While kitchen cabinets often receive all the glory when it comes to a home’s cabinets, bathroom cabinets play a large role in the organization and style of a home. As such, it’s important to not let your bathroom cabinets go unnoticed or ignored when you are taking on a redecorating or renovating project. Curious about features, materials, or upkeep when it comes to bathroom cabinets? Here’s a quick rundown of what you should know when trying to make decisions about the “other” cabinets in your home.

Style

What many people fail to realize is that your bathroom cabinets can actually make quite a style statement. And because they usually occupy such a small space, it’s easier to take some big risks when it comes to the style of these cabinets. Sleek or minimalist doors, bold hardware, and bright colors can really add visual interest to your bathroom while keeping the commitment factor low; it isn’t too tough to change colors or hardware along with changing home decor trends. And if you’re into a more classic style, that works too: keeping your bathroom cabinets timeless will allow you to blend your bathroom decor seamlessly with the rest of your home. Take a look at a gallery that includes some bathroom cabinet refinishing projects to help get the wheels turning on design ideas for your next project!

Quality

Since your bathroom cabinets are going to be exposed to various substances -- toothpaste, soap, and lots and lots of water -- you want to make sure that they are durable and designed to last. This is especially true if you’d like to repaint or refinish your cabinets. Tackling this project yourself, without the proper tools or products, could end in disaster. Instead, consider leaving it to the pros, and hiring a professional cabinet refinishing company to handle the project for you. That way, you can rest assured that your cabinets will be left with a durable finish, able to handle whatever your family throws at them.

Care

Caring for your bathroom cabinets shouldn’t be too difficult, as long as you stay on top of it. Try to keep them as clean and dry as possible, wiping off any spills as soon as possible. Also keep the hardware polished, including the hinges; you don’t want any tarnish or rust developing. As long as your cabinets are painted with the right products, the upkeep should be a breeze! The bottom line is this: your bathroom cabinets deserve some love, too. Don’t let this important part of your home go ignored! Put a little effort into the style, quality and care of your bathroom cabinets, and see the difference it can make in your house. For professional cabinet refinishing in the Phoenix area, look no further than Cabinet Coatings of America. With years of experience serving our customers, we have the right knowledge and the right tools to get your cabinet overhaul projects done quickly and efficiently. Contact us today to set up your free in-home consultation!

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With school back in session, fall is just around the corner, bringing the promise of cooler weather with it. As such, during the fall, home decor trends tend to lean towards the cozy, the warm, and the luxurious, even (and maybe especially) in the kitchen. Here are some trends that you’ll see popping up everywhere this coming fall; maybe you’ll be inspired to make a change or two to your own kitchen!

Bold rugs

Gone are the days when your kitchen rugs have to be solid colored or feature an overused pattern. Rugs with rich, bold patterns and bright colors are welcome in the kitchen this fall. They’ll add warmth to the space and make a chic statement.

Brass hardware

Brass is having its day in homes; this subtly metallic finish is showing up all over the place in kitchens, from cabinet hardware to sink faucets. It adds an interesting, unexpected element to a space while still acting as a neutral metal that coordinates with a variety of colors. If you’re looking for small but dramatic changes this fall, go brass!

Colored cabinets

Colored cabinets are extremely popular in kitchens right now, and it’s not hard to see why; they make a big statement and change the entire feel of the room, while adding personality and unique style to the space. What colors are hot for fall? Deep navy, forest green, and neutral grays. If having all your cabinets repainted seems like overkill, consider changing the color of your kitchen island only. And of course, don’t forget to contact a professional cabinet painting company to help you with the project!

Modern light fixtures

Changing up a kitchen’s light fixtures is an easy, relatively inexpensive way to overhaul a kitchen. Since light features are usually very prominent in a kitchen, adding some sleek, modern fixtures will make the entire space seem new and upgraded. Styles that border on industrial, with matte or satin finishes, are very popular this season. If you’re ready to upgrade your kitchen for fall, check out our gallery of cabinet refinishing projects to get inspiration for your perfect kitchen. And if you already have the perfect cabinet refinishing project in mind, give us a call at 480-641-9611.  You’ll get a free in-home estimate, and you’ll take the first steps towards kitchen cabinets you love.

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A home’s cabinets are among its most noticeable features. Taking up a good amount of space in both kitchens and bathrooms, cabinets are often one of the first things people notice when entering a home for the first time. As such, your cabinets contribute greatly to the style and design of your home. Changing the look of your cabinets is a great way to add character to your home in a big way. Some of our favorite ways to use your cabinets to add character to your home?
    • Add or change hardware. Hardware can be as notable or as subtle as you want it to be, but the hardware you choose is going to make a big difference in how your home looks and feels. If you’re looking for a modern or contemporary look, go for sleek looking pulls and knobs, perhaps with a square shape, in a shiny finish. To add warmth or a more classic look, get traditionally shaped hardware in a brushed or oil-rubbed finish.
    • Lose the doors. Sometimes, open shelving is a great option for adding character to a kitchen. Especially if you have nicely patterned dishes or attractive drinkware, open shelving will immediately give anyone who enters your home a taste of your style and a feel for the mood of your home and family.
    • Color. Color is one of the best ways to drastically change things up with your cabinets and add character to your home. If you want to give your home a classic, timeless feel, you might want to stick with a nice white paint for your cabinets. To add some warmth, consider a rich, dark wood finish. To express your fun side, you can even go with a blue, green, or red. Whatever color is right for you, make sure to have your cabinets professionally refinished to make sure the job is done right. 
    • Change it up in the bathroom. Having uniquely styled cabinets in your bathroom is a good way to add character and make a statement without making the big commitment of changing your entire kitchen. Consider starting with a style and color you love in a bathroom, and if you love it, you can extend that style into the larger areas of your home.
Your home should make a statement about you and your family. From the artwork you hang to the paint colors you choose, it all comes together to create a space that is uniquely yours. Don’t ignore the big role that your cabinets can play in making this happen! Instead, deliberately make your cabinets a part of your home’s character and design.   Check out our gallery to see just how much of a difference refinished cabinets can make, and contact us to get started on your cabinet refinishing project. Your home will thank you for it!

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It’s that time of year again -- when stores are overflowing with school supplies, kids’ shoes are flying off the shelves, and parents are putting away the swimsuits and pulling out the school uniforms.. Yes, it’s “back to school” season again. It’s an exciting time that’s full of hope and high expectations, and that’s why it’s the perfect opportunity to reexamine other areas of your life as well. Some people see the start of the school year as almost a second New Year -- a time to reflect on the year so far and to make any changes in your life that you think need to be made, whether they’re personal, financial, or related to work or home. Speaking of that last one...we happen to think that a new school year is the perfect time to give your home a fresh new look -- and there’s no better way to do that than to have your cabinets refinished! This home update creates a change that is simple yet dramatic, and goes a long way towards making your home feel like new. So why is the new school year a perfect time for this change in your home? Here are our top three reasons:
  • It gives your family a fresh start. Everything else is starting new, so why not give your home a new feel as well? Refinishing your cabinets will add to the sense of new beginnings in your family, and give you a fresh outlook on the coming year.
  • It will encourage you to tidy up. With a new school year often comes a little chaos and a little more clutter. When refinishing their kitchen cabinets, many people feel inspired to clear out old, unused dishes, drinkware, and small appliances to turn their kitchen into a true clean slate. This could lead to the start of a well-organized school year!
  • The kids are out of the house. On a practical note, school starting means that there will be fewer people in your home throughout the day, which means that this is the perfect time to start a renovation or refinishing project. With the kids gone for most of the day, projects can be done more smoothly, since you won’t be worried about the kids getting in the way or being disturbed by the noise.
Of course, any time is a good time for a fresh start in your home, but we can’t help but think that the start of a new school year is an especially good time for a little home update! If you’ve been thinking of refinishing your cabinets, now is the time! Take a look at our gallery and see some of our amazing work, and then give us a call at 480-641-9611 to get started on your project today! We look forward to hearing from you!

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Chances are, your kitchen is in a very prominent, visible spot in your home. Many kitchens set the tone for the decor of the rest of the house, as they make a big difference when it comes to color scheme, finishes, and style of a space. As such, changing the color of your kitchen cabinets will definitely bring a new look and feel to your entire home. That’s why choosing a color to paint your kitchen cabinets is such a big decision. When deciding on a color to paint your cabinets, consider the following factors.

Colors you like

It might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people will paint their cabinets a certain color just because they think it is trendy or “in.” The most important thing when it comes to painting your cabinets is that you like how they turn out. That means that if you don’t love dark colors, you shouldn’t use them. If you don’t like distressing or wood grain on your cabinets, don’t get it! Choose something that you like, first and foremost.

Classic or modern

Kitchen cabinets can be painted in just about any color. When deciding what color you want yours to be, try to focus on the style type that most appeals to you. Do you like a classic look? Then white or black is pretty foolproof. If you’re looking for something more modern, gray is extremely popular right now, but so are shades of blue, or even dark forest green. Our advice is to find pictures of kitchens and cabinets that you love, and decide if that look will work in your space.

What feeling will the color create?

We all know that different colors evoke different feelings and create different “moods” in a space. Here are some different vibes you might want your kitchen to give off, along with colors that are commonly used to create that setting.
  • Clean, bright, vibrant: white, light gray, light blue
  • Whimsical, fun: turquoise, red, yellow
  • Sleek, modern: black, dark gray, white
  • Lush and elegant: navy, forest green, dark brown
Whatever color you choose, you’ll be certain to end up with a kitchen that is eye-catching, and that gives an instant updated look to your entire home. To make sure your cabinets are painted correctly, hire a professional cabinet refinishing company such as Cabinet Coatings of America. With years of experience and all the right tools, we can give you the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of. Contact us today at 480-641-9611 to set up your free in-home estimate.

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Renovating your kitchen can get very expensive, very quickly. That’s why, when you are planning on renovating or sprucing up your kitchen, it is important to have your cost priorities straight, right from the beginning. You should have a pretty good idea of what you’re going to splurge on, and where you’re going to find the cheapest possible solutions. If you’re just starting the process, or if making the decision is proving difficult, we’re here to help. We’ve seen it all when it comes to kitchen renovations, and we’re here to offer some insight into where it makes sense to splurge on your renovation, and where it doesn’t.

Splurge: Light fixtures

Light fixtures are very noticeable design features in a kitchen. Choosing fixtures that fit well within your space and style is crucial, as these lights can often become a focal point for the entire room. Take your time in finding just the right light fixtures for your space, and don’t be afraid to spend a little more on them. Trust us, it will make a huge difference!

Save: Rugs and linens

Kitchen rugs, towels, and rags add a lot to the room. They can help create a color palette, which in turn gives your kitchen a certain feel and mood. However, there is really no need to spend a lot of money on these things. Decent options can be found at big box retailers, warehouse stores, and even dollar stores, for extremely low prices. This is one part of your renovation you can definitely save on!

Splurge: Kitchen cabinets

Your cabinets are going to make the biggest impact in your kitchen. If your cabinets are in very bad shape (warped, cracked, or otherwise disfigured), consider replacing the doors and drawers entirely. It will be worth it! If the existing cabinets are in decent shape, however, you can get creative when it comes to repainting them. Hiring a professional company to repaint your cabinets is a worthwhile investment; they have all the right tools and knowledge to make the process smooth and painless.

Save: Hardware

Knobs and pulls for your cabinets and doors can change the look of your kitchen quickly and drastically. But this change doesn’t have to come at a steep price. Shop around for hardware that you like, but that doesn’t break the bank. There are plenty of online options, for example, that will have very competitive pricing on attractive, modern hardware for your kitchen. A kitchen renovation is exciting, but we know you’re always keeping an eye on the bottom line. Hopefully this guide has given you a starting point when it comes to prioritizing where you spend your hard-earned money when it comes to your renovation. If you’d like to know more about changing the look of your kitchen, contact Cabinet Coatings of America at 480-641-9611 today to get a free in-home estimate on our professional cabinet refinishing services. Happy renovating!

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Determining what kind of storage you want in your kitchen is a big decision. This choice will drastically affect the look and feel of your kitchen, not to mention the storage options you’ll have. One big decision is whether to use closed cabinets or open shelving. Both have their pros and cons, but here are some things that you might want to consider before making this choice for your kitchen.

How much you have to store

If you don’t have too many dishes, open shelving can be a good option. This will create a light, airy feel in your kitchen that will make everything feel open and inviting. However, if you have quite a few dishes, closed cabinets might be a better option, since displaying a large number of dishes out in the open could look congested and cluttered. If you have a lot of dishes, put them into cabinets to give your kitchen a nice, streamlined feel. To keep things open, make sure your cabinets are painted in a light color, such as white, cream, or light gray. Contact a professional cabinet resurfacer, like Cabinet Coatings of America, to get this job done quickly and easily.

What kind of dishes you have

Let’s face it: mismatched, chipped, or otherwise unattractive dishes probably aren’t the best things to put on display in your home. If you have dishes you love that are in good condition and fit in well with the rest of your decor, they might give you a good option for displaying on open shelving. Otherwise, stick to keeping your dishes in cabinets to keep everything in your home looking cohesive.

Your cleaning methods

Open shelving means that whatever you choose to store there is on display, all the time. That means that if the shelves are empty, anyone in your home knows that your dishes are dirty. It also means that you need to be able to stack and arrange your dishes in an attractive way that keeps your home looking clean and neat, even with everything “out.” If you have trouble staying on top of your pile of dishes, or if your cleaning methods include shoving everything into a cabinet and praying the door will stay shut...then open shelving might not be the answer for you. If you’re considering putting open shelving in your kitchen, make sure you take these things into consideration! Another way to achieve a drastic change and add a modern look to your kitchen is to repaint your kitchen cabinets. If you’re curious about your options for having this done, contact Cabinet Coatings of America at 480-641-9611 to discuss pricing, colors, and other options with a professional. The kitchen you want may be just a phone call away!  

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Refinishing your cabinets can be an easy, cost effective way to give your kitchen a whole new look. Changing the color of your cabinets makes a dramatic impact and will make you fall in love with your kitchen all over again. But what is the best way to get this job done? Sure, you know that there are professional cabinet resurfacing companies that will do it for you, but you’re pretty sure you heard about someone doing it themselves, right? Couldn’t you just do that and save some extra money? The truth is, there are plenty of things to consider when it comes to deciding whether or not to refinish your cabinets yourself, versus leaving it to the pros. Here are some of the biggest things you should take into consideration.

Time

Taking on a large project like repainting your kitchen cabinets is going to take a lot of time. The question is: do you want it to take up your time, or someone else’s? By the time you research the best methods, shop for materials, prep, paint, allow for drying and subsequent coats, and reassemble, you’ll have put a very large amount of time into this project. Professionals already have the right equipment and know-how for the job, so the process goes much quicker; plus, while they’re working, you can take care of the rest of your busy life.

Materials

Having the right equipment can make or break your refinishing project. Depending on the look that you’re going for, for example, you may want a paint sprayer. You’ll also want higher end brushes or rollers, and good quality paint. The cost of buying or renting these things can climb quickly, making it much less cost efficient to do it yourself.

Quality of work

For every DIY cabinet refinishing success, there are a handful of miserable failures. The fact is, refinishing cabinets is tricky. It’s very difficult to get an even coating, avoid drips, and make the finish durable so that it won’t chip, fade, or discolor over time. The right products, and the right equipment, make all the difference. If you’re concerned about making sure your cabinets end up looking smooth and perfect, you might want to put down the paintbrush and let the professionals do the work. While some people might feel up to the challenge of refinishing or repainting their cabinets themselves, the true scope of the project becomes apparent once the work actually begins, and it can be overwhelming. If you’d like to discuss having your cabinets professionally repainted, give Cabinet Coatings of America a call at 480-641-9611. We can give you a quote on professionally painted cabinets that will leave your kitchen looking beautiful!

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If you’re kitchen just isn’t looking quite right and you’re ready for a change, having your cabinets refinished may just be the perfect solution! Cabinet refinishing or resurfacing is a cost effective way to update the look and feel of your home without the time and trouble of a full renovation. Oftentimes, homeowners find that their cabinets are in great shape, but just need a “facelift” to feel more up-to-date and customized to fit their style.

Cabinet Refinishing Basics

Depending on the materials and condition of your original cabinets, you do have a few refinishing and resurfacing options. Existing cabinets can often be refinished inside and out. Another popular option is to just replace the fronts of the drawers and cabinet doors. The experts at Cabinet Coating of America can also inspect your kitchen space for alternative cabinet upgrade and addition options, as well. Now that you know a few basic options, here is some information about popular finishes and color options.

Wood Finishes

Wood finish trends have changed and evolved over the years. While there was a shift away from wood tones in recent years, we are seeing the look emerging again as a favorite for 2016 and 2017. Light wood tones and simple cabinet shapes are especially popular in current kitchen design trends and can create a natural modern feel to your kitchen space. Whether your cabinets are traditional oak with a dark finish, a medium rustic alder, or have great wood grains hiding under layers of paint, the refinishing possibilities are endless. We can help you navigate through your options and take the look of any common set of cabinets to the wood finished cabinet design of your dreams.

Cabinets in Color

Color finishes continue to be in high demand and can bring a more dramatic change and bright feel to your space. Custom color finishes are available in many hues and shades and can help you accomplish a new and fresh feel in your kitchen. Two-toned cabinet color schemes are a popular option for those seeking something more than just the traditional kitchen look. Grays and whites are classic options, but blues, yellows, and reds can also be a perfect way to add a pop of color to your home. Once you have decided on the perfect color, there are a few additional finishes that can really add that custom look. Cabinets Coatings of America has 3 unique finishes and processes that add a whole new look to your color cabinets: antiquing, glazing, and distressing. Each process provides a custom, durable, and beautiful finish.

Your Kitchen Vision

If you’re ready for an update and upgrade in your kitchen, choose the cost-effective and customizable route of refinishing or resurfacing. With such a wide variety of options available, you’re sure to find the perfect combination for you and see your kitchen dreams come true!

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If you’ve been living with the same kitchen cabinets that you’ve had since you first moved in your house, you might be thinking it’s time for a change. While there are some small changes you can make, such as repainting the kitchen walls or adding fresh accents, one of the most significant changes you can make in the kitchen involves the cabinets themselves. But for many people, the option of a complete kitchen cabinet replacement is not realistic financially. Here are three options for refurbishing your old kitchen cabinets to give your kitchen a fresh look:

1. Specialty Finishing

In many cases, the cabinets are still in good shape and have years of life left in them. They simply need a new look to add to the atmosphere of your kitchen. You might consider a specialty finish for your cabinets, such as antiquing, glazing or distressing. These are just a few examples of popular finishes that are seen in kitchens everywhere. You can create a cottage feel in your kitchen by antiquing you cabinets and then dress up the rest of your kitchen accordingly. ‘Distressed’ cabinetry is intentionally refinished to give cabinets and wooden furniture a look of homeliness and comfort. Either one of these refurbishing options will add charm and character to your kitchen.

2. Choose Your Favorite Color

Have you ever dreamed of having your kitchen cabinets painted in your favorite colors? Kitchen trends these days allow for that sort of creativity. Painting your cabinets a completely different color is a great way to give your kitchen an entirely new look and feel. It’s less expensive than replacing kitchen cabinets and allows you to spend money on upgrading other areas of your kitchen such as appliances or countertops.

3. Glass Doors

You might think that glass cabinet doors are outdated – something you’d only see in your grandmother’s home. But the truth is, glass cabinets have made a huge comeback in the last few years. There are different styles and types of glass cabinet doors that add depth and character to your kitchen. If you are considering making a change to your kitchen cabinets, talk to the experts at Cabinet Coatings of America. We’re happy to share our ideas and experience to help you rethink how you can give your kitchen an updated look for much less money than a complete remodel. Call us today to set up a free in-home consultation.

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