Purchase CKCA Certified Cabinets for Your Next Kitchen Project
Certified cabinet manufacturers provide the quality products that you need in your home. You’ll find that you’ll have a variety of options available in terms of cabinets and it’s best to understand them before coming to a final decision. There are a number of accessories, finishes, materials and/or styles to choose from and each one comes with its own set of benefits or disadvantages.
Research the manufacturer ahead of time to save money and time. This is a long-term investment you are making so think about both your selection of the cabinets and the manufacturer of them. It’s estimated that clients are half as likely to find a problem with their cabinets when they are involved in the selection process than other people that only rely on advice from architects, designers or contractors. Take a proactive role and make sure that you are dealing with a cabinet manufacturer that belongs to the CKCA (Canadian Kitchen Cabinetry Association).
The Canadian Kitchen Cabinetry Association certifies cabinetry and if you purchase your cabinets with its seal of approval you’ll know that they have been not only built but also tested using strict guidelines. The cabinets will be tested for the following:
– Moisture resistance
– Hinge, drawer, and shelf strength
– Household chemical and heat resistance
As well, to be certified, they must be manufactured in Canada. When you decide to buy a certified product you’ll know that you are making an investment in a manufacturer from Canada that is dedicated to providing the best cabinets possible. If you have any further questions about the best cabinets to choose for your upcoming kitchen upgrade please contact one of our Clareville Kitchens specialists at 905-793-2990 or visit our website at clarevillekitchens.ca.
You may find that it can be quite a challenge to set up a budget for a kitchen remodelling job. If you’re like most people you’ll want to put as much money into it now as you possibly can since it’s a big job and you won’t be doing another one for many years to come. At the same time, you need to work within your means without breaking the bank. In order to help you get started, here are some useful tips you can use to put together your kitchen renovation budget.
If you find that your budget is extremely tight you’ll need to decide which features are essential in your kitchen and which ones aren’t as important. For example, a Lazy Susan and deep pot drawers provide a lot of convenience in the kitchen so it’s a good idea to include them in your planning. Glazing the cabinets, on the other hand, is more of a non-essential item that can be overlooked if you have a tight budget. You may also want to consider doing some of the work yourself such as removing the flooring, the appliances and the old cabinets to reduce your costs.
Understand Your Neighbourhood
Take a look at your neighbourhood to get an overall feeling of the type of renovation job that would present the best resale value for your money. If you live in an upscale neighbourhood, the people that are looking for a home in your area will be expecting to see very high-quality cabinetry along with granite or other high-end countertops. If you live in a modest neighbourhood then you may find that people aren’t willing to pay extra for expensive countertops and you may not get back as much money as you would expect for your renovation at the time of the resale. You should also consider how long you’ll be remaining in your home and whether this renovation is more of an investment than an upgrade that you simply want to enjoy while you’re living in the home.
Plan for the Unexpected
As a general rule of thumb, you should add 15% to 20% to your budget to handle anything that comes up unexpectedly. For example, you may end up choosing a higher-end flooring once you’ve looked at the possibilities and have excluded the types of floors that cost less. If you’re working on an older home, there may be some hidden damage lurking behind the walls that need to be repaired before the renovation can continue.
Use these tips when formulating your budget and if you need any help at all please feel free to call us at 905-793-2990. We provide free estimates so that you can get a better idea of what your budget should be, based on your projected outcome. You can also learn more about our wide range of services and products by visiting our site at clarevillekitchens.ca.
Here at Clareville Kitchens, we are committed to doing our part to help save the environment by offering environmentally-friendly solutions for kitchen renovations. Our manufacturing process takes into account the benefits of green technologies to help keep the earth a safe place for the next generation and to offer a healthy environment in the home.
We use equipment that is energy-efficient so that both the installation and manufacturing processes minimize the impact on the environment. We use quality products that don’t contain additives, paints etc. that may release harmful toxins into the air. Our goal is to provide a healthy kitchen for both you and your family.
We have established a connection with nature and have a true respect for it. When we are making any decisions regarding new business practices we always look at the big picture in terms of the environment. For this reason, we strive to use a variety of products that are manufactured using recycled materials and are 100% committed to recycling anything that we feel can be reused.
Our products will offer a better indoor air quality in your home and that is especially important in Canada where we experience extreme temperature fluctuations with the weather. There are certain times of the year when opening the windows to air out the home just isn’t feasible. With our kitchen materials, you can be sure that your indoor air won’t be affected by harmful compounds that can leach into the air.
If you are is committed to the environment as much as we are, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at Clareville Distinctive Kitchens & Baths through our website at clarevillekitchens.ca or call us directly at 905-793-2990. When it comes to environmental and sustainability issues, you won’t be able to find any other kitchen supplier that meets the same ethical standards as our company.