Kitchen Solvers Franchise Featured By Yahoo! Homes, ‘This Old House’

Article lays out advantages of kitchen cabinet refacing

The PBS show “This Old House” knows all about remodeling. The show is in its 34th season, which makes it three years older than Kitchen Solvers, and over the years we’ve both seen a lot of kitchens in need of help.

We’ve also seen that kitchen cabinet refacing can be a great money-saving way to deliver a beautifully updated kitchen. It’s not always the best option, which is why Kitchen Solvers handles both refacing jobs and complete remodels, but it’s one homeowners should know about. Some homeowners have a hard time believing refaced cabinets can be as gorgeous as full remodels. But they can.

“This Old House” wrote about Kitchen Solvers a while back — when founder and former CEO Gerald Baldner was still running the company — and Yahoo! Homes picked up a version of the story recently to further illustrate the benefits of cabinet refacing — one of the trends that Yahoo! expects to drive kitchen remodeling in 2013.

Kitchen Solvers President Gerry Henley says the advice holds true — refacing is often a great option for homeowners. The most important thing for a remodeling firm is to listen to customers and understand their desires so you can offer a perfect solution.

Some excerpts from the article:

Mary Saunder disliked the cabinets in her kitchen from the moment she moved into her Bowie, Maryland, home.

ThisOldHouseYahoo“They were metal, the color of bronze,” Saunder says, “but my husband’s motto was ‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.'”

When her husband passed away last February, Mary decided it was time to act.

“I couldn’t stand it any more,” she says.

But rather than spend the $25,000 or $30,000 redoing the kitchen with new cabinets would have cost her, she settled on a simpler, cheaper and far less intrusive solution. Motivated by a newspaper ad for Sears’ kitchen-cabinet-refacing service, she scheduled an appointment and signed up.

After two visits to take measurements and show her the new finish and hardware options she could choose from, Sears moved in. Two days and 29 cabinets later, Mary’s kitchen was transformed.

“I’m 100 percent satisfied,” she says. Total cost: $9,100. Mary Saunder is fairly typical of thousands of U.S. homeowners who make the decision each year to reface rather than replace their cabinets.

“The truth is,” says Gerald Baldner, founder of Kitchen Solvers, a refacing franchising firm in La Crosse, Wisconsin, “some of the cabinets built 20 and 30 years ago are more solidly constructed than most modular, prebuilt cabinets today. So when it’s time to redo the kitchen, it often doesn’t make sense to start from scratch.” …

Kitchen Solvers has been helping people remodel their homes for three decades. We’re a firm believer in the power of educating customers to make choices that lead them to the best possible kitchen for their budget. We’ve handled remodels from $2,000 to $80,000 — the key is making sure homeowners are comfortable with the remodel and happy with the results. That’s why we’ve enjoyed tremendous customer loyalty.

Interested in starting a remodeling and refacing franchise?

We’ve been helping people start their own businesses for nearly three decades, too. Kitchen Solvers has 75 franchisees in the United States and Canada who serve the growing demand for kitchen remodeling. To learn more about why is a good time to start a kitchen remodeling company, and why Kitchen Solvers is a  great choice, visit, where you can read our blog to learn what our franchisees and customers say about us, find answers to questions about our business model and operations, and fill out a form to download a free franchise information report and start a conversation with us!



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