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Is it time to replace your counter tops?

If your kitchen’s counter tops are making the space feel dated, if they are becoming difficult to maintain, or if they are damaged and unsightly, it may be time to replace them. It is also important to note that deep cracks, pitted, badly stained or scorched counters may be unsafe to prepare food on as they are prime real estate for bacteria to grow.

When shopping for a new counter top, keep in mind your kitchen’s layout, counter space and your cooking and cleaning routine. Choose a material or product that suits your everyday needs and cooking routine.

  1. T.R. Design will make sure to take the time to accurately measure your counters so that the replacement can be properly installed and discuss all of your counter top needs and so that you can budget for the counter top that will complete your kitchen.

To learn more about T.R. Design and how they can help you replace your kitchen counter top, contact T. R. Design online or call their 184 David Street office in Kawartha Lakes at 705-878-0611. To find out more or read testimonials from their past clients, visit trdesign.ca.

How to choose the best kitchen countertops

From gleaming marble and sparking quartz to granite, soapstone, solid acrylic surfaces and even plastic laminate materials, the options for counter top materials, colours, quality and installation are virtually endless. Natural stone is a classic and elegant choice for both modern and traditional kitchens, but which stone is the best for your kitchen, and would another material fit the bill for a smaller price tag?

Starting with natural stone, the most common options include granite, quartz and soapstone. These come in a wide range of colours, from blues, reds, browns, to shades of black and even whites. One of the big draws for this material is that it can provide a beautiful, seamless counter top with a gleaming polished look. Homeowners should be sure to use a stone cleaner, not an abrasive cleaner however, as this could damage the stone. Quartz, on the other hand, is nonporous and virtually maintenance free.

Solid surfaces like Corian are made of acrylic, polyester or a mixture of the two materials. They are stain-resistant, durable and can be easily repaired by sanding and filling burns, scratches or gouges in the surface. They come in countless colours and styles, and can even resemble natural stone for a less costly alternative.

Finally, plastic laminate is another durable option which can provide you with an affordable and luxurious look. It is available in hundreds of colours, patterns and various textures. This is the least costly option for most kitchen counter tops and will still provide the high quality look that homeowners desire.

To learn more about the many options available for kitchen counter tops, contact T. R. Design online or call their 184 David Street office in Kawartha Lakes at 705-878-0611. To find out more or read testimonials from their past clients, visit trdesign.ca.

Experienced installers make all the difference to any kitchen remodel project

Kitchens are the single most important room in the home relating to valuation. The kitchen can make a significant difference in the value of a home, so savvy homeowners often begin updating their property by investing in a modern chef quality kitchen. However, people who are new to renovations may feel a little lost or overwhelmed at the thought of taking on such a large project. The expert design team and installers of T. R. Design Centre http://www.trdesign.ca/ hope to make the experience less daunting by informing homeowners about the process of a successful kitchen renovation.

They start by showing their clients all of the different cabinet choices and counter top options available, helping them to envision the beautiful kitchen that they hope to achieve through the remodelling process. The professionals are sure to educate their clients on the pros and cons of each choice and recommend the options that will best suit their individual needs and lifestyle.

After the cabinets are selected and the layout is mapped out, it is time to look at the details, such as hardware, backsplash tiling, crown moulding and other finishes to make the client’s kitchen uniquely theirs. Once the pieces of the puzzle are all laid out, it is time to assemble the client’s new kitchen, and that is where T. R. Design Centre’s specially trained installers come in.

One of the things that sets T. R. Design apart is that they use only their own installation team, never independent contractors. This means that homeowners can have peace of mind knowing that the entire process of their kitchen renovation from beginning to end is handled by a reputable and accountable business that they can trust.

To learn more about T.R. Design and their expert kitchen cabinetry and counter top installation procedures, contact T. R. Design online or call their 184 David Street office in Kawartha Lakes at 705-878-0611. To find out more or read testimonials from their past clients, visit trdesign.ca.

Custom cabinets are the mark of quality in a new kitchen

Cabinets and cupboard doors are the face of every kitchen and can make the difference between a mediocre space and a remarkable one. T.R. Design Centre http://www.trdesign.ca/ has been making spaces beautiful for over 40 years, and serving Kawartha Lakes area clients since 1996. They design and manufacture high quality cabinets for kitchens, bathrooms and commercial spaces throughout the region and beyond.

Over the years, they have made a name for themselves as a reputable and caring custom and semi-custom cabinet supplier, providing clients with high quality cabinets for beautifully designed kitchens. All of their lines and custom-designed products feature the same great quality materials and craftsmanship, made to fit each client’s home.

They promise to “make your dreams a reality”, with solid construction, stable, durable and beautifully finished cabinets for anything from a small kitchenette to a grand chef-quality kitchen space. Not only are T.R. Design Centre’s cabinets stylish, but behind the door faces, they will also easily stand up to the task of displaying and protecting homeowners’ valuables for many years to come.

To learn more about the many options available for kitchen and bathroom cabinets, contact T. R. Design online or call their 184 David Street office in Kawartha Lakes at 705-878-0611. To find out more or read testimonials from their past clients, visit trdesign.ca.