Granite

What Would We Do Wednesday - Counter that top...

I would venture to say that unless you skipped out on college dorm life or living in an apartment at some time, you likely spent at least a year looking at a countertop like the one pictured above. Hopefully you aren't looking in to your kitchen right now and seeing a similar sight.

So what's this week's WWWDW about? Countertop options! You don't have to live with a funky countertop in your kitchen or other portion of your house. Here's the good news. There are TONS of options for new countertops, and I mean tons!

Check out this short list of granite options!

Alot of people like to be fairly neutral on countertop options, and it does make sense to do that. However, there is no reason why you couldn't go for a bright or exotic option. There are so many color options in natural stone and even some off the wall colors in man made stone. You don't have to be limited.

You also do not have to be limited by a stone countertop. The more modern design above is utilizing polished stainless steel for a very cool and clean look. 

There are pros and cons to all countertop surfaces, granite, stainless steel, marble, formica and many other materials. Each have different properties, different weaknesses and strong points. And of course they are going to vary in expense at a cost per foot installation as well.

What Would We Do Wednesday - Thursday Edition - KC Home Solutions

Considering that yesterday was April Fools Day, we did not want to give anyone a thought that our WWWDW article was a possible joke...so we are going with a Thursday edition! Hope you all don't mind the delay.

New kitchen cabinets can be expensive. While we have no problem at all helping clients with purchasing and installing new cabinets, it can definitely be more cost efficient to refinish cabinets.

The client kitchen above was what we are asked to help with. She had a list that actually included more than the cabinet refinishing, but it's always good to see where the project began.

Here's the finished kitchen. As mentioned above, we clearly did more than refinishing the cabinets. The homeowner requested the very popular "antique finish" look. We also removed center sections of a few doors and installed custom cut glass and in cabinet lighting. New hinges and pulls accented the look perfectly.  

This kitchen went from blending in to standing out. Of course the additional items we were asked to do helped to accent the refinish. We are pleased with how the project turned out and so was the homeowner. If we can help give you an estimate for remodeling your kitchen let us know!