Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Beautiful New Kitchen Reface

Large Scottsdale Kitchen Reface.
We just finished up a beautiful new kitchen! This was a rather large kitchen in Scottsdale, and it was an absolute joy to have the opportunity to beautify this gorgeous kitchen.
The kitchen began this transformation with white-washed oak cabinetry that, although in great structural shape, was showing a kitchen's lifetime of wear. This well-used kitchen been semi-refinished once, and the topcoat was worn; flaking off in high use areas. We removed all of the doors, hinges, drawers and glides, and moldings. Once repaired and sanded, the cabinetry was encapsulated with Plywood and Veneer. Then we installed brand new drawer boxes and beautiful arched doors. Crown Molding finished off the look with a splash of elegance that created a striking roomy kitchen that begs the attention of all who enter it.

Monday, June 29, 2009

New Project: The DiAsio Bathroom Remodel

We are at the beginning stages of an exciting new project! The DiAsio's, for whom we have refaced a kitchen, have decided to bring us back to remodel their two bathrooms. The cabinetry will match the style of the kitchen; a Cordovan Maple Shaker style, with long stainless steel bar handles.

The guest bath will have two counters, frosted glass over a cordovan maple counter. It will also have a sleek glass vessel that will rise above the glass counter.
The master bath will have a beautiful granite counter and two white porcelain lavatories.
The cabinets in both bathrooms will be floating! We will cut off the toekick, or bottom of the cabinet, and mount them to the wall so that they are not touching the floor!

The template went out today for the fabrication of the glass counter, and we are looking forward to starting the project soon!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Cabinet Refacing

Cabinet Refacing is a means of updating your cabinetry, without braking the bank. It is usually 50-60% of the cost of new cabinets, not to mention you can keep your existing countertop. You will have no flooring modifications or replacement, little-to-no drywall work, and only minor touch-up painting. It can be done around your current appliances, or you can accentuate your new kitchen with new appliances. The process is simple: remove all drawers and doors, veneer the cabinets, and install new moldings, drawers, and doors. No old hardware (hinges & drawer glides) should be used. 

The Veneer is the most sensitive part of a Cabinet Reface. Done correctly, this will last a lifetime. Done poorly, you will be lucky to get one good year. The surface of the cabinets, whether framed or frameless, MUST be sanded through all finish, stain, glue, or grease that may be present. The removal of all foreign material is essential for the next steps. Quarter inch plywoods are applied to the exposed sides and bottoms, then trimmed flush with the front. Then a water-borne contact adhesive is applied to the cabinet fronts. The veneer is backed with a pressure sensitive adhesive and, when it comes into contact with the cabinet, it will create a permanent bond. 

This Process can change the look of your cabinets in many ways. Small changes to the layout can be acheived. You can upgrade from oak to maple, cherry, or any other wood of your choice. You can modify the style of door and drawer front. You can also change the color to one of your preference. All of this can be done because the cabinets will be wrapped with new, real wood veneers; new doors, matched to the same color, will be installed.

While Refacing is a great method for updating your cabinets, you could also replace or refinish your cabinets. Replacing is the most expensive method, but you get brand new cabinets. Refinishing has the lowest price tag, but also the most limitations. Please read our other blogs to learn more!

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling

Many People have questions about Cabinet Refacing versus New Cabinetry. Premier Kitchen Concepts wants to take the confusion out of remodeling your kitchen or bathrooms. In these blogs, we will clear the air around the various options available to update your cabinetry. By learning the differences of these options you can make a more informed decision when starting the process of remodeling your kitchen and/or bathrooms.