Dreaming of a “Dream Kitchen”?

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Dreaming of a "Dream Kitchen"?
The words "Dream Kitchen" elicit a wide range of visual interpretations from traditional to modern contemporary, or something in between. Over the years, our kitchens have become an area for socializing, in addition to serving the function of food storage and food preparation for our families. And in amply-sized modern kitchens, the kitchen table has been replaced with an 'island' which serves a ... Read More

Pacific Kitchens Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

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Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Pacific Kitchens Inc., has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016. This is the sixth year in a row that Pacific Kitchens has received this honor. Pacific ... Read More

Pacific Kitchen’s Free In-Home Estimate

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Kitchen Remodel in San Diego
Very often when home owners call our showroom to inquire about refacing they also ask for a ‘ball park’ estimate for what the project will cost. We patiently explain that it is very difficult to quote a range of pricing because each kitchen is unique and the price will differ depending on the size of the kitchen and the materials ... Read More

Refinishing versus Refacing.  What’s the difference?

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Laminate kitchen cabinet refacing with acrylic counter top
We often get calls from potential customers who use the word ‘refinishing’ interchangeably with ‘refacing’.  When I get that call, my first objective is to find out what the caller really wants to achieve in their kitchen. Many times customers have cabinetry that is constructed of solid hard woods such as cherry, maple, mahogany, oak, etc. that was custom made ... Read More

Reface or Replace? – The Big Decision!

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Tuscany stained select maple juliano cabinet doors
When it comes time to remodel your kitchen, your preliminary research may find you a bit confused about the direction to take.  There are companies that specialize in total kitchen remodels (i.e. tear out and build new cabinetry) and companies like Pacific Kitchens that specialize in refacing your cabinets. If your kitchen starts to look dated, worn out or perhaps ... Read More

Making the Right Move – Part IV: Downsizing

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Downsize your home
Primp for Sale – Clear out the clutter (this will help when you move). Add newer bedding and towels.  For higher priced homes, a professional stager can add more contemporary furnishings.  Staging services can vary in price but the median cost is approximately $675.  90% of selling agents and 81% of buying agents said staging increased the price buyers would ... Read More

Making the Right Move – Part III: Trading Up

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House for sale
You face the trickiest balancing act – getting the most for your house and shopping for a new place.  The forces that work against you as a buyer – tight inventory, rising prices - - are in your favor as a seller. Sell First – to remove as many contingencies as possible. If you have to rent for a while, ... Read More

Making the Right Move – Part II: Staying Put in Your Home

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Home solar panels
By staying in your existing home, you get to enjoy your home’s growing equity and move thoughtfully about your next moves without feeling market pressure. Scale Your Upgrades. Kitchen and bath remodels are the most popular improvements. You should choose your upgrades based partly on need and also on how long you plan to stay in your home.  If you ... Read More

Making the Right Move – Part I: First Time Home Buyers

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First time home buyers
Whether you are a first time home buyer, staying put, trading up or an empty nester planning to down size, you have a few challenges and advantages unique to your position. Consider the following strategies (from Money Magazine Spring 2016) to max out your purchasing power and settle into the home that suits you. As a first time buyer, your ... Read More

11 Creative Uses for Lemons in Your Home and Kitchen

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Lemon works wonders in the kitchen.
FRESHEN YOUR MICROWAVE. Make the interior easier to wipe down by heating a cup of water and a chopped-up lemon on high until the microwave's window is steamy. Let the bowl sit for 15 minutes before you open the door, and clean away any grime and grease with ease. DE-STINK THE KITCHEN GARBAGE DISPOSAL. Run a few lemon rinds through the disposal and follow ... Read More

The 10 Dirtiest Spots in Your Kitchen

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Dirtiest places in your kitchen
We all think our bathroom is the dirtiest place in our home.  However, according to the National Sanitation Foundation International, it is actually our kitchen that is the dirtiest place in our home. Here are the 10 dirtiest spots in the average kitchen, plus expert advice on how to banish germs. Sponges and Dishcloths According to a study by the ... Read More

Pacific Kitchens Inc. Announces A+ Rating from BBB

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BBB A+ Rated Kitchen Remodeling
The San Diego kitchen cabinet refacing specialists have a long history of providing stellar service Pacific Kitchens, Inc. has announced that they have achieved an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. The rating reflects Pacific Kitchen's commitment to customer excellence, and the BBB cites the length of time the business has been operating and its clean history with the ... Read More

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