Category: Kitchen and Bath Blog

Category: Kitchen and Bath Blog

How Cabinets Are Made Matters – MPS

We have all heard of the old adage “beauty is only skin deep”. It’s the same with cabinetry. In this case a client asked us to repair a cabinet where the back had failed resulting in the cabinet pulling away from the wall.   Often with cabinetry, the only thing that is considered is how [...] read more

Custom and Quality are not Synonymous

There is the perception that custom cabinets are better made than stock cabinets. On more than one occasion I have had clients ask for custom cabinets in situations when they aren’t necessary.   The truth of the matter is that how a cabinet is made has the biggest impact on the quality and longevity of […] read more

How Cabinets Are Made Matters

We have all heard of the old adage “beauty is only skin deep”. It’s the same with cabinetry. In this case a client asked us to repair a cabinet where the back had failed resulting in the cabinet pulling away from the wall.   Often with cabinetry, the only thing that is considered is how […] read more

Why Liability Insurance Is Important

The small details make a big difference.     One detail thats often overlooked by homeowners is making sure that their contractors carry liability insurance.  It is amazing that a contractor is required to have a business license and a contractor’s license to pull a permit, but not insurance.  Whether it’s your plumber, roofer, or […] read more

A Kitchen Designed for the Whole Family

One kitchen trend that isn’t often thought about is designing kitchens around the whole family. The emphasis is to create kitchens where not only Mom and Dad can work, but also the children. In one design there was a second children’s kitchen complete with appliances – and the owners children even decorated the room.   […] read more

Executing Kitchen and Bath Projects

We employ subcontractors to execute projects and I thought I would explain why this is important to our clients.   Delivery of a kitchen or bathroom project involves framing, electrical, plumbing, drywall, tile, hardwood flooring, finish carpentry, counter top fabrication … well you get the idea.  There are dozens of specialized skills that are involved […] read more

Mass, Direction, and Speed – Momentum

You may be wondering about the company name.  Well, I hope I don’t bring back any high school physics class nightmares, but momentum is defined as mass times velocity.  Velocity is the combination of direction and speed.  There is nothing worse than heading off in the wrong direction at a high rate of speed.   […] read more

Design and Documents

I read an article about a contractor that boasted of building homes without construction documents – the drawings, specifications, scope definition, and the contract that describes the work that is to be undertaken.  After all, he concluded, they took time to prepare and the client paid for the changes anyway.   Construction documents are not […] read more

What’s the Standard Kitchen or Bathroom Cost?

I’m often asked what the “standard” bathroom or kitchen remodeling project will cost and to be honest, that’s roughly the equivalent to asking what a standard car costs. And just like the “average” car will most likely not meet your needs, in all probability, neither will the average kitchen or bathroom project. What is standard […] read more
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