This 89’ hidden gem was purchased by the Henley’s as their forever home roughly 4 years ago. They saw the potential in the house when they first spotted it, and loved the idea of taking on a true fixer upper. The kitchen was not at all the style they were wanting to keep so they knew it would be a project to tackle when they moved in. As you can see, we think this was a true transformation.
Can you give us a little background on the project?
This home was built in 1889 and was one of the first homes in a small farming town that was founded in 1888. My wife grew up in the town, and after spending several years in other cities we decided to move back and raise our kids in this small community. When we first saw this home we loved the potential, but there was so much to do. The kitchen was the last major project that we have completed over the last 3 years, and the cabinets were the most difficult piece to find and agree on. We looked for cabinets for over a year and then were fortunate to find Prime Cabinetry, and after viewing and reading all of the reviews we made a selection and ordered the cabinets within 2 days. Shipping was fast and free, and everything arrived in good shape with all parts. Assembly and installation went smoothly and we are really pleased with the quality and look of the finished product!
From where did you gain your inspiration?
My wife is a Pinterest Pro, and she quickly found the design and colors that she wanted, so we had a general idea of look and style for some time before we started the project. Where we really struggled was to find the look we wanted, combined with a quality product that was affordable.
What made you decide to work with Prime Cabinetry?
This is the second older home that we have completely remodeled, so we have been down this road before. We looked at the big box store cabinets but did not find the quality we were after for this project. We also visited custom cabinet manufacturers and saw some beautiful designs, but they were way out of the budget for this remodel. Finally, we searched for sellers online and spent countless hours reviewing products and reading through reviews. That is how I found Prime Cabinetry, and the had the exact style I was looking for. What sold me was the difference in quality that I could get for the price. Versus the big box stores, the look was similar, but the quality was far superior in everything from the plywood cabinet boxes, to the soft-close features, and finally the dovetail drawer construction. Once I found the right style and color, the rest just came down to getting all the pieces I needed, and the order was easy from there. Free shipping sealed the deal.
What advice would you give someone who is just beginning their remodeling journey?
Spend a lot of time planning out how you want to use the kitchen before you try and look for cabinets. We completely changed the cabinet layout to better serve our needs, and then it was just a matter of deciding on a style and finding the right pieces to complete our look. Pinterest and other sites are great to get ideas on style and then you can really run with it and make it your own. Somebody with moderate remodeling skills can handle assembling and installing these cabinets, and they will look great when you are done.
What do you enjoy most about your new kitchen/bath?
It’s great to have people over to our house and hear them say how amazing the kitchen looks. The cabinets really helped us pull off the high-end look we were going for without pushing us outside of our remodel budget. Our cabinets give the house a fresh clean look, and the function and quality that we now have really made our kitchen so much more functional and enjoyable for the entire family.
Prime Cabinetry loves the drastic change you can see in this before and after. Brighter cabinets, updated floors, new backsplash, and new paint was all it took. Easier said than done we know. But, it sure paid off! Derek was able to revamp this kitchen to fit his style and now has a space he loves again.