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5 Tweaks That Will Revolutionize Your Kitchen

We all love our kitchens to be as functional and beautiful as possible. There's a good reason why, too. Most people spend a great deal of time in their kitchens, and it tends to be a busy place that serves multiple functions. Since we expect so much of our kitchens, it's wise to make the most of them, and even the little tweaks can make a big difference. Here are five of those adjustments that will make a huge difference to the functionality and beauty of your kitchen.


Custom Cabinetry

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If you are in the market for cabinets, but you're not sure if you should go with standard cabinetry or custom, seriously consider custom cabinets. With standard cabinets, small spaces are often not utilized to their full potential. When a space in your kitchen is in between two sizes of standard cabinets, the smaller cabinet is installed with a filler piece so that the cabinet looks finished off. The only problem is that the filler piece is wasted space. When someone custom designs your cabinets, they can find the best ways to use all of your space.


Brighter Lighting

If you feel cramped and claustrophobic in your kitchen, a fairly simple and inexpensive fix is to change the lighting so that it is brighter. It will make your kitchen feel bigger and more cheerful. It also makes finding the wine bottle opener easier to find. Update your interior paint job to brighten up the room even more.


Knobs and Drawer Pulls

If you feel like your kitchen is looking outdated, changing out the hardware on your cabinets is a fairly inexpensive way to drastically change the way that your kitchen looks.



It's the details that matter the most, and sometimes those details are pretty simple fixes. For instance, a small rug or some flowers can make the room so much more inviting. Feel free to look at the magazines for ideas.


Pare Down

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One of the easiest ways to create a more enjoyable, functional, and beautiful kitchen is to get rid of things that you no longer need. Many people tend to keep things that aren't serving a purpose anymore. Sometimes, we do this because there's nothing wrong with the item. For instance, if you have forty mugs, it's very unlikely that you'll use them all. Go through and keep the ones that you love. The rest, you can either have a garage sale, give to a friend, or donate to charity.


There are numerous small upgrades or even minor changes that will drastically improve the beauty and functionality of your kitchen. You will feel more comfortable and confident that your kitchen is serving your needs in the best possible ways.

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Choosing a Color When Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets: Not as Easy as it Might Seem!

Choosing a Color When Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets: Not as Easy as it Might Seem!

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You’re looking to brighten up your kitchen. You want to totally recreate the space, but you want to do it on a budget. Are such transformation dreams impossible? Not at all—kitchen cabinet refinishing can help reinvigorate this most essential room in the house, dramatically transform the way your kitchen looks, and allow you to do so on a budget.

One of the biggest hurdles when it comes to cabinet refinishing: picking that perfect color. There are actually a couple of different ways you can go here, paint or stain. If you love that natural look and feel of wood, if you want to be daily mesmerized by the wood grain, then re-staining is probably your best bet. Whereas, if you want to go a little less traditional and perhaps a bit bolder in terms of integrating an actual color, then investigating paint possibilities might be a better choice for you.

Painting Your Cabinets: Bright and Bold

How about a red kitchen? A calming sea blue color? You can also always go with the never out of date and ever chic white or its numerous variants. When painting your cabinetry, you literally have a near endless array of colors from which to choose. Keep in mind, this is a fairly long-term change, you therefore want to give it some careful thought and try and look at the big picture.

It’s important to choose a color that you can live with (for awhile at least). Go to your local home store and grab a few swatches—grab hundreds if you need. Ponder these for a bit and see which colors draw your eye the most. The key to a great cabinet paint color is to select a shade that complements your own design tastes, that won’t be considered dated (case in point: that avocado green or electric orange of old), and that goes well with your appliances, furnishings and general décor.

When Staining is the Way to Go

Some people simply love the look of wood. Wood kitchen cabinets are traditional for a reason after all. There are still a variety of tones and shades and finishes from which to choose when res-staining your cabinets. Much as with painting, you have to select an option that suits your personal style

If you really want to highlight the nuances and richness of the wood grain, the perhaps a more natural finish. Some people love deep dark wood colors, especially given that contrast they can potentially provide. And still others prefer a cleaner more modern stain solution.

Whichever cabinet color you choose, we know that you will be amazed at how your cabinet facelift completely transforms your kitchen. We’d love to review your options and help you add new life to the heart of your home. Call today for your free estimate!

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Keep Your Cabinets Looking Beautiful

Keep Your Cabinets Looking Beautiful: Tips on Caring for Newly Painted Cabinets!

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Your kitchen is looking chef’s-dream perfect! You’ve made the wise choice to have your cabinets repainted and thus update the look of the space without spending tens of thousands on brand new cabinetry. Same incredible effect, much easier on the budget. Now the trick is to keep the gorgeous new color and sheen of your freshly painted cabinets. Caring for newly painted wood, whether furniture, cabinets or any other such surface, really is about simply taking the time to follow some basic guidelines and also avoid a few definite no-no’s.

We’ve certainly dealt with our share of cabinet maintenance and finish preservation issues. So here are a few tips and ideas from the pros for keeping the paint finish on your redone kitchen cabinetry looking spectacular!

  • Take care of spots and stains right after they occur. This is an important one! The longer you let a stain or spill sit on the surface of a freshly painted cabinet, the more difficult it will be to remove. You also risk having a permanent mark of some sort or discoloration as a result of letting a stain go for too long before wiping it away.
  • Use mild products when wiping down cabinets. Using anything too harsh or chemical laden will inevitably mar the finish. A mild detergent will remove just about any stain or dirtied area without causing any issues. You could even use just a cloth dampened with water and maybe a drop of dish soap for more stubborn spills.
  • Avoid an abrasive cloth, towel, sponge etc…You want to use a gentle and soft cloth on your newly painted cabinets. And also make sure that prior to wiping down the surface, the cloth that you are using is clean and not harboring any grainy or hard particles. These can scratch the finish and ultimately ruin the look of your cabinetry.
  • Do not leave cabinets wet. When you are cleaning your cabinets, it’s very important that you wipe down the surface and then dry it. Leaving moisture sitting on painted wood for prolonged periods of time can cause issues such as bubbling, peeling and discoloration.

Your newly redone cabinets can maintain their amazing appearance for years to come! It really is all about how you take care of them. And as you can see, the cleaning of your cabinets comes down to the basics. A little forethought and just a touch more extra care and that finish will continue to stun!

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