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Finding the Right Kitchen Contractor in Boston and Providence

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 25, 2013

Are you thinking of starting a kitchen remodeling project? If so, one of the most important decisions you will make is in picking the right kitchen contractor. When choosing a contractor, do your homework, ask for referrals, look for ratings and testimonials, and make sure the contractor you choose is licensed.
 
Whomever you choose should take your budget and needs into account. Why talk you into new kitchen cabinets if cabinet refacing is a better option with the same effect? If your kitchen layout works, why rearrange it?

58% of homeowners planning projects in the next two years plan to hire a professional contractor.  Finding the right kitchen remodeling company for your project and style will make the experience much more enjoyable and will get your remodeling done on time and on budget.
 
While referrals from friends and family can help get you started, you'll want to find a professional whose design aesthetic matches your own. Research local remodelers in Boston and Rhode Island, and read their ratings and reviews. Also, look at projects that they have completed.

Kenneth C. Lewis customers collectively say that we are professional and courteous, that we pay attention to detail, and are experienced and knowledgeable and that we use the highest quality materials. We guarantee your satisfaction.

If these values and attributes are important to you then contact Kenneth C. Lewis today.


Eco-Friendly Kitchen Remodeling - Boston

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 19, 2013

Are you considering remodeling your kitchen the eco-friendly way? Going green is the perfect way to create a healthier, eco-friendly gathering space for your family.

After your remodeling project is done, your kitchen will be energy efficient and it can increase the resale value of your home.

Incorporate some of these tips for an Earth-friendly remodeling project:

  • Make purchases that will last for years to come. Don’t be fooled by cheap, poor quality items. You’ll have to replace them often, which is definitely not green and ends up costing you more money in the long run.
  • Your old kitchen can actually be recycled. Your existing kitchen cabinets may be unattractive and out-of-date, but you can use your existing cabinets in your new kitchen! Reface cabinets or refinish cabinets to give them a whole new look. This is the greener option. No trash going to the landfill, no waste from demolition or installation, and of course, no energy used in transporting the new cabinets to your home. Using green paint or finish add to the eco-friendly décor.
  • Opt for sustainable flooring and countertops. Materials, such as wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, recycled glass and paper, cork, granite and quartz are among the many eco-friendly options.
  • Energy Star appliances are the most efficient in their product categories. An Energy Star-rated dishwasher and refrigerator will consume less energy and help you save on utility costs.
  • Paint is the simplest, most cost-effective way to transform a room. Most paint lines carry eco-friendly paint with low or zero VOCs.
  • Update a piece of furniture that you already own with a coat of zero VOC paint or wood stain.


A green kitchen remodeling project can suit your lifestyle and taste. With so many green choices, you can protect the environment and still create a sophisticated kitchen.

For more information on refacing or refinishing kitchen cabinets in Boston, contact Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis.


Green Kitchen Remodeling with Cabinet Refacing

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 10, 2013

If you are considering a kitchen remodeling project, consider a green kitchen remodel which could be healthier for your home and the environment.

However, most people think that going green for their remodeling project will be more expensive. Well, you will be happy to hear that going green can actually be more cost effective than the alternative.

Here are some money saving green remodeling tips:

  • Keep the same kitchen layout rather than redesigning the entire floor plan. This saves, time money and space in landfills.
  • Rather than ripping out and replacing your kitchen cabinets, choose the green option. If you cabinets are dated, but in good shape or have good bones don’t replace them, reuse them. By refacing cabinets or refinishing cabinets you save money, transportation energy, landfill space and materials. You can even refinish or paint your cabinets with green paint. Best of all, they achieve a whole new look.
  • Energy efficient appliances is an expense at the outlay, however, they end up saving you money on electric bills.
  • Granite countertops as well as other stone, quartz and bamboo are all green materials because they are natural and sustainable with no VOC’s. Recycled materials can be used for countertops as well, such as stone, concrete, butcher block, stainless steel and glass tile.
  • LED lights can be added for efficient lighting. Compact fluorescent light bulbs should be used in your other lighting fixtures. Again LED and CFL lightbulbs will save you money in the long run because you will spend less on energy and spend less in replacement bulbs.

For more information, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.


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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