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New Countertops Add Value in This Tough Housing Market

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 29, 2012

Some home improvement projects do not give you the return on investment to make them worthwhile. However, there are some home improvements that increase market value. Most realtors will tell you, kitchens and bathrooms are where the sale is made.

Wall paint colors are easily and inexpensively changed, and chances are that the new homeowner is going to change the wall colors anyway. Complete ktchen remodels certainly create a wow-factor that will boost the value of a home, but the cost is prohibitive for many homeowners, and the work required is lengthy and messy.

Kitchens and bathrooms can benefit from a significant facelift simply by replacing outdated countertops with new custom countertops. At various price points, homeowners can choose from granite countertops, soapstone countertops, silestone countertops, concrete countertops, and a growing number of eco-friendly countertops.

Not every investment will actually pay off when you try to sell. New countertops, however, can beautify your home while you're living there and still provide great ROI when you're ready to move.

By choosing smart upgrades such as new countertops, a home's value will likely increase. Feature such as these are quickly becoming the standard for kitchens and bathrooms. Potential buyers will often not consider a home without granite countertops since they are so popular and readily available these days. Being competitive is crucial in a tough housing market.

For information or a consultation on new countertops, contact Cabinetry by Kenneth C Lewis.

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Add Value and Elegance to your Home and Countertop with Granite

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 10, 2011
The kitchen is an important part of your home. It is an extension of your personality. If it is elegantly planned and furnished, then it can add value to your home. Most of the homeowners believe in enhancing the overall look of their kitchen. One such item that is given utmost care is kitchen countertops. It is the place where the majority of activity takes place. Granite Kitchen Countertops can make all the difference to the look of the kitchen. Cheap stones can demean a kitchen countertop, while granite slabs can make your kitchen countertops look stunning.

Granite is one of the ideal choices for countertops in the kitchen. It is widely being used by house owners as it has so many advantages over other cheap stones. Granite countertops are truly a valuable addition to your home. Granite is valuable because it is a hard porous substance that is capable of lasting for many years and the best part is that it needs little bit of care. Granite countertops are bacteria and heat resistant and it needs small amount of attention. Granite countertops such as kitchen countertops and vanity countertops come in many colors and styles. It can be used on the exterior as well as the interior of your home as it is easy to clean and maintain. It is also resistant to stain, scratch, and heat. Due to granite strength, high durability, availability of many colors, they have become ideal choice for all types of homeowners. Granite countertops are one of the most valuable possessions which add beauty as well as functionality in your home.

Installing granite countertops in your kitchen is a perfect way to add life, glamor and value to one of your most important assets - your home. This stresses the need for availing the services of experienced professionals with the right materials and equipment, the right skills, and great workmanship. We love what we do and take tremendous pride in making the kitchens our customers dream about come to life.  We focus on every detail and no detail is too small.  Our countertops have been described by many as the best they have ever seen. So if you want the highest customer service and customer satisfaction levels, contact us today.

Going For That Sleek, Upscale, Modern Look In Your Kitchen?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Apart from diamonds, granites are one of the best stones available on earth. It is used for various purposes like flooring, kitchen countertops and so forth. Granite countertops are considered the best choice for kitchens. There are various reasons why people today prefer it more than other materials like marble, ceramic tiles and glass. So it’s no big surprise why granite countertops are in demand.

A majority of the households prefer to install granite countertops in their kitchens due to a range of reasons. This particular stone is one of the strongest stones, next to diamonds, that can be used for a number of purposes. Highly durable, these countertops can lasts for several decades if it is taken care of properly. Granite countertops have the added advantage of low maintenance. It hardly requires any sort of maintenance as it never retains any sort of stain. It can be cleaned with soap and water. It is highly resistant against breaks and cracks being the toughest stone.

Unique and only one of its kind, this stone is exceptional as you will never find a similar stone anywhere in the world. Each piece is distinctive and an epitome of beauty. The stone can be found in a range of colors and designs that are quite mesmerizing.

Moreover granite countertops are heat and oil resistant. Therefore it remains clean and germ free unlike marble countertops. It has remained in vogue ever since the discovery of its usage as countertops. In addition to its usefulness, it also adds to the décor of any room that it is installed it. Feel free to contact us today should you be interested in granite countertops or any othe type of countertops. And remember countertops isnt all we do, we also offer furniture restoration, refinishing, and cabinet repair as well!

The market value of a house is dependent on its interiors and kitchens with granite countertops are sure to attract a sizeable number of buyers from all over. Nowadays most of the people prefer to install these distinctive countertops in bathrooms and drawing rooms too.

How Much Overhang Can You Design Into Your Counter-Tops

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 31, 2010

In general, people seek the maximum amount of kitchen countertop overhang possible without the assist of additional support mechanisms.  How much overhang can I have without additional support? The answer is of course, "It depends".  It depends on a calculation that considers stone rigidity and the percentage of the total counter that is "cantilevered" or independently supported. In general, the maximum overhang length will vary between 12 and 16-inches.  Our kitchen countertop service is one of the most accomplished and most respected  across RI and MA.

For overhang, 12-inches is the general rule for overhang.  It could be less when using soft stone such as Onyx.  For Granite, the most popular choice in counter tops,  the answer is up to 12 inches providing 2/3 or more is cantilevered to offset the unsupported weight.  For the other materials (Corian, Cambria Quartz, etc) the considerations are many and too detailed to discuss here.  That is why it is critical for you to consult a professional kitchen design team like Kenneth C. Lewis.  You are embarking upon some complex design engineering decision making...don't do this alone. 
 
You can add significant overhang space by integrating a supported design.  The use of Corbels or legs to support additional overhangs of course have both pros and cons.  They are:

  • Corbels- Visible but decorative
  • Brackets- Inexpensive and effective, installed properly works better on wall tops than upon cabinets themselves.
  • Legs -Visible, decorative but in the way of chairs and peoples legs.
  • Support brackets- Hidden and concealed but offers great support. They must be installed before the granite and cut into the cabinet itself. They are specifically designed for this challenge.

Think about the worst case scenario such as someone deciding to jump up and sit on your counter-top. Then ask yourself, "would that be safe"?  Would you or your spouse forget about max supported weight and step up on the unsupported  counter to change a light bulb?  So your unsupported counter tops should be designed to support human weight.  Think of your heaviest relative...there's your target support weight.  You can trust Kenneth C. Lewis to make that happen for you.....no matter how big your husband's brother is.


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