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Monthly Archives: November 2011
When renovating or remodeling your kitchen, you may wonder what we do with your old cabinets. They are most likely in good condition, and while they may not be the style you like (hence the renovation), it may seem wasteful to just throw them away or recycle them.
At KC Cabinetry, we’re committed to not only helping you design a kitchen remodel as unique as you are, but we also strive to create a community and world that helps others and is sustainable. When we renovate a kitchen, we make sure to carefully remove the kitchen cabinets so there is little to no damage and donate them to Bud’s Warehouse.
Belay Enterprises started in 1995 with the mind-set of helping those in need and giving them the chance to start over again. In their mission statement, they strive to “partner with area churches to develop businesses to employ and job-train individuals rebuilding lives from addiction, homelessness, prison, and/or poverty, to strengthen families and neighborhoods”. They created Bud’s Warehouse, which stands for Building Unity and Dignity through Service, in order to emphasize their mission statement through a not-for-profit job training program. They employ those that are in need: the poor, the addicted, the homeless, and give them the skills through their job training that will help them to continue to succeed in life.
Bud’s Warehouse sells home improvement supplies that are donated to them through business such as ourselves and homeowners. They sell them at bargain prices, and the profits go towards helping those in needs.
As this is a donation, the cabinets and other house building materials such as windows and interior doors that we take out are eligible for tax deduction. You will receive credit for this donation as well as photo documentation.
Want to know more about Bud’s Warehouse and what you can do for those in need? Visit them at http://budswarehouse.org/, or come into KC Cabinetry today and we can let you know how renovating your home can create a better life for all.
- Cassandra Cordova, KC Cabinetry intern
We will be introducing a new topic of blog posts this week called “The Stone-It-All” which will inform our readers about the different types of stone that can be installed in the home. This week’s stone is travertine. Many of our homeowners select travertine for their Colorado kitchen and bath remodeling projects.
Travertine can often be called travertine marble or travertine limestone. It should be noted that travertine is not from the marble family, and while it is very similar to limestone, it is in fact its own rock. This rock forms from geothermal springs and has a distinct porous structure that comes from the water evaporating and depositing different layers of minerals. It has been used for centuries, most notably in Rome’s Colosseum, which is the world’s largest structure built from this stone. Today, it is often used in modern architecture, such as the lobby walls in the Sears Tower.
Today, travertine is used for flooring, walls, countertops, and backsplashes. Because of its porous structure and it’s lack of strength, it shouldn’t be used for flooring high traffic areas. It must be properly sealed if it’s to be used in the kitchen or bathroom, and will need to be sealed yearly. Some sealer can bring out the color of the stone. If you don’t like the holes in the stone, they can be filled with fillers, most are available in the same color.
Travertine is a beige natural stone, and therefore the color can vary. The color might consistent within the same lot, but it can also be very different. Overall, travertine is an excellent choice for adding color and texture to your home.
KC Cabinetry has numerous travertine samples and displays in their Littleton remodeling showroom. kccabinetry.com