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Let’s Talk About Kitchen Remodeling and Refinishing Cabinets

Part One

As a premier kitchen contractor, Houston Remodeling stays updated on the latest design trends. We are a dealer for some of the most respected cabinet hardware suppliers including Hardware Resources and Top Knobs. Our next series of articles will cover some aspects to consider when planning your kitchen remodel.

Cabinet Doors

New cabinet doors can transform the look of your existing cabinets. There are some exciting new styles with soft-close door hinges that are extremely popular for kitchen remodeling projects. We can help you select a style that fits your needs.

Cabinet Knobs, Handles and Pulls

Knobs, Cabinet handles and pulls can make or break the overall look and function of drawers and cabinets.  Houston Remodeling offers our kitchen remodeling clients a large selection of high quality and stylish hardware from leading suppliers including Hardware Resources and Top Knobs with discounts so low we can’t advertise online.

Painting Cabinets

Some of our kitchen remodel clients choose to paint and modify their existing kitchen cabinets to cut cost.  We can help you choose the color and type of paint that will best complement your kitchen as well as the rest of your home.

Our next article will highlight three additional aspects to consider when planning your kitchen remodeling project.

Houston Remodeling prides ourselves on quality products and craftsmanship.  We have served hundreds of satisfied clients over the past 24 years. Our owner, Tim Lassiter, is a second generation Master Trim Carpenter.  His standard of excellence far exceeds that of many remodeling contractors.  If you are considering home renovations, we are your one-stop-shop.  Give Houston Remodeling a call today!

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Selecting a Contractor for Home Renovations

Selecting a contractor for home renovations can be stressful and tedious.  Home contractors with large showrooms and flashy advertising are not always what they seem.  It is important to dig deep and research anyone you are considering for your home renovations.  Here are some tips to help you get started:

Licenses and Insurance

You want to make sure all those working on your home renovations and/or kitchen remodeling project have proper licenses and insurance. There are numerous remodeling contractors that don’t even have a business license, let alone insurance.  This can result in significant issues should someone get hurt on the job or perform substandard work.  Houston Remodeling is owned and operated by Tim Lassiter, a second generation Master Trim Carpenter. The business is properly licensed and insured.

Longevity

How long have the remodeling contractors you are considering been in business?  There are numerous fly-by-night home contractors who are here today and gone tomorrow. Whether you are doing a kitchen remodel or full home renovations, you want to deal with home contractors that have a proven track record and longevity in the area.  Houston Remodeling has been providing home renovations for clients throughout Houston and surrounding areas for more than 20 years.

References/Better Business Bureau

Many remodeling contractors feature testimonials on their website. However, if you really want to know what their clients think of their work, you should ask for references and check with the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been filed against them. You should also check online reviews for any home contractors you are considering.

Attention to Detail

This may seem obvious, but you would be surprised at how many remodeling contractors do not take the small details into consideration.  For instance, when remodeling a kitchen, there needs to be enough space for the cabinet doors to open without the handles hitting a wall or appliance. You need to make sure any remodeling contractors you use pay attention to even the smallest of details.

Don’t gamble with your home renovations.  Be sure to do your homework and thoroughly investigate any remodeling contractors you are considering.  Houston Remodeling is proud of our longevity, proven track record and exemplary reputation.  We are happy to meet with you and answer any questions you may have.  Give us a call today!

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Can Wood Flooring Be Installed in Kitchens?

Yes!  Wood flooring is beautiful in a kitchen space.  Although wood flooring is specified in many kitchen remodeling projects, some homeowners are apprehensive to put it in their kitchens.  Poor craftsmanship and inferior products can lead to serious problems.  However, when quality wood floors are installed by a seasoned kitchen remodeling contractor, the results are spectacular.

Here are some pitfalls to avoid when your kitchen remodel includes wood floors:

Cheap Flooring

Not all wood flooring is equal.  In fact, many big box stores pass laminate off as “wood”.  The kitchen is not only a high traffic area, but it is prone to spills and changes in temperature.  Using cheap wood flooring in your kitchen remodel could result in extensive cupping and buckling.

Substandard Installation

Substandard installation happens more often than you think. Often times, a homeowner does not realize that the wood floor installation was poor until a problem arises. When remodeling your kitchen, make sure your kitchen remodeling contractors are experienced, qualified, and pay attention to details.  Ask for references.  Read online reviews.  A lot happens in this space, and if the flooring portion of your kitchen remodel is not installed properly, you will be left with a mess.

Poor Quality Finish

If the finish on your wood floors is not suited for high traffic areas, then you could run into problems.  When discussing wood floors with remodeling contractors, make sure they use quality flooring AND finish products.

Houston Remodeling has been one of the areas premier remodeling contractors for more than two decades. Owner and operator, Tim Lassiter, is very particular about the craftsmanship and products he uses in home renovations.  Houston Remodeling proudly partners with Mirage Hardwood Floors to provide our clients with high quality wood flooring products.  Are you considering home renovations in the near future?  If so, give Houston Remodeling a call today.