Home Improvement Tag

Wholesale Kitchen Cabinets Showroom in Los Angeles Celebrates Our 20th Anniversary Cabinet City, a leading Los Angeles distributor of kitchen cabinets and home improvement products, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Unsurprisingly, we have made it a year to remember with an amazing new release and beautiful updates to our showroom.Before we go into all of that, though, we wanted to take some time to review the past 20 years of growth and wonderful kitchen remodels:When Cabinet City was founded by husband and wife team Kenny and Lisa, it was with only Honey Oak and Square Beech styles available--we...

Both options examined, taking all into account You’ll get conflicting opinions as to just how good of an investment owning a home is. Obviously a strong economy is usually the first influencing factor to consider. But what if you are considering either building your home or buying an existing one? Does either option have a definite advantage over the other? Like the majority of the population, you’re probably of modest means. It’s important that you carefully weigh the pros and cons of buying a fixer upper. Your down payment is just the beginning of these considerations. Here is a breakdown of...

Knowing the basics of today’s cabinetry options There is no doubt that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s often the center of attention. Home improvement expenditure reached 326.1 billion dollars in 2015, the focal point of which is usually the cabinetry. Today’s kitchens are designed to multi-task and take on all related challenges. With enough options of finishes and hardware to satisfy any taste and budget, there has never been an easier time to get the kitchen you imagine for the price that you can afford.Currently, the market favors stock and semi-custom cabinets. There are a few obvious...

Protecting your yard and privacy As a homeowner there are many things to consider before building a fence. You don’t want to make an uninformed decision; your choice will impact your lifestyle and privacy as well as the integrity of your yard.Narrow down your specific needs. Do you have young children? Do you need to keep pets contained? Is your backyard too exposed to neighbors? Or do you simply hope to increase the property value?Obviously there are other factors to include, such as its cost as well as upkeep. There may be certain restrictions set by your neighborhood committee. Once you’ve...

Strategies for achieving a ‘dream kitchen’ There are many aspects that can earn admiration for a kitchen. One’s idea of a “dream kitchen” is not necessarily the same as another’s, however, but there are certain amenities that everyone appreciates. When your kitchen features a number of these conveniences, it enters the realm of the exceptional. Your kitchen can, too, simply by incorporating any number of these tips...

Exquisite craftsmanship & healing properties - the merging of art and health Growing out of the ancient and mammoth cliffs of the Changbai Mountains, a mountain range that lies on the border between China and North Korea, are Eastern White Cedars - better known as “Trees of Life”. Historically, they are considered to have profound medicinal value, especially for treatments found in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). In this capacity these special trees are known under yet another name. For simplicity’s sake this is the one we will refer to it by for the rest of this text. It is, “Mountain Thuja”...

Ten code requirements you cannot ignore No matter what the project or what kind of remodel you undertake, you must be mindful of meeting the requirements of the building codes set forth by your local regions’ building and safety council. It doesn’t matter if you’re doing it yourself or working with a professional, it is your responsibility to ensure that all guidelines are obeyed.1. The first safety requirement you should be aware of is of voltaic nature – your electric outlets. You have them everywhere, in your kitchen, bathrooms, in the garage and even outdoors. They all need to be GFCI...

When they’re necessary & when they’re not You’re planning a remodel. You know what you want, but you aren’t entirely sure how to get it. Understanding that you may need one or more permits gives you an advantage over many others with similar aspirations. Going into a project aggressively and blind can lead to very serious consequences. And, no, naiveté is not a valid excuse.Below is a general overview that may help you understand the logic behind why building permits are so often necessary. Check it out and see if some of your questions have been answered or at least narrowed down....

Not every idea makes senseRemodels take on lives of their own, some you can control, and others you can’t. Sometimes a late-in-the-game decision will veer a project off course, or unexpected circumstances arise to throw a wrench in the machine. This is why we always urge our clients to be prepared. Give yourself a safety net. You have a budget that everyone needs to respect, including yourself. But ultimately you’ll have to ask yourself, “was the remodel worth it? Did it add to the resale value?” The answer may not be what you hoped for. Let’s look at examples of...

Let out-of-the-box thinking turn your backsplash into a unique work of art “Is this all there is?” you ask, when shopping for backsplash tile. You’re discouraged by the generic look of white porcelain squares or the gaudiness of the large colorfully designed tiles “isn’t there anything better?”Of course, the concept of “better” may be entirely subjective, but there are tiles that are not only considered as such, they tend to be more personally fulfilling as well. Look no further than the realm of DIY (Do It Yourself) for a world of options designed to capitalize on your very own imagination and...