Hyde Park Kitchen Before & After, KraftMaid Cabinets, Kitchen Facelift
We are going to be moving to a new store in Pleasant Valley! Our new location will be open on February 1, 2018 and is located right next to the Chase Bank on Main Street in Pleasant Valley.
Our Hyde Park Location next to the Mcdonalds on Route 9 will be open for the rest of December and January. We will be keeping our phone number, so you can always give us a call anytime with any questions.
We are very excited about our new showroom and we will post pictures as we get it all fixed up and ready.
The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory project is all complete. It is such a beautiful building with a lot of different opportunities using the facilities inside. To check out more go to http://middlemain.com/underwearfactory.
First, comes design. Then demo. Then cabinet delivery and installation. Then countertop template and 7-10 days later countertop installation. Then hardware knobs and pulls.
There are different grades of cabinetry which can make it difficult to truly compare apples to apples when you are gathering different quotes for your project. We have a range of cabinets starting with a line of cabinetry called Homesite that compares to the stock cabinets at Home Depot going all the way up to a full custom line. Many kitchen cabinet companies carry different grades. It can be complicated to know which cabinetry line is the best. The best way to know is to look at the specifications on the cabinet line which will give you the standard construction details on the cabinet box itself, the door, and the hardware such as the hinges and drawer glides.
Questions to ask:
1. What material is the cabinet box made of?
Particle Board: made by pressing wood, sawdust, and sawmill shavings using heat, low strength, lightweight, low cost
MDF: an engineered wood composite made of wood fibers, stronger than particle board, no wood grain
Hardwood Plywood: some cabinetry lines use the term hardwood for wood veneer
Plywood: engineered wood made of sheets of wood veneer, there are many different types of plywood, but generally this is the strongest cabinet box. All Plywood Construction is sometimes an upgrade so make sure to ask if your price includes all plywood construction.
2. What is the door made of?
See the different types of wood above. With a semi-custom line such as KraftMaid or Waypoint your door will be made of real wood. However, often they will put a wood veneer in as the center panel which is actually to help the door be more resistant to warping and shifting due to environmental changes. With a cheaper cabinet, a lesser grade cabinet, the door could be MDF or engineered wood. Thermofoil doors are sometimes MDF that are then wrapped in Thermofoil.
3. Cabinet Hardware.
Are the hinges and drawer glides soft closing?
There are pieces of hardware such as hinges and drawer glides that can also affect the effectiveness of your cabinet. Most companies offer soft closing drawers and doors as standard construction now a days, but you should check to make sure.
There are two main different types of drawer glides: roller drawer glides and ball-bearing drawer glides. Ball bearing are usually more expensive and tend to hold more weight. However, this is just general information because there are different types that bear different weights.
4. What door styles and finishes do they have?
Normally, semi-custom cabinetry lines, a middle grade, higher end cabinet, will have lots of different options for you to choose from. Lower cost/lower grade cabinets will have less options to choose from. So just make sure that you find a door style and finish that you like that will fit your style and budget.
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Progress Photos of one of our most recent jobs, a kitchen renovation in Kingston, NY. Beautiful gray cabinets from Waypoint and a beautiful dark granite from La Pietra.
We love when customers send us in photos of their finished kitchens. Often, people think to send us photos when their kitchen has been lived in for a while and there are knick-knacks on the counters and they've had time to finish decorating and really making the space their own. Those kinds of pictures are our favorites because we know we have done something right. The kitchen doesn't just look nice, but it also works for their family. Check out these...