A Timeless Kitchen Remodel

Kitchens are notorious for dating a home—making it look drab and outdated. Have you ever toured an impressive home you wanted to buy…until you entered the kitchen? From scuffed countertops to dingy cabinets and old appliances, an outdated kitchen can turn into an eye sore for a home.

In October, Jake Botticello and his family came into the RTA Cabinet Store with a vision to do a complete kitchen remodel.

While his adorable 2-year old daughter hid in all of the cabinets, he explained he wanted quality cabinets and a style that would not look outdated in a few years.

With a limited budget, Jake was able to complete a truly remarkable kitchen makeover.

Below are the before and after pictures. As you can see, there’s a real transformation here.

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Overall Budget:

Jake spent about $3,400 on this spectacular remodel—what an outstanding deal! He was able to put the cabinets together on his own, which is always a great way to save.

Here’s what Jake wanted to share about installing:

 “They were easy to put together, are really well made, and the style is something that’s going to keep the kitchen looking good for years. We couldn’t be happier with our purchase”

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Style of Cabinets:

Jake decided on the Java Shaker cabinet line to bring his vision of an updated, yet classic look to life. This cabinetry line offers a dark, almost black, finish along with a smooth shaker-style door that provides its contemporary and timeless look. With features such as dovetailed drawers and soft close drawer glides, the Java Shaker cabinets are also one of our most versatile lines.

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This project was a true overhaul. Jake redid the floors, walls, outlets, put in a new sink, installed stainless steel appliances, added a new center island, and finished the remodel with a wine rack and additional shelving. The finished results are truly phenomenal—you wouldn’t even realize it’s the same kitchen!

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Let RTA Cabinet Store help you with your next kitchen or bathroom makeover.

We have a variety of cabinets and vanities in an array of styles, sure to fit your specific tastes and design goals.

Give your kitchen a professional touch! Visit our design tool and our free design help to get started. 

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DIY Inspiration: A Kitchen Overhaul

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Erica Suffoletto is a single mom raising a son, so she’s always looking for ways to complete projects herself, while being able to keep expenses low.

She’s obsessed with watching do-it-yourself HGTV television shows, and her absolute favorite is Rehab Addict—a show that advocates restoration of existing homes instead of demolishing old homes or buying new.

It’s safe to say that the show and her love for all things DIY inspired her recent kitchen overhaul. She’s even hoping to be spotlighted on HGTV for her own remodel! (Good luck, Erica! We’ll be sure to tune in!)

The RTA Cabinet Store team always likes to see how our different customers make our cabinets their own. That’s why we love sharing these stories of how our customers are easily and effortlessly able to turn their dream into a reality.

More details on Erica’s story below:

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Overall Budget:

Her overall budget on the kitchen renovation came to about $4,500. She completed about 70% of the work herself. Her father-in-law finished the rest.

Erica shared her kitchen remodel with us saying she’s been able to inspire her friends and family. She hopes to be able to communicate how she was able to totally revamp her kitchen at a low cost and without hiring a contractor.

From looking at the pictures, many would have guessed it was a professionally done project—it’s a truly gorgeous kitchen. With the RTA Cabinets, you’re able to install easily on your own with professional results. Her vision to transform her outdated kitchen into a gorgeous, contemporary, and functional kitchen has become a reality.

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Style of Cabinets:

Erica chose the Grey Shaker style cabinet line. This line of cabinets is perfect if you’d like a contemporary look. The grey finish softens the room, while still giving the kitchen a modern twist.

The Grey Shaker cabinets feature a solid birch frame with a MDF center panel, dovetail drawers with under mount full extension soft close drawer glides, and Concealed European-style hinges. 

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Unique Features or Touches Added:

Erica completed her kitchen renovation by adding a few aspects that give the space a finished touch. In addition to the cabinets, she added a slide-out garbage can located under the sink, soft closes on all doors and drawers, a brand new 36-inch stainless steel refrigerator, beautiful custom roman shades, a gorgeous marble countertop, and a stunning stone backsplash that ties the room together. After the remodel, Erica is now enjoying the functionality, as well as having a great space to show off to family and friends!

Let RTA Cabinet Store help you with your next kitchen or bathroom makeover.

We have a variety of cabinets and vanities in an array of styles, sure to fit your specific tastes and design goals.

Give your kitchen a professional touch! Visit our design tool and our free design help to get started. 

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A Traditional Kitchen with a Modern Twist

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Most families today are looking for a multi-functional kitchen that can be for cooking, eating, entertaining, paperwork, and more.

Andy and Eileen envisioned a traditional kitchen with a slight touch of modern flair. Bringing two styles together gives the space a sophisticated feel with a fun, contemporary twist—as well as keeping it as functional as possible for their lifestyle.

This combination can be difficult to balance if one feature starts to overpower another.

With some strategic design decisions, Andy and Eileen were able to perfectly complement the modern backsplash and brick flooring with the warmth of the classic Beaumont Collection cabinet line and beautiful light fixtures.

The results are a perfect culmination of traditional functionality meeting modern aesthetics.

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Overall Budget:

To achieve their vision, Andy and Eileen spent about $6,600 to update all of their cabinetry. Their kitchen now provides much more cabinet space and organization.

It’s one of the RTA Cabinet team’s favorite things to see how a simple upgrade, can completely shift in the functionality and appeal of your kitchen.

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Style of Cabinets:

Andy and Eileen opted for the Beaumont Collection. This cabinet line provides a rich, warm chocolate stain color that easily matches any décor and color palette. The line features dovetailed under-mount, full-extension soft-closing drawer glides, as well as 6-way adjustable European-style hinges. The Beaumont Collection provides a traditional feel with a slightly modern twist that brings warmth into your home.

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Let RTA Cabinet Store help you with your next kitchen or bathroom makeover.

We have a variety of cabinets and vanities in an array of styles, sure to fit your specific tastes and design goals.

Give your kitchen a professional touch! Visit our design tool and our free design help to get started. 

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Remodeling Tip: Open Floor Plan is Key

We are so impressed by Mark Khan’s stunning kitchen makeover; we absolutely had to share.

Mark’s Story:

Mark faced two challenges: an outdated kitchen and separated floor plan that made his kitchen more like a closet.

Are you familiar with the struggle of trying to prepare a meal, people coming in to grab drinks, and guests trying to socialize all in the same cramped area? Mark had that problem, but with the new Cherryville Cabinets, crown molding, and one knocked down wall, Mark now has a beautiful entertaining spot where more than one person can cook and socialize.

Cramped spaces are an all-too-familiar obstacle for hosting events at your own home—and that’s especially true when it comes to kitchens.

Mark had the vision to open up the wall in the kitchen into the living room to allow communication and foot traffic to flow much more smoothly—isn’t that the point of having friends and family over? When people can’t relax and enjoy time with each other, you might as well call it off.

Mark surmounted these challenges easily and affordably by himself and the results are truly impressive!

See below to see how Mark effortlessly transformed his cramped cooking area into a free-flowing entertainment space. 

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Overall Budget:

Mark’s total budget for the entire remodel was $7,000, and about $1,900 of the budget was allotted for his new cabinets. With this budget, he was able to totally transform not only his kitchen, but also the living area—making the main level much more functional and aesthetically pleasing.

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Style of Cabinets:

Mark decided on the elegant Cherryville Cabinet Line. The Cherryville Line offers a rich Cherry color with subtle black antiquing around the features of the door. It comes with undermount drawer glides and natural wood drawer boxes. With its rich color, the Cherryville Cabinet Line pairs well with a wide variety of palettes, providing a timeless look that provides the kitchen a classic yet updated look—not to mention ample cabinet space!

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Unique Features or Touches added:

Mark added crown molding and opened up that wall in the kitchen to the living room for a more open feel to give the main level its finished look. The best part: he did it all by himself.

Let RTA Cabinet Store help you with your next kitchen or bathroom makeover.

We have a variety of cabinets and vanities in an array of styles, sure to fit your specific tastes and design goals.

Give your kitchen a professional touch! Visit our design tool and our free design help to get started.

 

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Bar Remodel: From Boring to the Life of the Party

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What guy doesn’t want a man cave or bar room to entertain in?

Tim Groszkowski wanted to take his boring bar and turn it into his dream entertainment space. Prior to the transformation, the bar was far from the life of the party—lifeless and much less functional

Although Tim’s space is primarily a bar area, many of the additions he made would make perfect upgrades to take your kitchen to the next level, as well.

Kitchens and wet bars are often the main gathering area when you have guests. It’s where the food is prepared and drinks are poured, so why neglect this central hub of your home? Imagine the possibilities of a top-notch entertainment space where the champagne flows, the guests are laughing, and everyone has a fabulous time.

Tim brought this dream to life. He was able to complete most of the work himself, keep his budget low, and create a stunning—yet functional—entertainment space.

Check out more details below for more ideas for your next renovation:

Overall Budget:

The entire budget for the project came to about $4,000. This included the Java Shaker cabinets, the beautiful white quartz countertops, a wine rack, an under-cabinet refrigerator, and only hiring a contract to install the countertops. Talk about a fantastic deal!

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Style of Cabinets:

Tim chose the gorgeous Java Shaker Cabinet Line to complete his modern and sleek vision for his bar space. The Java Shaker line offers a dark, almost black finish, along with a smooth shaker style door that accents its contemporary look. With features such as dovetailed drawers and soft close drawer glides, the Java Shaker is one of our best values. Tim had the innovative idea to save space by using the upper cabinets as the lower.

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Let RTA Cabinet Store help you with your next kitchen or bathroom makeover.

We have a variety of cabinets and vanities in an array of styles, sure to fit your specific tastes and design goals.

Give your kitchen a professional touch! Visit our design tool and our free design help to get started. 

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A Lesson from a Property Remodeling Company

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Erick Drenckhahn owns a property remodeling company. If anyone knows the ins and outs of transforming an outdated space it into something absolutely stunning as much as the RTA Cabinet Store team, it’s definitely Erick.

More notably, he’s a pro at knowing how to remodel with a limited budget and short timeframe.

That’s why we wanted to share his some of his tips—whether you flip homes, work as a property investor, or you’re simply doing your own remodel, these innovative ideas are easy to incorporate into your home renovation project.

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Overall Budget:

Erick spent $1,500 on his entire cabinet costs. His total budget for the entire apartment remodel was about $5,000—a truly phenomenal deal. Simply updating the cabinetry played a large factor in transforming the overall aesthetics of the space.

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Style of Cabinets:

Erick opted for the classic Oak Cabinet Line. With face frames, stiles, and rails made from solid oak, this collection brings a traditional look to our product line. The raised panels are oak veneered for a more stable door that is less likely to warp or crack. This collection also uses Antique English semi-concealed hinges to highlight its oak finish.

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Unique Features or Touches Added:

If your separated kitchen makes it difficult to entertain guests, a helpful renovation tip is to have a large window connecting the kitchen and living area. It still separates the two, but allows for easy communication—especially when entertaining guests!

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Let RTA Cabinet Store help you with your next kitchen or bathroom makeover.

We have a variety of cabinets and vanities in an array of styles, sure to fit your specific tastes and design goals.

Give your kitchen a professional touch! Visit our design tool and our free design help to get started. 

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