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Refinishing or Refacing Your Cabinets Helps Cut Cost in Kitchen Remodeling - Cambridge, MA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 05, 2014

There are many benefits of having cabinets, but not all homeowners have beautiful kitchen cabinets. Most want them. Refinishing or refacing kitchen cabinets can be a cost-effective alternative to giving the busiest room in the house the makeover it deserves.

If you value your money and time, a professional should complete this home improvement project. Kitchen remodeling in Cambridge, MA does not have to be an expensive project for homeowners. Now it is possible to revamp this part of your home and give it an entirely new look and feel with refinishing or refacing kitchen cabinets. With the help of a professional, you can get the results you want for your cabinets and for your kitchen.

In order to cut cost in kitchen remodeling and still feel like you have a brand new kitchen you can choose to keep your existing cabinets and refinish or reface them. Your cabinets will look current and expensive with a fresh superior finish or added decorative molding. With cabinet refacing, remodeling and customizing your kitchen costs less and is done much faster.

Find out more about cabinetry and kitchen remodeling, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.

Kitchen Remodeling Trends and Ideas- Providence

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Home remodeling is back in style and this year has a bunch of new trends.

1. Modern Kitchens

Not so long ago, remodeled kitchens had a rustic feel with warm paint colors and cabinetry, and wrought iron hardware and lighting. Now, modern is in, with white or gray cabinetry, simple countertops, glossy finishes and minimalist designs.  Appliances are more likely to be blended into the design or hidden away from view entirely to give the kitchen a sleeker appearance.

2. Brass Accents

Brass is making a comeback this year. It’s not the highly polished, bright brass hardware and lighting; it is the rustic, dull and hammered brass that is in. The new looks will be incorporated into kitchen and bathroom hardware as well as lighting and door hardware throughout the house.

3. Updated Bathrooms

Bathrooms came in second to kitchen remodeling. As far as style, vintage bathrooms with wainscoting and claw-foot tubs won’t be as popular as resort-style bathrooms that feature amenities such as large walk-in showers with multiple shower heads, heated floors or towel racks, and jetted bathtubs. For coloring and style, glass tiles will be a popular feature as well as neutral and cool colors like ash gray, light blue and off-white.

4. Vibrant Colors

The kitchen may be getting the modern single-shade treatment next year, but other rooms will have color. Bright accent colors such as turquoise, yellow and orange that were popular in 2013 have a new twist; in 2014, they’ll be more of a focal point and even more vibrant with colors such as Green Flash, Lemon Zest, Nectarine and Rouge Red. Vibrant accent walls, main paint colors and flooring throughout bedrooms and main living spaces will be featured.

5. Sustainable Materials

Going green is nothing new, but sustainability may get easier in 2014 remodels. Manufacturers and builders are constantly getting greener and greener in the way they source materials and put up homes. As a result, energy efficiency is becoming an assumption. Remodels will include more renewable materials such as bamboo, energy-efficient appliances and additional designs that incorporate the local climate as well as repurposed materials. Kitchen cabinet refacing is a green solution and a less expensive solution to new cabinets.

For more information on kitchen remodeling, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.

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See Cabinet Refacing at the New Engand Home Show - Foxboro, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 28, 2014

Do you want to start that kitchen remodeling project you have been dreaming about? If so, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a new kitchen. You don’t even have to spend months without a kitchen while yours is under construction. In fact, you can have a brand new kitchen in 2-4 days with kitchen cabinet refacing and cabinet refinishing.

Want to see what it is all about? Come see Kenneth C. Lewis Cabinetry at the 2014 New England Home Show at The Dana Farber Field House at Patriot Place in Foxboro on Friday, March 21, 2PM - 9PM, Saturday, March 22, 10AM - 9PM, and Sunday, March 23, 10AM - 6PM.

Show Features

Mark your calendar for the 2014 New England Home Show, where you’ll be delighted at the wide range of home improvement ideas on display. From lighting to flooring to siding for your home, from techniques to tools, over 500 experts are on hand to answer your burning DIY questions. Bring the kids and enjoy live cooking demonstrations, furniture building zone and a craft and specialty food area.

Admission:
Adults: $10
17 and under: Free

Chef Fest:
Visitors can enjoy mouth-watering samples from several of Boston's top chefs as they browse the aisles of the New England Home Show. Chef Fest's featured restaurants includes some of Boston's favorite restaurants, Aura, Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant, Chef Tom Pizzica from the Food Network, and Chef Mark Bynum from Top Chef. As seasoned chefs whip up savory dishes, visitors can walk away with the know-how to recreate these inspired dishes for family, friends, and guests at home. Chef demonstrations take place every couple of hours at the New England Home Show. View our news for Chef Fest schedule and more information about each of the Chefs.

For those in the middle of remodeling or simply have dreams to remodel in the future, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry's professionals can answer nearly any technical question, or provide a connection to a local NARI contractor. Members of NARI are the voice of reason for the remodeling industry and can help home owners prevent avoidable mistakes and make the remodeling process that much easier! Visit the New England Home Show and partake in live NARI seminars.

For more information on cabinet refacing and refinishing, contact Kenneth C. Lewis. More information on the Home Show http://www.newenglandhomeshows.com/pphs-spring/event-info 

Benefits of Kitchen Cabinet Refacing – Boston, Cambridge, Belmont

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

There is no need to spend too much money on kitchen remodeling when all you need is a facelift and a fresh new look. Cabinet refacing is the better options. Refacing cabinets means replacing the cabinet doors and drawer fronts, and applying a new finish for all visible cabinet parts. Changing the hardware also gives a new, updated look. Rather than installing all new cabinets, refacing existing cabinets saves a lot of money, stress and time.

Cabinet refacing is becoming very popular because there are so many benefits.

1. Less Expensive

Refacing cabinets can save you up to 50% of the price of replacing your kitchen cabinets. This is money you can invest in new appliances, or keep in the bank.  This is definitely the right option if your kitchen layout is staying the same. Cabinet refacing is an ideal and economical way to get a new, fresh look in your kitchen.

2. Less Stressful

A full kitchen remodeling project involves removing all of your cabinets, and gutting your entire kitchen. It is a dusty, dirty, and very involved project that takes months. Living without a kitchen is extremely stressful and challenging.  Additionally, with cabinet refacing there is no waiting on the manufacturer for cabinet delivery. Refacing cabinets takes only 2-4 days.

3. Less waste

Cabinet refacing is a greener option for kitchen remodeling as well. Because you are using existing cabinets, your are saving space in landfills and saving energy in manufacturing and transporting.

4. Lots of Choices

Even though your are using the existing cabinets, you still have unlimited choices. You can choose stains or paints in any color. If you want glass doors, you can have those made to match your cabinets. The cabinet options are still unlimited, and the final result will look brand new.

For more information on cabinet refacing for your kitchen remodeling project, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.

Cabinet Refacing is an Eco-Friendly Kitchen remodeling Option – Wellesley, Cambridge, Brookine

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 12, 2013

Rather than buy new kitchen cabinets, cabinet refacing recycles your existing cabinets. This saves on energy, resources, waste and space in landfills. This is considered a green remodeling option for the environmentally conscious.

When you consider kitchen remodeling, most homeowners actually like and want to keep the existing layout. They just want a renewed and updated look. Why not, if your if your existing kitchen is well-designed, well-built and functional. In fact, in kitchen cabinet refacing the cabinet doors are completely new, so what your friends, guests, and family will see will be entirely new.

Also known as cabinet resurfacing, cabinet refacing lets you keep your kitchen intact through the remodeling process. Refacing saves you time, mess and stress, and it costs about half as much as replacing the kitchen cabinets for all new.  If you need more cabinet space, you can still choose cabinet refacing because you can also add matching cabinetry. Refacing cabinets is a "green" remodeling alternative. If your kitchen layout is perfect the way it is, there is no need to replace your cabinets, sending the old ones to a landfill.

If you are looking for an eco-friendly alternative to remodeling your kitchen, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.

Trendy Kitchen Ideas With Staying Power – Boston, Providence

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Nearly half of new homeowners who undertake a home improvement project within three months of buying a new home start in the kitchen. So what’s trendy, but also has some staying power?

Here’s what’s hot:

Eco-friendly features. Nearly half of those surveyed said using eco-friendly appliances and materials in their kitchens is important. Eco-friendly can be done in the remodeling process too, by refacing kitchen cabinets rather than ripping out and buying new. Additionally, green paints can be used in kitchen cabinet refacing.

While a variety of Energy Star-recommended appliances and green-certified building products are on the market, eco-friendly changes also can be as simple as using cloth rather than paper towels, replacing plastic containers with glass, or using non-toxic cleaners.

Granite and quartz countertops. 94% of respondents said they’re changing their countertops. Granite countertops still top the list at 50%, but quartz is next. Marble only drew 10%.

Quartz countertops are resistant to stains and scratches and are easy to take care of, kitchen designers say.

Tile backsplashes. Tile was the top choice for backsplash accents. Half of respondents preferred it, with marble, stone slab and other materials trailing far behind. A lot of people are using the backsplash as sort of the jewelry of the kitchen. That’s where they’ll put that splash of color, because it won’t be overwhelming.

Floors. Hardwood floors led the list of choices, but here’s another area where tiles made a strong showing, coming in second.

Stainless steel. A majority of respondents favor stainless steel appliances. Some homeowners are combining appliance finishes or integrating stainless steel into cabinetry, this can be done with cabinet refacing.

Chef’s stoves. A professional-grade range — a stove with options such as a flat griddle or a cooktop to accommodate a searing pan or a wok — topped kitchen wish lists as a dream appliance.

Kitchen Islands. They’re popular but not a must. 61% said they’re incorporating an island. A kitchen has to be large enough for an island.

Transitional style.  This look,  traditional and contemporary, has grown in popularity.

White cabinets. Whites and off whites are the top choice for color schemes, at 73%. The popularity of white cabinetry jumped this year. Refinished cabinets can be done in white stains or paints.

Gray color schemes. Grays are coming on strong. Gray is really hot. It has been for the past couple of years and it’s still trending that way.

The takeaway from all this?

People really want easy, clean, unfussy kitchens. And remember, don’t get carried away. For more information on kitchen cabinet refacing and refinishing, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.

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Kitchen Remodeling without a Loan – Boston, Newport

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Have you been thinking about remodeling your kitchen? You are not alone. Home renovations are picking up. But, at the same time, home improvement loans are down almost 18% from this time last year. The blame has been put on the banks for tightening their belts when it comes to lending money.

But, if you want to remodel your kitchen, you don’t need to spend a fortune. In fact, you can get an entirely new look and feel in your kitchen for a fraction of the cost. Maybe you don’t need a loan.

Cabinet refacing is a faster and far less expensive way to dramatically change your kitchen.  Kitchen cabinet refacing is an alternative to refinishing or replacing the cabinets.  Although cabinet refacing is less expensive  than all new cabinets, it is still considerably more expensive than cabinet refinishing. Cabinet refacing involves the replacement of the door and drawer fronts and installing a veneer of new wood over the existing cabinets. This is usually done with your existing countertops in place if they are in good shape.

For a higher quality solution, you can reface cabinets without using veneers. You can get a brand-new kitchen in an affordable price, when you reface your cabinets by replacing doors and drawers that are custom-built with soft close slides and high-end quality lacquer finish moldings.

If you pay out of pocket for your kitchen remodel, it’s important to love your space – and love living in it, regardless if you are looking at selling or staying after your re-model. In the end, you want to make your money work for you and bring you comfort, convenience and possibly more money in the long run.

For more information on refacing cabinets, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.

Kitchen Makeover for the Holidays – Newton, Brookline, Cambridge

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Are you hosting the holiday party this year? Are you tired of your kitchen and wish you had the time for a remodel? You do. You can get a whole new kitchen in time for the holidays when you reface your kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them.

To save money and remodel the kitchen by the holidays refacing kitchen cabinets is the right choice. It is much faster, less stressful, and takes only a few days, and the results will make your home look new and in style again. If you cabinets are still in good condition but they look old and out of date, cabinet refacing is the solution that will last for years.

Kitchen cabinet refacing can be a terrific option to consider if you want to give your kitchen a whole new look for the holidays, without breaking your budget. Cabinet refacing includes replacing the old doors and drawer fronts with new custom-made doors and drawer fronts. You can choose any style cabinet doors and any stain or paint. Cabinet refacing will add a new, fun, fresh look to your kitchen and all of your holiday guests will think you’ve done a complete kitchen remodel.

If you want a new kitchen, is the cabinets that are the real problem? If so, consider this option. Refacing cabinets will make your home more inviting and attractive to you and your holiday party guests. The cost of kitchen cabinet refacing is far less than the cost of completely gutting your kitchen, and the job is done much faster. For more information, contact Kenneth C. Lewis Cabinetry.

Time to Begin the Kitchen Remodeling Project – Boston, Providence

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Most homebuyers right now are buying homes that need some remodeling. Single home inventory is low, which means compromises have to be made. Most homeowners have grand plans for how they hope their houses will eventually look. Of course, this usually involves some sort of remodel. The room of choice this fall is…the kitchen.

But just because the plans have been made and the estimates have been calculated, things may not be in the works just yet.

According to Houzz, of the more than 7,000 homeowners who shared kitchen remodel plans, 68% of them haven’t begun their kitchen remodeling project.

Although the reasons homeowners want a kitchen remodel vary, all reasons gravitate toward one bottom line: People are creating kitchens to please themselves, making them beautiful and functional. Seventy-nine percent said they hoped to improve their kitchen’s look and feel.

What’s a remodeled kitchen without new appliances? And  most homeowners desire the same high-end toys. A chef’s stove tops the list, with double ovens coming in second. Other coveted appliances include wine fridges, dishwasher drawers, warming drawers and pot fillers. There is a way to have great appliances in your remodeling budget without breaking the bank. Refacing kitchen cabinets entirely changes the look and feel of your kitchen while leaving money in the budget for those high-end appliances you have been dying for.

More than half of homeowners haven’t gotten started on their kitchen remodeling project yet because too many think they have to start from scratch. Starting from scratch versus working with the existing elements, including your existing cabinetry, causes delays. Cabinet refacing gets the job done faster for less, with the same effect.

Another surprising statistic in the Houzz study is that bigger is not always better when it comes to kitchens. So keep the layout, re-use kitchen cabinets and begin your kitchen remodeling project by refacing cabinets. Contact Kenneth C. Lewis.

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Kitchen Remodeling after the 4th of July - Norwood, MA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Everyone at Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis would like to wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July. When you return from the holiday weekend, if you are interested in kitchen remodeling, we are interested in talking with you.
 
Kitchen remodeling does not have to be an over-the-top expensive endeavor. Kitchen cabinet refacing and refinishing is a faster, easier, and less expensive way to achieve a new look in your kitchen. By choosing cabinet refacing or refinishing you can give your kitchen a facelift and still enjoy the rest of your summer.
 
With kitchen cabinet refacing, you can significantly increase the value of your home with minimal interruption to your normal home life because we only spend an average of 3 - 4 days in your kitchen. We can also replace or repair damages to your existing cabinets and your satisfaction is Guaranteed!

So after your summer holiday weekend, contact Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis to see how we can transform your kitchen.


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