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Furniture Refinishing and Repairing Will Restore Your Family Heirlooms

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 02, 2011

We all have that family heirloom, or antique table that needs to be enhanced, refinished or repaired. A beautiful dresser that needs the laminate replaced or a gorgeous end table with a damaged pedestal leg; but who can you trust to care for and restore your prized furniture? These pieces of furniture are special to you because they are either sentimental, sturdy, or in some way irreplaceable. They need to be returned to you in as new condition, with no sign of where the repair was made.

Our furniture repair and restoration services have established a reputation amongst our customers for excellence that is unmatched in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas. We specialize in furniture and wood repair and furniture structural repair, precision repair of wood and laminate surfaces, refinishing and polishing, and color matching for antiques, specialty items, offices, libraries and entertainment centers.

The craftsmen at Kenneth C. Lewis can restore and enhance wood’s natural beauty and strength virtually erasing scuffs, gouges, water rings, and dents. Trust Cabinet Refinishing by Kenneth C Lewis to care for your family’s heirlooms, your costly office furnishings, or the furniture you love.  Our expertise is unsurpassed and our workmanship is guaranteed.  Contact us today.

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing is a Perfect Choice

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 25, 2011

You may have solidly constructed kitchen cabinets that just need a face lift. If you feel like your existing kitchen cabinets are "worn out" or have an "outdated" appearance, REFACING them may be the perfect choice. For a fresh, new look in your kitchen you may not need to buy new cabinets. Having your kitchen cabinets torn out and replaced with new kitchen cabinets can cost you a fortune and take a lot of time. Even if you have never done a large home remodeling project, you know that losing the right to your kitchen is stressful and certainly inconvenient. And you might not get the same quality cabinets as the ones that you have right now.  At Kenneth C. Lewis Cabinets, we regularly save our customers over half the cost of new replacement cabinetry, and we are only in your kitchen for 3-4 days!  Our approach and process allows for the least disruption possible when it comes to using your kitchen.

More importantly, the quality of our work always ends up surpassing the highest of expectations from our customers. With cabinet refacing by Kenneth C Lewis your satisfaction is more important than anything else.  

Kitchen Remodeling Will Get You the Biggest ROI

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 18, 2011

When it comes to renovating your home for re-sale there are a few major renovations that top the list but Kitchen remodels top them all. For the largest return on your investment when reselling your home, consider a kitchen remodel.

Buyers want to envision themselves in a gorgeous newly renovated kitchen where they can see themselves entertaining friends and family, where the kids do their homework, and guests can gather around a gorgeous kitchen island. This is what buyers look for.

Kitchen Remodels give you a ROI of 75-85%. The function of the kitchen has evolved over the years, and now more than ever the kitchen must meet those needs.

  • A major kitchen remodel may need to include a new floor plan to improve on a poorly designed work triangle.
  • If the kitchen is completely dated, refinishing or resurfacing the cabinets will update the look and save you money to spend on replacing the appliances and countertops.
  • If at all possible add a kitchen island into the plans. Everyone loves them!
  • Replacing appliances, lighting, flooring, finishes and fixtures and adding new doors and windows will grab the buyers' attention. Refinishing or resurfacing the cabinetry is easier and more efficient than replacing it. 
Since kitchens and baths are the costliest rooms to renovate, the buyer will be thrilled that the work is already done for them.

Budget for your Kitchen Remodel

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 11, 2011

It is important to prepare a budget for your kitchen remodeling plan before you start implementing it. Without a complete and detailed budget prepared before the kitchen renovation begins, you may get swept into a spending spiral of un-budgeted extras.

Limit spending on the kitchen remodeling to about 15-percent of your home's value.

The cost of appliances, countertops, cabinets, flooring, and so on, will add up to one-half to two-thirds of the total cost of remodeling. Find out the prices for these items and plug those figures into the budget. Similarly, make provisions for the cost of labor, design, contracting services, and permit fees.

Consider cabinet refinishing or refacing rather than purchasing brand new cabinets. This will dramatically cut down on the expense, but even better, it will dramatically cut down on the mess, stress, and length of time of the project. Cabinet refinishing is perfect if your cabinets are in good shape but they have an out of date look. Cabinet refacing is a great option when you have custom built cabinets that were well made, but perhaps have damaged or out of date fronts. The door and drawer fronts will be remade and replaced, entirely changing the look of your kitchen in much less time, for much less money and much less stress.

Reduce the Time and Stress of a Kitchen Remodel with Cabinet Refinishing or Refacing

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 04, 2011

There are many reasons to consider a kitchen make-over. But there are many reasons that you can talk yourself out of one too.  But with Cabinet Refinishing from Kenneth Lewis, the decision is easier than you think.
 
Kenneth Lewis can help you with a face lift for your kitchen in less time for less money. Cabinet refinishing and refacing are options that many home owners forget to consider, or perhaps do not know about at all. Often times it is the cabinets in a kitchen that really are the game changer. With new kitchen cabinets, your kitchen would have all the attributes you are really looking for in a kitchen remodel. Many people do not need to take on the extra expense of new cabinets, and all the demolition and time that cabinet replacement entails.

Consider cabinet refacing or refinishing with Cabinet Refinishing by Kenneth Lewis. By refinishing your kitchen cabinets you will significantly increase the value of your home. And even better, Kenneth Lewis will spend only about 3-4 days in your home, which is a minimal interruption to your normal life. The doors and drawer fronts work is done at his facility, not in your home, using the most durable commercial grade lacquer on the market. He can also replace or repair damages to existing cabinets.
 
Consider getting your cabinet make-over by Cabinet Refinishing and reduce the time cost and stress of a traditional kitchen remodeling project.  

Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets Saves Time and Money

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 28, 2011

When you get tired of your existing cabinets,  and it is time for a makeover, you may find that refacing your cabinets is the right choice. This saves time and money for most and the results will make your home look new and in style again. Many times existing cabinets are still in good condition and are of good quality, it's just the look and the style makes them look old and out of date.

Kitchen cabinet refacing can be a terrific option to consider if you want a whole new look to your kitchen without breaking your budget. This usually includes replacing the old doors and drawer fronts with new custom-made doors and drawer fronts. If your old doors are getting dingy or are starting to crack or break, replacing the old doors with new is a great option. Especially if your existing cabinets were custom made for your kitchen. You can choose almost any style doors for your cabinet project, and this adds a new, fun, fresh look to your kitchen.

If you want a new kitchen, but the real problem is the cabinets, consider cabinet refacing. Kitchen remodeling and updating adds value to your home.  But most importantly, refacing your cabinets will make your home more inviting and attractive to both you and your visitors. The cost of kitchen cabinet refacing is considerably less than the cost of completely gutting your kitchen and in a much shorter time period. You will be glad that you made the decision to do this for yourself.

Countertop Replacement is the Best Option When you Want a New Look in Your Kitchen

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 21, 2011

When deciding on home remodeling projects, you get the most bang for your buck out of a kitchen remodel. You will get the most return on your investment in the way of home value and resale value if you have a new and updated kitchen. But what if the kitchen remodeling project is too costly? Or perhaps you are concerned with the disruption to your everyday life. There is a solution. Kenneth C. Lewis can help you with your kitchen remodeling project without breaking the bank, by offering alternative solutions. Did you know that your entire kitchen can get a new look just by replacing the counters? Perhaps you could add a kitchen island, to increase work space and home value. The average actual time we will spend in your home on a kitchen remodel is only 3-4 days with minimal interruption to your normal life.

Countertop replacement is usually the best option when you want to totally change or remodel your kitchen. We can guide you in your selection of countertop finishes. We use granite, corian, cambria quartz and other quality materials for replacing your existing countertops. If it is not a kitchen remodel you are after, but you are interested in updating the look and feel of your kitchen. Speak with us about refinishing your existing countertop. Let us help you revitalize an older kitchen, or give a newer kitchen the look and feel you dreamed of.

Refinishing Your Old Cabinets Can Put You in a New Kitchen

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 14, 2011

There are many ways to deal with old and tired looking cabinets. As you know, if you are contemplating a kitchen makeover, new cabinets are the bulk of the cost. But consider cabinet refinishing. Newly refinished cabinets can give you a brand new kitchen. Cut the cost on your kitchen makeover and add a new finish or decorative flair to your existing cabinets. From contemporary finish to old world charm, newly refinished cabinets with new knobs can change the entire look and feel of your kitchen.

If you have priced new cabinetry lately, most likely you have found that even stock cabinets at a big box store can run in the thousands of dollars. And if the original cabinets were custom made for your kitchen, most likely stock cabinets won’t be able to be used.  Therefore, if you are looking into brand new custom cabinets, you know the cost can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars. In addition, the cost of tearing the old out and installing the new needs to be considered. Perhaps these costs have caused you to stop your remodeling project before it even begins. Cabinet Refinishing is a great way to save money and achieve the look you are after. If your cabinet doors are too damaged or old, new doors can be added during refinishing as well.

 When all options are considered, you may find that refinishing your existing cabinets may be a much better solution for many reasons, not the least being that all the above costs can be avoided. Your old cabinets, along with high quality finishing products, professional standards, and the right finish choice can have you in an entirely “new” kitchen.

Kitchen Islands Are a Great Way to Improve Your Kitchen Space When Remodeling

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 07, 2011

Your kitchen needs more storage and counter space, but how are you going to get it? Here's a suggestion. How about a kitchen island. There are two kinds to choose from. The large immovable type that has a cook top and sink. Or the smaller kind that are like a kitchen cart but a little larger. These usually have wheels for portability. Either choice will answer your prayers for more storage and work space.

The large immovable kitchen islands may turn out to be a kitchen remodeling job, with the design work and planning that entails. Water, gas or electrical lines may have to be run for this type. It can be used for just food preparation, or sometimes seating may be added with counter stools, so that it has a work area on one side, and seating on the other. Either way, the 360 degree access that a kitchen island provides will make your kitchen a dream kitchen.

Most people have an interest in the smaller, portable type. They love the versatility of kitchen furniture that has the storage capacity and counter space of a kitchen island, with the portability of a kitchen cart. Kitchen islands provide much needed storage space for utensils in pull out drawers, and other small tools in open drawers. They also have cabinets under the counter for storing things like pots and pans. Towel racks are a common feature, and some even include a spice rack.

So if your kitchen needs storage capacity and work space, the kitchen island is the best way to do it for the least expense. Contact the professionals at Kenneth C. Lewis and let us put our remodeling services to work for you.

Benefits of Using Granite Tile Countertops vs Solid Granite

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 28, 2011

You've made the decision to invest in upgrading your kitchen.  Congratulations! No area of your home is more readily observed. You, your friends, and your relatives are going to love it.  Your future real estate agent will love it too because kitchen upgrades are the home improvements that really crank up your home's resale value!

Unless you are simply independently wealthy and cost is a non-factor, Kenneth C Lewis strongly advise our clients to consider granite tile vs solid granite countertops because there is a significant cost savings involved yet essentially zero drop off in aesthetics, durability, and resale value. Those cost savings can be reinvested in other high utility upgrades such as appliances, flooring, and lighting, or even Old-World Finish Cabinets

Why is granite tile more affordable - Granite tile countertops cost less than the solid granite because there is simply less volume of the expensive raw material.  If it is important for YOU to know that the unobservable sub-surface of your countertops are solid granite (vice a composite of equal or even greater strength) then by all means buy solid granite.  However, if you are like most, you don't care about that which you can't see, then save money by using tile and either cut the overall project cost or reinvest the savings elsewhere. 

Remember, granite tile has the same benefits as solid granite countertops - Smooth surface, durable, long lasting, available in a variety of colors and many more are the same benefits that you get when you choose granite tile countertops. The only thing that it does not have is the continuity of the kitchen counter itself, but we have grouts or materials to fill the gaps for that.

Tile is easy to replace in cases of damage.   Unlike solid granite countertops, you have the advantage of replacing the one spot that was damaged instead of replacing the whole thing. This will save you time, effort and money. However, with that said, unless your crazy Uncle Lewie takes a sledge hammer to your tile or solid granite, you are not likely to ever need a granite repair service

Combination - Making use of granite tile countertops give you the advantage of creating combinations from different tile colors to form a design on your countertops should you choose to. These are for people who do not want their kitchens to look plain. In creating designs use darker colors to define the edges of the lighter ones.

There are many reasons to choose Kenneth C. Lewis as your general home improvement contractor. We are exceptionally experienced and skilled at granite counter tops.   This is one of our favorite things to do because of the observable nature of countertops and the observable smiles that this work puts on our client's faces.  We'd love to give your kitchen (or bathroom) a granite face-lift today. 


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