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Heart Of The Home Faux Finishes For Kitchen Cabinetry

By Jay Dorman

Faux finished cabinets are finding a welcome home in today’s kitchens. From the most timeworn distressed looks to high-end lacquered finishes, a decorative painter can add just the right touch from his artist’s pallet to create the exact design and style most appropriate for your dream kitchen.

As we all know so very well, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s our source of comfort and joy. Whether we’re preparing a meal for our loved ones or just hanging out with our friends, the kitchen is the place everyone loves to be the best. And these days, the makeup of our kitchen environs is getting the attention it deserves.

Older kitchens are being remodeled and expanded. The kitchens in new homes are bigger than ever and are more accessible, too. Everything that goes into making a perfect space is being included — professional cooking equipment, granite countertops, sophisticated lighting, and especially important is stunningly beautiful cabinetry.

Giving the kitchen a particular feel can be easily achieved through decorative painting on the cabinets — whether the look is farmhouse French, Swedish country, or even slick contemporary.

A sophisticated and experienced faux finisher has at his command many finishes and materials that can fit the needs of the interior designer, homebuilder and homeowner. He is able to provide information on the best colors and most suitable techniques, plus bring unique artistic insights to the job.

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Some of the faux effects that are popular in kitchens these days include one or a combination of the following:




Stains and paints

Ragged glazes

Metallic finishes

Antique distressed finishes

Pricing for the finishes depends upon the level of complexity and the material used to get that ‘just right’ look. If your kitchen cabinetry is freshly painted, then a simple dry-brushed finish may be all you need, and is usually inexpensive. However, the more steps that are involved in a process, the more the price goes up. A knowledgeable faux finisher can work within your budget while giving you the best possible look to complete your dreams.

I encourage you to contact an experienced professional faux finisher for a free consultation when you are ready to begin your kitchen project.

Discuss your ideas with a faux finish expert — look at colors, styles, techniques and samples. Then develop the perfect combination for your dream kitchen. Ask detailed questions, get references, ask to see photos, and if possible go to a kitchen the faux finisher has completed to check out his quality and level of competence.

Make your heart of the home as perfect as you deserve.

About the Author: Jay Dorman is the owner of Greystone Artisans, a decorative painting and faux finishing company. This Houston-based company has been in business for eight years and has worked in many of the finest homes locally and in other cities in Texas. This team of talented artists is available for travel to locations outside of Texas, too! Consultations are available upon request and are at no cost. Hundreds of samples including cabinetry finishes and wall finishes of all types can be seen at our showroom. The showroom, which houses our workroom as well, is open by appointment. Please visit us on the web at:


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How Portable Self Storage Can Be Moving Self Storage?

By Jason Kay

If you are getting ready to move you are no doubt under some stress, but you can make your life a lot easier and let portable self storage become your moving self storage. Unlike traditional ways of moving, when you rent a portable self storage container it can serve as a welcomed substitution to the whole ordeal of renting a moving truck.

By looking at portable storage as moving self storage you can cut out renting a truck, trying to figure out if you need that extra insurance, and then picking up and dropping off the truck. Forget also about getting the truck back by six o’clock and being sure that you have swept out the back and filled the gas tank. You can also forgo the whole ordeal of begging 20 of your friends to show up on a weekend to help you load and unload the truck and then be disappointed when only your two closest friends make the effort.

Portable self storage containers are the perfect solution because you can have the portable self storage company drop off the container in your driveway as far in advance of your move as you would like. This allows you to load up your things at your leisure and when your moving self storage container is full, you simply call the portable storage company and have them pick up the container and deliver it to your new home.

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If you are not going to be ready for your things for a while that is no problem. You can have all of your things stored in a climate controlled warehouse facility that is owned by the portable storage company and there your moving storage unit will sit safe from the elements until you are ready for it. Take a week, take a month, you pay for the time it is stored.

Once you are ready for your stuff to be delivered to your new home then one call is all it takes and before you know it your things will be in your driveway. Now instead of rushing to unload a moving truck so you have time to get it back to the rental company, you can take a day or a month to unload your things and never feel one bit of pressure to get the job done as fast as you can.

Once your moving storage unit is empty then simply call the company to come pick it back up and they will take it away for you in a timely manner. Really there is no better or easier way to move these days.

With the ease of using a portable storage container as your moving storage unit, it seems silly to put yourself through the pains that typically come with moving. Face it, you are going to be stressed out enough with the move so why not cut out a big part of that stress and find a reliable and affordable portable storage company that can help you move at your own pace.

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