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Choosing the perfect time for a kitchen remodel can be stressful. But with a few tips you will be on your way to a brand-new kitchen in no time.

Best Time for a Kitchen Remodel

Deciding the correct time to remodel your kitchen shouldn’t be based on what worked best for others. Every process is different depending on the client. Take a look at what describes your situation.

 

Kitchen with island, range, and hard maple cabinets done for a kitchen remodel in Pittsburgh, PA

Design by April Spagnolo of Evalia Design, LLC

 

Remodeling in the Summer

It seems the summer is when our clients tend to remodel their kitchen the most. Below are the most common reasons why:

  • Able to cook elsewhere while kitchen is under construction
    • Cook on the grill/eat outside on deck or table
  • Kitchen remodel will be completed before the holidays
  • Plan a summer vacation around the remodel
    • Come home to a brand-new kitchen
  • Ability to open windows to let any dust/odors outside
  • Longer days – natural lighting
    • More time to work on the project/completed faster

Since clients remodel the most during the summer it causes the summer months to be busier. This can result in a higher cost or the chance your project will not be completed at the preferred time.

 

Walnut Wood Kitchen Cabinets for a kitchen remodel located in Princeton, New Jersey

Design by Marina Rubina, Architect

 

Remodeling in the Winter

Clients typically stay away from home remodels during the winter months due to upcoming holidays. Below are the reasons why it can be a good idea for a kitchen remodel in the winter:

  • During contractors’ slow season
  • Availability to get your remodel scheduled faster
  • Possibility of your kitchen being under construction during the holidays
    • If your traveling during the holidays you can avoid the construction
  • Get the remodel finished before the busy season where price increases take place

Deciding on whether summer or winter is the right time for you comes down to your flexibility, availability and when you would like the project completed. Though the summer may be the perfect time for others, it may not be the right time for you. Plan your kitchen remodel from start to finish to ensure a smooth and stress-free process.

Visit our website to see some kitchen inspiration or check out our Houzz page to view some recently completed designs. Still have questions on when to remodel? Contact us!

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Sources: Best Time of Year to Remodel, Reasons Summer is the Best Time to Remodel and Planning Tips

 

Custom cabinet care is simple, fast and requires no dangerous chemicals or treatments. If you practice these basic care tips you will enjoy the look of your cabinetry for years to come.

Cabinet Care Tips

Going from laminate cabinetry to solid wood will impact the difference in the way you care for your cabinets. Use these cabinet care techniques to protect the rich patina that solid wood provides.

  • Do not use products with bleach, ammonia or abrasive additives
  • Avoid draping damp cloths or dishtowels over cabinet doors – excessive moisture can cause permanent damage, dry surfaces immediately with a soft cloth
  • Never use scouring pads, steel wool or powdered cleaners
  • Avoid placing small kitchen appliances where heat is directed onto cabinet surfaces
  • Do not use all-purpose cleaners – may remove the finish and damage wood
  • Avoid using a dishcloth or sponge- it could contain remnants of grease or detergents

these custom cabinets will stay beautiful for years to come using these cabinet care tips

To ensure your cabinetry stays just as beautiful as the day you got it:

  • Wipe up spills and water spots to always keep the cabinetry dry
  • Clean your cabinets with a soft, lint free cloth
  • Use dish soap and warm water to remove grease and fingerprints
  • Vinegar can be used to remove sticky films
  • Baking soda and water can remove buildup and stubborn stains

using these cabinet care techniques such as using a soft cloth will safeguard your cabinetry

When using these cabinet care tips regularly, your cabinets will assure years of beautiful, functional use. You’ve taken the time and the resources to invest in classic, high quality cabinetry – why shorten its lifespan with neglect or misuse? If you have any more questions on cabinet care visit our Care and Cleaning page or Contact Us!

Browse through our Door Styles page to see all the custom cabinet options we offer for your home! Also visit our Houzz page to view our recently completed projects by our designers.

Kountry Kraft has been a leading manufacturer of handcrafted cabinets since 1959. Located in the heart of Pennsylvania, the highly skilled craftsmen are valued for their talent that has been passed through generations. Starting at the beginning stages of assembly, all the way through to quality inspection, each project is ensured to be delivered on spec and on time.

Handcrafted Cabinets Withstand the Test of Time

kountry kraft handcrafted cabinets withstand the test of time with our lifetime warranty

Kountry Kraft is only one of a few cabinet manufacturers who dovetail our cabinet boxes. Handcrafted cabinets with dovetails adds superior stability that withstands wear and tear. Dovetailing creates an extremely strong joint between two pieces of wood that can endure heavy use. Most manufacturers don’t want the extra hassle and expense of dovetailing, at Kountry Kraft, we put the customer first and go the extra mile to make quality products. Dovetailing requires a great dexterity, and the craftsman here at Kountry Kraft acquire the needed skill sets and beyond.

Handcrafted cabinets bring a feeling of warmth and comfort into your home. Your Kountry Kraft cabinets are handcrafted uniquely for you, and that adds a personal touch to your space. Handcrafted cabinets allow the ability to produce cabinetry that no one else has in their home.

kountry kraft handcrafted cabinets covered under lifetime warranty

Kountry Kraft has a lifetime limited warranty on all their manufactured products. The warrant is valid only under normal home use and care for as long as the original purchaser owns the product and the product is at the original site of installation. To see more information about our lifetime warranty, visit our lifetime warranty page.

View all completed projects that include Kountry Kraft’s handcrafted cabinets by visiting our Houzz Page!

Some cabinet manufacturers do not have the right answers when it comes to telling you the best way to clean wood kitchen cabinets. Kitchens are the most popular room in the house, and we all know what that means – they get messy fast. Whether you are dealing with fingerprints, nooks and crannies or greasy spots, we have the answers for you. Below you will find recommended cleaning products for kitchen wood cabinets!

Method Cleaning Products

method is the best way to clean your wood kitchen cabinets because its products are safe and affordabledish soap can be the best way to clean wood kitchen cabinets because it is safe and gentle on your cabinets  the best way to clean wood kitchen cabinets is method cleaning products because they are natural

There are many ammonia-free products on the market today, but they may not all get the job done. Method is the type of cleaning product you don’t need to hide under the sink. This product is ammonia-free, pet-friendly and earth-friendly. They offer many diverse products and you can use a variety of them to clean your kitchen cabinets. Its starts as simple as dish soap and water – use this combination to clean the grease spots, finger prints and scuffs off your cabinetry. Use a tooth brush with some dish soap to scrub at the nooks and crannies of your cabinetry. Method all-purpose cleaner as well as Method Daily Kitchen products are the perfect solution to wiping down the dirt and grease off your cabinets. Don’t clean your cabinets with dirty chemicals, clean them with natural, fresh products.

The Best Glass Cleaner

glass cleaner can be used to clean windows as well as wood kitchen cabinets because it is amonia free

People think natural cleaning products are expensive but there are affordable, ammonia-free cleaning products available. This glass cleaner is an ammonia-free, foaming cleaner that you can use on windows, mirrors and other glass and plastic surfaces. The best glass cleaner can be purchased for less than $3.00 a can from local shopping centers like Target or Walmart. You can wipe down your metal hardware and chrome hardware with this glass cleaner as well. Leave your kitchen streak free and shining with this ammonia-free glass cleaner!

Cleaning with White Vinegar

cleaning with white vinegar is safe and inexpensive and can be the best way to clean wood kitchen cabinets

Not only do we recommend natural cleaning products, but also inexpensive cleaning products. White Vinegar mixed with water can be a natural substitute for an all-purpose kitchen cleaner. Use this mixture to clean scuffs, grease marks or fingerprints off your cabinets – safe and affordable!

Families with children as well as homeowners who have guests over often know what it is like cleaning up after a crowd. Knowing the best way to clean wood kitchen cabinets will keep your space safe and clean. Keep up with our latest news and events by liking us on Facebook and keep up with our latest designs on our Houzz page.

Kitchen cabinet hardware ideas can help complete the look of your space. Whether you want unique or subtle cabinet hardware, Kountry Kraft offers a variety of cabinet hardware to match your personal taste.

Cabinet Hardware Ideas – Cliffside

Cliffside Industries offers two flagship hardware lines: solid brass and Cliffside Choice zinc. Many popular items and finishes are duplicated in both materials to allow a selection of price level. Traditional, transitional, and contemporary styles are available in up to eight finishes in zinc and ten in solid brass. The distinctions between the two products are a mild change in density and different manufacturing processes.

For marine climates (beachfront homes, etc.), Cliffside recommends solid brass or stainless steel materials. For all other locations, either product material should be sufficient if the product care instructions are followed. Cliffside’s brass and zinc hardware lines are finished to the same exacting standards and are designed to coordinate with our hinge line; however, minute variations in finish shading may occur between materials due to the color of the underlying metal (brass material is a gold color, while zinc is white). As always, antique finishes will vary from lot to lot regardless of material but remain within an acceptable range.

Top 10 Popular Hardware Finishes

These are the top 10 popular hardware finishes from Cliffside’s signature lines. Choose which color you like the most, and we will incorporate it into your custom cabinetry.

Kitchen cabinet hardware ideas will add a personal touch to your Kountry Kraft Cabinetry

Visit the cliffside website to choose the cabinet hardware that will add a personal touch to your Kountry Kraft cabinets. Browse our accessories page to see how you can incorporate organization into your cabinets as well.