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Kitchen Remodel: Cabinets

Other than the cost of labor, kitchen cabinets consume the most significant bite out of your kitchen remodel budget, potentially 30% to replace. This week, my article will review options for your kitchen cabinets. If you missed it, read my post on Planning a Kitchen Remodel if you are starting the thought process.

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Kitchen Remodel Planning, Ideas, and Cost

kitchenMy last decorating article, “2016 Kitchen Trends” focused on the trends you will see in kitchen design this year. This week I would like to concentrate on cost, options and resources. Use this article as a tool to assist you in creating the kitchen of your dreams!

The first step is coming up with a kitchen plan. Create a list of the features that you would like in a new kitchen. Look at the top six kitchen layouts to give you a perspective of the different kitchen arrangements. Click on the topics below and get started with your planning:

  • Plumbing Work: Will You be doing any plumbing work? Click here for an excellent article from Angie’s List to help you with picking a plumbing company.
  • Electrical Work:  Get some great advice from the experts at This Old House by clicking here.
  • Kitchen Cabinets:  Keep in mind that they can take 4-6 weeks for delivery. If you are considering custom cabinets that order could take up to six months. Click here for information on choosing stock cabinets.
  • Kitchen Counter:  Click here for an article on the different counter top options.

Kitchen Flooring:

Interested in experiencing the design process before you meet with anyone? Or perhaps you wish to do the work yourself with help – to select which visual planning tool you would like to try out click on the links below:

Redesign RightHave fun with this process and take your time to ensure that you make the right choices. Having fresh eyes visit your kitchen space and suggest ideas is worth the investment. Kitchen designers will often see details that you would not think of because you are accustomed to your kitchen. If you need help with your color selection or redesign, give Debbie a call 610.955.8202.

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and .

Kitchen Cabinet Renovation

Wood kitchen room with decorated tile backsplashIs your kitchen old and outdated?  If you are planning a kitchen renovation it can be quite costly yet is proven to have the largest return on investment when selling a home.  In other words, any money invested in your kitchen is money well spent.  There are several questions to consider before you start a renovation let’s first focus on your cabinets.

Paint Your Cabinets

Do you like the shape of your current cabinets?  If your cabinets are solid wood, you may consider painting them.  Rustoleum® has come out with a complete kit, Cabinet Transformation, which provides everything you need to paint your cabinets.  Click here for a how-to video to show you how the product works and the steps involved with the project.  Keep in mind you will need the time and patience to complete this DIY project.  One of the bonuses of this product is that it works on various cabinet types.  There are companies that specialize in replacing the components of the cabinets; such as Keystone Wood, click here to view the many options.  For more information on painting your cabinets, read this article from Houzz, “From the Pros: How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets.”

Reface Your Cabinets

Another less expensive option is to reface your cabinets.  There are companies that do this professionally, and you can find them locally or go to your local Home Depot to learn about the process and options.  To find out about the cost saving option of cabinet refacing, click here to read more from House Logic from the National Association of Realtors®.  Refacing can also be a DIY project; click here to view an instructional video from Cabinet Doors Depot that explains the whole process.  The video does make it look easy!

Replace Your Cabinets

If you decide you want to replace your cabinets entirely, there are choices to consider.  I suggest going through photos on sites such as Pinterest to view design ideas to help you decide on the style for your cabinets.  There are many companies and home stores that offer stock cabinets, which is a less expensive option compared with custom cabinets.  For a preview of the top trends in kitchen cabinetry, read these tips from Better Homes and Garden.  If you choose to go with custom cabinetry, do your research, get references and get everything detailed in the contract.

Logo-JPEG-1If you need help with a contractor, deciding on a paint color selection or look for your kitchen, contact Debbie@RedesignRight.com for a consultation!

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and .

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