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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Top Kitchen and House Trends 2014: REFACED KITCHEN CABINETS

000_1739 Budget-conscious homeowner’s who want to update the look of their kitchens are opting for reface their kitchen cabinets rather than replace them.  Refacing the cabinets allows a homeowner to have their kitchen remodeled, but at a lower cost, especially if they want updated features like new countertops, plumbing, lighting, appliances and flooring. Open-shelf and glass-front cabinets is a growing trend too. As the kitchen becomes a central meeting place for family and friends, it’s fashionable to display almost everything from dishes to pots and pans.


Lord Contractors, Inc. recently completed the renovation of an historic Rittenhouse area rowhouse.  The 4-story row home was built during the Civil War era in the Rittenhouse Square area historic district, one of the few remaining residential neighborhoods in Philadelphia.  The renovation included demolishing the entire interior, relocating the bathrooms and laundry room, installing a new… Continue Reading

Top Kitchen and House Trends for 2014: COUNTERTOP MATERIAL & BLACK

If you plan to remodel your kitchen, consider a more contemporary approach by mixing different types of material for your countertops.  Using a butcher block in an area for food prep and stone in the serving area are two examples.  The use of black counters in quartz or granite are popular choices.  Black countertops provide a tasteful, yet dramatic look… Continue Reading