Your cabinets play a large role in creating the first impression of your kitchen, and they can make or break the feel and function of the space. So what do you do when your kitchen cabinets are ugly, outdated, or damaged? Homeowners who want a new look for their kitchen cabinets typically consider two options—cabinet refacing or cabinet replacement.Read More
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This Arlington home was built in the early 1900's with a horrible kitchen. The clients wanted to update their kitchen to gain more counter top space and have the ability to entertain. Construction included recapturing a corner area of their kitchen to complete an L shaped configuration.
How to Select Kitchen Cabinets - Cabinetry Finishes
Butler's pantry have become a favorite room in today's home. Basically, a butler's pantry is a connecting space, typically from kitchen to the dining room, or living room. The primary use was as a serving station for formal gatherings. These rooms contained china and silver, and had doors with locks. The meals were plated for guests and served by butlers. There could have been a dumbwaiter.
Back splash is the wall space between the wall cabinets and countertop. This area needs to be protected from the splatter and heat of a cooktop, the splashes of water from a sink in addition to being decorative. Options include a full surface material of backsplash, or a 4" strip of countertop material with a painted surface or tile above.
I recently met a couple looking to get started right away on their new kitchen - well, one of them anyways. Her 1930's house had new cabinets installed about 20 years ago. The laminate doors with the oak pulls are delaminating. The client would prefer a gas stove, or maybe induction, and prefers the vent to the exterior. They are weekend and holiday cooks, with only quick meals during the work week. The wish list for the new kitchen included:
When deciding to remodel your kitchen, choosing your cabinetry is one of the first steps. Cabinetry accounts for 40% of your total budget. With over 1600 cabinet manufacturers, the decision will be neither quick nor easy. Of the types of cabinet manufacturing: stock cabinetry, semi-custom cabinetry, and custom cabinetry, this blog reviews semi-custom vs custom, to help narrow down your decision.
Installing cabinetry is not as difficult as one would imagine, although it will take longer than they show on tv remodeling shows! With the proper tools, preparation and the instructions below, a kitchen can be installed over a long weekend.