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Adding Decorative Cabinet Hardware To Your Cabinets

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 26, 2010

Adding or replacing decorative cabinet hardware is one of the easiest facelifts you could possibly do for your cabinets. If your cabinets are in pretty good shape, and not too dated, changing pulls or knobs is an easy thing to do. The investment is cheap to do and will be a big return as well.

If your cabinets look really old, brand new decorative cabinet hardware might stand out like a sore thumb. Depending on the situation, though, you could add rustic pulls or knobs to your cabinets, and they'd still look good. Your cabinets might also just need a good cleaning to get them sparkling again.

If you are starting fresh, and don't already have pull or knob holes in your doors or drawer fronts the choices are almost endless. You can get 3" center pulls, or knobs, or 96mm, or 128mm, or just about anything you want.

Keep in mind though, that handles with 3" centers are the most common decorative cabinet hardware that there is. If you ever want to change handles in the future, there will certainly be tons of choices. If you go with, say 128mm handles, your future choices for handles will be limited, because you'll have to get 128mm handles again. Also, these handles are larger than normal, so cost more. Finish is also a factor in your cost. Stainless steel will cost much more than a nickel finish, but will look almost identical. Contact us today if you want to add some cabinet hardware to your cabinets or if you need to have them refinished!

The Wide Variety of Kenneth C Lewis Cabinet Refinishing Service Offerings

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 18, 2010

More often that not, we perform multiple services for our clients.  While it is true that we usually arrive at a new customer's home to deliver a single service, inevitably our customers learn that we do so many things and indeed seek additional Kenneth C Lewis'  service offerings. 

Today we'd like to get back to basics and provide you a quick reference summary of the things we can do for you. 

We Custom Build, Modify, and Refinish Existing:

Kitchens & Cabinets
•High-end Mouldings
•Libraries & Studies
Entertainment Centers and Furniture

Home Remodeling Services Includes:
  • Dovetailed Drawer Boxes
  • New Drawer Fronts
  • High-end Mouldings
  • Islands & Countertops    
We Offer Multiple Hardware Options
  • Original Drawer Slides
  • Easy Slide Drawer Track (New Drawer boxes required)
  • European and Knife Handle Hinges
  • We install any style knobs supplied by customer
We Install Custom Countertops:
  • Cambria
  • Granite
  • Corian
  • Soapstone (Etc.)
If you have questions on any of the above listed service offerings, please feel free to contact us at anytime.  

Tips For Preventing Furniture Damage During Moves

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 11, 2010

This blog post offers simple common sense measures that you can take when moving your furniture.  Why would a guy who provides professional furniture repair and restoration services offer such advice?  The answer is simple.  We are a business rooted in integrity and believe that this is one way that Kenneth C. Lewis looks out for you while strengthening our already rock-solid business reputation.  

If you adhere to the following advice and never again suffer furniture damage, then congrats because you are the rare exception.   But when it comes time to repair damaged furniture, we hope you will turn to us.

You will have to spend money up front to protect your furniture during transit, but it’s worth every penny. Here’s what you’ll need:

Furniture Blankets

Wrap your furniture in furniture blankets and you’ll be able to stack them and maximize the use of your transit space.  You can use or rent furniture blankets.  Realize that they can be used for any number of household purposes (yard blankets, attic storage protection, future moves, etc).  

Quilted Chair and Sofa Covers
You can use chair covers instead of furniture blankets if you want to take extra precautions to protect heirloom quality sofas and chairs.  They are sewn to fit your chairs snug, as opposed to furniture blankets that you’ll have to manipulate to try to cover the entire surface area of your chair.

Moving Pads
You can use moving pads to protect large furniture, like your piano, from getting damaged. They won’t cover the entire furniture, like a furniture blanket, but they’re useful for loading and unloading different furniture items.

Mattress Covers
These are huge, durable plastic covers that fit your mattress. It will protect your mattress from water damage as well as from rips and tears. You’ll need to buy one for the mattress and another one of your box spring. Mattress covers come in all sizes, from crib mattresses to king sized beds.

When you use straps in the moving truck, you can keep furniture from sliding back and forth. You can also organize the move by strapping certain “rooms” towards the back of your truck, and others near the front. If your primary concern is making sure that your furniture stays in one place while the truck is on the move, buy furniture traps to keep things securely in one place. You can also use straps to lift heavy furniture. These fit comfortably around your shoulders and attach to the furniture for you to lift and carry to your truck.

Bubble Wrap
You’ll need bubble wrap for your fragile items, such as glass mirrors and antiques. Bubble wrap cushions the item wrapped inside, protecting it from damage during the move. You can also pack several items next to or on top of each other, if you use bubble wrap as a cushion between them. These are widely accessible and easy to use. An alternative to using bubble wrap is packing paper, but these may not work well for some of your heavier or more fragile items.
It’s risky business moving without the proper supplies to prevent furniture damage. You should do what you can to preserve your items, and to make sure that your furniture arrives in one piece.

Please realize that we also provide cabinet refinishing and repair services and countertops repair and replacement services.  Do your best to protect them.  When you need them repaired, restored, or replaced, contact us!

Refacing Your Cabinets Is The Affordable Solution

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Cabinet refacing enables you to get the look of new cabinetry for a fraction of the cost of installing all new cabinets.  Kitchen renovations don't have to cost and arm and a leg. If you're dreaming of remodeling your kitchen, but don't think you can afford it, you should consider cabinet refacing. A great way to stretch your remodeling budget without sacrificing on quality, kitchen cabinet refacing enables you to get the look of completely new cabinets for far less than installing all new cabinets. You don't have to overspend to achieve a great new look for your home!

Never heard of refacing cabinets? That's okay: not everyone has. Refacing cabinets involves utilizing your existing cabinetry as the basis for your new cabinets. Our professionals will remove your old door and drawer fronts while leaving the cupboards themselves in place as the framework for the new cabinets. We then adhere new side panels to the exterior of your cabinetry, add new solid-wood doors and drawer fronts, and leave you with a kitchen that looks completely new - without blowing your budget!

As long as the current layout of your kitchen cabinetry suits your needs and the cabinet boxes themselves are in good condition, cabinet refacing is the best option for creating a fresh new look for your home. Because the doors and drawers are replaced, you can take even the most outdated styles and make them look modern and sleek. And because the sides of the old cabinets will be covered as well, you can go from dark cabinetry to light or vice-versa. The sky's the limit when it comes to making over the appearance of your cabinets with professional refacing.

So if it's time to do something about your kitchen's outdated cabinets, don't feel like you have to spend thousands and thousands of dollars replacing all of your cupboards. You can save tons of money and still get the gorgeous appearance you want with professional kitchen cabinet refacing. Get the look you want at a fraction of the price: choose cabinet refacing and get the most bang for your buck. Contact us to learn more about cabinet refacing, great savings, and great quality.


Cabinet Refinishing by Kenneth C. Lewis
Cabinet Refinishing by Kenneth C. Lewis

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