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.
In the past years, cancer has become one of the leading causes of death in America. It has affected millions of lives, and even with the current technology, the “big c” still strikes fear in people. But there is hope. The amount of research that is conducted to cure cancer has helped us understand the disease, and hopefully, with enough time and effort, a cure can be found. That is why Silestone created the LOVE2YOU countertop series. A proceed of their sales goes towards “the fight to eliminate cancer as a major health problem through prevention, research, education, advocacy and service”.
These bright quartz countertops will make your kitchen renovation vibrant and beautiful. Not sure if color is right for you? Check out our blog on color in the kitchen to understand why some color can bring a fun edge to your kitchen. In Colorado we like select materials for kitchen remodeling that not only make the room pop and be the centerpiece of your home, but in this case we can help find a cure for cancer.
A main part of any kitchen or bathroom is the sink. It’s used on a regular basis, so it only makes sense that thought should be put in to what type of sink you would like to have. There are many different types of sinks, each with its own pros and cons.
Also called “apron-front”, these types of sinks have a deep basin with a broad front part that blends in to the cabinets. They create a vintage look in any kitchen because of their traditional look. They are oriented closer to the front so it is easier to get closer to the sink to wash. Their deep basin adds to its functionality, as more can be placed into the sink, and it is less likely for water to splash up onto the countertops. Until recently, these sinks have needed custom cabinetry because of the front apron. However, KC Cabinetry can design these sinks into your kitchen remodel with standard semi-custom cabinets
This type of sink requires a metal rim around the sink. The frame is usually rounded and attaches directly to the countertop. The frame covers the gap between the sink and the countertop. This type of sink is the easiest to install and the most common in kitchens and bathrooms, as well as the cheapest. However, it lacks any sort of artistic flair.
These easy to install sinks have the rim of the sink overlapping the countertops. Heavy sinks are held in place because of their weight, while lighter sinks are simple bolted or clipped into place. It works with any type of kitchen or bathroom, and can be installed without damaging or ripping out any of the countertops.
These sinks are installed by bringing the sink up from under the counter. This makes installation easy, as there are no changes needed to fit into the base cabinet. No rim shows above the countertop and it creates a seamless, sleek, and modern look. However, solid materials such as granite, quartz, or marble should be used. If laminate countertops are used, the edge above the sink is exposed. Condensation can enter under the countertops, causing it to bubble up.
This bathroom sink is mounted on to the wall at a functional level. They hang on a bracket and often have a shroud and backsplash tile to make it look more attractive as well as to cover up the piping. These are perfect for smaller bathrooms because they do not take up much floor space. However, they do take away from storage space, as there are no cabinets underneath. The faucet needs to be long enough to reach the sink, and they do not have an overflow hole. They also need to be fitted with a grid drain. However, they do add certain flair to the bathroom, and are very functional for those in wheelchairs.
While they are a significant investment, pedestal sinks are also perfect for smaller bathrooms. They are incredibly versatile in style and some even have the options of having two faucets, one for hot water and the other for cold. They are very easy to clean and maintain. However, installation can be a hassle because of the piping. They also have the same faucet and overflow problems as wall-mounted sinks. These are a good choice for impressing party guests and are very beautiful in any type of bathroom.
Free standing basins:
Also called vessel-style, these bathroom sinks have the basin sitting on the countertops for a look that can be integrated into any style. They come in many different types of materials and do not necessarily have to match with the bath or toilet, and go with any type of countertop material. However, there are many installation changes to consider. The countertops, for example, must be installed at a lower height in order for the sink to be at the right level. A way to get around this is to install the sink on a piece of furniture that is designed specifically for vessel sinks. Another difficulty is the faucet. If the water falls onto the side of the sink, a significant amount of splashing will occur. The faucet needs to be long enough for the water to fall directly into the middle of the basin, as well as giving enough space between the faucet and basin. While there are some difficulties with the free standing basins, they come in so many shapes, colors, styles, and are so versatile that their style makes up for any installation complications. KC Cabinetry can help you decide on the perfect sink, for your new kitchen renovation. Call or come in to our kitchen showroom today!
In the interior designing world, there is some confusion on the difference between renovating and remodeling a space. Some designers use it interchangeably, causing more confusion to the common person. When a client asks a designer to renovate or redesign their house, different ideas can come up and the clients “dream” home can become something entirely different.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to renovate means “to restore to a former better state (as by cleaning, repairing, or rebuilding)” while to remodel means “to alter the structure of”. In simpler terms, if you are going to renovate your bathroom, you are going to update your existing space. This can be done through changing the granite countertops to quartz, retiling the floors, or replacing the old oak cabinets with cherry. If you are going to remodel your kitchen, you are going to basically rip most of the kitchen. Cabinets can be added, the layout of the counters can be changed, sinks can be expanded, and walls can be knocked down.
Remodeling means much more work, time, and money. If your kitchen is a simple one counter 8×8 room closed off from the dining room and you plan on entertaining a lot of people and you want something bigger and more open, remodeling is definitely for you. In may take longer, but in the end you will love your home and use the space more often.
If you like the space of your kitchen or bathroom, a simple renovation can be enough. You can simply change the handles on the cabinets, or retile the floor and update the countertops. This saves a significant amount of time and money and can be extremely simple.
KC Cabinetry can help you renovate or remodel your home and can help you design the changes and choose the products that are right for your home. Then, we can do the work for you in a quick and professional manner. Call or come into our kitchen remodeling showroom in Highlands Ranch, Colorado today for a free consultation.
The pictures below are of a current remodeling project we are doing in Roxborough, as well as past renovations we have done across the Denver metro area.