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Laminate Countertops Boston MA

Want Kitchen Counter Durability ? Consider Laminate Countertops Boston MA

At D & G Kitchen Design, Inc. we help you have the best kitchen for your budget and taste. Many of or customers have asked about whether laminate is a good option for countertops- so we put this article together for you.

Why Laminate?

Laminate is the number one choice for homeowners in the countertop industry.

The reasons this is so are the following:
Laminate is affordable, it resists stains, scratches, moisture, and you can install it right on top of old laminate.
You also save money and time on removal, and Unlike other countertop materials it does not build up bacteria.
And, it can be installed in a day.

Quality Laminate Countertops Boston MA

We are a custom manufacturing and supply company supplying custom built laminate countertops in Boston MA and surrounding communities in Massachusetts.

We help homeowners and the commercial community with laminate countertops, and offer quick turnaround time, a wide selection of colors and styles, as well as quality craftsmanship that has made us one of the best laminate countertop dealers and installers in Boston MA and beyond.

Custom Work

We provide a custom build to your jobs specifications, and laminate countertops are available in most major brand laminates such as Formica, Wilsonart, on furniture board and plywood substrate.

 

Read our article on Advantages of Laminate Countertops over Granite or other Stone surfaces

Products

  • Square edge with or without a loose back splash
  • Wood edge with or without a loose back splash

Give Marie a call with your project measurements at 781-267-9088 and we’ll give you a no obligation quote over the phone. Or we can come to you, give you some design ideas, take measurements, and even arrange installation for you, for a fee.

The Secrets of The Best Kitchen Cabinet Door Makers

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The Best Kitchen Cabinet Door Makers Tell All!

There really is no secret to making the highest quality, best kitchen cabinet doors. We can tell you all things that can go wrong if you do not buy from the best kitchen cabinet door makers.

Things that can go wrong to a cabinet door include:

Warping, Wear, Cracks, Burns, kitchen grease/oil, Water damage, Poor or Mismatched Finish or Stain.

These problems can be the result of poor manufacturing process/ quality control, accidents, shipping damage (which happens frequently), flooding or roof damage, fire or stove damage.

There are many reasons not to buy from the big box stores and we hear this from our customers all the time that their experience is that the big boxes are so removed from the process and tend to pass the buck, and/or blame the customer for problems with cabinets or cabinet doors and we end up fixing the customer’s problems because the customer simply does not want to deal with them. Not all big box stores are like this so we don’t want to give the impression all are like this- but compared to local shops their record of service after the sale is terrible.

Shops like ours are the Best Kitchen Cabinet Door Makers because we know how to do kitchen cabinet doors right to protect against these problems. We are local, and we no longer ship our doors to avoid all the problems we’ve seem with shipping. We do deliver our doors in New England and many people pickup so they can check them out before they take them home.

Note that D & G Kitchen Design, Inc. is one of the best kitchen remodelers in Boston, and now provides cabinet doors only for our kitchen remodeling and kitchen refacing clients.

So if you are remodeling your kitchen, why not cut out the middle man and deal with the local cabinet shops directly for help before the sale, during the sale, and after the sale. We’d be happy to chat with you about your next project. Contact us at 781-267-9088. Just ask for Marie.

Cost of a Kitchen Remodel Job

Kitchen remodeling is a great way to add value to your home and enhance your quality of life while you live there.
Since we get so many questions from homeowners looking to remodel- we thought we would give you some idea of the latest research that has been done on the cost of a remodel, versus the value that you are investing in your home.
Minor Kitchen Remodel
A minor kitchen remodel job includes replacing cabinets fronts, countertops, cabinet hardware, and appliances. These costs are typically without any structural or system modifications, and there are usually some geographic differences in cost. In Boston, Massachusetts, for example, it is typically more expensive to remodel a kitchen than in most other states in New England.
Cost of a Minor Kitchen Remodel
According to Industry Reports cited below, the cost of a minor kitchen remodel averages $18,527 nationally, and in Boston is $21,700 in 2013.
Cost vs. Value of a minor kitchen remodel
If you do a minor Kitchen Remodel in New England, you can recoup 75.7% of your cost, and for Boston you will recoup approximately 88.5%.
Major Kitchen Remodel
A major kitchen remodel job cost in 2013, for a typical, 200-square-foot kitchen usually includes a new layout of 30 linear feet of semi-custom wood cabinets, including a 3-by-5-foot island; standard double-tub stainless-steel sink with standard single-lever faucet, laminate or other countertops, energy-efficient wall oven, cook-top, ventilation system, built-in microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal. These jobs typically include new resilient flooring, custom lighting and freshly painted walls, trim, and ceiling.
Cost of a Major Kitchen Remodel
Approximate cost of a kitchen remodel job in Boston, for a “Major Kitchen Remodeling” job is $62,589 and you recoup, on average, 71.5%.
Before you remodel, we recommend you take special care to hire a designer and builder who specializes in Kitchen remodeling. Quality materials and reliable workmanship are essential to your remodeling project’s success. If you are a do it yourselfer, we recommend you hire someone to help you measure and layout your kitchen as incorrect measurements can significantly affect the cost and timeline for your kitchen design project. Feel free to give us a call if you’d like some help at 781-267-9088.

Source:
http://www.remodeling.hw.net/article/2013-cost-vs-value-report
To see more details on the New England remodeling report:
http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2013/new-england/boston-ma/

Boston Custom Cabinet Maker

Do You Need a Boston Custom Cabinet Maker?

custom cabinetry in massachusetts

If you are looking for custom cabinets you simply do not go to the big box stores. You work with a local shop that can help you get what you need, when you need it.

A mistake many homeowners and even builders make- is to think that they can special order cabinets and doors from a big box store with no problems. Below, are some reasons why this is not a good idea.

Cabinet Maker in Boston

1. A local shop can check your measurements and design to see if you have maximized the usage of the space, missed something, or a measurement is not right before you order

2. A local cabinet maker can review hinge options

3. A Boston cabinet maker can review cabinet door styles and finishes

4. Your cabinet maker can review crown molding options for your cabinets

5. They can also help you learn about the latest kitchen cabinet designs and features for your kitchen and cabinets

6. Some local custom cabinet makers can also come out to your home or business and take measurements for you, and provide a custom design, to eliminate ordering the wrong size for the space

7. Your local cabinet maker can also deliver and install for you

Note that D & G Kitchen Design, Inc. is one of the best kitchen remodelers in Boston, and now provides cabinet doors only for our kitchen remodeling and kitchen refacing clients.

If you are remodeling and need a kitchen design, custom cabinets, or custom cabinet doors-we are your Boston custom cabinet maker of choice so please do not hesitate to call us for a quote at 781-267-9088.