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Project Highlight: Coastal Tranquility on Lake Templene

May 24, 2024

We love taking on unique projects, so we were absolutely thrilled when a client asked us to help them update their home on Lake Templene with a coastal-inspired design.   Bringing the Coastal Interior To Life Our clients came to us shortly after purchasing an older home on Lake Templene. The home’s interior needed some

The exterior of a house before and after being painted.

Here’s How You Know When To Repaint Your House Exterior

May 21, 2024

Deciding when to repaint your house exterior depends on several factors, including the type of siding you currently have, its age, and your personal style. Most exterior paints should last 10-15 years. In our experience, there are five signs it may be time to repaint your home’s exterior. 1. The Paint Is Flaking or Faded

Hiring Local Painters? Ask These Questions During Your Estimate.

April 10, 2024

So, you’re thinking about hiring local painters. Your first step is to schedule estimates and compare quotes from a few different contractors. Asking the right questions can save you valuable time and help you find a local painter with the right skills and experience to bring your vision to life and improve the value of

Interview with an Interior Designer

March 15, 2023

An Interview with Interior Designer Joye Mayer   Our estimator AJ Gretz recently sat down with Interior Designer Joye Mayer. In addition to working for Ethan Allen here in Kalamazoo, Joye offers color consultations for PMV Customers who are looking for a professional opinion as they renovate a space in their home. This interview has

Why Are My Estimates So Different?

February 28, 2023

Many of our customers want to do their due diligence and gather multiple estimates for their painting project before deciding who to hire. This is understandable, as new customers may not have a sense of how much certain projects should cost, how long they should take, or when they can be scheduled. During initial conversations,

Hey – Can You Guys Paint This?

February 15, 2023

During many of the estimates we give at PMV, homeowners will ask questions about what can and can’t be repainted. You may be surprised to find out the number of items that can, in fact, be painted. Painting many items comes down to knowing the right products and processes to use in order to ensure