Home Improvement Questions

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1. How do I know if my cabinets can be refinished or refaced?

We will come to your home or condo and inspect the cabinets as part of our initial Free Consultation. We will give you an honest opinion about your options. We are one of the few cabinet companies that is not limited to either refacing or replacing your cabinets - we have the expertise to refinish, paint, reface or install new cabinets.

2. Why should we choose your company?

Kitchen and bathroom remodeling is our only focus. We don't try to be everything to everybody just to increase our revenues. We want your cabinet updating to be completed in a professional manner, not just 'done'. We can assist you with your overall remodeling project. Our knowledge and working relationships with the various trades allows us to know which subcontractors are best suited for your project. We will co-ordinate with the subs or project manage the job for you to insure your satisfaction with the project.

3. How long will the refacing project take

A typical condo kitchen and 2 bathrooms can be done in less than a week, including Granite. Refacing only can be completed in 2 or 3 days depending on the specific property work hour restrictions. A large residential kitchen may take a week to reface. During our busy season granite may take up to 2 weeks, but we will manage the project to minimize the impact to your home or condo.

4. Do you have to seal granite countertops?

Yes, but it's not as hard to do as some people think it is. You clean the granite; then wipe on a liquid with a cloth; let is 'soak in'; have a cup of coffee; then wipe off the excess. Just like furniture polish! We seal every granite countertop when we install it. We recommend resealing twice a year for rental properties. You can do this yourself or call us.

5. Are laminate countertops much less expensive than granite or quartz?

Yes. Laminates will be at least half of the price of granite. The new laminates are more scratch resistant and offer many 'granite-like' finishes. As a Formica 180FX dealer, we offer a large selection of laminates that are digital pictures of exotic granite. You can select from new profile edges to create a durable, affordable countertop without the expense of real or synthetic stone.

6. What countertop material do you recommend?

You must first consider your budget for the overall project. If this is a rental property, what are the majority of the other owners using in your neighborhood or condo complex? Does your HOA or property management company have a preference or requirement? If this is for your residence, what do you like? We will help you weigh the benefits of each material. That said, we sell more granite than any other countertop material.

7. I can't be there for the countertop installation, can you provide a sink?

We offer a large selection of stainless steel and porcelain sinks. For laminate tops you must use a drop-in stainless steel sink. We provide 18 gauge sinks with sound dampening pads and insulation. For granite or quartz we use either 18 or 16 gauge (stronger) under-mount sinks. These are available in a variety of shapes and bowl depths. Vanities typically have a porcelain sink. For laminates an oval or round drop-in sink is used. Granite or quartz tops will have more choices in shapes for under-mount sinks and vessels sinks for a unique design touch.

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