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DIY OR PROFESSIONAL KITCHEN CABINETRY INSTALLATION: WHICH IS BETTER?

Find the Best Cabinet Installation Option for Your California Home

New cabinetry is an excellent way to transform the look and feel of your kitchen (and make it more functional too). And while it’s fun to head over to your Lincoln, California home improvement showroom and explore all the different designs, at some point you have to ask yourself the big question: are you going to attempt to install the kitchen cabinetry yourself or bring in a professional?

To help you answer that question, read below to learn about the main pros and cons of each option.

DIY INSTALLATION

If this is not your first venture into the world of DIY home improvement projects, then cabinetry installation is worth considering. Check out the benefits below, but definitely keep the chief drawbacks in mind as well.

BENEFITS

The obvious benefit of DIY installation is cost savings. You’re not paying for the time and expertise of a professional cabinet installer, so you have more wiggle room in your kitchen renovation budget. The other main benefit for many homeowners is the ability to participate in a fun, creative, and hands-on project. You get the satisfaction of saying that you created that gorgeous kitchen.

DRAWBACKS

As fun as the project may be, we’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about all the things that can go wrong with a DIY kitchen cabinetry installation.

First, keep in mind that kitchen cabinets are heavy to begin with, and when you start loading those cabinets up with your wedding china or favorite dishware, you’re adding even more weight. If the cabinets aren’t installed correctly (AKA bolted to studs in the walls with appropriate hardware and level measurements), they are very likely to fall. Everything inside the cabinets will likely break, and if someone happens to be standing in the kitchen when the cabinets start falling off the walls, you’re also risking serious injury.

It’s also worth noting that because cabinets are so heavy, you’re going to need several people (preferably frequent gym-goers) to hold them in place during installation.

In short: if you don’t feel comfortable with the time, effort, and expertise involved with DIY, you’re much better off hiring someone who knows what they’re doing.

PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION

Northern California has plenty of experienced, skilled, and reliable cabinetry installers, so if you’re considering professional installation, you’re in luck. Here are the main benefits and drawbacks:

BENEFITS

There are a lot of good things that come with a professional installation. To name a few…

  • Low Effort: Not everyone has the time or patience to spend their weekends working on remodeling their kitchens. It’s simply easier to tell the professional what you want and then go on with your life while they handle everything for you.
  • Peace of Mind: With a professional installation comes the assurance that it is done right. You don’t have to worry about the quality of the work, especially if you choose a reputable company that offers warranties and guaranties of all their projects.
  • Polished Finish: It’s easy for things to go wrong with a DIY project, resulting in scuffs or cabinets that aren’t quite the way you pictured. If you’re a perfectionist who wants a high-quality result, that’s what the pros can give you.

DRAWBACKS

If you are on a tight budget, then choosing a professional installation might mean that you have to compromise on some of the extra details and designs you were hoping to incorporate into your kitchen remodel.

You’ll also need to devote some time to researching the home improvement companies in your area. You may be tempted to hire the lowest bidder off Craigslist, but keep in mind that you get what you pay for. Before committing to any installer, be sure to check their references and verify that they can warrantee their work.

If you’ve read all of this and thought to yourself, “installing kitchen cabinetry is a bigger project than I thought,” then we’ve got one more piece of advice for you. Visit a home improvement showroom in your area. The kitchen remodel experts can walk you through everything you need to know and provide recommendations on everything from cabinetry styles to quality installers. They’ll make the process super simple for you.

If you’d like more information about our home improvement products and services, give us a call at 916.833.9289 or fill out this quick form!

on Monday, 01 May 2017. Posted in Kitchen Cabinetry Lincoln, CA, Kitchen Cabinetry

WHY SHOULD CARPET ONE CHANGE THEIR NAME?

The Need for Rebranding for this Top-Rated Flooring Company

Let’s go back to 1985. Back to the Future and Rocky IV have just been released, Michael Jordan has just been named as the NBA’s “Rookie of the Year,” and carpet is the biggest home trend. You could find brightly colored, plush carpet in every room of the home! Wood floors? Yeah right – carpet is where it’s at.

That was the year Carpet One got their start.

If you’re not too familiar with Carpet One, they’re the top-rated flooring company in the United States. Yes, all flooring styles – not just carpet.

We love Carpet One. They brought small mom and pop shops into a national family in a way that provides the best quality products while also preserving local communities. And it’s no wonder that the Carpet One brands would grow like wildfire. Unfortunately, we grew so fast, we didn’t recognize that the name Carpet One would run its course.

Carpet One operates in Europe under the name “Flooring One,” which is far more fitting for the full breadth of flooring services that Carpet One offers. But here in the U.S., the original name still stands.

So where does that leave Roseville Carpet One? While we are the leading Carpet One in Northern California, you’ll notice that we’re not called Roseville Carpet One only. Instead, we are rebranding from Roseville Carpet One to RCO Home Improvement & Carpet One. RCO stands for, you got it, Roseville Carpet One. However, with the new name comes new opportunities for the future.

We do a lot more than just install carpet. Here are a few of the other home improvement services you can find at RCO:

  • Full flooring services: Real Hardwood, durable laminate, luxury vinyl planks and tiles and carpet – you name it! Whatever flooring style you want, we have a broad range of colors, materials, and textures. You can visit our showroom to sample different flooring styles, then either install yourself or use one of our flooring experts.
  • Granite & Quartz Fabrication and Installation: make your kitchen or bathroom stand out with gorgeous granite countertops. We handle everything from the initial fabrication through full installation. Our in-house granite experts will help you pick out the perfect slab to match your home’s look.
  • Wall treatments: NEW TREND – stone veneer installations or vinyl wall planks are growing in popularity as an easy way to make an accent wall stand out.

SEE ALSO: LAMINATE VS. LUXURY VINYL PLANKS: TOP PROS AND CONS

RCO Home Improvement Store is still a member of the Carpet One family, the top rated flooring company you trust, but we are rebranding to better meet the needs of our local community. We’re here for you, whatever home improvement services you need.

We encourage you to visit one of our showroom locations to explore all of the different options for improving your home. You can schedule a visit here, or reach out to us over the phone for any general questions.

on Wednesday, 20 September 2017. Posted in Top-Rated Flooring Company Roseville, CA, Top-Rated Flooring Company

THE BETTER WAY TO BUY AREA RUGS

Cut Out the Stress with Our New Approach

Buying area rugs can be tough. There are so many pitfalls that can occur throughout the process. First, you have to find a custom area rug store in the Roseville, California area. How do you sift through all of the thousands of options available? How long will it take to get your carpet to the fabricator to create your new custom area rug? Then, what happens if the binding isn’t right? What happens when what you receive isn’t what you ordered? Who holds the warranty for the rug – the carpet store, the fabricator or the manufacturer, or is there a warranty at all?

None of those scenarios sound like an enjoyable buying experience! What if we could fix it all?

Great news!!! Now at RCO Home Improvement Store, your Roseville Carpet One dealer, we have eliminated all the worry and fuss by implementing the brand new, Cutting Edge custom area rug program that has streamlined the process of getting the perfect area rug into your home. Our new area rug department at our Roseville, California store makes the process super simple by partnering with one of the nation’s leading area rug manufacturers.

SEE ALSO: SO MUCH MORE THAN CARPET: GET EVERY TYPE OF FLOORING AT CARPET ONE

Here’s how it works:

  1. At our RCO Home Improvement/Carpet One showroom in Roseville, we have a full display with the all the different styles available. Please stop by and visit the showroom to discover just how easy it is to select, design and order the perfect area rug for your home.
  2. One of our representatives will be happy to walk you through the step-by-step online portal that helps you choose and view each part of your area rug selection process. This new web portal makes it so easy to make decisions on the exact rug that is the perfect fit for your home’s décor.
  3. Right there with our representative, you’ll be able to pick out the specific color, size, style, shape, material, and custom combination of two-styles with border, if that’s the look you crave. In less than an hour, you’ll have designed the perfect custom rug for your home.
  4. The area rug manufacturer then creates the custom rug and either ships it directly to you or the RCO location for pickup, depending on your preference.
    Here’s the best part: instead of the normal four to six-week turnaround for a custom rug, in most cases, this new approach can have your custom-designed area rug to your home in as little as two weeks. We’ll cut the process time in half, at least, and that’s not even including how much faster we make the design process!

Whether you’re redesigning your home or simply want to swap out a dated area rug for a more refined look, we’d love to help you through the process! You can schedule a consultation at a specific time with one of our representatives, or you can pop by our Roseville custom area rug store during business hours at your convenience!

on Thursday, 28 September 2017. Posted in Custom Area Rug Store, Custom Area Rug Store Roseville, CA

WHY SHOULD I BUY NYLON CARPET VS. ALTERNATIVE FIBERS?

Find the Carpet Solution that’s Right for Your California Home

Let’s talk carpet fibers. It’s not usually something you would even think to think about, but if you’re considering a carpet flooring installation in your Roseville area home, it’s a smart idea to know about the different options.

The most popular carpet fiber in the U.S. is nylon, a man-made material that was originally designed as a substitute for silk. The fiber didn’t quite catch on as an alternative for silk dresses, but it did stand out as a great option for carpet and rugs.

So is nylon the no-brainer choice for your next carpet purchase? Perhaps, but there are definitely benefits to both nylon and alternative fibers. So let’s dig deeper into what those benefits are…

Reasons to Love Nylon

Durability

The reason nylon never took off as a silk substitute is that it’s hard. The stiff material is inherently resistant to damage, so everyday wear and tear won’t have as much of an effect as it would on alternative fibers.

Soil Resistance

Dirt is every carpet’s enemy, but nylon has a better defense against it than most carpet fibers. Everyday soiling is less likely to penetrate the fibers and cause permanent stains. It’s not completely soil-proof like laminate or luxury vinyl planks would be, but it’s still a good choice.

Earth-friendly Colors

It’s important to choose carpet that complements the look and feel of your home. So if your interior design palette has a lot of natural tones and textures, you’re far better off with nylon than with a carpet fiber like polyester. That’s because polyesters typically have a shiny, artificial look and feel.

SEE ALSO: SO MUCH MORE THAN CARPET: GET EVERY TYPE OF FLOORING AT CARPET ONE

Reasons to Choose Alternative Fibers

Stain Resistance

The durable material of nylon keeps dirt from damaging the fiber, but it can still absorb liquids. So for areas where liquid spills might be a concern, you’ll find greater stain resistance in a material like polyester.

Eco-friendliness

If you want to avoid a man-made, petroleum-based carpet, then a natural material such as wool or sisal might make sense for your home. Another solid choice is to go for carpet made of recycled materials. These carpeting options are typically pricier and may require more ongoing care, but they have a much lower carbon footprint.

Frequent Changes

Nylon will last for years and years to come, which is great if you’re looking for a long-term carpet flooring installation. But if you like to switch it up with your home décor every few years, it may make sense to choose a cheaper material that isn’t designed to stay looking great for a decade.

Of course, there’s no denying that one of the biggest factors when choosing carpet fiber is the feel of it. The best way to find a carpet flooring option that’s right for your home is to feel the different textures for yourself! You can get up close and personal with all the most popular carpet styles by visiting one of our California showrooms.

Click here to see our hours of operation and schedule an appointment with one of our flooring experts.

on Thursday, 26 October 2017. Posted in Carpet Flooring Installation Roseville, CA, Carpet Flooring Installation

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110 Flocchini Circle
Lincoln CA 95648
Showroom: 916.434.0222
 
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6000 Auburn Blvd.,
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Showroom: 916.728.4000
 
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Roseville CA 95661
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(Formerly Roseville Carpet One)

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