Remodeling Your Kitchen Cabinets?

Real Estate Agent with Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, TREC #0492321

Kitchen Cabinet Details That Will Make You Say “Wow”


Kitchen Remodel Can Serve You Well

There are many reasons to remodel your kitchen. On the one hand, a modern kitchen may bring your property more value. On the other, you may need to remodel owing simply to the ravishing time gives any human architecture. Or you might be selling your home and moving into an apartment in a smaller, more affordable town to free up some cash. Either way you go, you're going to want things done in a way that suits your needs.

The more qualitative a remodel, the greater value it brings. Certainly such things may be required just for general maintenance purposes, but if you've got to remodel anyway, you might as well use all the tools available and see the appropriate value-increase for your input. With kitchens especially, one of the best ways to do this will involve your choice in cabinetry.

Initial Impressions

Cabinets are sometimes the first things a person sees when entering your kitchen. To induce that “wow” reaction, you want the cabinets in your kitchen to serve multiple purposes. They should have plenty of storage space. Also, they should either deliberately match or contrast with other décor in the area.


Whatever cabinet options you choose should allow for free range of motion as well, and they shouldn't evoke any “cheap” or “hifalutin” impressions. If you acquire cabinets too expensive and ornate, their installation could be a very real issue. If you get cabinets that are cheap, the same is true.


Balanced Cabinetry

Ultimately, the greatest “wow” factor will involve balance. A balanced approach includes shape, size, texturing, and style. But if you expect such an approach will be difficult to manage in terms of generic choices, you are correct. A better option may be the Ready To Assemble, or RTA, cabinets on the market today.


For an example of an RTA cabinet, check out this White Shaker review. On the same site, you can find many other similar reviews worth considering as you go about planning for how you'll make your kitchen as perfect as you can.


With RTA solutions, you can build around the existing “situation” in your kitchen. If you've got an island with an ornate marble-top counter, you might commission cabinets that “hang down” from the roof—provided there are enough supports for such an undertaking. With remodeling, you might be able to facilitate a DIY solution here, but be careful; if it's not up to code, you'll have an issue.


DIY deck remodel can be approached with some screws, wood, measuring tape, and manpower. But if the end result doesn't work well, or impress home appraisers, it's in vain. In the same way, whatever DIY solutions you effect in your kitchen, they should stand up to exterior scrutiny. If they don't, then don't expect value increase to accompany installation.


Technology And Personal Satisfaction

There are, finally, technological considerations you may want to think about regarding the cabinetry in your kitchen. The Internet of Things, or IoT, has made it possible to turn your house into a “smart” home. That means windows, doors, garages, refrigerators, dishwashers, sinks, LED lighting, interior temperatures, and more can be controlled via smartphone.



With the swipe of a finger, you can activate a wash-cycle on your dishwasher, or even open a cabinet. Attaching a little electronic hinge to an IoT array can make it possible for you to control cabinet doors remotely. With RTA cabinetry, you can install such tech as you need it, and suddenly you've got kitchen doors you can manage with web-enabled devices.


Ultimately, what “wows” you may not wow those who view your home; or it may. When you get right down to it, the “wow” factor that's proper for your kitchen will depend on you, and your proclivities. Incorporating aesthetic design agreeing with the existing features of your kitchen, RTA cabinetry, and IoT solutions can be key in impressing visitors.


If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in and around the San Antonio area, give Jerry a call at 210-789-4216 or visit my website at Homes For Sale In San Antonio for more information.



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  1. Brian England 02/02/2019 07:27 AM
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Jerry. This was different than I expected. It was almpst like you work in the cabinet industry. Nonethelless informative.

Feb 01, 2019 11:34 AM #1
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Shelia, Just another way to reach prospective buyers or sellers. Talking about home improvements normally bring in more visitors to my site. 

Feb 01, 2019 11:42 AM #2
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is a great write up on remodeling a kitchen and how important cabinetry is!

Feb 02, 2019 07:04 AM #3
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Thanks, Brian England Hoping this information can be useful to homeowners who are preparing to sell or just want to enjoy added upgraded features in their kitchen.

Feb 02, 2019 09:03 AM #4
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Jerry,

The return on investment is not usually favorable, when selling a home, unless the kitchen is really outdated. Plus, the next person may have a totally different taste. I prefer when people remodel for themselves, so they can enjoy the fruits of their labor & have an amazing kitchen, when they eventually sell. Streamlined 203ks can work for this.

Feb 02, 2019 12:08 PM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jerry, what an awesome post and I would love to have an open kitchen like that with such great cabinets. I missed this post but thanks to our friend Brian England  I am here, Endre

Feb 02, 2019 06:46 PM #6
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jerry Newman very valuable report about remodeling a kitchen cabinet.

Feb 02, 2019 07:33 PM #7
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

So many options with remodeling cabinetry depending on the budget we have done lots from simply changing hardware to painting and then all the way to replaceent...such a difference !

Feb 03, 2019 04:17 AM #8
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Timely. We are going through our options right now. In fact, have a cabinet company coming out tomorrow to measure and show us some good options. We're likely going the white shaker route - aiming for a classic and timeless look  that appeals to a wide range - in the event we decide to sell in a few years. If not, we will enjoy it too. 

Feb 03, 2019 06:33 AM #9
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jerry, just saw your post on Brian's blog, and had missed it.  Great tips for homeowners!  

Feb 03, 2019 08:00 AM #10
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Jerry,  Great blog and one that sellers should see for sure.  Hope you are watching the Super Bowl today!


Feb 03, 2019 08:14 AM #11
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

A very excellent and informative post, especially about the RTA cabinetry. I'm seeing many more remodels incorporating great room motifs and kitchen designs with cabinetry that coordinates with the decor and furniture of the great room and utilization of larger  kitchen island bars with seating for up to 6 or more people. 

Feb 07, 2019 11:05 PM #12
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Yes, Kimo Jarrett that seems to be a growing trend these days. Have a Blessed Weekend.

Feb 08, 2019 10:51 AM #13
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

There are so many great products and services out today.  I'm always amazed at new technology for refrigerators even!

Feb 08, 2019 05:05 PM #14
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Yes, Jan Green It's amazing what you can find in remodeling our homes. So many fantastic ways available these days.

Feb 09, 2019 07:36 AM #15
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I'm going to send this blog to clients who are starting to research a kitchen remodel. Cabinets are often the most expensive part of the remodel, yet they set the tone for the kitchen and can't be cheaply contructed or suffer from a bad installation.  

Feb 10, 2019 09:58 AM #16
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Mary, New Kitchen Cabinets can do wonders for any home. I am sure your client will appreciate these ideas to brighten up their kitchen. 

Feb 10, 2019 12:43 PM #17
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