Kitchen Remodeling on a Budget

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

Kitchen and bathroom renovations top the list of improvements for increasing the value of a home. But this labor-intensive remodeling can get expensive.

Budget-minded homeowners are finding cheaper solutions in the $10,000 to $20,000 range by making do with existing appliances and fixtures, refinishing kitchen cabinets and shopping for bargains.

The cheapest and easiest part of a kitchen overhaul  is changing the countertops.

To reduce costs, you can replace the kitchen cabinet doors with more contemporary designs in a white oak veneer. It is far less expensive to refinish or reface old cabinets.

If the cabinets are in good shape except for their hinges and faded color reface or refinsih. Buying all new cabinets costs three times as much as buying new doors.

For refacing or refinishing kitchen cabinets contact Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis.

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Planning Kitchen Remodeling?

Posted: September 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

Kitchen remodeling gives homeowners one of the highest ROI, which ranges from 80 to 105% of the money invested in the remodeling project. There are many ways to renovate a kitchen that will allow for extra space as well as water and energy conservation.

The value of a home can increase dramatically in direct reflect of a well-planed kitchen Remodeling. Creative and appealing renovations will not only help to attract more potential buyers, it will effectively sell a house in a shorter period of time. Regardless of the size and budget set aside for kitchen remodeling, the worth of a fairly inexpensive and well-planned renovated kitchen is priceless.

There are many things to consider when starting a kitchen remodeling project.  Here are some Guidelines:

Setting a Realistic Kitchen Remodeling Budget-
Homeowners should start with a careful examination of their finances to come up with a realistic figure that they can afford to spend on a kitchen remodeling project. Then find an answer to this key question: are they going to stay in the home for five years or less? Then the kitchen renovation should be viewed as an investment on their home. If they are going to be there for a longer period of time, it’s essential to keep in mind their family needs and to consider what's going to give them the most satisfaction through the years to come.

Kitchen Cabinets-
The kitchen cabinets can be the most challenging part of kitchen remodeling and improvements. They project the greatest visual impact to the space, and as far as their cost they have the largest impact on the budget. But they don’t need to. There are other options for your kitchen cabinets to bring any kitchen to life.

Kitchen cabinet refinishing and refacing is an inexpensive option that leaves you with cabinets that look new and eye catching. What is the best part? You are not stuck with a price tag that leaves you skimping in other areas. Refinishing and refacing cabinets is significantly less than buying new cabinets and no one, not even you, will know the difference.

Choosing the right layout-
Choosing the layout of the room is crucial in making a beautiful, practical and feasible kitchen design. Through years of experience, regardless of the size of the kitchen, any expert in home remodeling will know how to utilize the space to achieve the maximum storage and prep area.

The basic "Island" or "kitchen triangle" is a tried and trendy design that not only adds to storage space, also allows for optimum flow and performance in a kitchen layout. But it’s important to keep the set budget in mind when thinking of the kitchen layout, as changing the existing layout may require changes to the pluming and ventilation system which can add much more to the cost of the kitchen remodeling.
 

For information on refinishing and refacing kitchen cabinets, contact Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis.

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Home Renovations Spending Tops New Construction

Posted: September 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

Home makeovers have never been more popular. Spending on remodeling has topped new construction for the first time nationwide.

Many people are buying homes for the first time that have older kitchens. These homes need renovation work. The home is in the right price range, and the layout works, so new homeowners are doing the work to make the home right.

This is not uncommon. More people are opting for home remodeling rather than building new than ever before.

A lot of people love where they live, and they don't want to build, they don't want to move. So, it gives you that option of staying in the school district, getting that fresh new look, and working with the space that you have.

Remodeling can give a home an updated feeling, and keeps the resale value up. And an easier, less expensive way to update a kitchen is by using the old cabinets rather than buying new. Kitchen cabinet refacing and refinishing is a better, greener way to rehab an old kitchen.

With a new kitchen and new flooring and paint, homeowners can have the home they were looking for.

Contact Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis for more information.

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Angie’s List of Kitchen Renovations

Posted: September 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

Not only is an outdated kitchen unattractive, but it can also make cooking challenging. Unfortunately, kitchen remodeling is one of the most expensive home improvement projects.

There are some ways that homeowners can update their kitchens without breaking the bank. These updates can lead to a more attractive kitchen that is also more pleasant for cooking and entertaining:

Angie's List tips: Simple kitchen updates

Remodel kitchen cabinets and shelves: Obtaining a completely new set of cabinets can be very expensive, but homeowners can hire a kitchen remodeling contractor to update, not replace, the cabinets inexpensively. Some common updates include adding slide-out shelves, lazy susans, drawers and new hardware, refinishing or refacing the cabinets. Painting or refacing cabinets is an aesthetically pleasing idea.

Install a new countertop: new countertop installation can take place in a single day, so homeowners may be able to find a contractor who will charge a reasonable rate for this upgrade. Corian or Granite countertops or some other material change the entire look and feel of your kitchen.

Update the faucets: A new kitchen faucet is a small addition, but it can change the look of a kitchen, making it appear more modern or refined.

Install new lighting: Lights that are too bright can give the kitchen a glaring, unfriendly look. Light that is too soft can make it hard to work. However, homeowners may want to consider installing several types of lights, in various places.

Add a garbage disposal or trash compactor: These appliances are relatively inexpensive and can be installed by most home builders. However, they can go a long way in making a kitchen more modern and practical.

Contact Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis for information on refacing and refinishing kitchen cabinets and for new counter tops.

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Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Posted: August 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

Roger Hazard, designer and producer of A&E network's “Sell This House”,  has designed a kitchen with cabinets colored lavender and eggplant. In fact, the used green cabinets in his own Texas kitchen.

The kitchen with the purple tones is “a piece of jewelry custom designed just for the homeowner,” he said. “It feels happy.”

But he also understands you might want a more neutral choice for your kitchen cabinets, and recommends you consider gray.

“Gray will mix with any color and will work with any flooring,” he said. “Brown is very color specific.”

The color gray gets votes from other designers as well.  Many designers note that gray is almost a water color, and say that ocean-inspired shades of blue and green are very popular.

Here are more trends noticed by Hazard:

  • People thought that bigger was better, but a really large kitchen is almost like going to the gym. It's more interesting to look at less space, and it can function better.
  • Today's kitchen should be comfortable so people can sit and talk to the cook.

For information and kitchen ideas in Massachusetts, contact Kenneth C Lewis Cabinetry.

Excerpts from Daily Herald