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Update Kitchen Reface Cabinets Before you Put Your Home on the Market – Lexington, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 30, 2013

The residential housing market is heating up. But before you put your home on the market, it may makes sense to make those upgrades you had been considering which will add style and value to your home. With many buyers seeking wood floors, kitchen upgrades and other add-ons, it's important for homeowners to highlight these features so their property stands out from the competition.

It comes down to dollars and sense, and ROI. Even with a modest budget, if you take the time and price your options, updating worn floors, dated cabinetry and lackluster walls will make a significant difference.

When it's time to sell, an updated kitchen not only adds good looks, it increases the value of your home.
Between two similar properties buyers will gravitate toward the home with a nice kitchen and updated cabinets, they will spend more for it, and the home will sell faster.

Upgrading kitchens before putting houses on the market is important because potential buyers perceive kitchen renovations to be expensive and inconvenient. Homes without updated kitchens will take longer to sell, and will sell for less.

Simple cabinetry updates aren't expensive and generally provide a good return on the investment. And hardwood products offer lots of options. Refinishing or refacing kitchen cabinets is a faster, less expensive way to update the look of a kitchen.

Many homeowners overlook the low cost and high impact of refacing existing kitchen cabinets. By swapping outdated doors and drawer pulls, a homeowner can get the look of an updated kitchen and save up to 50% of the cost of a complete overhaul. Cabinet refacing is a quick-moving project, and the kitchen remains functional throughout installation.

For more information, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.


25 Years of Cabinet and Furniture Repair Services Across MA and RI

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 22, 2013

Twenty-five(25) years. Roll that number in your head for a moment. For 25 years, Kenneth C. Lewis has provided excellence in cabinet repair and refinishing, furniture repair and refinishing, and countertop repair and refinishing throughout MA and RI.  Every business owner from time to time must reflect upon the joys of running a business. Two things come to mind immediately.

We reflect upon the joy of delivering a flawless final product, on time or early, and at the most valued price available across this great land. We not only believe this, we know it to be true. And every single completed job brings tremendous reward to each and every one of us. We reflect upon our selfless customers who often take time out of their day to provide heartfelt and honest feedback. You can read the exact quotes from our customers on our testimonials page, but below are just of few of the repeated keywords embedded within our customer’s comments:

  • Kindness: I appreciate your kindness in getting right back to me..."
  • Love: .. “Simply put I love my kitchen!"
  • Fast: ” You completed our kitchen in days instead of months..."
  • Durable: “…as you said, your product is very durable!”
Thank you dear friends. Your selfless feedback is a motivating force for excellence and adds joy to every member of the Kenneth C. Lewis staff.

Cabinet Refacing - Common Questions, Westwood, Norwood, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 15, 2013

A lower cost alternative to replacing kitchen cabinets or to refresh a kitchen look is cabinet refacing. Here are some common questions we are often asked by customers who are considering kitchen cabinet refacing.

What is Cabinet Refacing?

Cabinet Refacing means replacing the doors, drawer fronts and hardware, and covering the sides and framework with veneer or plywood, without replacing the old cabinet boxes.

What are benefits for clients of cabinet refacing vs. new kitchen remodeling?

You get a new looking kitchen with an average of one-third the cost of a new kitchen. Refacing can be completed in 2-4 days, and there is no coordinating sub-contractors because the kitchen footprint does not change. The kitchen is also still functional during renovation.

There are no additional costs in repainting, plastering, or redecorating, and countertops can stay in place. Refacing is environmentally friendly (less materials go to landfills), and updated kitchens increase home value instantly.

How do I know if my kitchen qualifies for kitchen refacing?

If you like the layout of your current kitchen, refacing works well, but if you plan on knocking down walls, it may not be the best option. Existing cabinets must also be structurally sound.

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


Refacing Kitchen Cabinets Gives you the Look of a New Kitchen - Wellesley, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 09, 2013

While the real estate market is picking up, there are still those homeowners who are opting to stay put. It is a buyer’s market, so if they have a home to sell, many are choosing not to. Instead, homeowners are remodeling. One way to remodel the kitchen without breaking the budget is with cabinet refacing.  This is the perfect way to deal with old and worn out cabinets that are in otherwise great shape.

In a kitchen makeover new cabinets are the majority of the cost, especially if they are custom designed. If you don’t need to change the layout of your kitchen, use the cabinets you have, in the configuration that makes sense. With kitchen cabinet refacing you can add a glass cabinet door if you want one, add shelves that pull out if you need them.

Consider cabinet refacing if you have decided to pass on the stress of moving. In fact, cabinet refacing is even less stressful than a full kitchen remodeling project. Kitchen cabinet refacing takes 4 days or maybe less.

Newly refaced cabinets can give you a brand new kitchen. Cut the cost on your kitchen remodeling project and add a new finish or decorative flair to your existing cabinets.  You may find that refacing your existing cabinets is the best solution, not the least of which is cost and results.
For more information on cabinet refacing, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.

Kitchen Remodeling Sells a Home - Cambridge, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 02, 2013

The real estate market is still challenging. There are fewer buyers and fewer options. Summer is coming to an end, and with that comes a slowing down of home sales. If you want to sell your home, you may have to consider how you can set your home apart from the competition. Maybe with some cost-effective home renovations in the kitchen and bath.
When considering those renovations, consider “going green’ or at least being as green friendly as you can. Environmentally friendly home renovations get you the most bang for your buck. And, with the cost of living as high as it is, it is important to save money on home renovations as well.

The two most popular rooms for home renovations are the kitchen and the bathrooms. But these renovations can be expensive as well. It is easy to go over budget in these two rooms. However, these are the rooms that can make or break a home sale. But, you can cut down on those costs and help the environment by keeping the existing cabinets and bathroom vanity. Using the old cabinets rather than buying new helps the environment by keeping those cabinets out of the land fill, and saves on fuel for transportation, to name just two. Additionally, using green paints and finishes is another green choice.
Kitchens and baths do have the highest ROI. It won’t be 100%, but it can still be high, especially if you keep costs down. So how do you do that? Cabinet refacing. If your cabinets are sturdy and made well, but out of date, drab and worn, kitchen cabinet refacing is the perfect option to remodeling your kitchen while keeping costs in line.

Home renovations can add value to your home.  Having a beautiful kitchen and bath certainly can set your home apart. For more information on kitchen cabinet refacing, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.


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