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3 Materials to Avoid in a Kitchen Remodel

As the leading choice for kitchen remodeling services in Vernon Hills, IL, we recommend that you do your research before starting a kitchen remodeling project. There are a diverse range of kitchen material options on the market and not all of them are worth your investment. Today, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast Suburban Chicagoland discusses a few of the materials you need to avoid.

1. High-Gloss Lacquered Cabinets

High-gloss lacquered cabinets can be eye-catching — but they can also be expensive, needing about 20 layers of lacquer to achieve that level of sheen. And when they get dings and scratches, lacquered cabinets are costly to repair, no matter their size. This is because these cabinets require a multi-step process to touch up scratches. Fortunately, high-end thermofoil cabinets are a good alternative, boasting a shiny, baked-on finish that’s more durable.

2. Low-Quality Thermofoil Cabinets

Not all thermofoil cabinets are good. Stay away from low-end thermofoil cabinet fronts that are not heat-resistant and can warp and turn yellow as they age. The fiberboard underneath cheap thermofoil cabinets is also poor quality and won’t hold up over time. Low-end thermofoil cabinets will even delaminate if you locate them near a heat source like a dishwasher or oven.

3. Flat Paint

Flat paint is not kitchen-friendly, even if it has a rich and velvety appearance. This is because it can’t stand up to the demands of the kitchen. It is likely to be ruined by any stains or splatters. Instead, opt for high-gloss or semi-gloss paint. These finishes can withstand multiple scrubbings so you won’t have to worry about their appearance.

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast Suburban Chicagoland is a top kitchen remodeling company that offers first-class services. We do our best to make sure our customers experience a smooth and hassle-free remodeling project, so we will answer your questions, address your concerns and assist you throughout every step of the process. To learn more about our products and services, just give us a call at (847) 327-0203. Let’s start a conversation!

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