Here at Cabinet Coatings of America, we have seen a variety of cabinet styles and kitchen motifs. We have taken cabinets that are several years old and made them look brand new. Not only that, but we have had the pleasure to get to know and work with a variety of clients and families and we have enjoyed seeing their cabinet dreams come true. Whether you’re looking for a simple refresh or a complete makeover, here are 3 reasons why you will love to show off your kitchen cabinets after we get done with them.

Beautiful Finishes

We are able to update your cabinets to reflect your style and personality and to fit your unique storage and functionality needs. Our finishes range from dark espresso wood tones to bright and rich colors and almost everything in between. We can take your look from old to new, from modern to farmhouse, or from what they are now to the best surface and finish you can imagine.

Fresh Looks

You might decide that you want a lighter and brighter feel and go with glass cabinet doors. This is a beautiful option that brings a feeling of elegance and charm to any kitchen. You might also decide to select a new style of drawer pulls or cabinet handles. These unique touches and details can take your kitchen from a basic feel to an incredible look, and our style and cabinetry experts will help you every step of the way.

Organization and Function

Many kitchens have outdated layouts and storage options. With your specific storage needs, we can repurpose, rearrange, and even add spaces for appliances, dishes, pantry items and utensils. Deep drawers, adjustable shelves, and custom spice slide outs are all unique storage solutions worth bragging about.

The Best Part

We are sure you will love to show off your kitchen cabinets once our team has refinished, resurfaced, or repurposed them into your dream kitchen look. Not only that, but we are confident that you will also be thrilled with the excellence, efficiency, kindness, and courtesy with which the job was done.

We encourage you to browse our website and see some of the kitchen cabinet makeovers that our customers still love to show off. Then, if you have any questions about our services or would like a free in-home consultation, give us a call at 480-641-9611.

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Are your countertops covered with kitchen appliances and dishes too large for your drawers or overhead cabinets? The awkward shapes and sizes of crockpots, electric mixers, and unique dishes can make cleanliness and organization a difficult feat. While some kitchens allow for rearranging and finding new space, others require the creation of space to solve these storage problems. Here are 3 kitchen storage ideas that can help clear your countertops and optimize your space.

Island Storage

Large storage and countertop islands are a very functional source of extra storage and space. If you already have an island, take a look at how that space is being used. Large dishes and appliances might be a better fit for the shelves and drawers in the island as opposed to smaller and lighter dishes that can be stored in upper cabinets. Also, if there is space going unused, consider having it refinished or adapted to best fit your storage needs. If it seems that a drawer would be more helpful than shelves, there are experts that can make that happen for you.

Stand Alone Furniture

If your current kitchen layout does not include an island, you still have a few options. A portable island cart or a nice piece of furniture could be a great addition to your kitchen.

Kitchen carts are available in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and styles, and could be a smart solution for your storage needs. These carts are portable and can be placed right where you need them when you need them, or can be pushed out of the way when not in use.

Buffet tables were traditionally used to store fine china and flatware, but can be perfect for storing larger items instead. Most buffet furniture pieces have larger cabinets that will fit small or medium sized appliances and drawers that will fit platters and other unique dishes.

Repurposed Space

If the existing layout and function of your cabinets just isn’t making sense in general, you might be able to have the space converted or repurposed and create the exact storage options you need.

The cabinetry professionals at Cabinet Coatings can help you determine where drawers might be better than cabinets and where shelves might be better than open space. Oftentimes it is much easier to adapt and refinish your existing cabinets than to try and add something in that just won’t fit.

If you have a storage dilemma and find that your countertops are being overrun with appliances, utensils, and large dishes, consider some out-of-the-box storage solutions. And, if you need a kitchen and cabinet refinishing expert’s advice, call Cabinet Coatings of America at 480-641-9611.

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Glass-front cabinetry is an ever-growing trend in kitchens everywhere. This clean and clear look can add a fresh feeling and become a beautiful focal point for almost any space. However, there are pros and cons to this particular cabinet style selection. Here are 3 things you should know about glass cabinet doors before committing to the look for your home.

1. Style and Variety

Glass cabinet doors are a classic design element that can be incorporated into various styles and motifs. Whether you’re going for traditional, modern, or eclectic, glass doors can be the finishing touch that will bring your style to life. Glass looks good with almost any paint color or wood finish, making it an exceptionally versatile option as well.

Something else to consider with glass cabinet doors is that you can opt for a variety of looks with the glass itself. Crisp and transparent glass is the most common choice, but there are many options available. Seeded glass provides a vintage look with visible bubbles and flaws, while frosted glass achieves a more modern and opaque look. There are many other glass finishes, included textured, mirrored, and leaded looks, so you’re sure to find the right look to fit your unique style.

2. Maintenance

Glass doors to come with some added maintenance and precautions. Because it is a fragile material, glass doors don’t withstand wear, tear, and rough handling as well as solid wood doors do. There are thicker and more durable glass options and, if installed correctly and handled with care, breakage shouldn’t be a common occurrence.

You may not realize it, but every time you cook, smoke, oil, and vapor stick to surrounding surfaces. With time, glass doors can end up with a greasy film and take a little more effort to clean. Choosing a high quality glass and using proper cleaning products and solutions can make all the difference.

3. Visibility

Being able to see straight through your cabinet doors can be a good or a bad thing, depending on what you have behind those doors. If you have a decorative set of china or other dishware, glass doors are the perfect way to display them. On the other hand, some people worry that their chipped or mismatched dishes might be an eyesore behind those beautiful clear doors. No matter what your dishes look like, seeing your kitchen items behind a perfect set of glass doors might just be the quaint and unique look your home needs.

Whether you’re looking for a total remodel or just want a fresh new look for your kitchen, glass cabinet doors are a classic and versatile option to consider. Keep in mind that many existing cabinets can be redesigned and refinished with glass doors. Your local cabinet refinishing experts at Cabinet Coatings of America can help you navigate through the various options available.

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If you find yourself unable to relate to the country farmhouse or sleek and modern looks that so many people are going for these days, consider a retro redo for your kitchen! Here are a few tips to help you create a retro look with a classy balance of simple shapes, bright colors, and vintage charm.

Give your cabinets a facelift

You don’t have to face a complete kitchen renovation in order to achieve an entirely new look. Start by selecting a fresh paint color and have a team of cabinet refinishing experts give your cabinets a makeover. If your cabinet doors just don’t fit with the retro vibe you’re going for, chances are your go-to cabinet team will have options to choose from. Once the cabinets are transformed by a new coating, you can choose vintage-inspired drawer pulls and knobs to complete the look.

Add a backsplash

A basic subway tile backsplash can add an instant clean retro feel to your kitchen. You can also choose smaller tiles in unique colors and patterns to add a pop against your newly refinished cabinets. Another option that people often overlook is painting over an existing backsplash or using paint alone to create a nice contrast against the cabinets.

Lighting

Choosing the right light fixtures is essential to making your kitchen feel light and bright, but are also a great way to tie in a specific theme or motif. Whether you’re looking for a vintage brass sconce or a brightly colored retro chandelier, make sure that the light fixtures in your kitchen compliment your cabinets and bring cohesion to the overall look of the space.

Décor

Going retro can be an especially fun décor undertaking. Flea markets and antique shops often have a variety of retro signs, dishes, and knick-knacks that can bring some charm to a newly finished kitchen. Many retail brands are also flooding their shelves with retro-style accessories as the demand for unique and eclectic décor increases.

The kitchen of your dreams

Whether you have your heart set on a classy, colorful retro kitchen or want to explore some options before deciding on one particular look, the design and refinishing experts at Cabinet Coatings of America can help you find and create the kitchen of your dreams. Call today for an in-home estimate. 480-641-9611

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Is your kitchen starting to feel overly cluttered? Are your counters covered and your cupboards full? Consider some great-looking and practical storage options to keep your kitchen looking clean, organized and up-to-date.

Glass Canisters

Large glass canisters are a beautiful way to store dry goods like pasta, coffee, and baking goods. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and displayed with style can become part of your kitchen décor. You can also save some drawer space by keeping wooden spoons, spatulas, and kitchen utensils in an open top glass jar on the counter. This keeps them easy to access and looking neat and tidy.

Cabinet Add-Ons or Redesign

If your cabinets aren’t providing enough storage or just don’t seem to be the right fit for what you need, consider ad-ons or upgrades. Take advantage of space next to the refrigerator, under the stove, or in other slim spaces by having a skinny cabinet added in. You can also change the function of certain cabinet spaces. A wine rack might be a more effective use of space than a plain cabinet. Consult your local cabinet coating experts to find the right options for you.

Open Shelving

Open shelving is an easy and inexpensive way to increase the storage space in your kitchen without having to remodel. Items on open shelving will be very visible, so it’s important to consider whether or not you want your items on display. Just remember that styled right, open shelves can add a airy, open look and feel to your kitchen.

Rolling Islands or Carts

If you find that your kitchen has plenty of floor space and open areas, but not quite enough open cabinets or shelves, a rolling cart or island could be a great option for you. These portable carry-alls are becoming more and more popular. They come in a variety of colors and sizes, but work best in kitchens where such an item won’t get in the way of the overall kitchen function.

Hooks or Rails for Hanging

Take a look around your kitchen. If you’ve got extra space on your walls, but find your cabinets and drawers are piling up, consider investing in some hooks or a rail system. These options allow you to hang pots, pans and utensils in a flexible and fashionable way, and free up some space in the cupboards.

Whether you’re looking to have your kitchen accessories or pantry items on display, or would rather have them tucked away in efficient cabinets and cupboards, having the right storage solutions for your space can help keep your kitchen feeling fresh, stylish, and tidy.

For more information about cabinet refinishing and painting, contact Cabinet Coatings of America at 480-641-9611.

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Summer is fast approaching and new 2016 home décor and kitchen trends are emerging. Whether you are looking for a timeless and effortless vibe or a modern and sleek feel, these kitchen looks are sure to give your space a much-needed update.

1. Soft Colors

Grays and muted pastels are replacing the bright color trends of last year. This goes for walls, cabinets, and even accessories. Robin egg blue, sage green, or classic lemonade yellow are a few popular cabinet colors so far this year. Lighter woods are also coming back in style. Of course, you can never go wrong with white for your walls, cabinets, counter tops and even sinks, as long as you have contrasting neutrals or colors to give your space a fresh feel.

2. Metallic Finishes

Metal is taking center stage so far this year. Bronze, copper, and brass are the biggest trends, especially for faucets and fixtures. However, metallic finishes done right can be beautiful as accent pieces – think a bronze metal range hood or copper backsplash.

3. Charging Spaces

Subtle charging docks for devices like laptops, phones, and tablets are popping up in kitchens everywhere. These docks can be cleverly hidden inside drawers and cabinets to avoid cluttering your counter space, and come in extra handy for using your device to view recipes and cooking videos.

4. Clean Lines

Sleek, flat cabinet doors are gaining popularity due to their ability to fit any style of home and decor. Even those older, more traditional kitchens can be updated by having only the cabinet doors replaced with cleaner, sleeker styles. Bar handles instead of knobs are a great choice to achieve the new streamlined look of 2016.

5. Stylish Storage

New and clever storage options are all the rage in 2016. Adding unique storage solutions into your existing kitchen layout is an easy way to increase storage while keeping the overall feel of the space. We see a lot of wine racks built into kitchen islands and upper cabinets being added to make use of the cabinet-to-ceiling space.

If you’re stuck in the styles of the past, it’s time to bring your kitchen into 2016. Cabinet Coatings of America can transform your current cabinets into something that fits your style and budget with our cabinet refinishing process. Call 480-641-9611 today for your free in-home estimate.

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Updating your kitchen doesn’t need to be a long, daunting task. There are several ways to easily update one of the most important spaces in your home. And to help you begin your planning we’ve provided the following 8 fast and easy kitchen updates:

1. Rugs and Runners

The fastest way to update your kitchen is to replace your rugs and runners. Rugs are a fantastic way to brighten the area or to tie in accent colors. Just be sure to buy non-slip rugs or place a rug pad under the rug to prevent slipping.

2. Paint the Walls

A new coat of paint is a new lease on life. Painting instantly refreshes the look of a room. Try neutral colors for a modern and clean look. Warm colors whet the appetite but can be overwhelming, so keep those to an accent wall or accessories.

3. Cabinet Pulls and Knobs

Another incredibly easy way to update your kitchen is to switch out your old cabinet knobs and pulls. For a traditional look match your knobs to the faucet; or you can spice things up with funky glass pulls, which can come in different colors and patterns.

4. Backsplash

While not strictly necessary, backsplashes bring a lot of character and class to a kitchen. The most common types of backsplashes are tile. Both glass and ceramic tiles are easily installed. However, those aren’t the only options! Stainless steel, brick, and even marble are popular materials for backsplashes.

5. Faucet

The sink and faucet are typically the center of your kitchen and as such are often a focal point to the room. Replacing the faucet can change the entire look of that space and it doesn’t need to break the budget. Brass, chrome, nickel, and black are stylish and popular. Just keep in mind how many holes your faucet currently uses. Some faucets have a separate spout for filtered water, and some like the bridge style only have two holes.

6. Lighting

Lighting sets the mood in any room but this is especially important in the kitchen. It’s becoming easier to update lighting and there are many different types of lighting to choose from. Lit cabinets are very popular and are a subtle way of adding light. Track lights, fluorescent, pendant, and recessed lighting are also favored for the kitchen.

7. Refinish Cabinets

Cabinets set the tone for the entire kitchen. Whether they’re painted or stained they add particular taste and flare to the space. Painted cabinets have a classic and timeless look that is very easily updated. White and light to medium stains are increasingly popular and give a nice modern pop.

8. Splurge on an Item

Rather than spending a great deal of money updating everything, pick one big item to update. Walk into your kitchen and take note of the first thing you notice. Make a mental note of your day-to-day workings in the kitchen and evaluate where you most need to upgrade and what will have the biggest impact on the look and functionality of the space.

Contact Cabinet Coatings of America to set up a free in-home consultation to find out the best ways to update your kitchen with refinished cabinets. Call today at 480-641-9611. Fall in love with your kitchen all over again.

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Whether we realize it or not, we end up spending quite a bit of time in the bathroom for many different reasons. We also tend to keep lots of stuff in our bathrooms, including toiletries, towels and cleaning supplies. No matter how big or small your bathroom is, it often times feels like you could use just a little more space for storage.

The good news is, there are creative solutions that allow you to boost the storage capacity of even the smallest bathroom. Here are 7 ideas for maximizing space in your bathroom:

1. Vanity

If you’re looking for more storage space in your bathroom, a vanity is your best bet. You might think that a pedestal sink will make a small bathroom appear bigger, but vanities with deep drawers and cabinets will give you much more storage in your bathroom.

2. Shelves Above Toilet

You may be familiar with the concept of using vertical space in other rooms in your home for storage and design – why not in the bathroom too? Specifically, use the space above your toilet that always seems to be empty. Narrow shelves that are not too deep are a great way to use up the space above your toilet.

3. Door Racks

No unused space is too small when it comes to finding extra storage in your bathroom, including the area behind the bathroom door. Look for over the door top storage racks that easily install on your bathroom door to add storage for towels, robes and other toiletries.

4. Upgrade Your Medicine Cabinet

In most bathrooms in homes throughout Arizona, the medicine cabinets were built small because people didn’t use them much for storage. Tearing your old medicine cabinet out and replacing it with a larger wall mounted version can have an instant impact on your storage space.

5. Wall Space

When you take a good look at your bathroom, you’ll probably be surprised to realize just how much wall space is available and unused. You might be able to save yourself a great deal of counter space by storing some things in wall mounted shelves or drawers. If you put them in the right spot, these items are still easy to access when you need them.

6. Shelf Above the Door

A simple shelf above the bathroom door is easy to install and gives you the perfect spot to store extra supplies for your bathroom. By choosing the right bins, baskets and jars, you can actually make this a nice decorative piece for your bathroom.

7. Efficient Cabinets

Do you feel that you could be using the cabinet space in your bathroom more effectively? Talk to Cabinet Coatings of America about customization options that can make a huge difference in how well you use your bathroom cabinets.

For more information about cabinet refinishing services or to request a free in-home estimate for upgrading your bathroom cabinets, call Cabinet Coatings of America today at 480-641-9611.

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There are very few details that those purchasing a home or contemplating a renovation will deliberate over more than the kitchen cabinets. It seems that the color, style and design of the kitchen cabinets are all very important decisions that shouldn’t be rushed into. And for some, getting the kitchen cabinets wrong is just unacceptable.

This leads to the question: What’s the big deal anyway? Why is it that so many people make such a big deal over their kitchen cabinets?

Luckily, we’re here to explain why you should carefully consider your options when it comes to choosing kitchen cabinets.

Creates the Atmosphere for the Kitchen

The kitchen cabinets are by far the biggest focal point in any kitchen. We often take for granted just how strongly they impact the entire look and feel of the kitchen (not to mention the entire home) and how they are the basis for the entire atmosphere. When kitchen cabinets are outdated or in disrepair, it drains the energy out of the entire room and unfortunately there isn’t much you can do to hide bad-looking cabinets. Even the nicest, most expensive countertops or kitchen sinks cannot compete with the visual impact that cabinets have when it comes to creating a style for your kitchen.

Express Yourself

It’s always fun to be able to decorate your home in a way that expresses your sense of style. Whether you are an amateur planning to decorate your kitchen yourself or whether you hire a professional interior designer, you can bet that your kitchen cabinets, including their color and design, will be of utmost importance. Most interior designers will base their decisions for paint on walls, countertops and backsplashes on the kitchen cabinets. Even the most basic cabinet resurfacing can make a huge difference in how your kitchen appears.

Strong Selling Point

When it comes to selling your home, most experts will agree that the appearance of your kitchen can have a huge impact on the buyer’s decision. There is no other room in your home that can sway a buyer more than your kitchen. If your kitchen is in tip-top shape, including good-looking cabinets, you are definitely helping your chances for selling your home. In fact, real estate agents, home appraisers and even mortgage lenders agree that replacing or resurfacing kitchen cabinets is one of the best investments you can make in a home you are trying to sell.

Are your kitchen cabinets outdated? Are they holding you back from creating the look and atmosphere you want in your kitchen and in your home? Are you ready for new cabinets, but aren’t in a position financially to afford replacements?

Fortunately, there are alternatives. If you are looking to give your kitchen cabinets a fresh look, consider the customized cabinet refinishing process we offer at Cabinet Coatings of America. We provide durable and distinct finishes that will reflect your unique sense of style in the kitchen. Call us to set up a free in-home consultation – 480-641-9611.

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Besides giving them a fresh new look, there are several benefits to having your kitchen cabinets refinished, including adding protection. Many people choose to have their cabinet doors either painted or stained to give them a desired look and feel.

Both paint and stain will help to protect your cabinets, but they do it in different ways. If you are trying to decide which process is right for you, consider the following points:

Painted Cabinets

By painting your cabinets, you are able to introduce a specific color into your kitchen décor. Painted cabinets can be very visual and make a huge statement. The color you choose will really set the tone for the entire kitchen and adjoining living areas.

It’s important to realize that when you paint your cabinets, the paint actually rests on top of the surface of the wood. Some of it may soak into the wood, but most of it will form a thin film of paint that serves to encase the wood grains. This prevents the paint from penetrating the wood.

Paint used to resurface kitchen cabinets is much thicker than stain and is more expensive. In order to ensure your kitchen cabinets look great, an ample amount of paint will need to be applied. Painted cabinets also require a coat of primer, which can add to the time it takes to see the finished product.

However, there are some distinct advantages to using paint on your cabinets:

  • More choices of color
  • A wider range of sheen
  • Paint tends to look crisper giving your kitchen cabinets a more uniform look

Stained Cabinets

In contrast to paint, stain is actually made to soak into the wood of your kitchen cabinets. You will also notice a distinct difference as you run your hand over a stained cabinet in comparison to a painted cabinet. This is because you are actually feeling more of the wood than you would with a painted cabinet. A stained cabinet lets you see and feel the grain of the wood.

While stain provides less protection to the wood itself, it definitely helps to bring out the natural look and beauty of the wood. It’s important to note that stained cabinets offer less sheen and much fewer choices of color. At the same time, there are some advantages to stained cabinets, including:

  • Simpler maintenance
  • Usually less expensive
  • Holds the wood look of your cabinets longer and helps in avoiding chips or cracks

Still not sure whether you should paint or stain your kitchen cabinets? Give Cabinet Coatings of America a call and we’ll set up a free in-home consultation and bring samples of different paint options. We have been repainting kitchen cabinets throughout the Valley for over 20 years and we can help you create the kitchen of your dreams! Call us today at 480-641-9611.

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