Advice for homeowners

Advice

Not only will a new kitchen be one of the biggest purchases you make in your lifetime, the kitchen is also the center of activity in your home. Learn all you can so you can enjoy the end result of your remodeling project or new construction project.

Survive a remodel
Survive a remodel

When you remodel, you're investing a lot of time, energy and resources into creating a beautiful and functional room-and the end result is definitely worth it. But...bathroom and kitchen remodeling is stressful. After all, you are living in a construction zone. It is possible, however, to survive the sheet rock and sawdust.

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Design a kitchen to fit your lifestyle
A kitchen for your lifestyle

Whether you have accessibility needs, want to accommodate multiple cooks in the kitchen or just want to show off a special collection, StarMark Cabinetry dealers can provide thoughtful design ideas and inspiration to make your kitchen functional and fabulous.

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Budgeting your project

Setting a remodel budget

Tips for setting a remodel budget

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Setting a new construction budget

Tips for setting a new construction budget

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Budget calculator

Budget calculator


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Planning your rooms

Bathroom planning

Bathroom planning

Bathrooms can be a simple powder room or a luxurious spa-like retreat. Selecting a reliable contractor and working with a bathroom design professional will help you create a comfortable, usable and budget-friendly space. For your bath, StarMark Cabinetry builds custom, handcrafted cabinetry built to last.

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Home office planning

Home office planning

Home offices are becoming an essential space. From small desk areas for paying bills to entire rooms dedicated to running a business, custom cabinets from StarMark Cabinetry are designed and built to fit your space and your storage needs.

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Laundry room and mud room planning

Plan your laundry room and mud room

A laundry and mud room is one of the hardest working rooms in your home. With proper planning, this room can be a multi-functional space for the entire family. The laundry and mud room can help eliminate and organize clutter that often lands in other areas-particularly the kitchen!

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Cabinetry 101: the least you should know

For most homeowners, kitchen remodeling is the largest investment they will make aside from the home itself. How do you make sure you get what you want, at a price that will let you cook in that new kitchen?

Are you going cabinet shopping soon?
Download the Cabinetry Comparison worksheet to organize all the information that will come at you.

Here is help so you can identify areas of concern and make choices when you’re ready for a new kitchen.

the cabinet box

The Cabinet Box

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the drawer system

The Drawer System

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the cabinet line

The Cabinet Line

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doors, finishes and more

Doors, finishes and more

Having a wide selection of door styles, colors and wood types from which to choose is great. And, the quality of these ingredients is important to guarantee a lasting investment.

What are the doors made of?
  • If a manufacturer offers doors with veneered panels, make sure the manufacturer is very capable at finishing. Veneered panels may not accept stain the same as solid wood. This could result in doors that don't match the rest of the cabinetry components.
How are the doors finished?
  • The sheen and feel of a finish is not an accurate guide to its durability.
  • Instead, ask about the finishing process.
    • The best finishing process carefully prepares high-grade wood through hand sanding and staining.
    • The best finishing process includes sealing with an oven-cured, catalyzed conversion varnish. The resulting finish is impervious to liquids and stains from everyday use, along with being easy to clean.
    • Click here for the Strong at the Finish flier.
Is there a warranty?
  • The manufacturer should stand behind its products with a warranty.
  • Another reliable mark of quality is KCMA certification. This means cabinets meet minimum standards for quality set by the Kitchen Cabinetry Manufacturers Association.
Using a kitchen designer
Using a kitchen designer

Investing in a kitchen involves decisions. You weigh your priorities, then decide on something that will meet your wants, fit your budget and stand the test of time.

  • Kitchen designers transform your concept into a beautiful reality.
  • Ask kitchen designers for references and see if their designs and installations have the quality and service you expect.
  • The National Kitchen & Bath Association website has advice on hiring a kitchen designer.
how to clean starmark cabinetry
How to clean StarMark Cabinetry
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how to adjust door hinges and drawers
How to adjust door hinges and drawers
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