Remodeling, Renovating, Refurbishing,
Most people make the common mistake in thinking these words are all synonymous with each other; although they may be closely related, their meanings in the construction industry are quite different.
As I see it, most people who are in the business of insuring and licensing our trades, who are in charge of designating a classification code (for their purposes), have inadvertently grouped us all together as one trade; from this over site, most people think these trades are the same and they are quite different.
Having been a licensed Building contractor in the business of home building, remodeling and refurbishing let me explain the differences.
Lets start with refurbishing; this word comes closer to meaning restoration of something as making something like new again. Even though some pieces may be replaced with new, the end result is a renewing of or a replica of what one was there as new.
Renovations refer to an existing space or area that you desire to update and or redesign
with newer and fresh ideas or modern looks with up to date materials and practices.
Remodeling can have to do with some or all of the above, except with the advantage of being able to alter the existing structure to add windows or move load bearing walls or even add square footage to the space.
Kitchen Renovations are what we specialize in and under our current licenses we offer the following sales and services:
Kitchen design using the most up to date cabinet software (2020) to assure we make the best use of your available space with current trends and innovations.
We offer a choice of 5 cabinet lines for sale, two of these lines are assembled in-house, two that are totally domestic and one custom line; they are all an excellent value, each offers similar qualities at very different price levels as they all offer different levels of styles, options, designs and colors. Each line makes cabinets that are built to last and cabinets that are worth owning!
Counter tops; we offer many post form tops, custom laminate counter tops; many of which we fabricate in-house; we also have access to Granite and Quartz tops at a very competitive prices.
We offer all the above completely installed or
delivered to your job site, or picked up here for the do it yourself guy.
In 1907 Henry Ford's first production model automobile had a selling price of $600 , he considered it a good value but not affordable for the average american. He decided that he needed to find a method to produce the same quality auto at a price most people could afford. His diligent attitude and hard work paid off and by the year 1912 he was selling the auto for $269. and in a few years almost 3/4 of all American households owned one. Now that's making something affordable.
From 1974 to 1986 I was building and remodeling homes where I found myself in need of quality affordable cabinets and after several years of
purchasing many different brands of manufactured cabinets and some custom I decided that although many of these were of adequate quality they were not affordable for the average customer. Determined to offer my clients quality cabinets at an affordable price I built a custom cabinet fabrication facility and started experimenting with various materials and substrates finally looking into imported components.
Today in the shop we assemble affordable quality (all wood) cabinets from the best quality (all wood) well machined components we can find and always looking for better, our finishes materials and workmanship
are guaranteed against abnormal fading and normal wear for 5 years including labor. Our specialty pieces and components are still custom fabricated in our shop as needed.
Bottom Line is that our cabinets are well machined of all wood materials, precisely assembled, meticulously finished, our drawers are made of hard wood and dove tailed together and hardware with soft close guides on metal brackets. Solid wood doors with soft close concealed hinges. The list goes on but the price stops at about 50% of what you would expect to pay at your local cabinet dealer for a product with the same specifications.
That's taking a page from Henry Ford's playbook and making Kitchen cabinets affordable.