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Cabinetry Still King When it comes to Kitchen Redesign

Ask any general contractor Manhasset to Long Island and beyond, and they’ll tell you cabinetry is still king when it comes to kitchen redesign projects. When you enter our kitchen and bath showroom in Manhasset, NY, the wide selection of cabinetry from fine makers such as Rutt and Touchstone attests to this cabinet-focused approach to kitchen design. But what is so special about the cabinets? Why are cabinets the most-sold product in almost any kitchen showroom? Long Island, Manhasset and Great Neck homeowners with newly remodeled kitchens might be able to tell you why, but don’t wait to find them. We can tell you right now why cabinets are still king when it comes to kitchen redesign. 

Elite is a “One Stop Shop” for design and all home renovations. Call 516-365-0595 to talk to one of our in house professionals to get your kitchen renovation started today!

Elite is a “One Stop Shop” for design and all home renovations. Call 516-365-0595 to talk to one of our in house professionals to get your kitchen renovation started today!


Cabinets Are Where the Heart Is

The cabinets are where you’ll find the heart of the kitchen. While the appliances offer all the functionality, the cabinets are the center of the spatial and aesthetic design. The doors or “faces” of the cabinets take up more space in the viewer’s eye than any other part of the kitchen, the boxed interior provides storage that takes the kitchen from cluttered to clean, and the hardware including knobs and pulls adds a truly unique stylistic touch that pulls everything together.

New Cabinets Can Go a Long Way

While a massive kitchen overhaul may sound like a nightmare, installing new cabinets doesn’t sound so bad, right? And with nothing more than new cabinets, you can truly transform your kitchen. Just one peak at our design center should make the possibilities clear. Even if you have a tight budget or time constraints, you can dramatically change the look, feel and function of your kitchen by changing nothing more than the cabinetry.

The Right Cabinetry Enhances Real Estate Value

You may have heard that improvements to the kitchen and bathroom can do more to increase the real estate value of a home than any other renovations made in a home. If you haven’t heard, just ask a general contractor. Great Neck, Long Island and Manhasset homeowners can improve the resale value of their home by simply adding new cabinets to their kitchen, while a project with a similar budget and timeframe in the living room or bedrooms may only have a miniscule effect.

More Cabinet Choices than Ever Before

While cabinetry used to be fairly standardized, with only a small range of available options for doors and handles, the options are seemingly endless in this day and age. Our range of Rutt products, for example, includes three product lines: Rutt Classic, Regency by Rutt, and Ruskin designed by Scott A. Stultz exclusively for Rutt. Within these three product lines alones you’ll find more colors, materials, shapes, fixtures and other detail choices than you can imagine. Whether you want to create a French country kitchen, Asian-inspired eating place or contemporary culinary space with muted colors and seamless lines, you can achieve that look with the right cabinetry. The products are out there for you to play around with, have fun with, and create the ideal kitchen for yourself and your loved ones’ wants and needs.

As you can see, cabinetry is certainly still king when it comes to kitchen redesign. If you’re still not convinced, just stop by our kitchen and bath showroom! Long Island, Great Neck and Manhasset homeowners from far and wide have already discovered the versatility and heightened effect of the right cabinetry in their kitchens and dining spaces.