Shelly & David, March 2017:
It's hard to put into words just how grateful we are to Adel and his company, Colorwise & More. When I tell you he took our beautiful, new home and turned it into something magnificent, that is no understatement. We would have been perfectly happy to live in our new home, but he has made it virtually impossible for us to want to leave! Everyone that walks through our home wants to know the name of the beautiful colors on the walls, who was the company that painted the house (because it's perfectly painted), where did we get our gorgeous shutters and silhouettes, and who in the world designed our closets???!!! When my husband and I tell them it was one company, they are floored! So don't let the name Colorwise & More fool you, because the "MORE" is exactly what you should expect from Adel!
Upon meeting him, I knew he was exactly the type of person I wanted to work with. He is kind, pleasant, soft-spoken, and extremely knowledgeable about his outstanding products (Hunter Douglas and Org Home). He has just the right way of taking your vision and guiding you to make it happen. Adel even went one step further and when we wanted to use the same color in two bedrooms that were near each other, he re-blended the color to adjust for the darker lighting in the 2nd bedroom! Never once did I feel as though he was trying to steer me in a totally different path, but he gently persuaded me to take a few risks, and now they are the very things that all of our friends and family are "wowed" by! My husband and I were simply amazed by the professionalism of Adel and his employees. You can see from the very moment they step foot into your home, Adel's employees have great respect for him. Adel also held true to his kind nature when offering his employees guidance...he was equally respectful to them, which is something quite rare to see. Adel's employees were just as friendly and pleasant as he and I think it's very telling when an employee says he has worked for the same man for 12+ years...that goes a long way in my book for what type of person Adel is.
His employees showed up consistently every day and put so much honest effort into their work that it was no wonder why everything turned out so beautiful! They were extremely respectful & pleasant, and very accommodating. Every day when they left, and after finishing every room in the house, they cleaned up so well that I never had to go behind them and dust or vacuum...and that's after all the sanding, painting, nailing, and hammering...I never saw one speck of dust left behind!
Our plantation shutters are simply beautiful…Adel recommended a style that would allow the maximum view of the pond on the back of our home and we are amazed every day when we wake up to that view...Adel couldn’t have been more spot on when recommending the perfect shutter for our home. Our silhouettes on the slider and front door are so elegant and yet the color Adel suggested blend so well with the shutters and paint, they are the perfect addition to our beach home. Our closet systems are amazing…Adel designed them to maximize the space we have and he and his employees took great care during the installation phase. Now, we have more storage than we know what to do with! Its construction is beautiful, right down to the hutch in the master closet with soft-close drawers and metal baskets and gorgeous brushed nickel finishes! Thank you Adel, for providing me more than enough storage for my shoe addiction!
Adel always said his goal was to make our home a happy home to walk into...well, Adel, you have made it such a warm, welcoming, beautiful and happy home, we never want to leave!
Dave and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts...we are so happy here and we'll forever be grateful to you!
Vicki Dowley, August 2015:
Adel from Colorwise & More came highly recommended to us by our neighbor. We were new to the area and after seeing our neighbor's home, we were sold on using Adel. Adels' sense of style, design, and color, combined with his knowledge of "Venetian Plaster" made the final results of the interior of our home "absolutely beautiful". His attention to detail is obvious in his work. We could not have been more pleased with the final results! We decided to have Adel also put in Plantation Shutters made by Hunter Douglas in many of our rooms. The shutters are very sturdy and well made. We have received many compliments on their beauty and how it made our rooms open and inviting.
We were just as impressed with Adel's crew of painters. They were honest, very friendly, and his paint crew always left our home neat and clean. In closing, I highly recommend Adel. Everything he does is to perfection and he takes pride in pleasing his customers. Just ask me!
Karen S., July 2015:
The deck looks great! I'll definitely touch base with Colorwise and More when I get ready to do any other projects.
Mike Moreland, March, 2015:
Adel was absolutely wonderful to work with. We had him do a very large project, painting almost our entire townhouse. He was very dependable with his appointments always showing up when he said he would. The painters were extremely neat and careful, no accidents or anything broken. As for the painting, it was one of the best quality paint jobs I have ever seen, very well coated walls and ceilings, and the lines were cut in so sharp and perfect. He will likely not be the cheapest, but he will be the best, trust me!
Jo Ann D.:
I am very pleased with the work and would call Colorwise and More again in the future without hesitation.
I always had a vision, if I ever owned a home, what I wanted it to look like. Thank you for making my dream come true. You did a beautiful job.
Charlie and Sue M., Lewes:
We would like to thank you again for the really great job you did on staining our two large decks. With a combined total of over 1000 square feet your crew worked very well with the prep and two coat finish. Your suggestion to stain the vertical parts of the railings a different color from the deck and railing tops was a big hit. Lots of compliments from neighbors and visitors. Your work for us over the years has always been of first rate quality at a reasonable cost. You have repaired settlement cracks, removed wallpaper from many rooms and skimmed the sheetrock back into like new condition, done extensive interior painting and five years ago painted our entire exterior. The pre-painting prep work and attention to detail is quite apparent as the exterior looks almost as good today as it did five years ago. Please feel free to use us as reference.
Dina & Bob:
The shutters look great! It was a pleasure to do business with you! Thank you and best wishes for a Happy New Year!
Many thanks for all of your work! We'll definitely recommend you and seek you out for any more work we do.
Dick and Connie T. - Lewes, DE:
In March 2011 we decided to put shutters on all the inside windows on the first floor of our home. We contacted the home improvement stores in the area for an estimate and a friend recommended COLORWISE and MORE. So we contacted Adel to give us a quote. I am so glad we did. Adel offered products the competitors do not. He put outside mounted shutters on all windows to allow us to still open and clean windows. His work ethic was so impressive. He replaced all the outside molding with such a clean cut we did not have a need for any repairs. If minor painting was needed he painted it himself so that we would not have to do any clean up at all. Thanks Adel... you are amazing. Not only is your work ethic second to none. Your price was the best in the area.
Rev. James D. Hreha, Pastor:
Thank you for your wonderful Venetian plaster application that you did for St. Jude The Apostle's Church. I found it very interesting that this technique dates back to over 5000 years ago. Your work certainly shows that you have a true love for what you do and that you pride yourself in your craftsmanship. You also believe in the beauty of the design you are working on and you take every opportunity to make each project a work of art.
Our Shrine to St. Jude The Apostle is now one of your works of art. Many people have complemented your work. The way the lights shine on the artwork is spectacular and eye catching. It truly helps them to grow closer to our Patron Saint.
Colorwise and More recently completed a total makeover of my home and I could not be more pleased. Painting an entire home at once is an overwhelming project, but Adel Baghouli and his team completed the task on time, on budget and with great care. I was grateful for Adel's recommendations and I am thrilled with the results. I also appreciated his attention to detail. I look forward to working with Adel again in the future, and would recommend him without reservation.
Judy and Robert P.:
Adel Baghouli painted our great room and foyer when we first moved to Delaware in the spring of 2003. Since then he has painted our entire house both inside and outside including regularly staining our large deck. He is prompt, reliable, professional, and cleans up when he finishes. We wouldn't use anyone else. We highly recommend Colorwise & More.
Matt B., Associate Broker:
As a Real Estate Associate Broker with OA Sotheby's and lifelong local to the Beach area I recommend Colorwise Painting and Adel to clients who are looking for a quality job at a great price. Not only do I recommend Adel to others but he has painted my home and my parents home as well. If you are looking for a businessman who will help you select and meet your needs, offer a professional opinion, be on time, and stand behind his work the people at Colorwise are the Wise choice for your next job small or large.
Adel brings so many great qualities to a home project. The first home painting project involved creating a fun and beautiful space in my five bedroom home at the beach – I quickly discovered his skill of attention to detail and creativity. He was a pleasure to work with and created spaces that everyone compliments me on plus, they love discussing his attention to detail. I have had friends tell me that they studied the walls and joining colors for errors and could not find any.
Our next project involved a home renovation which completely created a very different and beautiful space. His experience with these renovation projects should be incorporated into your meeting with him. He took a one bedroom 70’s condo with old wallpaper etc and created a modern fine lined space with bead board and wall paper stripping etc.. an amazing transformation.
My home in the DC area recently had his special painting touch and new window treatments – the place shows his creativity and attention to detail – the window treatments look phenomenal and will be a huge value to my home when it is sold. You will not be disappointed when working with Adel – creativity, attention to detail, follow through and business professionalism shine in all that he does.
Donald and Patricia H.:
This letter is our appraisal of Adel Baghouli, owner of Colorwise and More, as a painting contractor.
We highly recommend Mr. Baghouli's company to anyone who wants a true professional painting job for their home and/or business. We have recommended his services to both friends and business associates as well as clients we deal with in our real estate business. The comments from those referrals have always been very complimentary about Mr. Baghouli's completed work. He has painted our home inside and out and has also painted our rental properties over the past several years. He is very conscious about satisfying his customers and never leaves a job until his customer is completely happy with his work.
Adel Baghouli of Colorwise has been managing renovation projects on my behalf for the last two years. We have found Adel to be very professional and he manages his projects with care and diligence. Further, he is a good communicator and completes his work as forecasted. Most importantly he is attentive to detail and follows through to completion including clean up and punch lists which are often overlooked by other contractors.
Colorwise has performed the many services for me. The following is a general summary:
We have contracted Colorwise and More over a number of years to provide both interior and exterior painting of our Rehoboth Beach home. Their workmanship is excellent, prices are extremely reasonable, and the results are always terrific. We are always happy to do business with the owner, Adel, because he is a person of character and integrity. We will undoubtedly continue to use Adel's services in the future.
Thank you Adel! The garage and deck/porch look great!
I appreciate your time in showing me the blinds. I am also glad we bought them. They are beautiful and add so much beauty to our living area. Thank you for working with us on the time for installation and being so prompt in getting the work done. Right after you left I called our neighbor to show off the blinds. She was impressed, too!