apr

7

2021

Made in the Shade

Image of a Patio with Movable Sun Shade

Believe it or not it is time to get ready for that hot Napa Valley summer sun! First week in April and we already have had some warm days. With more to come start now planning how to get out in the back yard and enjoy it. Many people are living in their back yards now more than ever. Having a place where you can enjoy the sun but also pull the shade "so to speak". Being able to have a movable shade awning is important to enjoying that outdoor space all day and into the evening.

Outdoor pergolas come in any size or shape you need and in many materials. Just a few of the choices are real wood, steel, and aluminum. The fabric covers are very popular and for good reason. They come in just about any color you can think of and multiple colors as well. You can have soothing back to nature colors or a pop of color to set the party mood!

Call us today at: 707-257-2222 to set an appointment for us to come out to assess the area you want covered and how best to get it done before the summer sun hits. .


mar

9

2021

Easy Come - Easy Go

Image of a Wood Gate with Metal Frame that rollslAn automatic swing or rolling gate is not only for large estates. Most driveways can be fitted with an automatic gate to add convenience and security to a home.  

Did you know – an automatic gate can be a great investment, add value to your property and may lower your homeowner’s insurance payment!

Our clients appreciate the security of having a closed driveway that can be opened at the touch of a button. Not having to get out of your car in all weather conditions to access your property is very convenient. A fully enclosed yards help safeguard pets and kids too.

We can build a new gate or if you have an existing gate, we can often remodel it to make it automatic. Gates can be installed in a variety of materials too. Wooden, metal or a mix of materials. They can be accent pieces or blend into the fence you have.

If you are ready to add that extra bit of security and convenience to your home - give us a call at 707-257-2222 and we will help you do both.


Feb

9

2021

Remodel Remorse or Renovation Regrets?

Image a Contractor Giving an Estimate For a Kitchen Remodel We are now moving into the second year of the COVID lockdowns, working from home, and attending school remotely. Many people have done some remodeling or refurbishing of their homes to make it a more comfortable place to retreat to.

Hopefully you are not one of the homeowners who are regretting their remodeling decisions. With the fresh bright light of late winter and spring coming on we may see things differently now that we have had time to look back at those decisions.

One decision often regretted is painting an accent wall too bright or too deep of a shade of color - making a room seem smaller and darker.

Another is the popular use of industrial materials used for a modern look and feel. These applications can be perfect for a businesses but can be too cold and harsh used in a home.

None of these mis-steps are irreversible. The paint can be redone and an overly commercial look can be softened. We can help you revisit any of these or other decision that are now regretted and pull the look together that you had in mind in the first place.

We are ready to consult with you now to help you make some choices to make your home calm and restorative. Rather than live with something you don't like, call us today get an estimate that will put your mind at ease that a comfortable restful home is just around the corner - 707-257-2222


Jan

9

2021

Color Sets The Tone

Iamage of 2 Victorian Homes in San Francisco taken by Photographer Alex Le Moeligou of Canada

With so many options available, choosing a new pallet of colors for your house can be a little daunting. Typically, most homes have a base or field color, a trim color and an accent color. The Victorian homes of yesteryear often have extra details and features that are often highlighted with even more colors. It need not be as stressful as you think however taking into consideration a few basic rules that will smooth the road to a fresh new look.

Most paint companies help customers by selecting complementary colors for a pleasing "color pallet" or collection. The image above shows one home in a cool blue/green color scheme and the other home in warm yellow and red combination. Notice that a little red goes a long way in this example. The white trim adds a fresh look and further highlights the color choices. Our painter can supply you with samples on paper and even paint small areas right on your home to see what the colors look like together.

An all neutral color scheme can be done in a warm or cool pallet. Browns, tans, cream, white, grey and black can be stunning if the right colors and tones are chosen. Often the lightest color is used to paint the body of the home like a tan then a highlight color is used for trim - such as white or brown. An accent of black for the door and shutters could finalize your new dramatic look.

Our professional painters are ready to consult with you now to help you choose the right paint to protect and beautify your home.

Call us today get in our calendar - 707-257-2222


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