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Nov 30, 2009
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Ready to Assemble Kitchen & Bath Cabinets Affordable in These Tough Economic Times

 

Let me acquaint you with some of the terminology associated with Kitchen cabinets. RTA stands for ready to assemble, All Wood means either Hardwoods such as Oak, Maple or Cherry, Plywood is also all wood it is just many layers glued together to give you a stable flat surface, Plywoods have veneers on the outside that are either stained or painted to match the rest of the cabinet.

Dovetail is a form of joinery that allows you to attach two pieces of wood together in an interlocking joint.  cams or Clips. these are the devices used to assemble the cabinets, they are pre attached to the parts of an RTA cabinet. Dado is a joint cut into the wood which allows two pieces to join. I don’t mean to bore you but these are all things you will need to know when you purchase your first set of Ready To Assemble kitchen cabinets.

I have been in the Kitchen and bath business for 16 years and have seen all types of cabinetry. Hi-End, Low-End, Custom High end etc… One thing you must all ways remember is that at one point all cabinets are in separate parts.  Ready to Assemble cabinets are built just like all the cabinets you buy pre-assembled from your kitchen dealer or Home center. Even some custom cabinet builders build cabinets out of the same materials. This is what makes RTA cabinets an affordable choice. You assemble them yourself. They are massed produced with only specific colors and styles. the shipping costs less also.

I Hear about some of the horror stories on the Internet about the quality of the RTA cabinets, There will always be product out there that is substandard, there will be factory issues. that is in anything that you buy.  Lets do some math here, Buy a custom or preassembled cabinet with dovetail maple full extension drawers, all plywood construction and all the Moldings that go along with it and than see the cost difference.  You will see a savings of sometimes more than 60%.  What you want is a company that will stand behind your product and take care of any issues that arise when it comes to manufacturing defects, and to remind yourself that I just saved several thousand dollars and does this effect the use or stability of the cabinet. I have assembled hundreds of RTA cabinets with very few issues. I have been impressed by some and not so with others.

I realize that there is some fear out there about having to assemble a bunch of parts and pieces and than installing the cabinets once that is done. You don’t want the money you invested to look like a waist by bad assembly and installation, I wouldn’t want that for you either. Here are some tips.  hire an installer who does this all the time, Get two-three quotes, there are so may ready to assemble cabinets out there most installers have put them together and installed them. You may spend an extra $800-$900 dollars or maybe less, but you will still come out way ahead.

http://www.thecabinetbarn.com has some of the best built RTA Cabinets on the Market. We also sell Sinks, Vanities, Furniture vanities, Handles & Knobs, Internal cabinet accessories. Our Goal is 100% customer satisfaction. We Offer Free 3d Computer design services. If you can’t find it on our shopping cart give us a call and we will look for it. Also we offer self help information, How to assemble, How to Install, How to Design ect. 5-10 day delivery. All wood cabinets. Check out our other website [http://www.thecabinetbarnfl.com] to see some of the work we have done and more door styles and information.

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Nov 26, 2009
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Master Bathroom Remodeling

 

Imagine your own personal retreat that refreshes you every waking hour, reinvigorates the spirit any time of the day, and distresses with each day’s end… spoiling you and your partner again and again and again. With master bathroom remodeling, imagine no more. With trends tending towards creating a personal and intimate area of pure indulgence many homeowners are tempted to undertake such home improvement. And who wouldn’t? Not only does this afford you your everyday dose of luxury- enhancing the quality of living but also your New York home considerable boost in value. Truly, a master bathroom remodeling project is one great investment whether you are in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, Queens, or Staten Island.

Irregardless of what is hot or not this year, one thing is for keeps and that is your options gets better and better when it comes to achieving fashionable functionality that provides you the pampering you deserve. What you can do in your master bathroom remodeling is only limited by your creativity and of course, budget. So before you decide on jumping head on into the renovation bandwagon, ensure a sound financial source and flexible budget that is sufficient to help you fulfill your envisioned result.

To make the most out of your master bathroom remodeling, here are ideas guaranteed to make a huge difference in your everyday bathing and personal experience:

  1. The ambiance does the trick. Colors play a huge role in setting up the ambiance. To achieve one that is relaxing and soothing, focus on the essentials that greatly contributes to ambiance and these are the walls, flooring and lighting. Other than its time tested durability, natural stone options can add up to the luxury both in look and feel. You can choose to have your walls painted, wallpapered or have both combined to capture an atmosphere of indulgence through rich colors and textures. To be able to manipulate lighting to suit whatever the mood is, dimmers are must-haves. A distressing lighting feature called the chromatherapy would also serve the master bathroom and its masters well.
  2. Indulge your senses. Nowadays, many homeowners are creating a luxurious personal retreat out of their own master baths. With more and more delightful products and facilities coming out in the market that specifically caters to buyers yearning for an in-house spa, the realization of this need is made so much easier. Whatever your idea of indulgence is, you can easily integrate this into your master bathroom remodeling project-steam showers, air-jetted tubs, deep-soaking tubs, steam saunas, vertical shower spa, rain jets, whirlpools, and Jacuzzis. Incorporating entertainment has become quite common in modern master bathroom remodeling. And the best thing about this is that year after year, manufacturers are taking the concept of waterproof televisions and sound systems into a higher level.
  3. It all boils down to the details. The extras that you add on to your master bathroom remodeling can bring about that touch of utter luxury in your master bathroom remodeling. Radiant floor heating and towel warmers will extend the warmth of the soak or steam shower that you have enjoyed through stepping out into pleasantly warm floor draped in your fluffy towel. If you fancy extravagance then hang an elaborate chandelier over a soaking tub. To jazz up the romance, deep soak underneath the velvety skies dotted with stars through installing skylights. Throw in some scented candles, ornamental plants, art and fresh flowers into the design. Giving attention to details would surely payoff and these are just some of the many ideas you can implement.
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Nov 26, 2009
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Bathroom Remodeling Within Limited Budget

 

Bathroom remodeling to some people looks like Mount Everest that cannot be conquered. For some people, it is the start of an adventure. Either way, it is something that cannot be avoided and you have to do it sooner or later. The best thing to do in this case is to talk to your family and friends about finding the right places to purchase the bathroom items and how they did bathroom remodeling in their own houses.

All in all, the kitchen and bathroom are two places that are the most expensive to remodel. People with limited budgets avoid it as much as they can and do it as a last resort. It should be discouraged because the money they spend upon the plumber or maintenance, if summed up will be equal to low-cost bathroom revamp.

You must be intrigued how one can remodel their bathroom with a limited budget. If you plan carefully, you will see that it is not so hard to do it. First decide your budget. Then cut the amount required for paying the laborers to revamping your bathroom.

If you like to do your house maintenance work yourself and actually know how to, then there is no reason to ask some else do this job for you. Do it yourself!

See if your bathroom floor is not discolored or the tiles retain their color or they are not chipped off and it looks fine. If it does, then cut it off your list to revamp. If the floor is chipped or discolored in places, then buy the same washroom tile for that portion and revamp that.

In the same way, take a good look at the faucet, the bathtub and the wallpaper. If somehow you can get away by not buying one of these, do that. However, there is no need to be a miser. If you do a good job with remodeling once, you’ll be save from the headache of plumbers, house maintenance workers etc. For two three years.

Bathroom remodeling is kind of fun. You can shop from large variety of bathroom equipment and choose the one that you like. You cannot get away from not remodeling because it is the most used room of the house and it has to be remodeled sooner or later. Just plan carefully, find places that have wholesale prices for bathroom equipment and you can remodel your bathroom within the tight budget.

Homeowners can upgrade bathroom as well as save money with the website at http://www.showercurtainsworld.com for bathroom accessories or other bathroom fixtures. The 24/7 store that makes toughest bathroom remodeling projects easily achievable and offers full line of fixtures matching requirements, styles, and budget of the clients making selection easier for them.  

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