Nov 30, 2009
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Buying the Perfect Kitchen Cabinets For Your Style and Lifestyle

 

Selecting the right kitchen cabinets can be an eye-opening experience (and expensive). Kitchen cabinets come in a wide variety of styles, materials, finishes, and levels of quality. From wood or metal to veneers like melamine, cabinet set designs are varied. Whatever style or theme you’re conveying in your kitchen, there are kitchen cabinets to complement it.

Many traditional styles of kitchen cabinets are made from hardwood. They may have mullion glass doors to complement fine china sets, along with cathedral-type arch work. Traditional cabinets will also have the largest selection of accessories and modifications. Many of the designs come from the 18th and 19th centuries and can transform your kitchen into a timeless masterpiece. Whether renovating to match the rest of your historic home, or bringing some historic charm to your house, traditional cabinets are a great way to go.

Provencal kitchens are designed to evoke French country kitchens. They often lack high-wall cabinets, relying instead on low cabinets for pots, pans and serving ware. Shelves lining the walls keep essentials at hand. The entire kitchen is focused around the dining table. Colors range from light and dark browns to deep greens. If you want to travel to the Provence region whenever you cook and entertain, look at some Provencal cabinet sets and match your table accordingly.

If you’re looking for something more down-home, try a country-style kitchen cabinet set. Country-style cabinets have very clean lines and a simple look. Ordinary paint may be chipped away to give the wood a rustic feel and the handles may be mismatched to give the kitchen a “thrown-together” look. Even in the same room, finishes may be different to enhance this look. If you’re ready to make your kitchen look just like an old farm house, invest in some country-style cabinets.

Cottage-style (also called rustic-style) kitchens mix the shelving units of the Provencal style with the distressed look of country cabinet sets. They bring the same sense of comfort as these two styles. Cottage cabinet sets come in a variety of woods, from oak to maple. A very common type of wood used for cottage cabinets is Pine or Notty Pine. Pine is known for its bold grain lines and durable strength. A cottage kitchen is meant to be cozy and comforting. Sometimes cottage cabinets don’t have doors; which allows serving wares to be easily accessed. If this sounds like the kitchen of your dreams, choose cottage cabinets.

Modern kitchen cabinet styles rely on sleek surfaces and clean lines. They may be constructed of wood or metal, or covered in a shiny, stain-resistant laminate. The emphasis in modern cabinet styles is cleanliness. The distinct feature of modern cabinets is the seamless look and sharp lines. You can find stainless steel cabinets that give the appearance of an industrial kitchen or you can install maple cabinets to give the kitchen some warmth and atmosphere. There are many options to choose from in modern cabinet styles. Most modern kitchens will be partnered with industrial grade appliances for the professional cook. When you want an easy-to-use, easy-to-clean kitchen style, look no further than the modern cabinet section.

Regardless of the style or look that you are going for in your kitchen, there are hundreds of different styles out there (so make sure you do some research before settling for the wrong one). There are even more varieties of kitchen cabinets than are listed here, so you’ve got many options to consider. A well-designed kitchen is the centerpiece of a home, so make sure you take your time when choosing your kitchen cabinet set.

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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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