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 So what do you do when your kitchen cabinets are ugly, outdated, or damaged?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
Kitchen Design & Remodeling Blog
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.
Cooking for two can be a bit tricky if your kitchen lacks working space. You both need space to prepare, eat and entertain together. Whether you’re a foodie who can rival the talents of a gourmet chef, or your partner’s a social butterfly always entertaining guests, chances are you’re likely to literally step on each others’ toes without adequate work space. This Melrose kitchen renovation faced that space challenge.
Recently, I met with a young client who is building their new home. They were not sure on the overall look, the finishes, or the appliances, but they knew one thing. They want to have their project completed by Monday May 18, a week before Memorial Day. Let's review their Kitchen Project Timing, working backwards:
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:
This project is for a Boston condo with a very small kitchen. Measuring almost 6'x 8', there is very little storage, and tiny amounts of counter top space. The wall cabinets were 30" high, with a sheet rocked soffit above. Water had ruined the particle board sink base cabinet. It was a very uninviting space, practically punishment to make a meal.
The main look of the cabinets is the cabinetry overlay style. These are the 3 ways to hang a cabinet door: Inset, Full overlay and Lip, Partial or Standard overlay.
Congratulations! Upon deciding to remodel your home, the endless kitchen options start appearing. With your home being your single largest investment in your lifetime, you want to carefully consider all of your options. You may not have examined your own or others' kitchens before this time. Cabinetry accounts for 38% of your projects budget, and is the most visible part of your kitchen. If you haven't already, 'Like Us' on Facebook to receive your free Kitchen Budgeting Form, by clicking the link below: