What is Cabinet Refacing / Restyling?
Not all cabinets are made the same way. It seems that the industry has been leading us down a path to lower and lower quality cabinets over the past twenty years. Particle board cabinets seem to be the norm and with more manufacturers and suppliers now using medium density fiber board to make their doors and drawer fronts instead of wood or more durable products. Homeowners will be making an investment in their kitchen regardless of the price point. Using lower quality products, or painting over the existing cabinets may gain you a few years of enjoyment. But quickly, there will be chips in the paint and the dirt and grime will start to show.
Laminate Cabinets, New Doors, New Drawer Fronts, New Hardware
At Kitchen Restylers, we offer you a Permanent Solution against chipping paint, fading paint, and grime and smudges. Why spend a lot of money on materials that will ultimately look used and dirty in a just a few years when you can choose Kitchen Restylers and your cabinets will look as good in 10 years as the day installed.
Full scale remodels that involve tear outs can take up to 10 weeks and makes your kitchen unusable during that time. Sometimes it involves many trips to home improvement or specialty stores to select new options.
What we do is bring the showroom to you! One of our knowledgeable design consultants will come meet with you at a convenient time, even if it’s evening or on a Saturday. They will listen to your ideas and goals, then present options to you for your kitchen.
Whether it’s refacing your cabinets, replacing countertops and backsplashes or even the sink or faucet, we’ve got you covered! Once your choices are made, we give you an exact price for your project, no hidden costs. Once you are scheduled, the restyling normally occurs within 3 days.
Soft Close Doors, Roll-Out Shelves, Optional New Drawer Boxes with New Glides
Soft close is a premium feature that is available on certain types of drawer slides. It allows drawers to close silently and smoothly. When you close a drawer or cabinet with this feature, just before it’s completely shut, the soft close mechanism takes over and closes the drawer or cabinet the rest of the way.
It’s like magic. The mechanism is able to do this because of the special built-in hydraulics. Every soft close/self close drawer slide is equipped with a spring and piston system (aka the hydraulics) to control the closing of the drawer. Furthermore, each drawer slide consists of three major parts, the sliding arm, the metal housing it is attached to, and a set of drawer runners. The metal housing is the stationary part of the system. It is the hardware that mounts to your closet or cabinet. It contains a moving/sliding arm that is is attached to drawer runners, enabling the drawers to be opened and closed. Drawer runners are metal channels that are mounted to the drawer box.
When a drawer with a soft close slide is about 75% closed, the sliding arm catches on the spring and piston in the metal housing so that the drawer is gently pulled closed the rest of the way. The advantages of this include:
Adding kitchen roll-out shelves to existing cabinets will add value to the kitchen area and possibly the entire home. Many homeowners find it difficult to organize the pantry and kitchen cabinets because these cabinets are dark deep areas and difficult to arrange by nature.
These kind of shelves can be installed in kitchen and pantry cabinets without any modifications to the cabinet itself. Custom pull out shelves will fit in the cabinet opening allowing free access to organize and store all your kitchen goods.
Do you already have nice countertops? We can give you a new look to your cabinets without removing the existing countertop!
A design consultant will bring the showroom to you and we have appointments available during the weekday, in the evening, and on Saturday to make it convenient for you to schedule a day and time to have us out to your home. The design consultant will listen to what you want to have done, review options with you, and then show you colors, hardware, and other items for you to make your selections.
This can all be done in your home in a short period of time. If you can make your selections, the representative will provide you with an exact price, not an estimate, so when the time comes you will have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Installed in as little as 2 DAYS
You may have seen our advertisements stating that we can update the look of your kitchen in as little as two days. There is no catch so to speak. Some projects are completed in two days.
The time it takes to renovate your kitchen depends on the size of the kitchen and the scope of work. For instance, we may be only restyling the cabinets of a small kitchen. That project can be completed in only two days. Larger restyles and projects that include new drawer boxes, or slide out shelves, countertops, sinks, and backsplashes will take a little longer. But guess what? These larger jobs still only take three to five days to complete. It really comes down to planning on the contractor’s part and the use of employee installers.
Employee Installers not Sub-Contractors
Our cabinet work, flooring, and most of our countertop fabrication and installation work is completed by employee installers. We do things differently than the typical contractor. Most contractors do various projects or prefer to do full kitchen remodels where there is more money in the project. We focus on cabinet restyling, flooring, countertops, sinks, faucets, and backsplashes so our employees are not good, but GREAT, at what they do. The typical remodel has up to 7 or 8 sub-contractors all which must be added to the calendar and usually one can’t start until after the other sub-contractor has completed its work. That results in days when no one shows up to the job. At Kitchen Restylers, we start your job, and we will be there everyday until it is completed. There are no days or weeks waiting for something. The only exceptions for us in that regard are on unique situations or when we make a mistake.
A Product Warranty is only as Good as the Labor Warranty
We have all heard stories like this many times. The contractor did the work and the homeowner finds a manufacturing defect in a product. Neither the company nor the contractor saw it during the installation process. In most cases, the manufacturer wants to receive the defective product before replacing it. The replacement is sent back to the contractor, who then presents the homeowner with a bill for their time. Wow!
Our suppliers have the same philosophy as we do when it comes to mistakes. They are going to happen every now and then. But it is how they are handled that makes all the difference. Our suppliers trust us to determine if there is a defect and will replace the material prior to us taking anything out. Kitchen Restylers matches the manufacturers warranty with a full labor warranty to cover any expenses associated with a defective product. That’s Peace of Mind!
The bottom line is, this saves you time and money for essentially the same result. A new look!