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3 Signs Your Kitchen Cabinets Won’t Make It Through 2020

There are many reasons people choose to replace their kitchen cabinets with the most popular being functionality issues and aesthetics. A lot of time is spent in the kitchen every day and if you’re not surrounded by something you love, you’ll hate every minute of it. And preparing food for yourself and your family should be a joyous affair.

The above-mentioned reasons for replacement are done by choice. You can choose to change your cabinets because they aren’t functional, or you can’t stand the look of them. But then there are also reasons that don’t leave you any choice. Replacement is not negotiable. Below are three reasons why you might want to replace your kitchen cabinets sooner rather than later.

1. Water Damage
Nearly all cabinets are made from wood making water damage a likely occurrence in the event of a water leak. Since there’s a lot of water in your kitchen, water damage is highly likely. Some signs to look out for include dark colour spots, swollen cabinets and doors not closing properly.

2. Sagging Cabinets
Sagging cabinets typically indicates that the cupboard has been overloaded for an extended period of time, the installation was done poorly, or that age has taken a toll on the cupboard. In all instances, replacement is the only option to rectify this issue.

3. Mold Growth

Mold growth is due to excessive moisture. Mold can have negative effects on your health, causing respiratory problems and even asthma. If your kitchen cupboards are invested with mold, there’s no easy save, it will need to be replaced since mold will jeopardise the structure.

When it’s time to replace your kitchen cabinets, why not hire the best kitchen cupboard builders in Johannesburg – ProReno – for the job. Get in touch with the team for a free quote today!

4 Ways to Get the Farm-style Kitchen You’ve Always Wanted

Farm-style kitchens have gained popularity in the last 5 years or so but don’t be fooled, it looks nothing like your grandma’s country kitchen. A farmhouse kitchen is uniquely personal and should suit your specific needs. Here are some changes you can make that will turn your kitchen into a farmhouse haven.

 1. Mix Old with the New

To create a kitchen that looks like it’s been developed over the years, incorporate eclectic pieces. By adding old and new pieces together in one space, you’ll easily achieve the look you’re after. Open shelving is an excellent option to make your kitchen feel more spacious and comfortable. Install new open shelving – if you have the space – or remove some cabinet doors. Another idea is to add freestanding cabinetry for an authentic farmhouse touch.

 2. Neutral Colour Palette

For a signature farmhouse kitchen look and feel, it’s vital to incorporate distressed finishes with vintage elements. Kind of like bringing the past into the 21st century. This can be achieved by adding rustic or glazed wood finished cabinets. Another way to add a timeless look is to include pops of colour like mint green or duck egg blue.

 3. Industrial Meets Natural

When your end goal is the farmhouse look, you don’t have to fear blending different materials and finishes as this will give your kitchen a cultured feel. By including wrought iron fixtures or barn doors – to name a few – you can easily achieve this look.

 4. Details, Details, Details

Creating a farmhouse kitchen is all about the details. Some ideas include traditional style molding, trim and casing or decorative millwork throughout the kitchen. This will add old-fashioned charm. Bring the entire design together with a reclaimed wood sign or some vintage elements.

 If you are ready to start with your kitchen remodel, whether it is a farm style, modern or traditional design, we can help. Get in touch with the team at ProReno for kitchen renovations in Johannesburg.

Trendy Kitchen Designs: Under Cabinet Lighting – Yes or No?

If there’s one thing we’ve heard about a million times, it’s that kitchens don’t always have adequate lighting. The lighting in your kitchen has a direct impact on your productivity in the kitchen and should never just be an afterthought. In fact, we believe that under-cabinet lighting is crucial in any kitchen design.

 Under cabinet lighting can be used for three different reasons: Tasks, Safety and Ambience. Let me explain:

 If you use the perimeter cabinetry with overhead cabinets to prepare some of your food items, you can shed some light on the situation with task lighting underneath your kitchen cabinets. In fact, consider a complete task lighting plan that includes various task lighting options such as rotatable fixtures and bright lights.

 When it comes to safety, the combination of lower wattage, LED or dimmable lights underneath cabinets is an excellent choice. In conjunction with other lighting options, it compliments tasks like chopping and working with sharp objects but when used on its own, it allows a safe route into the kitchen at night or early in the morning. No more waking up the entire house when sneaking to the kitchen for a midnight snack.

 Under cabinet lighting can also create ambience in your kitchen and ensures a cosy mood. Whether used for a romantic kid-free dinner or to slowly wake up in the morning while enjoying your morning coffee, ambient light is a must in every kitchen.

 The right lighting/fixture choices coupled with dimming capabilities could help you tick all three boxes – safety, ambience and tasks. At ProReno we’ll make sure to custom-fit your kitchen cabinet lighting so there are no awkward parts dangling around.

 For more awesome kitchen renovation tips or if you require a quote, speak to the friendly team at ProReno. We offer professional and affordable kitchen designs in Johannesburg and surrounds. Give us a call today!