Sunday, September 29, 2013

Kitchen Myth's: Part 1

Over the next couple of months, we will discuss and dispel many common kitchen and bathroom myth's that I hear from friends and clients.


Myth: It's less expensive to reface or redo my existing cabinets than to get new ones.


Fact: If your current cabinets are in bad condition, have water damage or extensive wear, re-facing or refinishing them is not the best option. You will need to spend money repairing your old cabinets before they can be re-faced or refinished. Also, re-facing wont allow you to make changes to the layout. If you want to make your kitchen layout or arrangement better or add in some customized options, you may be better off getting new cabinets. Either way, it's important to compare estimates for both options.



Myth: Solid back cabinets are stronger than 1/8 back cabinets


Fact: This is not always true.  The strength of the cabinet is determined mostly by how they are constructed and how well the parts are joined together.



Myth: More expensive drawer slides are always better.


Fact: There are times when less expensive slides could work better depending on the application. Consider the use of the drawer when making a drawer slide selection. Hinges and drawer slides are the most used pieces of hardware on cabinets and its important that you have a quality that will withstand the wear you will put on it. This is one item I don't like to scrimp on.


Next time we will explore some other kitchen myth's. If you have any you would like added to the list or questions regarding some we have already discussed, don't hesitate to contact me at

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