Archive for February, 2011

Furniture Fixes

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Recently I’ve noticed many people have been dissatisfied with their furniture. I find this saddening, as most of the time the furniture isn’t bad, it just needs a little work.

We just repainted the bathroom cabinets for a job in Lynwood Center as well as their dresser. The results were astonishing. The cabinets in the bathroom used to look very plain. It was a basic oak with no character whatsoever. We painted it a rich, dark brown that gave the bathroom a luxurious, as well as newer, look.

The results of the dresser wowed everyone. The original color was a dinged up brown, but we repainted it a color similar to the cabinets, and it gave the room a finished touch. We suggested to the customer that we base the dark color of the cabinets on the cheery yellow the bedroom was to be painted.

If you are displeased with your furniture, don’t waste money on replacing it. Simply give us a call, and we’ll see what can be done.

Functional Trellises

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Although it may not seem like it, spring is right around the corner. Flowers will soon be in bloom, so if you want your garden to be at its full potential, you are going to need a functional way to organize your garden. So why not have functional AND beautiful? This is easier than it sounds if you build or buy a trellis.

Not only can twisty vines damage your home’s siding, they make the garden look unkempt when growing up the side of your house. A trellis is an easy fix. It gives your yard an enchanted charm as well as functionality.

Now that you’ve discovered you have a serious need for a trellis, you are going to have to put some serious consideration into what color it should be. Gardens on Bainbridge Island can look very bleak due to the constant rain. Don’t be discouraged by the climate if you want to choose a color that could potentially look depressing. If your garden is lively and full of vibrant color on its own, a darker colored trellis, such as gray, won’t detract from it in the slightest. However, if your yard isn’t quite fit for Better Homes and Gardens, you might want to opt for a beige, cream, or white.

Bainbridge Island Kitchens

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Want to break away from the cookie cutter kitchen mold? Here are some easy, creative ways to make your kitchen your own.
Although it may sound strange, wallpapering your ceiling gives a touch of originality to your kitchen. Choose a cheerful, light pattern and you’ll be amazed at the difference.

Feel like half the utensils in your kitchen are lost? Instead of scrambling to find them before the food burns, how does having a utensil rack right in front of your stove or sink sound?

Add some vintage magic to your kitchen by using some old-fashioned decor. Try whitewashing the wine rack to give it a rustic look, installing butcher block counters, or adding wainscoting to the walls.

If you prefer a more modern look with shiny stainless steel appliances and the works, then consider granite or steel countertops. The gray color will give a futuristic feel to your home.