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101 Ideas: A guide to choosing kitchen cabinets


101 Ideas: A guide to choosing kitchen cabinets

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101 Ideas: A guide to choosing kitchen cabinets
News from Eagle-Tribune:

Cabinets can devour the bulk of a budget during a kitchen remodel. Because they are a major investment, sort through the available options and make choices with confidence.

If existing cabinets are of good quality, in excellent working condition and the layout functions well, the most affordable option is to simply paint or restain them. Another alternative, refacing, involves installing a new veneer on the exterior of the cabinet box and replacing the doors and drawer fronts, and should be handled by a professional.

If you decide to reface rather than replace cabinets, be forewarned: Doors and drawer fronts account for the greatest expense. “Sixty to 70 percent of the cost of the cabinet is the door,” says Jeff Cannata, past president of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. “So, if you’re paying someone to put a new door on or a new drawer in … it might be more affordable to purchase all-new cabinets.” And with new cabinets, there’s a bonus: the freedom to explore different kitchen layouts.

Once the decision has been made to install new cabinets, there are other choices ahead. Are custom cabinets required, or will stock cabinets fit the bill? Custom cabinets are built to exact specifications and offer endless design possibilities. This option requires the longest lead time and is the most expensive route.

Semicustom cabinets are j…………… continues on Eagle-Tribune

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Kitchen becomes heart of the home in Hastings remodel
News from Pioneer Press:

The kitchen of the Connell family is — like many kitchens — the heart of the home.

Until it was remodeled, this also meant it was cluttered.

The family of five had filled it up with the ephemera of daily life: School work and pictures plastered the fridge; stacks of paperwork covered the island; small appliances littered the countertops.

Part of the problem was that the space was too small for all the food and dishes and friends and other accessories of the modern family.

“Kitchens are no longer for just cooking,” says Sheree Vincent of Fusion Designed, the firm the family turned to for help. “They are the hub of the home, places of socializations. They contain office spaces, homework spaces. We talk about kitchens

Before: For Heather Connell’s family of five in Hastings, the kitchen was too small and cluttered.

having ‘zones’ — the eating/socializing/homework zone, the baking zone, the cooking zone, and so on.

“Designing a kitchen is a highly technical process that begins by working side by side with the clie…………… continues on Pioneer Press

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