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Cabinet Refacing for Minor Kitchen Remodeling Projects – Wellesley, Brookline, MA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Kitchens are one of the most popular rooms to remodel in the home, and kitchen remodeling is one project that can actually increase the value of your home. New kitchen cabinets can transform a drab kitchen turning it into a fantastic, bright space which is the heart of the home.

In fact, minor kitchen remodeling is one of the most valuable projects you can do on a home. A minoe kitchen remodeling project means cabinet refacing, also known as new cabinet fronts, as well as new hardware plus replacement countertops and the like.
 
Homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project. And if done right, a kitchen remodel can recoup much of its cost. A minor kitchen remodel of about $18,500 can recoup 75% of your investment when you sell your home, according to the most recent Cost vs. Value data from Remodeling magazine.

To keep costs down, keep the same footprint.  Changing the location of the plumbing and electrical will drive up the cost of the remodeling project fast. So if possible, keep appliances, water fixtures, and walls in the same location. Keeping the same footprint allows you to more easily keep the same cabinets as well. Kitchen cabinet refacing will keep costs down, and dramatically decrease the price of cabinets. Not only will you save on demolition and reconstruction costs, you’ll cut the amount of dust and debris your project generates.

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


Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Saves Time and Money - Newport, RI

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 18, 2013

Home improvement projects are on the rise. Whether you are getting your home ready to sell in the next few years, or you just want to update it to make it more comfortable for you to live in, it is important to choose remodeling projects that are cost effective and will give you a high ROI. Kitchens and bathrooms top the charts. However, they can also be tops in dollars spent remodeling. But they don’t need to.

If you are tired of your existing kitchen, there are less expensive ways to achieve a new look. Cabinet refacing is one of them. Kitchen cabinet refacing uses your existing wood cabinets and gives them a facelift. We promise, no one will come into your kitchen and know that those are your old cabinets, everyone will think they are all new.

Kitchen cabinet refacing can be a terrific option to consider if you want a whole new look to your kitchen without breaking your budget. Cabinet refacing replaces the door and drawer fronts with new custom-made doors and drawer fronts and installing a veneer of new wood over the existing cabinets. This saves time and money while making your kitchen brand new and achieving a very high ROI at resale.

Old and out-of-date cabinets are often still in great condition, they are just…unattractive.  Cabinets  in good condition of good quality are perfect for refacing.


If you thought you wanted a new kitchen, but really all you need is new cabinets and countertops, consider cabinet refacing and adding value to your home. The cost of kitchen cabinet refacing is considerably less than the cost of a complete kitchen remodel. For more information, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.


Countertop Material and the Decision Making Process- Newton

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 11, 2013

Kitchen remodeling is fun and overwhelming. There are loads of decisions to make and dozens of products to compare. Just deciding on what type of kitchen countertops to choose can be daunting. But we found this Huffington Post article that summed it up. Here are some pro’s and con’s on a number of countertop materials.

1. Stainless Steel
What is it? It's exactly what it sounds like. Sheets of the metal are retrofitted to fit your unique design.
Why we like it: They're antimicrobial and super easy to clean and we love the metallic glow they give any kitchen.
Downfalls: Metal will scratch and etch over time, but this is part of the beauty of its patina.

2. Butcher Block
What is it? Typically made from a hard maple that is laminated and sealed.
Why we like it: If you're looking for the warm, rich look of wood, they're right up your alley.
Downfalls: This product needs to be sealed regularly because it is very porous. Unfortunately, it can scorch, stain and scratch.

3. Laminate
What is it? Paper or fabric sheeting is glued to a plywood substrate.
Why we like it: It's available in thousands of colors and styles, it's inexpensive and pretty durable.
Downfalls: You'll see seams, you can't cut on it and it will scorch if you put a hot pot on the surface.

4. Granite
What is it? A strong natural stone which can be polished or honed.
Why we like it: This can be found with many beautiful color variations, it resists chemicals and bacteria and it's relatively easy to maintain if you seal it once in a while.
Downfalls: There aren't too many issues, but it must be sealed and there will be some visible seams.

5. Quartz
What is it? A combination of natural quartz stone and manmade resins.
Why we like it: It's extremely durable, non-porous and it resists heat. It also needs very little maintenance.
Downfalls: This one is pretty expensive and you will see some seams.

6. Marble
What is it? An elegant natural stone with notable veining and markings.
Why we like it: It's truly beautiful, and reminds us of French patisseries.
Downfalls: It can stain and etch pretty easily and has a hefty price tag.

For help with new kitchen countertops, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.



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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