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By Charles Loveless, VP of Sales and Operations
Well, it is almost fall, the temperature is getting cooler, and the leaves are starting to change color … wait a minute, scratch that, it is Texas. Many of us would like a different reality but seem to be stuck in the same environment. If we cannot change the climate, let’s at least change our home environments.
What drives a customer to changing the interior of their home?
CABINETS: Cabinets are usually first on the list for changing. Many dated cabinet finishes no longer look or feel right in our kitchen and bathrooms. Some simple changes can make a world of difference. If the cabinets have a milk-wash look, or the stain/varnish has turned more orange with age, or if the cabinets are too dark, you should consider having them painted. A lighter color will brighten any room and make it feel larger. Redesigning or replacing cabinets has grown in popularity. Even replacing doors and drawer fronts can be affordable. Don’t forget you can ask to have the “bell & whistles” of interior trays and slide-outs that increase the storage space inside cabinets.
COUNTERTOPS: It appears that granite is “out,” and quartz is “in” for countertops. Most of our customers are gravitating towards quartz. It is a hard, durable, and tends to be much lighter than granite. Also, the flow pattern of the stone is diminished and seems preferred over busy stone patterns. It brings a cleaner and brighter feel to bathrooms and kitchens.
TILE: Whether for the backsplash or flooring, has taken a shift towards elegance. There are variety of colors and sizes to choose from in local stores. Also, you can bring a new look by adding texture/style such as herring bone, mosaic, or pebbled surfaces.
by Carol Loveless, President, RPD
Change is inevitable, however, I believe that a company that can stand the test of time needs to have at its core, ethical standards. Since starting our company in 2000, this is where we stand apart from many contracting companies in our region. Are we the only ones who are trustworthy and reliable? No, but there aren’t many of us. I know this because every week when scheduling appointments for our customers, I often hear horror stories of contractors that have led many to not trust the remodeling / painting contracting industry. It’s so disappointing for them and puts us at a disadvantage even before the first “hello.”
When starting our company, we knew the importance to base ourselves in strong professional and principled standards. When we bring on talented and capable staff or contractors, we focus on instilling this mindset. We all endeavor towards this for our customers, ourselves and as an example to our families.
At RPD there are 6 R’s that describe what we believe in and strive towards:
Renew: Faith and trust in the contracting relationship
Restore: We work on restoring properties and working relationships with our customers, team members and constituents.
Repair: Damaged properties to their previous beauty.
Refresh: Updating the style and sale-ability of properties
Revive: Adding life and appeal into homes and businesses.
Reinvigorate: Values and integrity in the contracting business with consistency and updated styles.
We take these principles to heart each day and look forward to continuing to prove ourselves to our current and future customers. Sometimes, despite our best-efforts, life challenges (i.e.: pandemics, disasters, crises of one form or another) make things difficult, but we always push forward towards attaining a stellar reputation and customer satisfaction.
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Shining light on your project
by Lauren Loveless, Marketing Assistant
When it comes to painting and remodeling, like our name suggests, you can trust us to achieve your dream project. However, once the paint is on the walls and the tile is set, it’s up to you to decide how you want to bring the revitalized space to life. And what better way to brighten your space than investing in attractive lighting?
Unique lights that spice up your area
Although not very traditional, it can be enjoyable to indulge in more abstract lighting. The following lights make for a fun night-time experience, and work great in a bedroom or casual office.
Riding the winds of change
By Lauren Loveless, Marketing Assistant
Whether you enjoy it or not, there's no denying this treat is a seasonal delicacy.
PAINT COLORS: I receive many requests for light grey when choosing painting colors in my customer’s homes. However, during the last 6 months, there have been more request for off whites on ceilings and walls.
INSPIRATIONS: Where to get ideas? Many customers have general ideas about what they envision for their home environments. Yes, HGTV may be a leading source, but there are so many other avenues that are close to our homes. Setting up appointments to speak with store professionals is the best method to visualize products. Floor & Décor, Atlas Flooring, Ferguson, Triton, and Daltile are several stores that can be contacted, and appointments set with their designers. Often, we personally meet our customers with designers to help guide them through choices that not only address their budget but also allow them to achieve their visions.
It continues to be an active remodeling season. We look forward to updating, changing, and improving the living spaces in your home. Contact us and we will help you design and accomplish your dream: 210-403-3232; firstname.lastname@example.org.
To kick off the season, we are offering our Fantastic Fall SALES, you can choose from either:
1) Save up to $1,500 on any project
2) An exclusive offer on our most popular request: get a custom-built walk-in shower (from a tub-shower conversion) for only $9,900.
These sales will last through the 30th of November. Please contact us for further information on the terms and conditions that apply.
Celebrating Autumn, the Texas way
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