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Kitchen Facelift with Cabinet Refacing

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Your kitchen needs a facelift, and there is no better way to do this than by updating the cabinets. But, you don’t need to replace them, you can use cabinet refacing and have the same effect, for less money, in less time.

What is the look you are after? You can achieve any look by refacing kitchen cabinets. Anywhere from an Antique finish to modern and sleek can be achieved through refinishing. You can replace some cabinet door altogether and replace them with glass doors to display some of your beautiful dishes.
Replacing cabinet and drawer hardware adds to the effect.

Once the cabinet refacing process is complete, which just takes a few days, you can further complement your kitchen facelift by adding lighting, backsplashes or flooring depending  on your budget and the look and feel you are trying to achieve.  

For more information on cabinet refacing, contact Cabinet Refinishing by Kenneth C. Lewis.

The Benefits to Cabinet Refacing

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 13, 2013

You love your home, but your kitchen needs a facelift. New cabinets are out of the question, the cost is too prohibitive. There is another solution. Cabinet refacing is a popular alternative to replacement. Updating your kitchen by refacing the cabinets can be a very effective way of updating your kitchen.

What is cabinet refacing? This is replacing only the doors and drawer fronts and applying a matching wood veneer to the existing framework. Homeowners can save thousands of dollars by choosing kitchen cabinet refacing and you can achieve the look you are after.

There are also several benefits to choosing this option. Cabinet refacing is far more cost effective than replacement; replacing cabinets is very inconvenient and can keep you out of your kitchen for weeks where cabinet refacing can be done in 2 days; and finally, it will give your kitchen an entirely new look.

For more information, contact Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis.

Buyers Want an Updated Kitchen

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Most home sellers are cognizant that a home has to show well in order to get a fast sale for the most money.

Little things like de-cluttering can go a long way, but what about major renovations? What types of home improvement projects will reap the most rewards in a resale?

When it comes to major renovations, kitchens and baths are the consistent leaders for returns. Of note, industry figures of $1.25 returned for each dollar invested in those areas. Today’s buyers do not have the time to fix dated rooms, so an updated kitchen and bath will result in a faster sale.

What are buyers are attracted to?  They want is a clean, Pottery Barn interior with hardwood floors and updated cabinetry and appliances.
 
But, you don’t have to break the bank. There are many ways to make small kitchen updates that just change the facade. Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis is a company that specializes in keeping the existing kitchen cabinetry and changing out the doors for a new look.

Also, make sure you watch your budget so the cost of improvements does not exceed the market standard for the Portsmouth, RI or the surrounding area.

For more information, contact us.

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Affordable Kitchen Remodeling

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kitchen remodeling takes up a lot of money and time. However, it is possible to affordably remodel the kitchen. Remodeling your kitchen is not about paint and new faucets. Kitchen remodeling means changing the appearance and feel of kitchen. Want an economical renovation?

First, find out what you can spend and allocate that amount of money to your kitchen remodeling project. What do you want from your kitchen? What are you trying to achieve? Once you complete this, you know what you are after. Rather than replacing the cabinets, you can affordably refinish or reface the cabinets. This completely changes the look and feel of your kitchen with a much smaller price tag. Add granite countertops for an even more dramatic effect.

Refinishing or refacing kitchen cabinets in the best color or wood to achieve the feel you are looking for is a much faster and more economical path to your dream kitchen.
 
For more information on an affordable kitchen remodel, contact Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis.

Kitchen Remodeling on a Budget

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Kitchen and bathroom renovations top the list of improvements for increasing the value of a home. But this labor-intensive remodeling can get expensive.

Budget-minded homeowners are finding cheaper solutions in the $10,000 to $20,000 range by making do with existing appliances and fixtures, refinishing kitchen cabinets and shopping for bargains.

The cheapest and easiest part of a kitchen overhaul  is changing the countertops.

To reduce costs, you can replace the kitchen cabinet doors with more contemporary designs in a white oak veneer. It is far less expensive to refinish or reface old cabinets.

If the cabinets are in good shape except for their hinges and faded color reface or refinsih. Buying all new cabinets costs three times as much as buying new doors.

For refacing or refinishing kitchen cabinets contact Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis.

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Planning Kitchen Remodeling?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kitchen remodeling gives homeowners one of the highest ROI, which ranges from 80 to 105% of the money invested in the remodeling project. There are many ways to renovate a kitchen that will allow for extra space as well as water and energy conservation.

The value of a home can increase dramatically in direct reflect of a well-planed kitchen Remodeling. Creative and appealing renovations will not only help to attract more potential buyers, it will effectively sell a house in a shorter period of time. Regardless of the size and budget set aside for kitchen remodeling, the worth of a fairly inexpensive and well-planned renovated kitchen is priceless.

There are many things to consider when starting a kitchen remodeling project.  Here are some Guidelines:

Setting a Realistic Kitchen Remodeling Budget-
Homeowners should start with a careful examination of their finances to come up with a realistic figure that they can afford to spend on a kitchen remodeling project. Then find an answer to this key question: are they going to stay in the home for five years or less? Then the kitchen renovation should be viewed as an investment on their home. If they are going to be there for a longer period of time, it’s essential to keep in mind their family needs and to consider what's going to give them the most satisfaction through the years to come.

Kitchen Cabinets-
The kitchen cabinets can be the most challenging part of kitchen remodeling and improvements. They project the greatest visual impact to the space, and as far as their cost they have the largest impact on the budget. But they don’t need to. There are other options for your kitchen cabinets to bring any kitchen to life.

Kitchen cabinet refinishing and refacing is an inexpensive option that leaves you with cabinets that look new and eye catching. What is the best part? You are not stuck with a price tag that leaves you skimping in other areas. Refinishing and refacing cabinets is significantly less than buying new cabinets and no one, not even you, will know the difference.

Choosing the right layout-
Choosing the layout of the room is crucial in making a beautiful, practical and feasible kitchen design. Through years of experience, regardless of the size of the kitchen, any expert in home remodeling will know how to utilize the space to achieve the maximum storage and prep area.

The basic "Island" or "kitchen triangle" is a tried and trendy design that not only adds to storage space, also allows for optimum flow and performance in a kitchen layout. But it’s important to keep the set budget in mind when thinking of the kitchen layout, as changing the existing layout may require changes to the pluming and ventilation system which can add much more to the cost of the kitchen remodeling.
 

For information on refinishing and refacing kitchen cabinets, contact Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis.

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Outstanding Kitchen Remodeling That can Fit Your Budget

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 03, 2012

A Harvard University study predicts remodeling activity will grow quickly as Baby Boomers sell their homes and downsize.

The study singled out specialty kitchen and bath remodeling companies that do solid-wood kitchen cabinet refacing, which can transform the look of a kitchen without all of the mess and expense of a full remodel.

By offering quality cabinet refacing and refinishing, Kenneth C. Lewis Cabinetry can deliver an outstanding kitchen to people regardless of their budget.

As people hit retirement age, they often downsize, selling homes they haven't upgraded in decades to younger buyers eager to remodel. The huge Baby Boom generation is just beginning to retire and unload houses in massive numbers and many of them need kitchen remodeling.
 
Many baby boomers will remodel their homes to continue living in them long into retirement, or to increase the home's value before it is put on the market, but many more will sell to younger families who are looking for an inexpensive kitchen remodel that suits their needs.

To learn more about easier and effective kitchen remodeling, contact us.

Excerpts from Wall Street Journal Market Watch

Cabinet Refinishing and Refacing Reduces Kitchen Remodel Time

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 13, 2012

You have been thinking about giving your kitchen a face lift for some time. But the expense and the time of a kitchen remodeling project make it difficult to decide "this is the right time to start”.

Kitchen cabinet refacing and cabinet refinishing allows you a kitchen face lift in less time for less money. Many homeowners forget to consider all of their options: Cabinet refinishing and refacing. Think outside the box!

Usually you want an updated kitchen because your cabinets are old and dingy. New kitchen cabinets would give your kitchen the look you are after. But why take on the extra expense and the added inconvenience?

Refinishing or refacing your kitchen cabinets takes our company only about 3-4 days in your home, a minimal interruption to your normal life. The doors and drawer fronts work is done at the facility, not in your home. Cabinetry by Kenneth C Lewis can also replace or repair damages to existing cabinets.

Give your kitchen the well deserved face lift with cabinet refinishing and refacing and reduce the time and cost of a traditional kitchen remodeling project.  Contact us.

Cabinets: Replace or Reface?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 30, 2012

You have been thinking about fixing up your kitchen for a while now. Well, now is the time. You don’t need a huge budget and you don’t need to invest months of time to give your kitchen a facelift. Change the entire look and feel of your kitchen by kitchen cabinet refacing.

Replace or Reface?

Your kitchen is a good candidate for a refacing job if:

  • The cabinets were built before 1980. This means they were most likely built from real 3/4-inch plywood and solid particle board.
  • The size, height, and design of your kitchen cabinets now meet your needs.
  • The layout of your kitchen and your kitchen cabinets works. 
  • You don't have a huge budget.
  • You don't want to be, or can't be without the use of your kitchen for more than a few days.

For information on kitchen cabinet refacing, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.

No Need to Replace Kitchen Cabinets, Reface Kitchen Cabinets

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Now is the season that home remodeling and home improvement projects start. This spring, if you’d like to replace your kitchen cabinets but are worried about busting your budget, try refacing them instead of replacing them. Refacing kitchen cabinets with new doors and drawer fronts, rather than replacing all of the cabinetry, can save about 50% on cost.

Save Money and Time

As a very general rule, if replacing the cabinets will cost you $5,000, refacing cabinets them will cost $2,500. If you are on a budget, this is a way to save money.

Most of what you see in a kitchen is cabinet doors and drawers, so this makes up the bulk of a remodeling job. The money you save can be used for replacing the flooring or countertops, buying new appliances or adding new lighting.

Cabinet refacing is also much faster than totally replacing cabinets, taking only three to five days. In most cases, the appliances do not need to be moved and the homeowner can still use the kitchen.

How It Works

Refacing cabinets does not mean you have to use the same color that is there now.

Most kitchen cabinets have good ‘bones,’ with cabinets that are furniture-quality construction.

At Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis, cabinet refacing is not a cheesy, peel-and-stick product and process. This is real wood or laminate veneer being adhered to your existing cabinets. If you do it this way, the new veneer becomes one with the cabinet box. It is there for life.

Because the outsides of the cabinets are redone, you also can take this opportunity to add a few more cabinets or an island. These can be built to match your refaced cabinets.

If you want to add a pantry or a kitchen island, it can be matched seamlessly.

The kitchen is the most-used room in the house, it should reflect the homeowner. All of the elements that you can add while refacing give it more character.

For kitchen cabinet refacing, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.

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