March 3, 2016

Kitchen Cabinets

Reno Tahoe Kitchens personnel has been involved in kitchen remodels for nearly 40 years in Lake Tahoe, CA and Reno, NV. Kitchen Cabinets should be the first aspect of your renovation. During the last 30 years, there has been a lot of changes in the kitchen cabinet industry. Modular, factory made cabinets have been a huge part of this transformation. It has begun to eliminate the use of local custom cabinet makers. The biggest thing one must understand is what the difference between the two is, and how the costs compare. Quality cabinets are one of the smartest investments a person can make when engaging in a kitchen remodel. They are typically the focal point and foundation of everything else around it. So informing our clients about the options available is very important to us.

Factory made cabinetry:

Factory made cabinetry in Reno, NV and Lake Tahoe, CA is becoming a popular choice for kitchen remodels. You simply go into your local home improvement store, chat with a representative for several hours, and the cabinets are on the way. Now what are you getting with this? These types of cabinets are built in a factory then shipped to your door rather than built in a local shop. One of the biggest advantages to these cabinets is the baked on finish. The process creates a much more durable surface that has a higher threshold to stains from foods and liquids. Another huge advantage is the warranty offered by the large cabinet manufacturers. Many are able to offer long-term or limited-lifetime warranties and their products are also endorsed by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA). This organization thoroughly tests cabinetry for the typical abuse it undertakes in kitchens and bathrooms. In addition to this, many large cabinet manufacturers will provide 3-D computer programs to their dealers so that they can show customers various layouts and designs. Some local custom cabinet makers will do this as well, but it is less common.

Local custom cabinet makers:

Based off what I have stated above, many people may be asking why one would purchase through a local custom cabinet shop. We have had great experiences with custom cabinet shops in Lake Tahoe, CA and Reno, NV. They were able to offer many of advantages the manufacturers do. They big difference comes in the customization aspect. Local cabinet makers are able to replicate any design you see from the manufacturers plus more. You may not want the same Home Depot line that your neighbors bought. With the manufacturers you are also limited by which finishes, styles, and sizes come from each line. With custom you can mix and match all as you please. Even though baked on finishes are usually not offered locally, a good painter can do equally as good. They also again offer a more custom finish. In our experience you have a lot more options, and if you find the right cabinet maker, a better overall product.

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    West Shore Lake Front Tahoe City, CA
    Custom made cabinetry by Hollow Tree Cabinet Company
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    River Front Log Home Tahoe City, CA
    Beautiful modern kitchen in Lake Tahoe, CA