Understanding the difference between stock and custom kitchen cabinets

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Your kitchen cabinets aren’t just an incredibly functional part of your kitchen, providing the majority of the storage for the room, but they also take up a lot of visual real estate, meaning the way they look is also important. So, when choosing your kitchen cabinets, it’s important to consider both style and substance. This brings us to one important decision you’ll need to make – whether to install stock kitchen cabinets or custom-designed ones. Stock kitchen cabinets are mass-produced and pre-manufactured. They’re the cabinets that you’ll see in the catalog or in-store when looking for kitchen elements. They come exactly as they are, with no customization options available, other than the ability to repaint or refinish them after purchase if you choose to. Custom cabinets, on the other hand,…
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Kitchen Remodeling on a Budget

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A kitchen remodel can leave a big dent in the bank account, but with some proper planning, budgeting, and compromises, you can cut the prices to still get great results on a budget. If you’re remodeling on a budget, read on for some tips to help you save money when remodeling your kitchen. Get advice from designers and contractors You may try to skip steps such as hiring a designer or contractors to help you save some money and do more DIY tasks, however, your contractor will likely be able to find better prices for the materials you need than if you were buying everything yourself. Plus, a designer can give you advice on how to do things more cheaply or which corners to cut without having a negative effect.…
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Unveiling the Latest Custom Closet Trends of 2024

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In the realm of home organization and design, custom closets are no longer just functional storage spaces but stylish and personalized sanctuaries that reflect individual tastes and lifestyles. As we enter 2024, custom closet design trends continue to evolve, incorporating innovative features, luxurious finishes, and practical solutions to optimize space and efficiency. Whether you're renovating an existing closet or planning a new custom build, here are the top trends shaping custom closets in 2024. Smart Storage Solutions: In 2024, custom closets are all about maximizing storage efficiency and organization. Smart storage solutions, such as pull-out racks, adjustable shelving, and modular storage systems, help optimize space and accommodate a variety of items, from clothing and accessories to shoes and handbags. Custom closet designers are incorporating innovative storage solutions that cater to…
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Navigating the Installation Process: What to Expect When Installing New Kitchen Cabinets

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Embarking on a kitchen renovation journey can be both exciting and daunting, especially when it comes to installing new kitchen cabinets. As the focal point of any kitchen, cabinets not only dictate the aesthetic appeal but also play a vital role in functionality and organization. To help ease the process, it's essential to understand what to expect when installing new kitchen cabinets. Assessment and Planning: Before diving into installation, thorough assessment and planning are crucial. A professional cabinet installer will evaluate your kitchen space, considering factors like layout, measurements, and existing infrastructure. They'll work with you to design a layout that optimizes storage space and complements your aesthetic preferences. Material Selection: Kitchen cabinets are available in a variety of materials, including wood, laminate, metal, and thermofoil. Each material offers unique…
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Cleaning Tips Inside Closets and Cabinets

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Simply wiping down the fronts of your cabinets on occasion will keep them looking fresh and clean. But it’s easy to forget about the inside of your kitchen cabinets and let all the dust, grime, and debris build-up. And maybe you clean out your closet from time to time, getting rid of all the old stuff you don’t wear and organizing the rest so that everything’s easier to find. But what about actually deep cleaning inside the closet when it needs it? To help you keep everything looking great, hygienic, and in good condition, let’s look at some tips to help you deep clean your cabinets and closets every few months. Cleaning inside your cabinets Don’t just try to dust around your pans or utensils and call it a job…
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The Best Home Design Apps

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If you’re planning a remodel of your kitchen, bathroom, or any other part of your home, then there are lots of online tools and resources that can help you find new ideas and plan your design. Augmented reality (AR) apps are particularly useful for helping you visualize how things will look in the space, while others allow you to easily take measurements using the app. RoomScan Pro Draw up quick and easy floor plans of a room or your entire home with RoomScan Pro. Great for getting measurements and dimensions to help aid your design process and when working with designers. This app uses AR to draw up accurate plans that help you visualize your space, and can be used outdoors as well. Measured Measured is another app that is…
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What is the KonMari Organization Method?

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At The Kitchen Center, we’re all about designing custom storage solutions that help make organization a little bit easier for you, in every room of the house. So, we also like to provide you with tips and tricks to boost your organization skills and keep your house clutter-free. And one organization expert took the world by storm a few years ago through various books and her Netflix special, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. So, what is the Marie Kondo method of tidying up and how can it help you? Read on to find out… The KonMari Method The simple principle behind Marie Kondo’s method for tidying, decluttering, and organizing is that everything you own should spark joy in some way. Always keeping this in mind will help to reduce the…
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Try our online garage door visualizer program

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Designing Your Custom Garage Door One of the best things about owning your own home is being able to design and redesign it however you like. Think about garage doors; you no longer need to put up with the standard garage door that every other house on your street has. You can design a custom door that suits your home, style, and the needs of you and your family. Whether you want a different style, a different color, a different size, or a different type of door, Carolina Garage Door can help you design the custom garage door that’s right for you. The benefits of a custom garage door If you have a garage that’s slightly different to the standard size and shape, then choosing a custom garage door ensures…
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Storing Items That You Don’t Use Often

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No matter how comprehensive and well-organized your home storage solutions are, there are always things that seem to get in the way and take up unnecessary space. I’m talking about seasonal items that only come out of the closet for a short period each year or other items that don’t get much use. If you want to free your everyday storage spaces of these things, here are some tips for the best ways to store them efficiently. Garage The garage often becomes the dumping ground of these kinds of items, left to clutter up the space and never see the light of day. But the garage can be an effective solution for storing seasonal items while still keeping them in good condition. Utilizing vertical space in your garage through hooks…
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Designing an Open Plan Kitchen

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What tends to be the central hub of your home when you’re relaxing with family or entertaining guests? Is it the kitchen? The living room? The dining room? Well, you don’t have to choose just one if you opt for an open plan kitchen in your home. Open plan living is an increasingly popular trend, allowing you to have one larger space that consists of the kitchen and dining room, for example, without a wall in between. The kitchen, living room, and dining room are all popular spaces to open up and merge together. Let’s look at some advantages and design tips to help you decide on your open plan kitchen. Why choose an open plan kitchen? There are lots of great benefits an open plan kitchen offers in your…
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