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Go Pro for Your Kitchen Remodeling

Home improvement is a favorite pastime for many Americans. While there are plenty of DIY projects to keep you busy, kitchen remodeling services should be left to the pros. Expert kitchen remodeling services give you the professional results you want for your kitchen, minus the headaches of a DIY project.

There are many benefits to kitchen remodeling. Many homeowners report that kitchen remodeling has not only improved their home but actually has improved how they eat. Undoubtedly the kitchen in the heart of the home. The right kitchen remodeling company can help you to ensure your kitchen is a favorite gathering space.

Why Go Pro?

There is a lot of pressure out there to DIY just about everything, but the fact is, some spaces need professional help. Experienced kitchen remodeling contractors make it look easy to transform your kitchen, but the fact is, kitchen remodeling is a difficult job to do right.

There are a lot of working parts that go into a remodel that requires a lot of expertise. Electrical work, plumbing work, tile work, and more are all specialty fields that take years of education and on-the-job training to become an expert at. The right kitchen remodeling services company has the expertise to handle all the working parts of a kitchen remodel, and do it correctly.

One False Move and You Have a Big Problem

One of the best ways to add value to your home is with a kitchen remodel. Of course, that is a double-edged sword. One of the easiest ways to reduce the value of your home is to mess up the remodel. DIY kitchen remodeling is stressful. Learning as you go can result in making costly errors. Ultimately one mistake can turn into thousands of dollars of corrections.

Whole home remodeling, kitchen remodeling, and bathroom remodeling all deserve the attention of a professional team that can deliver professional results. Getting the return on investment that you want for your projects is a lot easier when you hand the project off to a kitchen remodeling company that is focused on delivering ROI.

You Will Love Your New Kitchen

Kitchen remodeling is exciting, especially when you get the results that you want. Call on the professional team that can get the job done right and get it done quickly, and fall back in love with your home thanks to your new kitchen.

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Floating Shelves: Open, Airy, and in Style

The Wall Street Journal recently posted its top home trends for 2021, outlining what is in and what is out in the world of home design. While most of the Journal’s trendspotting is true for our area, there is one statement we respectfully disagree:

“OUT: Chaos-Courting Open Shelving”

True, a kitchen with no upper cabinets and only open shelves could be your nightmare, but a few carefully placed shelves give many spaces an open, airy feel. It can provide a place for plants, display items, or other things that bring joy. You can also place often-used items within easy reach.

In addition, painted cabinets, especially white, are still trending. The clean look appeals to many and is timeless. We sometimes bring in stained open shelves to give a kitchen some warmth and to celebrate wood and craftsmanship.

Most of our shelves are built by local cabinet makers. They use a hidden cleat system that is strong and really has no limit to what, or how much, you can put on them. We have also used live edge lumber from Angel City Lumber for shelves and mantels. They mill fallen trees from around the Los Angeles area. This installation is trickier in that we must core a hole in the shelves and epoxy a dowel or rebar. We add blocking in the wall during rough carpentry and epoxy the rods to the blocking through the drywall.

Take a close look at the following picture. Do you see any tile cuts? Are we that good? Yes, but this job required a lot of planning and precise execution. The tile backsplash not only went up to the ceiling but was on both walls. The tile has a soft undulating edge that resembles hand-made tile, so we did not want to cut them horizontally — especially with a darker grout on a very light tile. We had our cabinet maker make the shelves exactly the same height as the tiles. They were fit into the space, but then removed. We then stained the shelves and had them ready onsite. Our tile setter ran the first section of backsplash and then took a break while we installed the first shelf. This process continued for the next two shelves. It’s a small detail that many would not see but makes all the difference.

As you can see by these pictures, we have added shelves in many rooms — not just kitchens. Even our design studio has them!

So, with respect to our friends at the Wall Street Journal, we will continue to suggest some floating shelves to meet our customers’ needs.

Wondering how the latest trends would work in your space? Contact us today to learn more about updating and upgrading your home.

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Lenton Company Hosts Palmdale Chamber Mixer

Lenton Company Hosts Palmdale Chamber Mixer

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On October 3, 2019, we were pleased to host a mixer for representatives from the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce. The evening’s festivities took place in our Palmdale offices and included tasty appetizers, a variety of beverages, and lots of great conversation. 

Robert Lenton, President of Lenton Company, gave an informative presentation on our design-build remodeling services. The festive occasion was capped off with several prize drawings.

We hope all of our guests had an enjoyable evening of networking and learning.