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Typical Construction Schedule

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Many of our customers ask us what they should expect regarding their construction schedule. While we are not general contractors, and MTKC does not manage the construction schedule, we can speak broadly about kitchen projects, and what home owners should anticipate during their kitchen remodels. Generally speaking, you would need to get a kitchen remodel permit from your city for the construction work you do. In most cases, removing/demolishing your existing cabinets will trigger the need of a kitchen remodel permit. In it, it’d ask for things like updating electrical and plumbing up...

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Two Tone Modern Kitchen Remodel (Before & After)

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Blog, Feature | Comments Off

Two Tone Modern Kitchen Remodel (Before & After)

This photo album below features a full set of before and after pictures of the kitchen remodel. In this project, we had shifted the front entrance from the foyer to the center of the kitchen wall.  This allowed for a set of full depth cabinets (24″) on both sides of the room.  Further, we have taken down the partition wall between the dining room and the kitchen to connect the two spaces for an open style living, and making it easier to entertain guests and having conversations.  The contractor reinforced ceiling in this area with a header, 4×4′s on the sides, and new...

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MTKC Services

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Design Service MTKC is a cabinet design firm serving the San Francisco Bay Area.  At MTKC, we help customers understand the full scope of their project, from visualization, product selection, to hiring contractors for implementation. MTKC will provide an initial ball park estimate based on client supplied floor plan.  After reviewing the “good, better, best” scenarios, clients can choose to hire MTKC one of two ways: Option 1) $500 dollars for 10 hours* of design and consultation time.  This includes time for in home visit, measurements and consultation.  This is a design only...

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Custom Color Paints!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Blog, Feature | Comments Off

Custom Color Paints!

Ever wanted to be different?  This customer (name kept private, let’s call her Stacey) certainly did.  This project was done in Fremont, CA, and Stacey here told me she wanted a set of green cabinets.  While all three of my product lines had a couple options of green, none of them had the exact shade of green Stacey wanted. Hmm, dilemma you say?  Well not exactly.  Both Sollera Cabinets and Plato Woodwork offer a custom color program.  While Plato’s offering is more extensive and customers are able to send in samples to the factory for a match, Sollera offers the ability for...

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Custom vs Semi-Custom Cabinets

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

One of the questions we get asked the most is, “What is the difference between custom and semi-custom cabinets?” Let’s take a look at the benefits of the two offerings. The versatility of custom  “Custom made” means something was purposely made to certain specifications for a particular person or situation. While both custom and semi-custom cabinets are built to order, the number one benefit lies in the fact that custom cabinets mean choices; they have the flexibility to adapt to unique situations. For example, most custom cabinet brands can manufacture many more sizes than semi-custom lines...

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Invest in Durability

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Durability in cabinetry With an abundance of similar products in today’s market, choosing the right cabinetry for your home can be difficult. When you compare manufacturers, you may find different price tags and think the more affordable product is the better value. After more research, however, you may find more flaws and limitations in the lower-end cabinetry: fewer sizes, door styles, and finishes from which to choose. While those factors may influence your decision-making, the most important aspect of your investment should be the durability of the product. You need to invest in a...

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