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Kitchen Remodeling with Soul - Boston and RI

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Kenneth C. Lewis Cabinetry has seen smarter kitchen remodeling projects reign over the last few years. As wallets have tightened and people have become more conscious of how they spend money, add to this the attempt to live more green. We have seen more and more homeowners opt for kitchen cabinet refacing rather than replacing. This is a smarter, less expensive, faster and greener option all around.

But then we found this article, and it confirmed what we already knew, so we thought we would share some excerpts from it so you don’t have to just take our word for it.

The reign of the trophy kitchen is officially over. The dream kitchens of today aren't about the sexiest six-burner range or the most exotic countertop material. As cooking has returned to center stage and remodeling budgets have sobered, the kitchen island is nurturing family togetherness and reviving casual entertaining.

In kitchens with a small footprint, glass tiles, quartz counters and dish drawers are adding sparkle and practicality. The kitchen of 2013 has soul. People are spending all their time in the kitchen, and they want it warm and inviting, as well as low-maintenance, not industrial feeling.

Clients are choosing more modern touches such as white or gray cabinets when refacing cabinets and gray walls and neutral quartz counters, individualized with different textures and touches of color.

The kitchen is still the most obsessed-about room in the house, but homeowners want more than just trends. Lately it's been less the kind of over-the-top approach and a bit more practical with a simplified aesthetic. People have a wide portfolio of things they want, and not just what their neighbor has.

The 2013 survey by the National Kitchen & Bath Association identified some of today's top style choices in kitchens.
 
1. White Painted Cabinets
The cabinets are arguably the most important decision when redoing a kitchen. The kitchen cabinets set the look. In the National Kitchen & Bath Association survey, 67% of respondents said that white was their first choice for cabinetry, a jump of 20% in the past two years.
 
2. Quarts Countertops
Consumers are demanding products that are easy to care for, including quartz countertops which require no special maintenance.

3. Add Shades of Gray
Gray seems to be the color of the moment. Although white and off-white are still the top colors, grays are showing up on cabinets, counters and walls. Gray is another neutral that can be paired with many accent colors and looks chic and modern, whether a driftwood gray wood finish or glossy gray coating.

4. LED Lighting
More and more remodeled kitchens now have LED lighting, especially below cabinets. LED bulbs are more efficient and generate little heat.

For more information on kitchen cabinet refacing in Boston and RI, feel free to contact Kenneth C. Lewis.

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Reface Cabinets for Increased Home Value- Boston and RI

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 27, 2013

There are great ways to fix up your home while adding value to it. With the housing market picking up in Boston and Rhode Island, homeowners are trying to do just that.

If you want to increase the resale value of your home to put in on the market now, or in a few years, you can spend less money on the project and still reap the benefits.

The first remodeling project you start should always be the kitchen, it is the most important room in the house to upgrade if increased value is what you are looking for. Almost all potential buyers are attracted to the kitchen and it’s details like granite countertops, kitchen cabinets and appliances.

If you don’t want to partake in an entire kitchen remodeling project, which involves replacing the kitchen cabinets, and which eats up most of your budget, reface kitchen cabinets instead. Replacing kitchen cabinets can cost you 10’s of thousands of dollars and take several weeks to complete. Refacing kitchen cabinets costs a small fraction of that amount and will take from 2-4 DAYS to complete.

By refacing cabinets your kitchen project will be completed faster, and the results will be stunning. Add new granite countertops and you have a brand new kitchen that buyers will love. And of course, you can enjoy it too while you are still in your home.

For more information on increasing your home’s value through kitchen cabinet refacing, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.

Kitchen Remodeling Done in 4 Days or Less

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

There is a way to remodel your kitchen without spending far too much money:  kitchen cabinet refacing. Kenneth C. Lewis can add new doors to your kitchen cabinets and change all the cabinet hardware.

The effect is beautiful, but the cost savings is dramatic. You can get a new look and feel in your kitchen at least 1/3 of the cost in just 2-4 days.

But, chances are, if your cabinets are outdated, your countertops are too. That can add a pretty penny to the budget's bottom line. But not if you use Cabinet Refinishing by Kenneth c. Lewis.

If we do your kitchen cabinets for you, we will provide your granite, cambria or soapstone countertops at wholesale price. Your kitchen remodel will involve custom made doors and drawer fronts, custom molding, dovetail drawer boxes with easy close slides and we will move the hinges from the outside to the inside. Plus, new countertops at wholesale pricing.

What's stopping you from starting your kitchen remodeling project now? Contact Cabinet Refinishing by Kenneth C. Lewis.

Kitchen Renovations Can Help You Sell Your Home

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 17, 2013

Many homeowners have considered home renovations over the past year. The types and costs of such projects vary greatly.  The most affordable renovation is usually the one that provides the biggest benefit, fresh paint.
 
The most popular renovation plans are usually the most expensive, and include redoing kitchens and bathrooms.  Kitchen and bath remodels can add value to your home, but if you plan to “get back” what you spent on those projects when you sell the house, it is unlikely that you will see a dollar-to-dollar return.  It is important to decide whether you are doing the remodeling just to increase sale price, or whether you are doing to improve your quality of life.  It is also important to carefully budget the costs.

1. Calculate the costs of your kitchen renovation project.

Estimating how much you will spend on countertops or appliances is fairly easy to do. However, calculating cost can become difficult if you don’t consider the full scope of the project. Before committing to a kitchen renovation, consider the size, the materials needed, and the length of the project. Only after you’ve calculated the total cost can you assess whether renovating is a savvy investment.

2. Ask for professional assistance.

Refusing to hire a professional contractor is another mistake that many home owners make. While it’s possible to successfully complete simple projects on your own, more complex projects should be left to a reputable contractor.

3. Determine how much value the renovations will add to your home.

Only after you determine the cost of the renovation should you estimate how much added value it will bring to your home. If you’re spending thousands of dollars to upgrade your home with features like hardwood flooring and granite countertops, you need to be able to justify the investment.

Select which renovation projects offer a greater return. According to HGTV, kitchen remodels will help you recoup between 60 and 120 percent of your investment depending on what you renovate, while a bathroom addition can recoup 80 to 130 percent.

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

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Increase Property Value - Barrington RI

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 02, 2013

One of the ways homeowners can increase their property values is with kitchen remodeling. Anything that makes a home stand out means more money in your pocket when you sell your home.  Even if you don’t move immediately you can enjoy your kitchen remodel while you live there, and enjoy it again when you sell your home.

Remodeling projects that make the kitchen space more inviting and functional can pay off financially. They can also pay off emotionally for those who live there. When families are looking for new homes to purchase, the kitchen area in a potential house can be a deal maker or deal breaker.
 
If homeowners are on a budget, there are still kitchen remodeling options that can make a substantial difference. No tearing out walls or replacing cabinets. Instead, rearrange the space and reface the cabinets. Replacing the hardware on cabinets will also upgrade the look. Painting the walls in the room will also enhance the room’s appearance. Also, worn out laminate counters can be replaced with granite countertops.

Kitchen remodeling projects, even on modest scales, can enhance the livability of your home and allow for a higher resale price down the road. For more information on cabinet refacing and refinishing, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.

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