Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cabinet Color Change

Another recent job required a color change to the cabinets.  Customer wants to match a bit of color in the new granite counter tops she is ordering.  I'll have to repost the pictures once the granite is installed.  It takes them a bit longer to get stuff done than for us.

Before this kitchen had a whitewash type of finish.

Our custom color mix will match a color in the granite counters
 (when they get installed).

Customer was so happy with the kitchen she made us
 come back to do the bathrooms as well.

Fabulous Floors

Wanted to post a couple of recent floors we "NHanced"
Spent a bit of time in the older sections of Santa Fe.

This 1st floor is a condo on Palace a few blocks from downtown.

Before Renewal

After Renewal

After Renewal

And this floor just off Canyon Road really needed some help!



Friday, July 22, 2011

The Yellow Kitchen

This was a really cool project that definitely challenged. 

The cabinet faces were originally the same color as the cabinet frames.

The customer did all the tin work herself.  We collaborated on the  new color.

Our stain was created to match a bit of yellow in the
 new counter tops and backsplash tiles.

Customer wanted some new cabinets up top to fill the
gap between the existing cabinets and the ceiling.
My friend Mike Schober built the top cabinets to match.

This turned out absolutely gorgeous.  What do you think?

More Recent Work

The original color is golden oak. 
Finish is worn completely off the cabinets.

Scratches and water damage.

With 50 cabinet faces this was too big for the workshop
 so we expanded the workshop outside.

Just seven days later wrapping it up.

Dramatic color change.  What do you think?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Opaque Finishes On the Job

I've been a bit slow getting back to the blog but here's the new opaque product on the job.  Changed this kitchen from average to cool.  What do you think?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Colors for the Kitchen

N-Hance Opaque Stained Finishes

Our opaque stained finishes saturate the wood for rich, beautiful color while allowing some of the natural beauty of the grain to remain visible. 
  • The charachteristics of the wood are less noticeable with opaque stained finishes than with our standard finishes.
  • Dramatically change the style of your kitchen in just 3-5 days.
  • 1/3 the cost of refacing and 1/5 the cost of replacing.
  • Choose from 6 beautiful N-Hance Opaque Finishes.
  • Select the finish technique that makes your cabinetry one of a kind: Glazed, Antiqued, Burnished, or Vintage.

Sea Salt



Antique White

Monday, March 21, 2011

What should I clean my wood floors with?

Its easier to say what not to use -

Don't use oil soaps.  Oil soaps will leave a sticky residue that traps grit on the finish of your floor.  As you walk on the floor it grinds that grit into the finish and causing accelerated wear to the finish.

Don't use acidic cleaners.  Cleaners with vinegar, lemon, and other acidic substances will eat away at the finish layer over time.

Don't use waxes.  Wax will accumulate dirt and grit over time - even more so than the oil soaps.


  • Vacuum loose dirt regularly from your wood floors.
  • Use a slightly damp cloth for any areas that don't come clean from vacuuming. 
  • Use a bone scraper to remove gummy materials (not a butter knife). 

NHance does have a cleaning solution available for your wood floors that will not attract dirt and grit or eat away your finish.  Call for more info.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Did you know…
You can have your floors and cabinets renewed in about a day and for a fraction of the cost of traditional refinishing or replacement. 

From This

To This

From This
To This

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What to do?

What do you do when your significant investment in wood floors, cabinets and trim stops looking beautiful?
The traditional solution has been to do NOTHING. Once your wood reached the place where it looked terrible, your only solution was to move out of your home or business for three to seven days while sanders and refinishers would grind off the original finish, and top layer of wood, before refinishing with a petroleum-based varnish. What a mess! Not to mention, toxic! Want to know more? www.nhance.com/santafe