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Kitchen Upgrade – What Should I Consider When Planning A Major Kitchen Remodel?

If you’re thinking about a kitchen renovation then it’s a good idea to sit down and take stock of your needs. The most important factor will be the number of people in your household. Will this project be done by a contractor or by yourself? If you want to save money then consider doing the project yourself. However, before starting any kitchen renovation project you should ensure you have the correct plans and tools with kitchen remodeling.

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Popular kitchen upgrade choices include faucets, backsplash options, countertops, sinks, flooring, and lighting fixtures. A minor kitchen remodeling project is defined as changes that only change minor aspects of the room such as a cabinet color or material. Major kitchen remodeling projects involve extensive renovations of the entire space including flooring, cabinets, countertops, appliances, and flooring. For these projects, it would be wise to enlist the help of a professional kitchen designer. These experts are skilled in planning remodeling projects and they can help you find the right materials, appliances, and kitchen design at an average cost.

When you’re considering remodeling your kitchen, the first thing you should do is assess your current situation. Do you need minor kitchen remodeling to make your cooking area more functional or do you need a total kitchen to remodel to change the layout and create new functionality? When you assess the situation you should think about what factors may contribute to you having to remodel. For example, if you have old cabinets and flooring that is in need of replacement then replacing them with new ones may not be a minor kitchen remodel. On the other hand, if your kitchen currently doesn’t have sufficient cabinet space then installing new cabinets can be a great way to improve your storage options.

In general, there are many benefits to a kitchen renovation project. One of the biggest benefits is that you’ll likely increase the value of your home since most buyers look for homes that have extra room and are designed well. Another benefit is that you’ll be able to update the appearance of your kitchen and if done correctly, your home will appear as though you’ve spent a lot of money updating it. There are many homeowners who have made improvements to their homes using this method including adding tile floors and painting the walls in order to give the room a new color. Kitchen renovations also add style and can make kitchens appear larger and more appealing than they really are.

One of the largest drawbacks of doing a complete kitchen remodel or upgrading is the risks involved. One of the major risks is that there may be a leak or other type of water damage in your house. Leaks are one of the most common reasons why minor kitchen remodeling projects go wrong. If the plumbing work is not done properly it can lead to flooding. Minor kitchen remodeling jobs may not pose a huge risk to your home but major kitchen remodeling jobs pose a great deal of risk to your home.

There are some things to consider when considering whether a minor kitchen remodel is worth the time and expense. The first thing to do is measure your kitchen space very carefully. You should make sure that you have enough space for the size of the new appliances that you are going to install, the size of any refrigerators or ovens you are going to install and any other appliances that you may need. This includes installing any walk-in cabinets or pantries you may need. It will also include any new flooring, tiles or tiling, and electrical work.

Minor kitchen remodeling jobs are usually best handled by those who have at least some experience with remodeling kitchens. A major kitchen remodel is usually best handled by a contractor who has at least some experience with remodeling kitchens and who is familiar with all of the dangers involved. Any time you’re planning to have any type of major remodeling done, you should get a contract written and signed by both you and your remodeling contractor. This is usually best if there is something that you or your contractor may have overlooked.

One of the most common things that people overlook is the flooring and tiling in their kitchens. It’s unfortunate but many people don’t realize how important the proper flooring and tiling is to the overall appearance of their kitchen. Kitchen flooring is usually the most visible component and it’s important that the flooring and tiling match the rest of the appliances and fixtures as well as look good together. This is especially true of smaller kitchens where a lot of the appliances and fixtures are likely to be placed on the same flooring.

How Kitchen Tune-Up Can Help You Update Your Kitchen

Creating your dream kitchen doesn’t have to mean turning your home’s busiest space into a construction zone for weeks! At Kitchen Tune-Up, we partner with you to choose your best option for rejuvenating a kitchen quickly. Take a look at our services–you’re sure to find the right one for your needs.



The Original Tune-Up

Our Original Tune-Up re-conditions dull, grimy wood cabinets so they look as good as new. We remove grease, dirt, wax and smoke. We touch up faded colors, then finish with our special oil to restore dried-out wood. Most Tune-Ups are done in a day–meaning you get your kitchen back to work quickly!



Cabinet Redooring

If your cabinet boxes are in good condition and you like their shape and size, cabinet redooring is a great option. Browse our door catalog and pick new doors and drawer fronts to match your cabinets’ current box. We can change the handles, pulls and hinges to upgrade to a like-new appearance. This economical choice can save you up to 75 percent of the cost of new cabinets.



Cabinet Painting

You like your cabinet style but you’re tired of the finish or color. You could paint them yourself, but it’s time-consuming. Let our efficient cabinet painting service handle it. We remove doors and drawers and whisk them away for cleaning, priming and painting. We prime and paint the boxes and frames or apply new, matching panels, then reinstall the doors. We can change the hardware for a completely refreshed look.



Cabinet Refacing

We change your cabinet doors and drawer fronts and add a matching veneer over the existing boxes with our cabinet refacing service. What if you want additional cabinets, more drawers or a kitchen island? We can do all that and more. Just ask about our Refacing Plus option.



Custom Cabinets

Maybe the layout is awkward, or you need more storage, or you crave a beautiful remodel of an outdated kitchen; Kitchen Tune-Up’s custom cabinetry service may be for you. We’ll work with you to design your dream kitchen and produce designs uniquely tailored for your space. Because we’re an established, nationwide company, we get great pricing from manufacturers, and we pass those savings along to you.



Organize Your Kitchen

Kitchen Tune-Up can improve your storage options with roll-out trays, roll-out waste and recycling containers, drawer organizers, spice racks and lazy Susans. We tuck them inside cabinets for tidy storage with easy access. We’ve also got full-extension drawer slides to give you access to every inch of your drawer space.

From the simplest Original Tune-Up to full remodels, Kitchen Tune-Up will help you make kitchen dreams come true. Reach out to your local Kitchen Tune-Up location today!

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Kitchen Tune-Up Announces March Project of the Month Winners

With flair and creativity, Kitchen Tune-Up teams across the country are transforming kitchens from boring to brilliant. Take a look at these projects that stood out as winning examples in March!



Paul and Kathryn Jost

Kitchen Tune-Up Denver, CO

Once-popular cherry cabinetry tends to make kitchens seem dark–which makes them look smaller. This client’s kitchen gained light and a feeling of spaciousness thanks to simple refacing. Kitchen Tune-Up Denver, CO  replaced the cherry raised panel doors with Shaker doors in an exquisite, subtle shade dubbed cappuccino froth. Don’t miss the addition of pretty, glass-paneled display cabinets near the ceiling.



Andy Thompson, Bobby and Ashley Kuhns

Kitchen Tune-Up Green Bay, WI

The team at Kitchen Tune-Up Green Bay helped this client improve this kitchen by enriching some elements already in place. This kitchen already had a beautiful backsplash with plenty of pattern and variety, but the outdated and busy-looking wood grain on the existing oak cabinets was just too much. The client chose to reface the doors with Kitchen Tune-Up’s exclusive HaglundRidge door in cloud, and a contrasting color, midnight, on the island. Now that terrific backsplash stands out!



Adam and Rachel Phillips

Kitchen Tune-Up Wichita, KS

What a stunning transformation–yes, it’s the same kitchen, but with an elegant makeover from ceiling to floor executed by the team at Kitchen Tune-Up Wichita, KS. This winner in the new cabinets category replaces the original white-painted panel doors with all-new recessed panel cabinets, elegant Cambria countertops, a dramatic glass backsplash in vivid teal, and a dark charcoal island. Sculptural pendant lamps, a sparkling new faucet and a gorgeous range complete the look.



Michael and Deanna Stratton

Kitchen Tune-Up Berks Lehigh SW 

This winning project shows off how much refacing can change a kitchen’s look! The client wanted the original oak stained cabinets upgraded for a more modern vibe and chose highly popular, versatile, maple Shaker style doors in white. Check out the updated countertops and a useful, new counter on top of what was a dividing wall. A great transformation from the Kitchen Tune-Up Berks Lehigh SW squad!



Paulo and Karin Motoki

Kitchen Tune-Up Miami-Coral Gables, FL

The winner in the Refacing Plus category, Paulo and Karin Motoki of Kitchen Tune-Up Miami Coral Gables, FL, took this kitchen from dated and drab to contemporary and fab. The existing, raised panel doors were out of style and darkened the space, too, so the clients opted for sleek slab-style doors with no visible hinges and slim, minimalist door and drawer pulls. The light gray color is both trendy and timeless, coordinates well with the original countertops, and will look great for years to come.



Greg and Jill Mirise

Kitchen Tune-Up Avon, IN

This bathroom vanity, in the client’s pool house, suffered extensive water damage. Time to call in a classic Original Tune-Up, Kitchen Tune-Up’s signature service for restoring and rejuvenating damaged cabinets! In just one day, Kitchen Tune-Up Avon, IN brought the the wood’s natural luster and shine back.



Joe and Amanda Boyd

Kitchen Tune-Up Houston Sugar Land

Joe and Amanda Boyd’s clients wanted their dark oak cabinets painted, but the wood had a heavy grain. Kitchen Tune-Up Houston Sugar Land, to the rescue! A grain minimizing solution covered up the grain, then the cool alabaster covered the wood beautifully, making the whole kitchen lighter. For contrast, the island gets a coat of a delicious shade called “sweet molasses.” Everything complements the existing countertops and backsplash!

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Kitchen Tune-Up Jackson, MS Earns National Customer Service Award


Congratulations to Carlos Lloyd for winning the Customer Service Award! Since joining the franchise system in 2019, Carlos and his team at Kitchen Tune-Up Jackson, MS, consistently adhere to the system’s Trustpoints!

What their customers have to say:

“Loved my experience with Carlos!  He was amazing to work with and will be recommending him!”

Hannah C. – Brandon, MS


“Is there a rating better than excellent?  Carlos did amazing work!  He as so professional, his communication and workmanship left nothing be desired!  I love my new kitchen!”

Jennifer H. – Brandon, MS


“Great work!  Very professional!”

Pat C. – Jackson, MS


To learn more about Kitchen Tune-Up and the five ways to update your kitchen, click here.

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