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A collection of helpful articles from the experts at Dean Cabinetry.

CABINET TERMINOLOGY: FRAMED, FRAMELESS, INSET & OVERLAY

When remodeling a kitchen there may be new words you come across, and certain aspects of cabinet construction can seem a little confusing until you understand them better. Here we’ll clarify the terms framed, frameless, inset, and overlay and what they mean in relation to cabinet construction and appearance.

DOES DEAN CABINETRY REFACE OR REFINISH CABINETS?

Refacing existing cabinet boxes with new wood veneer and new doors and drawer fronts can be a nice way to upgrade a kitchen because there is usually less disruption to the homeowners’ lives than with a more involved kitchen remodel. With refacing, the layout stays mostly the same but gets an updated look.

WORKING WITH DEAN CABINETRY FOR CONTRACTORS

As a contractor responsible for all the diverse aspects of running a business, working with the right cabinet partner can make your life easier. When you trust Dean Cabinetry with your client’s cabinetry needs, you’ll be collaborating with an experienced team that will work for your success.

CABINETS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STOCK, SEMI-CUSTOM, AND CUSTOM?

When starting on a kitchen remodel, the cabinets are the anchor of the project. Cabinets will provide storage and beauty in your kitchen for years. Other elements like counters, backsplash, hardware, and paint can all be changed more easily and less expensively than replacing the cabinets. It makes sense to be thoughtful when you’re designing your new kitchen’s function and organization, and also to be confident that the quality of the products you are investing in meets your expectations.

WHAT MAKES A KITCHEN RENOVATION MORE OR LESS EXPENSIVE?

Doing a kitchen renovation is an exciting undertaking. On the way to enjoying your new, improved space to gather and prepare meals, it’s important to understand what factors influence the cost of a new kitchen so you will be spending your money as wisely as possible. Some things that affect the cost of a kitchen renovation include:

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CHOOSING KITCHEN APPLIANCES

Get tips on how to find the right cooktop, fridge and more for your remodel.

WHAT IS A BETTER COUNTERTOP, GRANITE OR QUARTZ?

Already have your cabinetry picked out but stuck on what countertop to choose? Choosing counters is an exciting part of designing a new kitchen. Understanding your choices helps focus your search and makes your decision easier.

WHICH KITCHEN STYLE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you’re planning on giving your kitchen a makeover, you have no shortage of options when it comes to the style. From old world to sleek and modern, there is a kitchen design for every taste. Knowing what style and trends you like will help narrow your design options and in turn direct your focus. In this blog we outline the three main kitchen styles to help you determine which one is best for your home.

5 BEST AND 5 WORST RESALE VALUE REMODELS

You might think you are the master of your own remodel, but sadly, it’s not always so. Remodels sometimes have a tendency to develop their own inertia, as decisions lead to new dilemmas, unintended consequences and surprising outcomes. In some cases, these flights of fancy are perfectly acceptable, provided the design and completed execution truly align with the vision and budget.