Tucked away in a small community in northern Atlanta is a townhouse that seems to have frozen in time. This community, which was built in 1983, has seen its share of homeowners and Atlanta home remodeling. Yet, one home, which was purchased for a mere $30,000 in late 1983, has been left for dead all these years.
The original homeowner, then 29, purchased the home as his bachelor pad. He lived in it for 2 months, furnishing it with the amenities modern for that era. And then, just like that, he fell in love. Because the market was so volatile he chose to hang on to the little home but also purchased a lovely single home in the suburbs for his new bride. Although the market bounced back and selling the townhouse was a smart idea, he never let it go. Instead, it was left to sit, letting time forget it. Occasionally he would store things in the house, disrupting the dust and the cobwebs. But mostly it just sat.
Over 3 decades later, his children are grown and most have flown the nest. His younger son, now 25 and finishing up his master’s degree wants to live closer to the city. He knows about his dad’s property and has asked if he could move into it. At first, he was reluctant to say yes. Mostly, he was embarrassed that he had let this house just sit. He could have been renting it out and earning an income or he could have sold it, tripling his profit. But he didn’t and whatever his reasoning, he knew the time had come to do something with it. He agreed to let his son move in.
He moved his stored items out and quickly realized that, although, many things were preserved and essentially untouched, 1980s amenities no longer coincide with today’s standard amenities. It was time for an overhaul. He called a plumber, a painter and several other contractors including Top Gun Applied Surfaces, a local refinishing company, to assess the situation.
Top Gun quickly realized that his 1980’s kitchen wood cabinets, although structurally sound, needed a makeover as well as the countertops. What happens next is astonishing. Top Gun removed the cabinet doors and drawers, cleaned them up along with the actual cabinets, chose a beautiful white color and refinished the cabinets from 1980’s brown stain to glistening white. Even with just the cabinets done on this ghost house, the transformation was amazing.
If you are looking to remodel your home in Atlanta, no matter how new or old it is (we don’t judge!), call Top Gun Applied Surfaces and let us give you a free estimate. We specialize in Atlanta bathtub refinishing but we are experts at cabinets, tile, and countertops. We can refinish almost any surface and make it pop and look brand new. Look what we did for the house that time forgot! You will be amazed at how beautiful we can transform your home with just a little resurfacing!
In Atlanta, one of the latest trends in do-it-yourself home renovations is cabinet makeovers. Taking your outdated cabinets and painting them for a completely new look and feel to your kitchen. It’s a great concept and if you have a few days to spend doing it, it could be worth your time and effort. However, if you aren’t handy or don’t have the time, you could run into problems. If you don’t know what you are doing that DIY makeover can turn into a kitchen nightmare. And if you aren’t careful and follow the instructions completely, you’ll be calling a professional in a few months to fix them anyway.
One idea many people don’t consider is hiring a professional to do the legwork for you. Most people think you either have to try painting on your own or completely gut the kitchen and replace your cabinets. They don’t think about the happy medium that awaits you in kitchen cabinet refinishing. With cabinet refinishing by a professional, you will save thousands on what it costs to replace and while you may spend more than doing it yourself, you are going to have quality, professional cabinets that will last you years and years. Replacing kitchen cabinets can be a huge investment but, if your cabinets are in good shape structurally, a facelift is all they need to look like new and give your kitchen a fresh update.
A professional refinishing company will carefully remove your appliances and cabinet doors and drawers. They will then tape and cover any and all areas not to be refinished. They then sand and prime your cabinets and doors. This is where hiring a professional may be better than trying to do it yourself. The professional uses a special, commercial grade coating and sprays your cabinets. This is the same coating used on cabinets you purchase in the store but is only available commercially and not to the public. This is what makes your cabinets shine and look perfect. You can pick out new hardware for a totally different look as well. For a fraction of the cost of replacing your cabinets, this option is well worth the investment.
The process of refinishing your house fixtures such as cabinets and bathtubs is a unique way to get a whole new look to your kitchen or bathroom without having to deal with the hassle of replacing them. Many homeowners want to keep the integrity of their house by restoring instead of renovating. With refinishing you can do this.
Top Gun Applied Surfaces is one such company that professionally resurfaces kitchen cabinets and other fixtures in your home. They are aces in their industry and have been serving the greater Atlanta area for over 15 years. They not only refinish kitchen cabinets but they can refinish your kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, bathtubs and tile, all at a fraction of the cost of replacing.
If you’re like many homeowners, you plan to keep the existing layout of your kitchen exactly the same but wish to renew and update its look. Cabinet resurfacing, also known in the industry as cabinet refinishing or refacing, lets you keep your existing kitchen intact while completely transforming its appearance.
Many people think that the only way to refresh their kitchen cabinets is to replace them. If they are structurally in great condition but are old and lifeless, why not consider refinishing them? No need to remove functioning cabinets, which could mean lots of downtime for you. Countertops and appliances would have to be removed before the cabinets can be taken out. Then it takes time and lots of money to install brand new cabinets. Then you think, “well I guess I need new countertops as well.” This is a very time consuming and expensive process.
Consider resurfacing instead of replacing.
Resurfacing kitchen cabinets essentially means giving your existing cabinets a face-lift that transforms their look, style and texture without the hassle, cost and mess of gutting and replacing them. Countertops and appliances can stay right where they are. They get sealed off for protection and then your cabinets get stripped of their old paint and new paint is applied. The best thing about this process is that you get to choose any color you want for your cabinets. If you were to buy new cabinets, you wouldn’t have much of a color choice from pre-fabricated cabinets. You would then have to go custom for a specific color choice and that is extremely expensive.
DIY? Think Twice!
There are many DIY kits on the market to aid you in repainting your cabinets. But this is a job that is best left to the professionals. Hiring a professional means the job will get done right the first time, you aren’t making a mess that you have to clean, and the results are perfect every time. Top Gun Applied Surfaces has been resurfacing cabinets for years. We are thorough in our process and can help you create the perfect kitchen without that hassle of a complete gut job. Who has the time and money for that?
Resurfacing your cabinets is also a green alternative!
You’ll feel great every time you walk into your newly refaced kitchen knowing that you made an environmentally responsible decision. Since kitchen cabinet resurfacing uses fewer resources, this eco-friendly, affordable alternative for remodeling your kitchen will keep your perfectly good cabinets out of the landfill. And remember, resurfacing cabinets conserves the most precious resource of all—your money!
The current trend in kitchen cabinets is resurfacing.
Giving new life to your outdated cabinets without the hassle of a huge renovation in your kitchen. Let Top Gun Applied Surfaces show you what we can do for your kitchen today. We can refinish almost any surface in your kitchen or bathroom: cabinets, countertops, tile and, our specialty, bathtubs. We serve the greater Atlanta metro area and offer obligation-free estimates. Most jobs can be started quickly and be finished in as little as two days! Reward yourself with the kitchen of your dreams today. It’s possible with cabinet refacing!