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What Are My Kitchen Upgrade Options?

 

We Provide The Following Services:

Cabinet Refacing: This is a 3 to 5 Day Project

  • Enclose the kitchen with plastic walls to contain dust.
  • Protect the floor and counter-top.
  • Remove old doors and drawer fronts and haul away.
  • Make all modifications, additions and repairs and sand cabinets.
  • Install color matched ¼” wood on all end panels.
  • Install durable furniture grade real wood veneer to all face frames.
  • Install new drawer boxes and pull out trays (Option).
  • Reinstall appliances and accessories.
  • Install custom solid wood doors and drawer fronts.
  • Install crown and base molding.
  • Install handles and knobs.
  • We clean up at the end of each work day so that the kitchen can be used during the project. Our tools are left in place. Final cleanup at completion.

 

Cabinet Redooring/Refronting: This is a 1 to 2 Day Process

  • Redooring or Refronting are terms used in our industry when only the doors and drawer fronts are being replaced on a cabinet. If your cabinet boxes are still in good shape this is an environmentally and budget friendly option as less material ends up in a landfill and is a cost- effective alternative to refacing or total cabinet replacement.
  • Remove old doors and drawer fronts and haul away.
  • Clean cabinets with an eco-friendly cleaner.
  • Install new drawer boxes and pull out trays. (Option)
  • Install custom color matched doors in the same wood species.
  • Install new drawer fronts.
  • Install handles and knobs.
  • Cabinet Reconfiguration:
  • Change the kitchen layout by reusing all or part of your existing cabinets. Add new cabinets of your own design. All of our cabinets are made in the USA. You won’t have to worry about formaldehyde in these products. Cabinets are made to fit. No fillers needed. Add a pantry, bookcases, shelves or even an island, if room allows. Once the old and new cabinets are refaced the look exactly the same.

 

Cabinet Modifications:

  •  Modify the cabinet above or next to the refrigerator to allow for a taller or wider unit.
  •  Modify the cabinet above the stove and add a microwave.
  •  Modify the oven cabinet to allow for a different sized unit or add a build-in microwave.
  •  Modify a base cabinet and replace two doors with two heavy pan drawer boxes, etc.

 

Remodeling Magazine Cost vs Value Report.

Once again, the best performing Kitchen and Bath project was Minor Kitchen Remodel, which includes new appliances and countertops, and a facelift for existing cabinets. At $21,899 (average cost), it is not the least expensive K&B project, but it offers a lot of bang for the buck. The national average cost for refacing is from $7000 to $9000 for a 200 square foot kitchen with 30 lineal feet of cabinets. The average ROI (return on investment) in the greater Seattle area at resale averaged $104.3%.

 

We DO NOT Provide the Following Services:

 

Cabinet Repairs: Sorry. We are not set up to do repairs.

 

Cabinet Refinishing: This process can take up to 10 days if done properly.

  • Remove old doors and drawer fronts and remove hardware.
  • Take removable parts to the shop for processing.
  • Strip off old stain, sand, re-stain and add finish.

The same process is used on site to refinish the cabinet boxes. There are harsh chemicals involved with this method. Reinstall hardware, doors and drawer fronts.

  •  Although this method will cost a little less than Refacing, all you end up with is a shiny kitchen with the same outdated style.

 

Painting Cabinets:

We do not paint cabinets. If you decide you want to paint the cabinets yourself or have them done professionally, we can do a REDOOR with Paint Grade Doors. We use a hardener in our process so that the doors are more durable. Several colors available. We also offer Rigid Thermofoil doors in solid colors if you are looking for a more affordable option. Just repainting the cabinets and doors will not add any value to your home and is considered, by most Realtors, as the band-aid approach to remodeling.

 

Cabinet Restoration/Reconditioning: This is a one day project.

1. Wipe cabinets clean.

2. Hand rub a matching stain color onto the wood. Doors, drawer fronts, moldings, hinges, and handles and knobs are not removed.

3. Spray 1 to 3 coats of clear varnish. Fans are set up by the exit door to suck out the residue. No masking or tarping is done for this quick fix. You can go with a darker stain color or have the cabinets whitewashed. This is a two day project. In this case, masking and tarping is done.

 

Cabinet Door Resurfacing: This is a 3 to 5 day project.

This process only works with euro-style flat doors with edge banded squared edges.

  • Remove old laminate and edge banding.
  • Sand doors to remove old adhesive.
  • Install new laminate with fresh glue on flat surfaces.
  • Install color matched edge banding.
  • Reinstall doors and drawer fronts.
  •  Sometimes it is less expensive to replace the doors, depending on their condition.

 

Complete Tear Out:

This is a completely new kitchen. The countertop is removed and all of the cabinets are replaced. A new countertop and backsplash are installed. If the footprint is different the floor will have to be replaced. The plumbing hookups may have to be modified, outlets may have to be moved, sheetrock may have to be repaired, etc. These projects take from two to six weeks, on average, to complete and the total cost can be up to 50% or more than refacing. The only time this makes sense is if you want to move a wall or move your sink location. You may need an engineer, architect and permits in some cases.

 

 

 

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