Beautiful Beams

Beautiful Beams

We were lucky enough to be invited to work at a wonderful house full of beautiful beams – why would you want to change them we hear you ask?

Rather than ‘changing’ them, we’ve enhanced them!

Using our favourite Farrow & Ball paint range choosing a sympathetic grey eggshell paint for the beams, edged with an acrylic white eggshell for the window frames and skirting and finished with a coat of ‘blackened’ on the walls.

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We love it, the client loves it – what do you think?

Plain & Simple

Sometimes all you need is magnolia!

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Yep, we all see the many variants of paints, textures, colours etc but maybe it’s a simple as a refresh with good old magnolia?

Don’t think of this as boring – see it as a blank canvas, one that can be added to with other accessories for example.

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Painting an all over colour is simple and cost effective giving you time to plan your look and it’s remarkable what a difference it can make to your home – transforming dingy, dirty walls into a clean, fresh and bright surface to adorn – or not.

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What do you think? Boring or not? Let us know!

 

Tiling

Those all-important finishing touches!

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It’s all well and good having a great new paint job be it walls, woodwork or the new favourite kitchen units.

But what would let it down? That’s right, those small jobs that may seem insignificant at the time but are glaringly obvious once the main work’s done.

One of our alternative services is tiling, a simple change of tiles produces a fresh new look to match that new kitchen or bathroom makeover.

Have a look at these fabulous before and after pictures and contact us for your no obligation quotation today!

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Beautiful Bathrooms

This week we have been putting our all into revamping four, yes four, bathrooms.

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Being bathrooms (and therefore tending to get a tad steamy) these needed a variety of techniques and it was great fun to combine them all.

Being an older property we had plenty of remedial work to undertake before we could even begin the decoration side of things.

Re-plastering where needed, sanding the wood down to it’s original glory, decorating the walls with a fresh, new, bathroom friendly waterproof paint, coating the many areas of woodwork with a toning cream colour before, finally, using a special mix of beautiful cornflower blue to spray-paint the feature bath in the main bathroom.

Pop over to our Facebook  page for more makeovers as they happen.

Woodwork

We all talk about painting and decorating and instantly we’re thinking walls – do you agree?

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But, what about the other – probably more fiddly bits? Like the woodwork!

Doors, skirting, balustrades, window frames – there’s a lot there.

These take a fair bit of time. You think, you have to strip, sand, and prime before you can actually do the visible bit.

Check out a previous blog to see more examples of our work with wood, it’s the small things that make the difference!

Bathrooms at their best

Beautiful Bathrooms

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With all the modern technology available now, yes, I know, we love our  spray-painting – some of the best finishes are those done with painstaking care, especially when it comes to the older properties.

Uneven walls, small spaces, haven’t been decorated for years, you know the sort!

 

We were delighted to be commissioned to work in a beautiful old cottage recently, the bathroom was in urgent need of a complete facelift – and boy, did it get it!!!

With a new suite having been installed it was even more important that everything was carefully prepared including the tedious (but necessary) task of covering everything up.

With the bathroom furniture wrapped up tight the decorating could begin.

Using a warm beige paint, especially mixed for bathrooms (of course), the walls and woodwork were cleaned and sanded before being hand-painted with the greatest of care.

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I’m sure you’ll agree from the pictures that it’s another ‘job well done’ by K&R Decorators!

Take a look at more of our hand painted projects.

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.