November 2012 – Bradco Kitchens & Baths has introduced the Slide N Hide counter system, left, a kitchen island with a hidden cooktop. Available in stainless steel, butcher block, and other materials, the counter slides over the cooktop, creating a seamless surface perfect for entertaining (bradcokitchen.com).
During the holidays we can find ourselves feeling dread at the thought of our extended family coming to stay with us and having to face the guest bathroom, which is in dire need of a makeover. While “needing to make a good impression” is not one of the top reasons to hire an experienced Los Angeles Bath designer, there are some very good reasons to think about giving yourself a new bathroom for Christmas this year.
Increased Home Value
This is the reason that we most often think about when considering a bathroom remodeling project. It has been proven that this is a great way for you to realize a solid return on your investment. For every dollar that you invest, you can expect to see a return of about $.70. Another great reason to update your bath, especially before a sale, is that potential buyers will choose a remodeled bath over an outdated bath, every time.
For Safety Reasons
With many of us staying in our homes as we age, we are finding that the addition of safety features in the bath are very important. From grab bars to non-slip flooring, there are many ways in which we can make our bathrooms safer for all members of a family. Think about better lighting, solid built-in step stools for little feet or maybe a seat in the shower and you can see how this type of remodel can help us avoid falls, a common bathroom mishap.
It’s Time To Upgrade
Perhaps you have been living with a bathroom in real need of repair. Maybe you are dealing with leaking faucets, disintegrating tile work or rotten drywall and you are simply tired of thinking about the work that needs to be done. Our busy lives can make it really difficult to take on these jobs ourselves so they are often put on the back burner. Maybe the time has come to finally get it done.
Need For More Space
Once your kids reach their teenage years, all of a sudden there is not nearly enough space to accommodate everyone’s need for more time in the bathroom, especially in the morning. Even the addition of a half-bath can be the answer to avoiding many conflicts. Another common reason to update is the need for more bathroom storage space. The addition of more cabinet space or shelving can be the answer to the problem of bathroom clutter.
If you are looking for the best Los Angeles Bath designer available, one who can help you make your bathroom dream come true, ask Santa to contact us and we will put a sparkling new bathroom under the tree for you this year!
BRADCO Kitchens and Baths in Los Angeles is a family-run business that carries name brand cabinetry and also offers custom cabinetry at affordable prices. There are many reasons to choose BRADCO, and if you care about the environment one of the best reasons is that the company designs and builds FSC certified cabinets.
The FSC–Forest Stewardship Council– is an international and independent (non-governmental) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests.
The main FSC tools for achieving this are standard-setting and independent certification and labeling of forest products. FSC certification provides assurance that the earth’s forests are being managed to the highest environmental and social standards.
There are two types of FSC certification:Forestmanagement certification is the basic building block of the FSC system. It is a voluntary process for verifying responsible forest practices in all types of forests and plantations across the world.
FSC Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification traces the path of products from forests through the supply chain. FSC chain of custody is a tracking system that allows manufacturers and traders to demonstrate that timber comes from a forest that is responsibly managed in accordance with the FSC Principles and Criteria. BRADCO Kitchens and Baths has held a CoC certification since 2008.
FSC Controlled Wood helps ensure that manufacturers and traders avoid material that comes from:
1. Illegally harvested forests;
2. Forests in which violation of traditional and civil rights occur;
3. Forests in which High Conservation Values are threatened by management activities;
4. Natural and semi natural forests where conversion occurs; and
5. Forests in which genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are used.
BRADCO Kitchens and Baths cares about the environment, and about YOU. They manufacture your custom cabinets at their own facility, and offer a wide variety of stylistic choices and price options. In addition, BRADCO provides individualized and attentive customer service (unlike the big box stores). But BRADCO does much more than cabinets. They offer complete design services and a variety of products including tile, countertops, bathroom vanities and even kitchen appliances. If you’d like to find out more, please contact us.
Remodeling that is done to a kitchen is one of the biggest choices when making a change to the look of your home. This means that you have various choices to make that include the type of cabinets that will be installed. One option that you should consider is to use non-toxic cabinetry. An article that is found on the Green Conscience website talks about why a non-toxic kitchen is a good way that you can be green and help the environment.
“Green building refers to construction and renovation practices that use natural resources wisely in order to prevent damage to the environment and our physical health..”
An important fact from the EPA is that indoor air is up to five times as polluted as outside air. This can result from many factors, such as building materials.
One aspect of your kitchen is the cabinetry. Cabinetry can be made from materials including wood and particle board with a wood veneer. However, the paint or stain used on the exterior of the cabinetry can include toxic chemicals. There is also the glue used to bind joints that contains urea-formaldehyde which is a cancer causing compound.
Our cabinetry uses an adhesive that is non-toxic and is free of formaldehyde. This means that there will be no off-gas that is released. The wood that is used to construct the cabinetry is obtained from a forest that is being properly sustained and managed.
The finish that is applied to cabinets is water-based. This is important as a paint and stain needs to have a water base to be considered green. Finishes that contain oils give off hydrocarbons are not considered environmentally safe.
If you have any questions about the use of non-toxic cabinetry for your remodeled kitchen, then contact us for additional information. You can also look through our gallery of traditional kitchens that will fit any budget.
Anyone who has ever thrown a party in their home or who has hosted family and holiday get togethers knows one thing. At some point, the party will end up in the kitchen.
No matter how elaborate the Christmas tree or how beautifully set the dining room table is, people are drawn to the kitchen, close to the food, the action and the cook. The kitchen is truly the heart of many homes, the one room where things are always moving whether it’s an ordinary evening at home or a special occasion.
Isn’t it time you showed your kitchen a little love in return? Why not let our family business help your family make the heart of your home a room worthy of all that attention! Our unique Los Angeles kitchen cabinets are award winning and green, and will make an ideal addition to your kitchen in 2013. Here’s why!
Bradco designers make your vision come to life. Our designers are experienced, so they will bring the know-how to make your vision come to life. We have as many designs as we have had customers, which means your kitchen will truly feel like you.
Your Bradco design can be carried out by our installers, or the installers of your choice. We want to make your kitchen shine from start to finish, but if you choose to work with another team of installers, we provide detailed floor plans, perspective views and elevations, because we know how important it is that the job gets done right, no matter what.
Bradco has gone green! We’re proud to use the best materials that are green friendly. We are all becoming more and more aware of how important it is to consider our own environmental impact Bradco is doing our part to provide customers with the options they need for a brighter, happier future for everyone.
We hope you contact us to discuss how we can bring the best cabinets in LA to your kitchen.
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Bradco Kitchens and Baths, stand by their products. They are able to supply low to high end cabinets and have on numerous occasions made specialised custom pieces for me through their own manufacturer Tre-Bradco. It’s easy to think outside the box when even the most complicated doors/systems in exotic woods are possible with these guys. Thank you Michael and your team, you make my job as a designer possible.