refresh? Or a jazzy update?

Have a clear knowledge of the tasks before you. Recognize the changes you are making to the room to visualize your starting point.

Nathan advises, “Look at the room as a blank canvas. It’s waiting for you to fill in the details.”

Step 2: Assess the Expectations for the Room

How are you going to use this room? Is it going to continue to be your dining room? Or is it going to be a home office now? How are you planning to decorate? What colors and types of fabrics are you introducing into the space? Even if you’re not changing the room’s décor, consider the colors of the furniture and your room’s accessories.

Using the ideas generated by this discussion, Nathan says he’s already beginning to choose paint colors to accentuate the room’s Two color dining room with tray ceilingdécor and reflect its use.

Step 3: Assess the Energy

Nathan says, “Feel is a big deal. People recognize that a room has an atmosphere or feeling about it without realizing it comes from the color choice.”

What do you want the room to say? How do you want it to make you feel when you walk in? This is the room’s atmosphere, its energy.

Do you want to walk into your bedroom and feel peaceful or invigorated? Is your living room the place to play or relax? As the center of family life, the kitchen can be a lively place. Do you want to feel energized or create a sense of calm? Get to the heart of the mood you want your room to reflect. Knowing this helps you in choosing paint colors to successfully achieve that atmosphere.

Warm colors, such as red, orange, yellow, or pink, add energy and excitement to a room’s atmosphere. Cool colors, like green, blue or purple, bring a sense of soothing calm and relaxation. Neutrals (brown, gray, white, black, and metallics) create a sense of style and elegance in a space.

To assure success in choosing your paint colors, the undertones in the paint must be cohesive. Warm colors have red, orange, or yellow undertones. Cool colors have green, blue, or purple undertones. After you’ve chosen your color palette, review your paint colors for similar undertones. Often it’s mismatched undertones that undermine a successful color scheme.

Step 4: Assess the Lighting in the Room

Globe drop light reflecting on wallsMost people don’t realize the type of lighting in their rooms affects the appearance of the paint colors on their walls. Is the light in your room primarily from bulbs? Does sunlight have a significant impact on the lighting in your room?

Consider the types of light bulbs you are using. Soft white and warm white incandescent bulbs and LED bulbs give off a warm, yellowish light reinforcing a warm and cozy feeling in the room. Bright white and daylight bulbs have a bluish tone bringing a more energetic feel to the room. And, of course, the popular Edison bulbs with their amber color warm up whatever space they’re used in.

Nathan says lighting is so important to choosing paint colors that he has suggested different bulbs to clients to help get the effect they’re looking for.

Step 5: Find Your Paint Colors

Your living space reflects your personality. As such, Nathan spends time talking with clients to help them get an idea of what color direction they are going and to establish a base palette from which to work.

Ask yourself: “What colors do you like?” Are you high-energy? Then consider warm and/or bright colors. Is your home your refuge,Nathan with color swatches your place to just chill? You’ll want to choose cooler, softer hues.

As there are so many different shades and hues of color available, Nathan typically helps clients to begin choosing their paint colors with just one color. Once the color/mood/personality of the room is established, Nathan looks for 3 or 4 different shades or hues, usually from light to dark, within that color: “This way I’m helping the client to choose their colors without overwhelming them.”

It’s also important to consider whether contrast is appropriate in the room. Are there architectural features you want to emphasize? Will a contrasting color create an illusion, such as a bigger or smaller space, that you would like to incorporate? Use a color wheel to help determine pleasing complementary color schemes.

As Nathan so aptly puts it, our job at HD Painting and Stain is “…creating a canvas for the client to decorate the room to fit their vision.” In helping you with choosing paint colors, our goal is finding your perfect palette for your special treasures to create your perfect home.

Painters Get Back More Than They Give

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”

Part of our goal to be the best painters near you is creating a team that moves us all, company and clients alike, toward greatness. Part of our mission statement says, “We hire good people to join our painting family; and through our mentoring and training programs, we help them to become great craftsmen.” We mean that. Part of being a great craftsman is “heart.” And at HD Painting and Stain, the members of our team demonstrate that “heart” in their everyday interactions with clients, and, especially, when called upon to donate their time and skills for a greater good.

We believe we have some of the best painters near the St Louis Metro and Belleville, IL area working for us because we see it in their everyday actions. Our clients consistently tell us how pleased they are with the friendliness and the work ethic of our team. We see it daily with their positive attitudes toward getting the job done right. And when we ask them to go above-and-beyond, as we did recently, they eagerly accepted the challenge.

Redemption Community Church needed a little hands-on help. The building needed a little sprucing-up to welcome the congregation. The walls needed patching and painting. As we all know, churches are generally on a limited budget, with every dollar needed for something important somewhere. And that’s when our painters rose to the challenge!

With Shannon leading the team, the painters at HD Painting and Stain donated their time and effort to meeting the need of the church. As proper wall preparation is crucial to a successful painting job, this became a great opportunity for on-the-job training for the painters. They spent the week working hard taping and mudding the walls of the church in preparation for future painting.

And the real moral to this story? When you give, you get back more! While HD Painting and Stain reached out to meet the need of Redemption Church, they received an invaluable opportunity to hone their professional skills. And they had a lot of fun doing it!