For Kitchens Made New
The first two pictures below are from a kitchen that was recently done by us
where the whole kitchen was changed. We changed the doors from oak "slab" to a
much more elegant "Raised Panel" type. Notice the "height" changes over the sink
and the stove. By adding a "Raised Arch" with plant-ons over the sink and adding
a more elegant and bigger "Crown" molding, we have transformed this kitchen into
one that gives anyone who sees it an instant "WOW!" There are numerous other
changes as well, such as the "two tier" Island Modification we did. We did all
of the cabinet changes for about half of what others are charging for a "reface"
of this quality and we did the design consulting for free.
The two pictures below are from a kitchen that was done by us where a dark walnut was changed to a new "Cherry Spice Tint." We replaced the drawer fronts and doors in this case as the customer wanted a completely different style. We call this a "Full Reface" because we also replaced the face frames. Others just put "sticky wood sheets" or thin Vanier's on the existing face frames. This is not a good practice because the edges are exposed which causes them to chip or peal. For us, we like to do things right! Notice how nice the addition of handles makes this kitchen look.
In the pictures below we have an example of a typical refinishing job. The customer went from a dark walnut to an Antique White with highlighting but without adding any additional upgrades such as new doors and/or drawer fronts. Notice how much brighter it makes the kitchen by having the white cabinets reflect the light instead of absorbing it as the dark ones do. Also notice how the white appliances blend in. Before they stood out like they were an after thought instead of part of the well designed kitchen it is now.
Below are "before" and "after" pictures of a kitchen belonging to Mr. & Mrs. John A. of Granite Bay, who had us change their kitchen from Oak to an Antique White with highlighting.
Below are "before" and "after" pictures of a Bathroom that was really in need of help. We did some sanding and applied our exceptional "Same Color" Furniture Grade Finish....and....Viola! We think it turned out pretty good, Yes?
Below are "before" and "after" pictures of a part of a kitchen belonging to Mr. & Mrs. McKenzie of Granite Bay, who had us do a "Color Change Refinish" to their kitchen. We changed it from an Oak to a Cherry Spice Color on their Oak Cabinets. This is a lot less cost when compared to a Reface. If you don't want to see the grain, then usually you do a "Change of Color - Paint", but if you still want to see grain, then you do a "Change of Color - Tint" like this one.
On "Non Paint" kitchens, we can only go as light as the "Natural" color of the wood, but we can easily go darker like the Cherry color below.
Below are "before" and "after" pictures of my kitchen. We did some removing of a partial wall and extended the kitchen cabinets along the wall, which gave room to add a really big pantry, rather than the very small pantry that was there. We also used our fine furniture finish and made it white. We also took out another cabinet on the other side of the kitchen and reworked it.
Below are "before" and "after" pictures of a kitchen that belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Pete S. from Serrano. We took the ugly almond range hood and replaced it with one we made to fit perfectly in the space provided. We recommended the fan CPM (airflow) to specifically meet code for the new range BTU rating. We also made quite a few other changes that made this a kitchen to be extremely proud of. Notice the much nicer Crown, and the new granite.
Below are more "before" and "after" pictures of the same kitchen as the two previous pictures. Notice in the first picture we have already removed the old tile counter tops and have also begun to prepare the Alcove in the family room to receive a new entertainment center. Notice also the much prettier corbels, the base molding, and the plant-on panels, (fake doors), on the back side and ends of the island. Isn't this much more elegant than looking at a large plain piece of plywood?
Below are more "before" and "after" pictures of the Serrano kitchen.
Below are "before" and "after" pictures of the office in the home in Serrano that we did. If my memory serves me, Tony was told to just "make me a nice office bookcase/credenza." We think it turned out pretty nice, don't you? We know Pete sure loves it!
Below are "before" and "after" pictures of a kitchen that belongs to Mrs. Lana F. of Folsom. We did quite a few remodeling of existing cabinets, such as the cabinets over the range, the cabinet to the left of the refrigerator, and the island. Notice how much better the white pantry door fits in with the new white kitchen in the after picture. Also, notice how we extended the island and added more drawers. Larger crown was as usual one of the keys to making the kitchen be more like fine furniture than just a bunch of cabinets. One other key is to have "contrast" in a room. When the floor and cabinets were both oak color, everything just blended in and nothing stood out.
Below are more "before" and "after" pictures of the same kitchen in Folsom. We took out the old wine rack because she got a new wine cooler. And she wanted more drawers.
Below are more "before" and "after" pictures of the Folsom kitchen. We also did some additional cabinet reconfiguring on the left of the refrigerator by adding a new cabinet to hold her new double oven.
Below are "before" and "after" pictures of a the laundry of the Folsom remodel. Notice how much nicer the raised panel doors and handles make it look.
Below are more "before" and "after" pictures of the Folsom kitchen we did. We are showing this view to show how we might recommend a nice beautiful arch that can tie the cabinets over the sink together. Also notice how we mounted her TV and receiver under the cabinet on the left so more counter space is available.