Happy Christmas 2017

It’s nearly the end of 2017 and what a year it has been for us here at K&R Decorators…

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Our hard work and attention to detail has certainly paid off and our reputation for a quality service is ever growing.

This year has seen some amazing projects for some wonderful clients – all of which have led onto both more commissions and new customers – reputation really is key.

We have completed a wide range of work this year, notably the fabulous renovation of the Chequers Inn at Pulborough, what a great project to be involved in

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With the proximity to Goodwood and Cowdray we have been invited to do more and more equestrian work – this revamp of a local livery yard was certainly well received!

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Lots and lots of interior painting and decorating has been undertaken, the colours this year have been lovely– warm browns and blues coupled with soft creams, these even extended to an outside project.

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Of course, one of the most exciting of things this year has been the inauguration of our sister company D.K. Spray – as the name suggests DK specialises in spray painting and has certainly taken the area by storm, our diary is jam packed with kitchens seeming to be the most popular of projects for this technique (although it is probably the most versatile of methods)

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Phew, we will be glad of the (very short) break this Christmas but are certainly ready and able to tackle the start of 2018.

Thanks, as always to you – our clients, friends and families for all your support & recommendations, HAPPY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL!

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Complete house makeover

Making your house a home.

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Not quite a ‘60 minute makeover’ – quality workmanship takes time –  however we undertook the complete redecoration of this 3 bedroom house in a mere four days!

Preparing each and every room in readiness for decorating takes a while but it is time well spent.

Careful consultation with the client, getting an understanding for the finished look they visualise is paramount.

Finally, the decorating begins. All walls, ceilings, skirting and requested woodwork was carefully prepared and then finished with the paints of choice – this client favoured the wonderfully warm, chocolate box of creams and browns leaving a look that will stand the test of time both on both a design and a practical level.

A wonderful selection of before, during and after photos I’m sure you’ll agree.

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If you are looking for a similar look then please do get in touch, we offer free, no obligation site meets and quotations as standard.

Check us out on Facebook for more photo’s of our work!

 

Wonderful wallpaper!

Back in vogue.. wallpaper…

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What do you think when you hear the word wallpaper? Personally I envisage the old flock in gloomy colours that used to adorn walls back in the ‘olden days’.

Not any more it seems! Demand is growing for wallpaper as a home decor option, and we have completed several projects of late.

Maybe you have an existing colour scheme – red for example – and you’re slightly bored of the monotonous colour, why not add a toning wallpaper, instant up-date!

From feature walls and chimney breasts to full on covering, wallpapering is offering a totally new look in today’s home. From bold designs to pretty floral patterns this new trend is ideal for giving you an up-dated makeover simply and cost effectively.

Check out our Facebook page for all the latest photographs!

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Spray-painting absolutely everything!

Spraypainting at D.K.Spray part two….

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As we saw on the last blog post, the extremely talented D.K.Spray have joined ranks with K&R Decorators – forming a force to be reasoned with.

Using the latest in spray technology and armed with the skill and expertise to use it the team have moved onto new heights.

We showcased the kitchens on the last post as they were causing the biggest stir but feel it necessary to point out that pretty much anything can be decorated using this method.

Have a look at the slideshow – you will see it includes all woodwork, both internal and external, shelving, walls and even bathrooms!! Truly diverse.

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Check out the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DKSPRAYSERVICES/ for even more information and don’t forget, as always, we offer free, no obligation quotations.

Introducing D.K.Spray

So, as you can see, we have an additional string to our bow – the partnership with the newly formed D.K.Spray.

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We’ve showcased some of our spray painting work before and it has caused an absolute deluge of enquiries and the most amazing feedback.

Spray painting can be used on pretty much anything and creates a flawless, even surface to be proud of.

We have used it on railings, all sorts of woodwork – including stabling (which is another story) walls and, most popular of all, kitchens!

Now, we’ve done write-ups on kitchen makeovers before but, because we have done so many recently, we feel they deserve an extra promotion!

Kitchens are notoriously expensive to replace and so get put on hold time and again. Imagine being able to have a sparkling new, completely altered kitchen area without the massive expense of a whole refit.

We at D.K.Spray offer just this, removing your tired cupboard doors, prepping them and then carefully spraying them in the paint and colour of your choosing – the Farrow & Ball range seems to be amongst the most popular at the moment and is producing some awesome finishes.

Anyway, have a browse through these kitchen makeover ‘before and after’ pictures and next time we will elaborate on what else the spray service has to offer.

Please also follow the Facebook link and have a look (and like) our brand-new page.

www.facebook.com/DKSPRAYSERVICES/

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The service at K&R remains unchanged just made even better and giving you, the client, even more choice.

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A peek inside..

Get your house winter ready.

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We’ve showcased lots of our exterior projects lately – the spring and summer months bring people outside and train their eyes to the exterior of their properties.

With autumn now here we are thinking of the inside of our houses, of cosying up on colder nights and relaxing. We start to view the state of the interior – maybe its dull and needs brightening up, maybe tatty and needs refreshing or maybe you want to go all out and have a completely new look.

Whatever your thoughts we can guide you, advise you on the best techniques, the latest looks, simply what works and what doesn’t!

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With the (dare I say the word) Christmas season approaching now’s the time to get booked in!

1548 building restored to it’s former grandeur

From the 16th to the 21st century, a careful renovation.

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One of the projects we are most proud of has to be the restoration of the Chequers Hotel in Pulborough.

This charming hotel nestling in the heart of the Sussex Downs was looking very down at heel, its stunning history hidden under layer of peeling render, shabby woodwork and faded paint.

With the building dating back to 1548 we had to be incredibly sympathetic and ensure that everything we carried out was in keeping the splendour of hotel, maintaining its history whilst bringing it back to life.

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They say a picture speaks a thousand words, in this case it is certainly true, browse through the pictorial tale of the renovation from start to finish.

Chequers really is such a charming hotel and we are delighted (as are the owners) with the finish achieved.

Take a visit and see for yourselves! http://www.chequershotelpulborough.co.uk

Carpentry & Woodwork

Carpentry.

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See, when you say Painter and Decorator, what comes to mind? Walls! Walls and woodwork – aha, woodwork! Where does that come from?

We are fortunate to have a skilled team that can turn their hands to a variety of specialist areas – one of which is carpentry.

Now, we’re not saying we can climb on a roof and do the technical stuff that a super qualified chippie undertakes, they really are masters of the trade – however, when it comes to useful shelving, space making stud walling or even some tidy ‘boxing in’ of those unsightly pipes, we excel!

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Having the ability to undertake a project from start to finish makes for an efficient and tidy and hopefully unobtrusive job.

Take a look at our slideshow of ‘carpentry’ based projects, I’m sure you’ll agree we really can offer it all!

Perfect Hand-Painting

Hand-painted kitchen decorating

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Hand-painted with love

So, you’ve seen the blog about our last kitchen makeover – the spray-painted version? Take a look now at our latest re-vamp!

This kitchens units needed to blend perfectly with the worktops and accessories and was expertly painted by hand for the perfect finish.

So passionate are we about our service that we always deliberate over the very best possible method to achieve stunning results – I’m sure you’ll agree that we excelled ourselves with this one.

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Exterior painting & decorating

Most pleasing to the eye!

This is probably one of our favourite exterior decorating projects to date.

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This beautiful cottage sits on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Petworth and being on the roadside bears the brunt of the traffic, it was very much in need of a facelift!

Changing the original black and white paintwork to a stunning blue and cream we made an already stunning home even more so.

The whole of this property was revamped including all external woodwork and now sits proudly to be admired by all passers by.

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