We receive lots of calls from customers asking how to clean their cabinetry. Luckily, they want to care for them in the best way possible! Unfortunately, with a quick google search I found 6,190,000 results to answer that question. Six million answers — they can’t all be right. How can cleaning your cabinets be so difficult?
Why is the Lazy Susan one of the most unloved kitchen cabinet accessory? This is most often due to past negative experiences. Many have either grown up or lived with a poorly functioning Lazy Susan. There were many bad designs and most were extremely flimsy and hard to turn. We often hear complaints of the old metal Susan’s which were mostly known for that awful creaking noise the second it started spinning!
What are you looking for when it comes to cabinet construction itself? Not all cabinets are created equal. How do you know if a cabinet is good quality? Here are 5 elements that should be on your radar when shopping for quality cabinetry for your kitchen or bath.
The business of factory custom cabinets has gotten a little confusing. All the best kitchen cabinet brands like Woodmode and Bridgewood have created a new ‘sister’ cabinet product to compete in the hugely popular semi-custom market.
Are you ready for your dream kitchen?
Let’s talk about budgeting for your kitchen renovation… Cabinetry will always be the largest portion of your budget, and the amount depends on variables such as the square footage, the number of cabinets, the cabinet material, construction, finish, and door style. The next largest portion will be the appliances, then countertops, flooring, lighting, fixtures, and other materials. A professional kitchen designer has an extensive knowledge of real costs and can design a project that fits your budget perfectly. Let’s delve into the issue of a realistic project budget.
You’re ready for your dream kitchen or bathroom! Kitchen and bathroom remodeling can be a little overwhelming, right? Don’t panic – we’re here to help. Let’s take a look at the design process… one step at a time.
- Evaluate your current kitchen and/or bathroom
- Look for ideas & inspiration
- Determine a budget
- Work with a design professional
- Design & planning process
- Relax & enjoy your new space
Let’s take a look at each of these steps in more detail…
Often when homeowners are browsing Houzz.com, they add dozens of kitchen photos into ideabooks without knowing which style of kitchen those photos represent. There’s nothing wrong with that. But when you’re a homeowner ready to start making decisions on your kitchen remodel, knowing what style and trends you like will help narrow your design options and direct your focus.
When you have hundreds of options before you and a limited budget, knowing your personal style will help make the decision process easier for you and your kitchen designer.
In this blog post, we will define traditional and transitional styles as they are most often confused. What are the differences between traditional vs transitional kitchen design, and where does your personal style most likely fit?
You’ve made all of the big decisions and settled on a budget. Now, it’s demolition time and you’ve got to function in a home under construction. You’ll realize the kitchen truly is the epicenter of the home when you have to live without this space, or at least work around the mess. But living in dust for a while is worth the reward of a new kitchen.
In the grand scheme of homeownership, this is but a short period of inconvenience amid years of kitchen bliss. Keep the process in perspective and treat it as an adventure. When you’re hard at work in your sparkling new kitchen, the temporary hassles will fade from memory.
Although the kitchen is one of the most complicated remodeling projects, kitchen design can be just as daunting for those of you who are building new! These tips from our Grandior Kitchens & Baths design professional will help you through the design process. Whether you are building new or remodeling your old kitchen, the best place to start is with these five design principles to guide you in how to design a kitchen like a pro.
FIVE TIPS TO GETTING THE MOST MILEAGE OUT OF YOUR FREE KITCHEN DESIGN CONSULTATION:
Where do you start when working with a kitchen designer? What is the best way to prepare for your first meeting? What should you bring? What should you do beforehand to get the most mileage out of your free session?
Your kitchen and bathrooms take a beating. Water is flying everywhere in both rooms, all kinds of soaps and chemicals are spilling on the floor, and both get their share of various stains and scrapes on the flooring. So, when faced with having to put in a new kitchen or bathroom floor you might have narrowed your replacement materials down to either ceramic or vinyl tile. Here are some advantages and disadvantages to both materials that should give you some direction in your decision making.
While most of our clients don’t ever struggle with this question, there are a few who, before hiring us, asked themselves: “Should I take on this remodeling project myself or should I pull in a professional?” The main concern of those who consider remodeling their kitchen or bathroom DIY is to save money: “Will it save me enough money to make it worth doing the work myself?”
Every fashion-addict dreams about it: a custom-designed closet, preferably walk-in, with all your clothing, footwear and accessories in sight and at arms’ reach. The kind of space which makes getting dressed in the morning feel like shopping on Madison Avenue. It can be yours with a custom closet system. If you’re ready to take the plunge and go custom, here are some things you might want to keep in mind.
Wood countertops, butcher block countertops, wood bar tops, and solid wood tables are visually rich and warm to the touch. These natural beauties are great addition to your house or restaurant. Here’s how to determine if they’ll work in your space.
After being eclipsed by showy stones like granite and marble and maintenance-free engineered materials like quartz and solid surfacing, natural-wood countertops are enjoying a real revival. Constructed from pieces of hardwood laminated together with glue for strength and stability, they provide a warm, organic landing surface in a kitchen, one that is wonderfully forgiving, gentle on dishware, and able to absorb the noise of a busy household. Wood can also be revived if damaged; if it gets dinged, stained, or gouged, you can refinish it.
Are you thinking of getting new cabinetry for your house?
Purchasing new kitchen cabinets is one of the biggest investments you can make in your home. Since cabinets are one of the first things people notice in a kitchen they can have a huge impact on both the value and the appeal of your home. There has been a lot of changes in the cabinet industry over the years and there is no bigger confusion than a framed cabinet versus a frameless cabinet. Traditionally, American manufacturers have built cabinets using a framed construction. The cabinet box is constructed with a 1-1/2″ face frame that is attached to the front of the box. This allows for the cabinets to be attached via the face frame. Below is a picture of both a framed and frameless cabinet.