Ideas for Saving Money on Kitchen Cabinets Los Angeles

Perhaps you’ve thought of updating your kitchen cabinets, but feel you can’t afford to do so. When choosing new kitchen cabinets, Los Angeles customers like yourself have several options to consider that will make them more affordable while still creating an updated look for your home.

Open shelving is an excellent way to save money on kitchen cabinet installation. Consider a row of shelving along one wall as a way to save on the cost of materials. Shelves can be an ideal place to store plates, bowls and glasses, and can be adjustable to different heights as well. If you feel you must keep your dishes concealed, hanging a curtain over the top of your shelving can be cheaper than installing wooden cabinet doors.

If you prefer the look of traditional cabinets, you can still save money on them by modifying their design a bit. For example, you could purchase cabinets without backs or find units that contain engineered wood on their sides. When installed, you will be virtually unable to tell that these cabinets are not constructed from genuine wood on all sides, yet you’ll save a great deal of money on purchasing them.

You can also save money by buying unfinished cabinets and then painting or staining them yourself. By doing so, you’ll be able to create exactly the right look for your kitchen rather than choosing from pre-finished units that may not suit your décor precisely. If you’d like, you can even leave your cabinets unfinished for a more rustic and earthy look that is still functional and stylish. The best part about doing so is that if you ever change your mind and want a different look, you can then go ahead and finish them any way you’d like.

If your existing cabinets are in good shape, why not consider refacing them rather than replacing them? This involves placing a thin veneer over the top of your cabinets to give it a fresh look. Old cabinets do not need to be removed, which means there’s much less labor involved as well.

Having new kitchen cabinets is a dream for many homeowners, but this can sometimes be an expensive project to embark on. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to save money on cabinets so you can end up with the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of. For more money-saving remodeling ideas, contact us today.

Los Angeles Custom Cabinets are Affordable, Green and Add Value

According to the 2012-2013 Cost vs. Value Report, kitchen and bathroom remodels continue to offer homeowners a superlative return on their investments. Whether it’s a major or minor remodel, more than half of the money invested may be recouped. Furthermore, another 2012 reportby the University of California showed that eco-friendly, energy efficient homes tend to be in high demand and sell for 9% more than others. That’s superlative news for those Californians looking to upgrade or replace their existing cabinetry.

Should you be one of them, we here at Bradco can help. Our handcrafted, custom cabinets are eco-friendly, affordable and capable of accommodating any home’s layout. Each one is formaldehyde free, which is important when it comes to maintaining your home’s air quality. Over the years, formaldehyde has been shown to cause respiratory distress and skin irritation. Some also believe that prolonged exposure to it may cause cancer.

In addition to being attractive, affordable and green, our custom kitchen cabinets pair well with a wide array of other items. Among them are eco-friendly countertops, hardware, appliances, plumbing fixtures and lighting. Some of the natural materials used in their construction are reclaimed woods, granite, marble and quartz. You can check out all of the options for yourself at our showroom.

Our custom cabinets for the bathroom are made the same way and may be used to help create a luxurious, spa-like atmosphere. Speaking of which, we also offer spa amenity packages that can be tailored to suit as well. One of the items in our spa amenity packages is a ThermaSol Steam Shower. It is designed to conserve water and deliver a relaxing spa experience all at the same time. Other items included in our amenity packages are Aquatic DriftBaths, Warmly Yours radiant heating and towel warmers.

To learn more about Bradco’s Los Angeles custom cabinets, contact us online or stop by our West Pico Boulevard location.

Custom Los Angeles Bathrooms Can Be Affordable

If you’re considering remodeling your bathroom, then you’ve probably looked at designer showcases. There’s no question that the current design emphasis is on luxury–homeowners who go to the trouble and expense to remodel want something unique to show for it. But once you start inquiring about prices, you may come away shocked: luxury isn’t cheap.

No, it’s not, but Bradco Kitchens & Baths wants you to know that luxury can be affordable. Because we build our custom FSC Certified cabinets near our Los Angeles showroom, we’re able to keep transport costs down. And our design team works with you and our builders to create the most cost-effective remodeling plan for your space. As for luxury, take a virtual walk through our gallery and see:

This clean, earthy design makes great use of the space with the freestanding bathtub between the vanities and raised vessel sinks. The glass blocks allow in light with complete privacy, and the modern tub design makes cleaning underneath it unnecessary, as opposed to old clawfoot tub designs.

This design exudes luxury, from the golden accents, to the scrolled seat, the marble, the tile work, the glass-enclosed shower, the ornate wall mirror, and the recessed lighting. So much wood could overwhelm the space, but the light color makes it a perfect backdrop for the elegant appointments.

The stunning combination of rose and black tilework and the clever use of niches create an Old-World ambience in this bathroom. Every element, including the location of the faucets, the square window, the picture-frame molding and the glass shower, adds to the understated Tuscan luxury. The gorgeous vanity across from the bathtub can be seen here.

Imaginative design and technical perfection in tile work combine to create one-of-a-kind bathrooms, no matter how much, or how little, space we have to work in. Best, our designers can create a virtual rendering of the completed bathroom for your approval before construction ever begins.

So don’t let fear keep you from exploring the possibilities of an amazing bathroom remodel on a limited budget. Contact Bradco Kitchens & Baths to see what we can do for you today.

Mixing Wood Tones: The Latest Trend in Los Angeles Kitchen and Bath Cabinetry

Darker woods provide a more formal and elegant look, while lighter tones appear more earthy and casual. Consumers who have a blend of formal and casual décor have often been undecided when it comes to choosing wood grains for Los Angeles kitchen and bath cabinetry. If you find yourself in that situation, you’ll be glad to know that it’s perfectly acceptable to combine light and dark woods together.

One of the more popular ways to use contrasting woods is by constructing a kitchen island made of dark wood and using lighter grains for cabinet facings. This helps give the kitchen a light and airy feel, yet breaks up the look to provide visual interest. A darker island also provides an attractive focal point and looks well with either a light or dark-colored countertop.

Cabinets that appear to be freestanding units are popular in bathrooms right now. These cabinets sometimes have matching mirrors that hang on the wall above them. An excellent way to mix and match wood tones would be to include a cabinet made of whitewashed wood and then hang a mirror framed in maple or cherry above it.

In some cases, the base of a cabinet could be light wood and the drawer fronts or doors could be a darker one. This concept would also work well with open shelving when wooden boxes or wicker baskets are used to hold items. The shelves could be painted a light color and then darker accessories placed on them. You could also alternate between dark and light woods on a particular row of cabinets or use light tones exclusively on the bottom and darker ones on top.

Mixing and matching tones does not always have to require the use of wood. A popular alternative to glass inserts these days is translucent mesh. Darker mesh inserts can be added to white or light-colored cabinets to showcase their unique design. Lighter mesh inserts might be better for cabinets that are painted dark hues of gray, blue or green.

Designing kitchen and bathroom cabinets can be fun and adventurous when you mix things up a little. Your home is a reflection of your personality, so why not make it bold and exciting?  Our design team will be happy to talk with you about your remodeling project, so contact us today.

Update your Home’s Interior with Modern Kitchen Cabinets!

Modern kitchen cabinets provide an elegant and trendy twist on a well-known kitchen necessity. Recently Freshome Design & Architecture featured an article highlighting the latest techniques in modern kitchen design. The kitchens photographed all featured bold colors, light-wood floors, chrome fixtures, sleep appliances and unique, dramatic kitchen cabinetry. Modern kitchen cabinets arethe necessary finishing touch on a newly-renovated room and, typically, such cabinet s are hallmarked by unique hardware, elegant wood tones or bold colors, unique shapes and sizes and sleek finishes.

Bradco offers a variety of brand name and custom made cabinets to fit your preferences for a sleek, modern look in your new kitchen. If you are also interested in an environmentally conscious addition to your kitchen renovations, than consider Bradco’s green and environmentally friendly kitchen cabinets. This quality line of cabinets is a wise choice for the environment as well as for your budget. Green cabinets are manufactured at the company to ensure quality control and the authenticity of the product. They’re free of formaldehyde and available in a wide of colors, styles and wood tones guaranteed to match the rest of your kitchen.

To see a gallery of Bradco’s modern kitchens click here. If you’re interested in knowing more about our green and environmentally friendly cabinets or would like to see the entirety of our quality and affordable kitchen inventory than contact us today. We are here to assist you with all your home improvements and guarantee your satisfaction with our products and your results.

3rd Annual Kitchen and Bath Sale

As if we couldn’t bring you any more savings, here’s another event you should mark on your calendars because you don’t want to miss this! On Saturday, May 4th from 7:30am-4pm, Bradco is having a massive kitchen and bath sale event! Everything is priced to sell. Choose from a range of quality accessories, appliances, fixtures, kitchen cabinets, sinks, tiles, and vanities. We can’t wait to see you May 19th at 6011 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles 90035.