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So here’s the truth about problems when remodeling or building a new kitchen: This is what all kitchen professionals know, but are afraid to tell you: Problems DO EXIST. Usually there are issues on every project. It’s simply unavoidable and here’s why: Redoing or creating a new kitchen is one of the most complicated projects you can undertake. That’s because each kitchen space is different. There are no perfect walls, ceiling and floors. For each kitchen space the following needs to happen: •A human being must measure the space •A human being must design the space and work with you to revise the design as desired to fit your style and budget •A human being must gather all the information and create an order to be sent to the factory •A human being must process the order •A human being must release the order to production •Several human beings must be involved in the manufacturing process including the manufacturing of the raw material, ordering the required supplies, manufacturing and fabricating the parts, assembling the cabinetry, etc… •Human beings must package the cabinets, load the trucks, unload, deliver, etc… (handle all the logistics) •Human beings must install •Human beings must check, create a list of issues (problems), reorder, redeliver, reinstall, etc… And all this is only pertaining to the cabinetry section. Human beings must measure, fabricate, deliver and install the countertop. More human beings must handle the architectural planning, coordination, construction and handle of all other items including appliances, plumbing fixtures, flooring, backsplash, lighting, painting, accessories, etc… Even for a simple project there are thousands of tiny items which must all come together to fit your individual space. The chance of getting it all 100% perfect is as small as the chance of winning the lottery. This is the harsh truth about the kitchen industry. Nobody really wants to talk about this fact so openly and this might be the first time ever that it is discussed in such an open fashion, but because of how we handle our relationships with our clients we decided it’s time for you to know THE TRUTH ABOUT PROBLEMS. The good news is that if you are our client we will always be here for you and will never stop solving the problems until you are 100% SATISFIED!
Damage to Cabinets
Many of our clients are concerned about what would happen if a cabinet is damaged during transportation. Would it delay the project, because you would need to wait until another cabinet is manufactured, shipped and installed? The short answer to this question is "NO!" In order to better understand why, it’s important to understand the following: Cabinets are made out of 3 components: 1. The box (or carcass) 2. The front (or door) 3. The hardware If a box is damaged, we can usually fix it during installation using carcass material we have in stock. If a front is damaged, we would usually touch it up so that your kitchen does not remain without a front. If the repair is satisfactory we can stay with it or if not, then we would order a new front and would replace the damaged one when it arrives If hardware is damaged, we can either use our local stock or if the situation is urgent we can air freight the hardware to avoid delays. In any case, damage should not delay the completion of a kitchen project. Please keep in mind that only base cabinets which may delay the fabrication and installation of your countertops are more urgent to install. Tall cabinets, wall cabinets and panels can usually be installed later. Most important, as always, is not to worry.
Why You Probably Need Fillers In Your New Kitchen
Fillers are cabinet front materials which are cut to fill any gaps which exist between the sides or tops of the cabinets and the walls or ceilings. It is common for people to think that if cabinets are custom made there would not be a need to use fillers, but this is not true at all. Fillers must be used in almost all cases and this is especially true when using European frameless cabinets. With frameless cabinetry it is necessary to allow the cabinets to open and close properly. If a frameless cabinet door would touch the wall or ceiling it may scrape and not be able to open. So fillers are a technical requirement and have nothing to do with customizing the size of the cabinets or not. Most European manufacturers recommend a 5 cm (2 inch) filler or more. Since most walls, ceiling and floors are not 100% level, this creates another important technical reason for using filler. Fillers must be used in order to fit the uneven walls, ceiling and floors to the straight cabinets.
Caesarstone Kitchen Trends Book 2018
Caesarstone unveils its latest book, looking at the trends that will shape the design scene in 2018. The brand explores kitchen and tech innovations, but also the way kitchens have become the central hub of the home. From lifestyle and cultural trends through surface treatments and finishes, four stories take you on a journey to a better knowledge of current aesthetics. Complete with a colour and material palette in the shape of a stand-alone tangram, this book offers key insights to create tomorrow’s collections.