Update Your Laminate or Melamine Kitchen With a Professional Paint Job
A custom designed kitchen can come in many shapes and sizes. Throughout the years the fashion and trends have allowed for many different styles of kitchens to gain popularity in modern homes. There are four most popular types of kitchen finishing; a painted kitchen, a vinyl wrapped kitchen, a laminate or melamine kitchen and a timber kitchen. Each type of kitchen has its strengths and weakness. Budget, personal taste and the time which your kitchen was designed all play the biggest roles in impacting the type of kitchen your home might have. Since the 1980s, a laminate or melamine kitchen have gained popularity due to their range of styles and lower cost. However, outdated colour schemes and change in trends has led to a number of older laminate and melamine kitchens to become outdated.
Updating a Laminate or Melamine Kitchens
Melamine kitchens cupboards are made from a process of pressing paper to a MDF board through a high pressure process. Unlike vinyl wrapped kitchens, melamine does not use glue to adhere the colour
Tips to Keep Your Rental Property Competitive
If you live in Perth, you have probably read or seen that the rental market is currently taking the favour of renters looking to find a new home. Whether you’re as far north as Yanchep or down south in Mandurah, growth in the property market over recent years has lead to the market being saturated in rental properties. Rental prices are low and seemingly more affordable than they have been in a long time. If you are a owner of a rental property it is important to keep your property as desirable as possible during competitive time. Here are some of the key things renters typically consider when looking for a new rental property and things to consider to keep your property as competitive as possible.
Fresh Paint & New Flooring
Sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest difference. If your rental property has been on the market for a few years or has been extensively lived in it might be time to consider a fresh coat of paint and some new flooring
Peeling Vinyl: It Can’t Be Fixed But It Can Be Replaced
A common question we receive from people looking to update and renovate their kitchen is ‘how can I fix the peeling vinyl on my kitchen cupboards?’ Peeling vinyl is an frustrating and unappealing to downside to having vinyl wrapped cupboards. Vinyl is often the cheaper option when installing cupboards, and due to its wide range and easy availability it’s a popular choice. Unfortunately, the lifespan of vinyl ranges from 10 to 15 years. Which means at one point or another, whether you were the person to install the cupboards or not it is possible you will be faced with the peeling vinyl dilemma.
Peeling Vinyl Dilemma
Vinyl begins to peel because the glue used the stick the vinyl to the underlying MDF can only be manufactured with a lifespan of up to 15 years. Depending on the way the cupboards have been cared for, the environment in which they were installed and the general durability of the products, vinyl can sometimes begin to peel much earlier than its anticipated lifespan.
Be an Expert: How To Choose The Best Polish Shop
The quality of work that is carried out by a polish shop when painting your cabinets is the most important factor to ensure a perfect finish. The polish shop industry is largely unregulated which has led to a large number of ‘backyard polishers’ hitting the marketplace. Some Cabinet Makers advise you that they use a replicable painting company, when really they are painting your kitchen themselves, in their own workshop with no experience These polish shops aren’t credible and don’t have the industry experience to carry out high quality work. Their poor quality craftsmanship generally decreases the industry standard and creates long term problems for customers down the track. If you are getting your cabinets refinished, become an expert on the industry to make sure you get the best quality cabinets possible. When looking for a polish shop to work with, keep an eye out for these things:
– Ask about their process. An increased number of backyard polishers cut corners on the polish process. Though each
My Vinyl Cabinets Are Peeling: Now What?
If your home was built since the 1980s, chances are you might have a vinyl wrapped kitchen. Known for their affordability and variety of colours, vinyl wrap became a popular kitchen covering option. Fast forward 20+ years and vinyl wrap is still being used in homes today. However, kitchens, bathroom and laundry cabinets that are covered in vinyl wrap will often start experiencing peeling after about 8 to 10 years of installation. The reason for this is simple, the glue which is used to hold to vinyl to the underlying MDF is only made to last about 10 years, after which it loses its stick and begins to peel.
When faced with a peeling vinyl kitchen it’s important not to panic. Though peeling vinyl isn’t the most attractive look for your cabinets, more damage can be done by trying to fix the cabinets than speaking directly with the