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Is Melamine the right choice for your new Kitchen or Bath Cabinetry?

Nov 13, 2019

Melamine is a popular plastic material used in modern home cabinetry. It is very durable and has a wide variety of hue and pattern possibilities. Melamine fused with plywood is also the most sustainable option for cabinetry. Designers utilize its consistent coloring ability to provide modern minimalist design at an affordable cost. Solid wood expands…

Remodel or Buy a New House?

Oct 26, 2018

Trying to Decide if to Remodel Your Current Home? I’ve been there. After a decade of living in a home I onced loved, it started to not be exactly what I wanted anymore. The list of changes I dreamed about started to get really long. I began getting quotes for some of the work and…

Remodeling to Resell? Read This!

Aug 24, 2018

When Selling Your Home; You have to make the Right Remodeling Investments. Selling your house is stressful, even in a seller’s market. You want the most money you can get and you want the house to be on the market for as short as possible. For every dollar you invest, you need to know you’ll…

Life Changing Closet Design

Dec 20, 2017

Nobody Thinks Closets are a Top Priority, but They Should. Remodeling a closet just isn’t as sexy as remodeling a room that we get to show off to everyone. But I’d like to take a moment to show you exactly what life changing closet design is. It is about how a serious investment in a…

Remodeling Ideas

Aug 4, 2017

Here are some Questions that can Help You Get Prepared! When you are looking for remodeling ideas before calling a company think about these things: Are you going to do one area or many areas at one time?  “How long can you deal with people in your house, making a mess?” is another way to think of…

Getting the Most Out of a Garage Remodel

Jun 23, 2017

Thinking about a Garage Remodel? If you haven’t considered a garage remodel, you should. A well done garage will prevent you from needing to buy a small shed, besides making the garage an enjoyable room to be in. The right materials prevent stains on the floor, the right lights make projects easier. Honestly though, a…

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Remodeling Your Corporate Kitchen

Jun 1, 2017

Corporate Kitchens have Special Considerations From small businesses to international headquarters, your business / corporate kitchen planning is a big deal. It is probably your employee’s most important space. Remodel it right and you have more employees eating in, talking to each other (team building!), and well, just plain more content. But if you make…

What does it cost, most of the time?

Apr 26, 2017

Average cost for Bath and Kitchen Remodels In 2015 24.4 million kitchens and baths were remodeled or replaced. In 2015 there were 14.2 million bathroom remodels and replacements. In the US, 21% of households paid $7,500 or more for a master bath remodel. During that same time period 48% of US Households paid $15,000 or…

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A New Kitchen is a New You

Mar 7, 2017

Did you know that most people who renovate their kitchens eat healthier?   If you love your Kitchen You’ll Make More Meals at Home! Houzz does a yearly Kitchen Trends survey and this year’s report says an astonishing 76% of survey respondents reported they make at least 5 meals a week at home post-renovation. New kitchen owners…

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Interior Designs to get the Modern Farmhouse Look

Dec 31, 2016

In interior design the Modern Farmhouse look is as diverse as the local area where you find it. Creating an interior space that expresses the atmosphere of a farmhouse starts with exploring your idea of what a Farmhouse looks like and the basic elements that tie it together. American Style Farmhouse – United States Style! American…

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Grey Kitchen Cabinets are Hot

Nov 25, 2016

I love Google Trends Google Trends is my friend when I’m trying to stay on top of the lastest and greatest kitchen design trends. Over the last five years grey kitchen cabinets have become 1,100% more popular in California than the previous 5 years. In the last year, the interest is 50% higher than the…

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Cabinet Materials – Some Options

Oct 30, 2016

Options for cabinet materials go on and on, but here are the top 6 you really need to carefully consider. You might be surprised to find out that real solid wood is most often a bad choice! Solid Wood Melamine MDF HDF Plywood Veneer Solid Wood Solid Wood is for larger budgets in particular climates.…

Custom Wine Storage Cabinets

Sep 5, 2016

If you like to keep a dozen or more bottles of wine stocked, then a wine storage cabinet is a great addition to your home.  Whatever the interior design or amount of space offered, a custom wine cabinet will fit perfectly. While there are many ready to go wine racks, wine tables and wine cabinets,…

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Remodeling with Granite, the Good and Bad

Apr 27, 2016

The Quick Low-Down on Granite Granite is a very hard rock, much harder than Travertine tile. It is even more durable than marble, but we’ll get into the differences with marble later in the article.  Granite is a go-to choice for many people because it is costs less than many other high end natural stone choices.…

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Is Travertine Tile for You… or Marble?

Mar 26, 2016

Great Insights on using Travertine Tile in Your Remodel Indoor or outdoor, travertine tile is worth looking into. Stone is a great choice of material for your building projects, as long as you pick the right stone for the area you are remodeling. While granite and marble immediately come to mind, for many home and…

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Traditional Cabinets in a Luxury Grey & White Kitchen

Jan 21, 2016

This I&E customer chose to go with one of our classic kitchen and dining room designs that will never go out of style.   Learn more about Our Home Remodeling Services Get No Hassle Help on Your Remodeling Project

Next Year’s Top Kitchen Design Trends

Dec 2, 2015

What will Next Year’s Top Kitchen Design Trends Be?! Bottom Line: Who cares? See that orange formica countered kitchen over there? It was designed in 1964 by one of this nation’s top designers, Frank Lloyd Wright. At the time it was the Height of Fashion. Anyone who bought orange countertops because everyone else did /…

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How to get Affordable Cabinet Refacing

Aug 29, 2015

Affordable Cabinet Refacing in Los Angeles [two]Are you needing affordable cabinet refacing? Want a good refacing job that makes the cabinets look brand new and is going to last? It can be hard and nerve racking to pick a company. Look for a company that has been around for a long time. Make sure they…

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You have 2 choices: Design-Build or Design-Bid-Build

Jul 24, 2015

Design-Build or Design-Bid-Build, Which is Better?   Design-Build Design-Build is a method where the design of the home or commercial construction project or renovation and the build of it are through a single entity. Why get it all through one company? Don’t want the project to drag on and on? Then Design-Build is for you. Want to…

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Kitchen Remodel Cost – A Clear Budget Breakdown

Jun 16, 2015

How Much Should Each Part of a Kitchen Remodel Cost? Kitchen remodel cost got you stumped? Do you want something new in your kitchen? Of course you do (unless we were just there, lol)! But the problem is how you are going to do it. What is the first step? After checking out your savings and…

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Lessons Learned from Holiday and Spring Cleaning

Apr 28, 2015

Holiday and Spring Cleaning Decided my Next Kitchen Design I am obsessive about spring cleaning and for the holidays. I have an entire house full of people coming from all over every year. They drive for hours to get here. We cook for days in preparation. The spring or holiday cleaning? It starts weeks before.…

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Why you should consider Total Home Remodeling

Jan 14, 2015

Whole Home Remodeling – Pulling Out all the Stops The days of spending cash like water are gone. Heck, here in Cali, we don’t even spend water like water anymore. But there is still something to say about just “gettin it done.” If you go for one room at a time you might find yourself…

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Custom Executive Office Design Now

Sep 15, 2014

Consider Executive Office Design – You’ve Come this Far, & You Deserve it. Respect. Small businesses work hard to earn it. But we all know that contrary to what others say, sometimes all it takes is a deeply impressive office to get it quick. It is essential for a huge percentage of high paying contracts and…

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Cabinet Wood Finishes To Dazzle

Aug 14, 2014

Cabinet Wood Finishes to Dazzle and Delight. Trying to find what you want on the internet is often very frustrating. For instance Wikipedia has the most boring and useless entry on cabinet wood finishes EVER. I know what my clients want to see when they look up cabinet wood finishes. They are not looking for just things…

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Planning out your Dental Cabinets

Jul 6, 2014

Dental Cabinets for Your Practice! In dentist offices cabinets take a beating. Everyday they are used all day long but still they must give a great impression to patients. Redesigning business cabinets is not an easy undertaking. The best way to approach it is by research. Read a lot of articles. Get a basic understanding first. Draw…


Small Businesses can and should get Custom Commercial Cabinets!

Jun 2, 2014

Small Business Custom Commercial Cabinets that Reflect YOU are a Good Idea I will tell you, writing about home office cabinets is easy. I always say to make it professional but really comfortable. Clients always think about their own style and the style of their home. I just make the background to their video conferences amazing!…

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Custom Receptionist Desk Planning

May 1, 2014

The Receptionist Desk is the First Thing your Clients See when they step into your Business! A good receptionist desk is more then a piece of furniture. It is a first point of person to person in face contact. A well organized receptionist desk makes the front office run smoother. It shows! How would you…

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Types of Wood used for Cabinets

Apr 3, 2014

There are 2 Types of Wood for Cabinets Often at I&E we are asked about the types of wood choices in cabinet material. There is a lot of confusion. So many of the terms are misleading! I&E wants you to make informed decisions. Before deciding you must have a particular type of wood, it is…

Planning a Bathroom Renovation

Feb 28, 2014

Planning a Bathroom Renovation: First Steps. Although it is the smallest room (usually!) in a home, the bathroom is not the easiest to renovate. Don’t underestimate! Take a little time to digest all your choices AND all your restrictions. Doing a bathroom renovation the right way the first time is well worth taking your time…

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Small Kitchen Design – 2 Goals

Jan 1, 2014

Professional Small Kitchen Design Creates Possibilities Never Imagined I & E Cabinets and Deborah Leon, a superb designer, worked hand in hand to bring old world Spanish charm using dark cabinets to a kitchen with limited space. The results are beautiful and airy. Each of these pictures depicts our actual work. The options for small…

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Wheelchair Accessible Kitchen Designs

Dec 30, 2013

Guidelines for Creating a Beautiful Wheelchair Accessible Kitchen The kitchen is the heart of home. Every adult in the house needs to be able to use it fully. Most kitchen designs do not make it easy for people in wheelchairs to use them in comfort. Independence and access are very important. When designing a wheelchair…

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Stove Backsplash Ideas

Nov 30, 2013

Special Consideration for Stove Backsplash The backsplash area behind the kitchen stovetop needs special design consideration. This area must handle grease and heat, be easy to clean and it also must tie together the design of the kitchen as a whole. Simple high gloss paint cannot do all of these things as well as other…

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3 Steps to perfect Kitchen Islands

Oct 22, 2013

Kitchen Islands Bring your Kitchen Design Together Function How you use your kitchen will determine the kitchen islands for you. What is it that you need more of? Is it purely storage that you want, or more seating is a priority? Do you have a requirement for an extra kitchen sink or for the one…

Cabinet Doors – 5 decisions & You’re done!

Sep 16, 2013

Picking the Perfect Cabinet Doors One of the hardest parts about redesigning your kitchen or bathroom is all the decisions! Cabinet doors are a big part of your remodel and there are many, many choices. This article will attempt to streamline and simplify this process. These are just the basics! Of course there are a…

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8 Steps to Your Perfect Kitchen Design

Aug 26, 2013

General Kitchen Design Steps When you are in the first steps of making the plunge into a kitchen design remodel project you may be shy of calling in a professional too early.  We understand.  If you are wanting to come to the initial meeting with a solid plan so you can get a very good…

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I&E’s Custom Commercial Cabinets

Mar 23, 2013

Welcome to commercial cabinets I&E Cabinets, Inc. Our company’s top quality commercial custom cabinets and counter tops project which was fabricated at our facility in Van Nuys CA. with our state-of-the-art machinery