Unique Rustic Porch

For 17 years I’ve had the pleasure of working with amazing customers while enjoying the satisfaction of improving their properties.  Every so often I have unique opportunities to work on stand-out projects.  This deck was one of those honors.

The homeowner wanted a rustic looking front porch. We replaced ceiling, floor, railing, and post. We then applied Cabot’s stain sealer. The lower railing is made out of mountain laurel limbs and most of the other wood is Cedar.

Rustic Deck 2016

Sit back and enjoy this rustic setting.




Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Renovate Paint and Design has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015.

Carol Loveless, Owner of Renovate Paint and Design, credits the company’s excellent reputation of consistently delivering quality services to the high standards which their Manager of Sales and Design, Charles Loveless, establishes with every job.  “Our customers know that they can trust Charles’ integrity and our crews’ performance including the expectations we have for all our services: to personalize our services and treat every customer’s home as if it were our own,” says Ms. Loveless.  They are so proud of their customers taking time to let others know about their positive experience with RPD.  “We know that it’s our customers that we have to thank for our business still being in operation since 2000.  We never take it for granite when offering our services,” states Charles Loveless.

​ “Only about 5 percent of the Painting and Remodeling companies in San Antonio, TX have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2015 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. 

Here’s a video showcasing our commitment to quality and professionalism in all we do:

Smart Choices for Interior Painting

When choosing the right paint for your home you will need to consider the mood you wish to create, how functional it is (washable), and health concerns about painting.

Changing from off white or light beige to a richer/warmer color affects the whole atmosphere of each room.  The color brings together the furnishings, both highlighting and complementing your décor.  The choice in adding color begins with a little boldness from you and in seeking help from professionals so that you can enhance your homes appearance.

The functional benefit of a washable paint is obvious if you have young children or pets.  Paints that have a satin sheen tend to be washable and there are a few paints such as Duration Home (Sherwin Williams) that have a mat (flat) finish with the same claim.  The only negative aspect about a satin sheen is that it does not create as warm of an environment as does a mat finish.  Making a choice for satin paints in high traffic areas, children’s bedrooms, and baths can give the walls more life with less frequent painting.  However, I would suggest in low traffic areas (ex., master bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms) you choose a mat finish paint to enhance the warmth/mood.

Families with young children & pets often consider low- or no-VOC paint options

Oftentimes customers are concerned about the smells and fumes coming from paints.  Paints do, over time, release what is known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) into the home environment.  There are many warnings on the labels of paint cans that speak about the harmful effects of VOCs.  In particular, if you have respiratory problems, allergies, young children, pregnant, or if you are concerned in general about environmentally friendly paints, then those with low or no VOCs are right for your home.

Time Flies – Children Grow

As a parent of growing (can I say, SUPER-growing) children, I am amazed if not daily, then at least monthly how quickly they go from baby crib to extending past their twin-size bed.

Remembering when I could fit them in the palm of my hands

This morning I happened to be visiting with my 12-yr old as she was putting on her shoes, when she exclaimed that she had already outgrown her new socks.  Doubting this, since they are an adult size, I tried them on my own feet.  I demonstrated that they do indeed fit, “you just gotta pull them up a little harder.”  This led to a foot-to-foot comparison.  I could hardly believe my eyes…how could it be possible that my 12-yr old had feet only 1/2″ shorter than mine?!  Adding perspective to this:  I am over 5 ft 9 1/2 in. tall and am on the larger spectrum of shoe-sizes (9 1/2 to 10) for a female.  She is well on her way to my “Amazonian” (that’s what my husband calls me) ways.

Realizing that my oldest is not finished growing yet, I thought perhaps we should consider getting her a larger bed (full-size) so she’d be more comfortable.  I had the brilliant idea that my husband, and owner of Renovate Paint and Design, should build a loft bed.  I thought it would give her more room in her bedroom and give her that college-feel.  Always the practical one he clearly pointed out that there was no way it would fit as her ceiling fan would have to go and she’d only have about a foot distance from the ceiling to climb into her bed.  Not very practical.  Our other plan, then, is to get her a “California”-size twin.

As she grows, so has her realization that she has the smaller bedroom and closet than her younger sister.  Here we go.  She now wants her closet enlargened.  We knew it would happen one day, but not so soon.  Fortunate for her, her father has the skills and designing capability to make this happen.  Now if only we can find the time.