Refinish Apartment Surfaces

Apartment complexes can get worn down pretty fast with the number of renters that funnel through them. Kitchen and bathroom surfaces easily become damaged and may need replaced before the next tenant can move in. To shorten the downtime between tenants, consider refinishing kitchen and bathroom surfaces.

Tenants whose apartment is looking a bit worn should inform their landlords about Refinish First. Kitchen and bathroom surfaces can be easily refinished to look brand new in no time. Landlords can save up to 75 percent when they choose to refinish over replacing. It takes less time to refinish rather than replacing too!

Refinish First can transform many surfaces, such as laminate, tile, cultured marble, acrylic, wood and more. They can also match an existing color to keep the apartments looking uniform, or create almost any custom color if the landlord wants to do a remodel of the entire building.

It usually only takes them 3-5 hours to refinish a bathtub, and it is ready to use within 24 hours. For countertops, it takes about the same time and is ready to use the next day if it is refinished with a solid or speckled finish. If upgraded to a stone finish, it takes two days to apply and up to 48 hours before it is ready to be used. This is much less time than what would be required to replace all of these surfaces.

To get a free estimate for refinishing the surfaces in an apartment contact Refinish First.


5 Tips to Make Small Bathrooms Feel Larger

Small bathrooms can be made to feel even smaller depending on how they are decorated or designed. Here are a few design tips to make a small bathroom feel larger than it really is:

  • Using lighter colors can make the room feel more open. Darker colors can make a room feel cave-like and cramped. This is especially true if the ceiling is painted a darker color.
  • Keep extra bathroom counter space by skipping that second sink. As luxurious it might feel to have two sinks in the bathroom, especially the master bath, it can cramp much needed counter space. The counter is used more when getting ready in the morning than the sink, so having more counter space than sink space is practical.
  • If more bathroom storage is needed, try adding a medicine cabinet above the toilet. That space is hardly ever used for anything except decorations, so why not turn it into a functional space. Many of the wall units have small shelves below the storage area for your decorations too.
  • Mirrors make rooms feel larger, so don’t be afraid to put a large one above the sink. They give the illusion of depth and reflect light, both natural and artificial, to make the room brighter.
  • Install a glass shower door instead of a curtain. It will give the room a more open feel because it doesn’t block off a section of the room.

Need a lighter color for the bathroom countertop, bathtub or tile? Contact Refinish First to lighten up the surfaces in the bathroom.

Picking a Color Scheme

Colors define the mood of a room. Choosing the right color scheme is important, especially in the bathroom. When choosing a color scheme for the bathroom, use the rule of three. The rule of three is picking one neutral, one rich color, and one accent.

After picking three different colors, use a proportion of 70/20/10 for distribution. The lightest color should make up 70 percent of the room, the second lightest 20 percent and the boldest color should only make up 10 percent of the room.

There is another rule of three involving color. Make sure each color is used at least three times in the room. This can be done with accents, furniture, towels and more.

To create a nice contrast, dark colors can really help balance the room out. If a bright hue is chosen, make sure to balance it with a neutral tone so avoid making the room too loud.

Homeowners who are having trouble deciding on a color scheme can use the rest of the house as inspiration. Take an accent color from another room and use it as the base color for the bathroom. This can tie the whole house together and take the hassle out of picking paint colors.

Tile Backsplashes

Tile isn’t just used for showers and floors, often it is used as a backsplash in kitchens. Backsplashes protect the wall from food splatter that can stain. They are easy to clean after cooking and also add some visual appeal to an otherwise boring part of the kitchen.

However, sometimes the backsplash no longer matches the kitchen because of a remodel. Refinish First can refinish the tile to match an existing color or create a custom color to match the new remodel. They could even make the backsplash the new accent color in the kitchen.

They can refinish tile in two days or less. The refinishing process is less messy than replacing the tile and costs less too. If it has become cracked or damaged, Refinish First can restore the tile before refinishing the surface. They also have the ability to replace the grout, which gets sealed during the refinishing process.

Because a tile backsplash is usually a small area, Refinish First can be in and out in a flash. Contact Refinish First today for your free estimate.