Chagrin Home Improvements can dramatically change the look of your kitchen for way less than the cost of a remodel

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The skilled team at Chagrin Home Improvements starts each kitchen cabinet revitalization process by removing the doors, drawers and hardware. After the hardware is cataloged, the components are transported to the shop where an intricate and flawless painting process begins. (After photo)

By Mary Malik

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the cabinets are definitely the heart of the kitchen. But cabinets are also the most expensive thing to replace when it comes time to revitalizing that well-used, well-loved space. Often the cabinets are in good condition, but the color or outdated look bothers you and it’s hard to justify the cost of new ones. Chagrin Home Improvements offers the solution that will save you the money, time and disruption involved with a remodel and get you the kitchen of your dreams in less than a week.

Joe Jacobs, founder of Chagrin Home Improvements

“Cabinet painting is a fraction of the cost of new cabinets, and with most projects, we’ll be in and out of your home in five days,” says owner, Joe Jacobs. “We start by removing the cabinet doors, drawers and hardware and cataloging it all so it goes back to the right place. We bring them to our spraying facility here in Chagrin Falls and begin the prep process. This involves first filling any cracks or holes before sanding every inch to a smooth finish, cleaning them so there’s not a speck of dust or residue, then priming with a premium primer before spraying them with two coats of urethane enamel for a flawless finish.”

Once your cabinet doors and drawers are dry, the original or new hardware is attached and everything is installed back in your home. Don’t underestimate that change in hardware, either. Styles, just like colors, have changed. New paint plus new hardware equals new cabinets for thousands less. It’s an equation you can’t afford to overlook.

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While your cabinet components are being revitalized at the shop, another member of the Chagrin Home Improvements crew is painting the cabinet boxes in your home using the same critical prep process for a professional finish.

Chagrin Home Improvements’ attention to detail shows in their meticulous methods. From carefully cataloging the doors, drawers and hardware, to sanding and expert paint application, the team’s efforts will restore your cabinets so they look new again.

“This process can begin on a Monday and end on a Friday with minimal disruption to your routine,” says Joe. “Your kitchen will look new in a matter of days, and you have the use of it every day. What renovation promises that? We can do the same for your bathrooms, or anywhere else you have cabinets in your home.”

Chagrin Home Improvements is a local, family-owned business that has already made a name for itself with its deck restoration work in the spring and summer months.

Joe and his crew of family and friends, all full-time employees, learned from experts in these trades throughout high school and college and now, after eight years of skilled, dependable work, the word has spread about the efficient, expert process the team has in place for both deck and kitchen revitalization.

“My brothers and I grew up in Chagrin Falls and we understand the pride people take in their homes here,” says Joe. “Believe me, if this wasn’t a flawless process that delivered the highest quality results for our customers, we simply wouldn’t specialize in it. We see the difference we can make in our customers’ homes for a fraction of the cost of new cabinets and it’s pretty amazing.”

If your cabinets are in good condition but you want to revitalize your kitchen and avoid the cost, mess, and time of a renovation, painting may be for you.

For more information and to get a spot on the fall or winter schedule, call Joe Jacobs of Chagrin Home Improvements at 440-247-6700 or check the website

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