KC Cabinetry Kitchen Renovation Blog

Bud’s Warehouse

When renovating or remodeling your kitchen, you may wonder what we do with your old cabinets. They are most likely in good condition, and while they may not be the style you like (hence the renovation), it may seem wasteful to just throw them away or recycle them.

At KC Cabinetry, we’re committed to not only helping you design a kitchen remodel as unique as you are, but we also strive to create a community and world that helps others and is sustainable. When we renovate a kitchen, we make sure to carefully remove the kitchen cabinets so there is little to no damage and donate them to Bud’s Warehouse.

Belay Enterprises started in 1995 with the mind-set of helping those in need and giving them the chance to start over again. In their mission statement, they strive to “partner with area churches to develop businesses to employ and job-train individuals rebuilding lives from addiction, homelessness, prison, and/or poverty, to strengthen families and neighborhoods”.They created Bud’s Warehouse, which stands for Building Unity and Dignity through Service, in order to emphasize their mission statement through a not-for-profit job training program. They employ those that are in need: the poor, the addicted, the homeless, and give them the skills through their job training that will help them to continue to succeed in life.

Bud’s Warehouse sells home improvement supplies that are donated to them through business such as ourselves and homeowners. They sell them at bargain prices, and the profits go towards helping those in needs.

As this is a donation, the cabinets and other house building materials such as windows and interior doors that we take out are eligible for tax deduction. You will receive credit for this donation as well as photo documentation.

Want to know more about Bud’s Warehouse and what you can do for those in need? Visit them at http://budswarehouse.org/, or come into KC Cabinetry today and we can let you know how renovating your home can create a better life for all.


- Cassandra Cordova, KC Cabinetry intern

Renovation vs. Remodeling: What’s the difference?

In the interior designing world, there is some confusion on the difference between renovating and remodeling a space. Some designers use it interchangeably, causing more confusion to the common person. When a client asks a designer to renovate or redesign their house, different ideas can come up and the clients “dream” home can become something entirely different.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to renovate means “to restore to a former better state (as by cleaning, repairing, or rebuilding)” while to remodel means “to alter the structure of”. In simpler terms, if you are going to renovate your bathroom, you are going to update your existing space. This can be done through changing the granite countertops to quartz, retiling the floors, or replacing the old oak cabinets with cherry. If you are going to remodel your kitchen, you are going to basically rip most of the kitchen. Cabinets can be added, the layout of the counters can be changed, sinks can be expanded, and walls can be knocked down.

Remodeling means much more work, time, and money. If your kitchen is a simple one counter 8×8 room closed off from the dining room and you plan on entertaining a lot of people and you want something bigger and more open, remodeling is definitely for you. In may take longer, but in the end you will love your home and use the space more often.
If you like the space of your kitchen or bathroom, a simple renovation can be enough. You can simply change the handles on the cabinets, or retile the floor and update the countertops. This saves a significant amount of time and money and can be extremely simple.

KC Cabinetry can help you renovate or remodel your home and can help you design the changes and choose the products that are right for your home. Then, we can do the work for you in a quick and professional manner. Call or come into our kitchen remodeling showroom in Highlands Ranch, Colorado today for a free consultation.

The pictures below are of a current remodeling project we are doing in Roxborough, as well as past renovations we have done across the Denver metro area.