5 Tweaks That Will Revolutionize Your Kitchen

We all love our kitchens to be as functional and beautiful as possible. There’s a good reason why, too. Most people spend a great deal of time in their kitchens, and it tends to be a busy place that serves multiple functions. Since we expect so much of our kitchens, it’s wise to make the most of them, and even the little tweaks can make a big difference. Here are five of those adjustments that will make a huge difference to the functionality and beauty of your kitchen.

 

Custom Cabinetry

If you are in the market for cabinets, but you’re not sure if you should go with standard cabinetry or custom, seriously consider custom cabinets. With standard cabinets, small spaces are often not utilized to their full potential. When a space in your kitchen is in between two sizes of standard cabinets, the smaller cabinet is installed with a filler piece so that the cabinet looks finished off. The only problem is that the filler piece is wasted space. When someone custom designs your cabinets, they can find the best ways to use all of your space.

 

Brighter Lighting

If you feel cramped and claustrophobic in your kitchen, a fairly simple and inexpensive fix is to change the lighting so that it is brighter. It will make your kitchen feel bigger and more cheerful. It also makes finding the wine bottle opener easier to find. Update your interior paint job to brighten up the room even more.

 

Knobs and Drawer Pulls

If you feel like your kitchen is looking outdated, changing out the hardware on your cabinets is a fairly inexpensive way to drastically change the way that your kitchen looks.

 

Staging

It’s the details that matter the most, and sometimes those details are pretty simple fixes. For instance, a small rug or some flowers can make the room so much more inviting. Feel free to look at the magazines for ideas.

 

Pare Down

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One of the easiest ways to create a more enjoyable, functional, and beautiful kitchen is to get rid of things that you no longer need. Many people tend to keep things that aren’t serving a purpose anymore. Sometimes, we do this because there’s nothing wrong with the item. For instance, if you have forty mugs, it’s very unlikely that you’ll use them all. Go through and keep the ones that you love. The rest, you can either have a garage sale, give to a friend, or donate to charity.

 

There are numerous small upgrades or even minor changes that will drastically improve the beauty and functionality of your kitchen. You will feel more comfortable and confident that your kitchen is serving your needs in the best possible ways.

Easy Fixes to Make an Old House a Dream Home

When you buy an older house, it can cost less money, making it easier to create your own dream home with time. Older houses often have interesting floor plans and features that will help you to create a unique decor. Use these decorating ideas to achieve a beautiful older home with a personality all your own.

Paint Each Room an Interesting Color

Painting walls is an inexpensive way to update a room, and you can use neutral colors or create interesting designs and accent walls. Modern paint stores often have software that allows you to load pictures of your home’s interior, so you can see how a living room or bedroom will look with a particular color of paint. Other painting services can help with the cleaning, inspection, and set up process of painting a room.

 

Replace Old Windows

If your home has old-fashioned windows with single panes, you will want to replace these items with double-pane windows that have vinyl frames. The installation of new windows can change the total appearance of a room, and you can add smaller or larger windows. It can also save you on cooling and heating when you don’t get drafts in older windows. Installing windows is a difficult job, so make sure to hire a technician to complete this home improvement.

 

Use Custom-made Decorations

Rather than buying ready-made decorations for your home, find an artist who will create customized items such as wall hangings or lighting fixtures. Custom-made decor will make your older home the showcase of your neighborhood. Many artisans will help with installation of bigger pieces like doors, carvings, and more. If you commission a truly unique piece, be sure it speaks to you and the history of the house.

 

Recycle!

Find an artist or local craftsman who recycles old furniture. You can use decorative couches, chairs, or benches to bring out the uniqueness of your home. Upcycle older pieces with new upholstery, carvings, or updated hardware. You can make this piece speak to the restored nature of your own house.

 

Replace Old Flooring

It is essential to replace the worn flooring in an older house, so each room has a more attractive appearance. You can use hardwood planks or carpeting, but you can also use brightly colored throw rugs to give a family room or bedroom an interesting ambience.

 

You don’t need to complete all the redecorating projects before you move into an older home. Concentrate on creating beautiful spaces in the rooms you use the most, and when you have more money, you can add new decor to other areas of the home.

If you’re planning to repaint your kitchen cabinets, make sure to clean them before getting started.

Paint doesn’t stick to grease. Prep your kitchen cabinets for a beautiful finish and lasting results.

Why We Love Sherwin Williams Opex Lacquer Finishes

Why We Love Sherwin Williams Opex Lacquer Finishes

Property can be your biggest and best investment in your lifetime, so it makes sense to take pride in what you invest in.  Whether you decide to live in the property you buy, or buy to sell, making sure your finishes are above A grade is paramount.  You want your home to be around for a good many years, or at least be a good saleable commodity.

At Jaworski Painting, we love paint, and all it can do.  As painters, we know what a good lick of paint can do for any surface, and its immediate surroundings.  A once boring and bleak space can be transformed with just the right color and style of paint, not to mention the paint application method.  And, we do offer a wide variety of finishes at Jaworski Painting.

 

While we do pride ourselves on providing a full service operation when it comes to refurbishing homes, our one big love is kitchen cupboards and the painting and refinishing thereof.

 

Cupboards are used daily, especially in a kitchen.  They are also a very focal point when one walks into a kitchen, and shoddy-looking cupboards can detract from a lovely marble counter, or even the most upmarket white goods.  They also keep your pricey and most treasured items safe and out of the way.

 

A kitchen can come to life when the cupboards have been touched by our magical team.  And, we do not just paint cupboards.  Oh No!  We take great pains in making sure the process from A to Z is a pleasurable journey for you.  That may sound odd, but we understand how the kitchen is the one place you spend a great deal of your time in at home.  And, to have it taken over by a couple of bodies with sticky brushes, can be quite disturbing.  So, we have a 3-day turnaround time, as well as a policy that you do not need to remove any of the contents of your cupboards during the process.

 

Besides, making your life easier over those few days, we guarantee that you will be very satisfied with the finished product.  To ensure that your cupboard finish lasts, we invest in the best lacquer on this side of the Treasure Coast of Florida.

 

Sherwin-Williams offers a great product called Opex Lacquer. When it comes to wood coatings, Sherwin-Williams knows their stuff.  Whether you want to preserve the look and feel of the wood or change your cupboards into something else completely, we are able to source just the right stain from these masters.

 

What we like especially about Sherwin-Williams is that they test all their products, showing us why it is best to use high quality grade lacquer, as opposed to handyman type offerings. Sure, we could go with the cheaper stuff, but cheaper generally means nastier, and we just do not do nasty.

 

We want your cupboards to stand the test of time, and the Sherwin-Williams range of lacquers does just that.  With their high-pigmented stains, and cleaner colors, you will literally find yourself standing and staring at the results.

 

And, if you are worried about toxic fumes, whilst we work, well don’t be.  Our painters complete most of the paintwork away from your home.

 

Port Saint Lucie is our service area, and we have renovated many homes Throughout the Treasure Coast.  We intend to take St. Lucie County by storm, with our prestigious house painting services.  And, with Sherwin-Williams at our side, a supplier who has been around for 150 years, providing us with their high-grade products, we know that you and your kitchen cabinets are in for a real treat.

 

Our Review On The 3M Accuspray Paint Gun System

Our Review On The 3M Accuspray Paint Gun System

Along the Treasure Coast of Florida we have built quite a reputation for refinishing and painting kitchen cabinets, and we are very proud of that. Being able to transform a kitchen while helping our clients save significantly on the cost of new makes good sense and the results, even we say it ourselves, are spectacular. Often when we discuss painting and refinishing kitchen cabinets, the level of transformation of any kitchen is often underestimated, in reality, refinishing can offer any kind of result imaginable. Maybe you wish to go for a French country style, where refinishing can offer a crackled, aged look that is incredibly realistic. Today’s refinishing goes way beyond a change of paint color.

All throughout Port Saint Lucie Jaworski Painting have created unique, beautiful kitchens, doing our best to make ideas and dreams become reality for our customers wherever possible. We are always pushing the limits of the materials and tools available to us, whether that is paint itself or the tools our painters use.

 

To continually offer the range of choice and quality we believe every one of our customers deserve, we often look for new ways to improve our service, whether that is new techniques or tools. Technology is always moving forward, and the paint industry is no different, which is why we recently purchased a new 3M Accuspray Paint Gun System to enhance our service.

This is an amazing HVLP spray gun, means High Volume Low Pressure, essentially it puts out a lot of paint even using low air pressure when spraying. The advantage of that is simply that it puts more paint where you want it, and less into the air that eventually settles and is what we all know as overspray. Being able to use lower pressures is really beneficial in enclosed spaces such as a kitchen, it’s easier for painters, the paint finish is smoother and there is less cleanup required afterwards. The Accuspray system offers several other benefits for both ourselves and customers too, easy clean nozzles mean color changes are much faster, and the range of nozzle sizes not only allows a range of different products to be sprayed, but also helps with the creation of effects should customers require them.

Because of easy change of nozzle size and cleaning, applying more than one paint type or color is much more practical, and allows us to create new ways of refinishing kitchen cabinets to turn our customers wishes into reality. Paint flows more smoothly, and the painters have a much lighter tool to work with that gives them the ability to be even more creative, while the reduced overspray and tight spray patters possible with the new spray gun ensure that less masking and less cleanup are needed.

With this new spray gun and the opportunity to innovate that it gives us, we believe that our refinishing service for kitchen cabinets is simply the best available for Port Saint Lucie and all over the Treasure Coast in Florida.  No matter what kind of look you want for a kitchen, we will create something unique that matches your vision, with minimal fuss and much less expense than a kitchen replacement.

Bringing your vision to life is the best part of what we do, and now with the new tool, we are sure that we can be even more adventurous when creating the kitchen of your dreams.

 

Kitchen Cabinet Finishes and Design

Kitchen Cabinet Finishes and Design

One оf thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt elements in any kіtсhеn rеdеѕіgn іѕ your kіtсhеn cabinets. This one simple раrt оf уоur kіtсhеn іѕ thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt element, аnd thе wау уоu decide tо go wіth уоur саbіnеtѕ will grеаtlу аffесt thе lооk and fееl оf your entire kitchen. Yоu mау want tо еvеn gо ѕо fаr аѕ соnѕultіng a рrоfеѕѕіоnаl kitchen cabinet painter to refinishish your existing cabinets, which is generally 60% – 70% cheaper than new. Making thе rіght сhоісе hеrе, реrhарѕ as muсh аѕ аnу other, will еіthеr make оr brеаk уоur kitchen.

Sоmеthіng thаt a lоt of people аrе doing thеѕе days in thеіr kіtсhеnѕ is сhооѕіng саbіnеtѕ with a unique fіnіѕh. Dark colors; such as espresso, black and even lighter whites and brights compliment a newer modern kitchen nicely. Thе fіnіѕh оf уоur саbіnеt should flow ѕеаmlеѕѕlу іntо thе оvеrаll thеmе or dеѕіgn оf your kitchen. Thе right finish саn greatly еnhаnсе whаt уоu’rе аttеmрtіng tо асhіеvе – bе іt a соuntrу look, a ѕlееk, mоdеrn look, a traditional wооdу lооk, or whаtеvеr.
An еxаmрlе of thе right kіnd of lооk for уоur оvеrаll thеmе mіght be a crackled-looking fіnіѕh, for ѕоmеоnе hоріng tо achieve a Frеnсh соuntrу style.  Perhaps you’re thinking of going with a beach style kitchen or rustic, if so one should look into distressed kitchen cabinets.  Thоugh thе look may bе оld, thе cabinets thеmѕеlvеѕ need nоt bе, of соurѕе. You ѕhоuld аlѕо think about соlоr whеn thinking аbоut уоur fіnіѕh. Though оnе соlоr mау look good in оnе type оf fіnіѕh, іt may nоt bе еxасtlу whаt уоu wаnt in another tуре of fіnіѕh. Thе texture оf thе fіnіѕh іtѕеlf may change еvеrуthіng, ѕо bе рrераrеd to try оut different possibilities. Inѕіѕtіng оn what уоu thоught уоu wаntеd іn the beginning mау lеаvе уоu unhappy іn thе еnd.

Kitchen retro cabinets in old house.

Another example оf a рорulаr trend іn fіnіѕhеѕ is the ѕlееk, mоdеrn lооk. In place of thе traditional wооd саbіnеtѕ, ѕоmе аrе using a variety of mаtеrіаlѕ to асhіеvе thіѕ modern lооk, іnсludіng mеtаl аnd рlаѕtіс. Thоѕе whо аrе іntеrеѕtеd іn ultrа-mоdеrn, pared-down dеѕіgn often find inspiration іn соmmеrсіаl kіtсhеnѕ (those fоund іn rеѕtаurаntѕ, for еxаmрlе). And nоt оnlу dо thеу find their іnѕріrаtіоn there, thеу оftеn fіnd thеіr асtuаl appliances аnd mаtеrіаlѕ in соmmеrсіаl kitchen ѕtоrеѕ аnd wаrеhоuѕеѕ. If this іѕ уоur ѕtуlе, be ѕurе tо сhесk оut уоur lосаl restaurant ѕuррlу store. Even іf thеу dоn’t have еxасtlу whаt уоu wаnt, you’re bоund to рісk uр a numbеr of ideas thаt wіll ѕuіt your modern-loving fаnсу.

Of course, the fіnіѕh аnd lооk оf a cabinet іѕn’t all thаt’ѕ involved in сhооѕіng what’s rіght fоr уоu. Thе “рrасtісаl” аѕресt оf the cabinet’s dеѕіgn is equally important. Mоdеrn kіtсhеnѕ аllоw fоr much mоrе storage than thоѕе оf kitchens іn the раѕt, and mоdеrn hоmе-dwеllеrѕ hаvе come to еxресt mаnу оf thеѕе differences аѕ a gіvеn.

If you have аn older home, уоu mау bе able tо easily uрdаtе your kіtсhеn ѕіmрlу by іnѕtаllіng ѕоmе оf thеѕе more mоdеrn аmеnіtіеѕ іntо thе kitchen. Hаvіng a trаѕh саn thаt ѕіtѕ on rоllеrѕ inside оf a lаrgе trаѕh bіn drawer іѕ an example of whаt we’ve come to еxресt іn a modern kіtсhеn. An оldеr kіtсhеn, of соurѕе, wоuld nоt hаvе ѕuсh аn аmеnіtу.

In gеnеrаl, like thе trаѕh саn, the mоdеrn kitchen is buіlt tо рut ѕtоrаgе away from рublіс vіеw. But thеrе іѕ аlѕо a nice mix оf оld аnd nеw thаt many people аrе turning to – a dеѕіgn whеrе ѕоmе storage іtеmѕ аrе purposely exposed. A соlоrful, neatly arranged pantry thаt іѕ еxроѕеd to thе kitchen can make for аn іntеrеѕtіng dеѕіgn еlеmеnt. However, it should go wіthоut saying that іf уоu сhооѕе thіѕ tуре of cabinetry уоu ѕhоuld mаkе ѕurе that уоu’rе ѕоmеоnе whо’ѕ wіllіng to kеер уоur stored items neat and tіdу. If nоt, іnѕtеаd оf аn аddеd design еlеmеnt, you еnd uр wіth аn еуеѕоrе. If you’d like a consultation for your kitchen cabinets of course you can call us anytime, or if you just have a few basic questions and looking for advice wer’re happy to help!

Our Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing Services

Our Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing Services

we spend a good amount of time in the kitchen during our daily routine. From cooking, to cleaning, to eating, we love our kitchens. In fact, according to the Food Network, “We spend about 34 minutes on food preparation and cleanup, on average, on any given weekday, and about 37 minutes preparing and cleaning up after our meals on weekends and holidays.” The amount of time equates to just over an hour each day. That does not include the fact that the kitchen is a backdrop for almost everything we do. From just passing through to watching TV in the living room, the kitchen is never far from use or sight. The fact that kitchens are so central to our lives matters because that means kitchens are not only in our line of sight constantly, but that items in them, especially the cabinets, get used a lot.

Think about all the use your kitchen cabinets get. From opening and closing them to taking out and putting away dishes, groceries, and other material, your cabinets sure take a beating over time. And considering how much time is spent in or around the kitchen, you want your cabinets to look good and function properly. In order to do this, you need your paint job to reflect the care you take for your kitchen cabinets. In that vein, we wanted to discuss how Jaworski Painting can help refinish your kitchen cabinets and make you want to spend even more time in your kitchen.

Lacquer Finish

Lacquer is a very common, flexible, and an extremely difficult finish to apply on your cabinets. Lacquer finishes can be applied by a spray finish, and when done correctly, they offer a nice, subtle sheen. However, when not done well, lacquer can be flammable and noxious. Thus, trying to do this kind of finish on your kitchen cabinets by yourself can be somewhat dangerous. Plus, you will need ten or more items on hand in order to remove your cabinets and safely do the work. The process involves removing cabinets from their unit, sanding, scuffing, painting, and more. Consider hiring a professional to help with this type of finish.

White Distressed Finish

We love white distressed kitchen cabinets because they fit any home. With their old-world style, they can fit into a decor that is old fashioned or act as a backdrop to a more modern look. Plus, what’s nice about this finish is that because it is meant to look distressed, any dents or dings can actually add to the charm of the cabinet. Like any kitchen cabinet refinish, the process can be arduous. Involving close to twenty items to complete, this process involves using different types of primers and paints, as well as scuffing. Plus, like any painting, it can be dangerous when not done with proper ventilation. Consider a professional for help with this job.

Painting Over Oak Finish

Don’t get us wrong, oak looks great in a kitchen, but oak kitchen cabinets are all too common. When you buy, renovate, or upgrade your home, painting over the oak kitchen cabinets is likely something you will want to take on. We love this idea because you can do so much to transform the look and feel of your kitchen by painting over an oak finish. This process can be the most tedious of all kitchen cabinet refinishes. That’s because you’re most likely working with cabinets that need a lot of care. You may have to remove liners, adjust doors and hinges, and replace shelves. For this, you will need a ton of time and tools. In fact, you may need up to thirty! And that’s before you even get to the refinishing. Outside of choosing the paint, you’ll need to remove appliances and all items in the cabinet, vacuum out hidden areas, number doors so you know what goes back where, seal off your kitchen, sand, and so much more. Just talking about it can be exhausting. It is well worth it once the work is done, but you may just enjoy allowing someone else to do all that work and help you through the process.

How We Help

You can make your kitchen the centerpiece of your home with any of these three finishes. But the process of applying any of these can take a long time when you are not a seasoned professional. The good news for you is that we love painting! And we have been doing it for over thirty years. Our experience and passion for painting means that we have the process down to a science.

First, we start by helping you decide what finish would work best for your needs. We come to you to do a free on-site consultation. This lets us see the condition of your kitchen cabinets as well as take measurements, see what needs to be removed, and give you an accurate quote for the price and time frame. While most jobs can be done in three days, some may require additional time. We want you to be able to make the appropriate alternative plans, which is why we do this during the consultation.

Once you choose to work with us, we take care of the rest. Our highly trained and certified staff comes with all the tools needed to get the job done right and fast. We use the latest technology and safety equipment to ensure your kitchen gets properly taken care of while we work. We can help remove any items from your cabinets you may not be able to. This includes liners, that old jar of pasta stuck on the shelf from who knows how long ago, or that glob of honey that you never quite got around to cleaning up. We will take apart the cabinets, label everything so we know where it goes, and remove any appliances safely. And we always do our refinishing in a safe and well-ventilated environment.

All the sanding, scuffing, priming, ding or dent repairs, and all other work is done with care and pride as if your cabinets were our own. Plus, we let you know how your refinishing job is going because we know this is an important project for you. Once we have completed refinishing your cabinets, we put everything back the way it was and make any additional changes we agreed to, like resizing something, for example. We attach appliances, ensure your kitchen is clean and spotless, and we’ll even put that jar of pasta or glob of honey back if you want to keep the memories.

The last step is for you to inspect everything. You have the final word. If there is anything you are not pleased with, such as a spot of dirt we missed when cleaning, please notify us. We want to ensure you are 100% satisfied before we leave. We are there to answer any questions you may have after completion about care or how to paint other areas of the home to complement your kitchen cabinets.

At Jaworski Painting, you are family, and we will treat you as such. As much as we intend to inform and educate you through articles such as these, we believe in honesty. And honestly, unless you love DIY projects and have the time and energy to do the proper research, preparation, and work, or even if you choose to drag out the refinishing of your cabinets, we believe it would be best if you were in the capable hands of a professional, even if we are not the perfect match. You want to enjoy the time you spend in the kitchen and not disdain it because you took on a project that makes you resent your cabinets.

We love painting and we want to help you refinish your cabinets. Contact us today for a free consultation or to ask a question we may not have covered.  Check out our past projects on Facebook and or Pinterest.

 

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