This is the story of a caring mother, a fabulous cook and an inspirational winner of Express Kitchens Mothers’ Day 2019 contest, whose life witnessed a sea-change after her new Express Kitchen was installed this month. Oksana Chernata is brimming with enthusiasm and excitement of finally achieving her dream of having a new kitchen at her home.
Expressing happiness and contentment on her new Express Kitchen, Oksana Chernata, said, “The new kitchen has brought peace in my family because I was upset and stressed out with my old kitchen. It makes me more excited and I can’t wait to get started with the cooking in my kitchen. My new kitchen has put everything in better perspective – my countertops, my drawers, even kids if they have to slam – the drawers close softly. This is really important to me as I like cooking fresh meals for my family. The new kitchen has so much better layout and it’s perfect. I can’t wait to show my friends my new kitchen.”
From the day Oksana won the Mothers’ Day 2019 Contest, Express Kitchens’ Bridgeport store initiated the process of her kitchen remodeling project. Working closely with Oksana in understanding her needs, Express Kitchens’ team of measurers, designers, and installers along with Oksana’s dedicated Project Manager Ken worked on a design that was Oksana’s choice of cabinets, countertop, appliances and accessories.
On successful installation of Oksana’s dream kitchen, it was yet another feather in the cap for Express Kitchen. As CEO of Express Kitchens, Max Kothari, puts it, “Express Kitchens is in the business of simplifying happiness in the lives of people. We take pride in doing kitchens that make our customers’ happy and proud of their dream. Express Kitchens believes in celebrating Mother’s Day to respect the commitment of moms, recognize the importance of maternal bonds and the role of mothers in our society. Throughout this Mothers’ Day Contest, participants get the opportunity to share and express love for their mothers. The Mother’s Day Contest from Express Kitchens is a tribute for all hard working and selfless mothers who go beyond their means to give the best of the best to their families. Express Kitchens honors and salutes the true character of motherhood.”
The Express Kitchens Mothers’ Day 2019 Contest received overwhelming support and response from people across Connecticut and Massachusetts. The 2-month long contest by Express Kitchens came to an end on May 11, 2019 once Oksana Chernata from Stratford, CT was adjudged the winner of the Mothers’ Day 2019 Contest.
Just imagine cooking in a well planned, modern kitchen; where everything has been carefully thought out and designed for maximum ease of use, where everyday cooking is a pleasure and not a chore.
Since time immemorial, colors have remained a source of inspiration for many of us to do exciting and innovative things in life. Have you ever imagined your dream kitchen getting a face lift with sleek and invigorating colors with an addition of equally refreshing counters and accessories? Explore the exciting top 5 trending cabinet colors to add an extra element of glamour and vibrancy to your dream kitchen.
Blue prompts the feeling of peace, relaxation, expansiveness, grandness and quiet. You can take a look at the blue sky and ocean, which provide a great feeling to your soul. When used inside the kitchen, blue also triggers the feeling of tranquility, luxury and space.
Go bold with deep navy blue kitchen cabinets to create a sophisticated and moody look, or use light shades of blue in the kitchen to give your space a soothing coastal vibe. When you have a spacious kitchen, you must want it to be cozy, warmth and welcoming. Therefore, navy blue kitchen cabinet is the perfect shade to have in a large kitchen because you will be able to see that this color stands out. Dark shades of blue mixed with contrasting granite counter tops will give your kitchen that extremely modern flair.
Like the color of the sky and the ocean, blue kitchen cabinets serve a fresh and gorgeous design for the kitchen. Added with perfect lighting, you will have a sweet and cozy kitchen. If you seek for something that looks fun and playful, you can definitely check the light blue kitchen cabinet that serves a playful, calm and chic vibe for the kitchen.
Simple yet sophisticated. Blue kitchen cabinets with white counter tops are the ideal combination to create a modern and sophisticated look to the kitchen.
Whether it’s a calming hue or a more dramatic tone, opting for grey kitchen cabinets is always a good choice. Grey showcases a very clean look to the kitchen. The color teeters between relaxing neutrality and an exciting warmth. It manages to provide the best of both worlds. Now, if you would like to have a refreshing apartment kitchen, grey cabinets are your best choice. Choosing the right shade of gray for a kitchen could be difficult, but you can always improvise. By having grey kitchen cabinets paired with white countertops, your kitchen will look very neat. The combination of white and grey is also perfect to display a warm welcome to the kitchen.
Grey cabinets are very adaptable to any kind of environment or design. You can combine grey color with almost anything. Besides adding more creativity, your kitchen will take on a more dramatic look.
Grey stained colors make your kitchen look very professional and luxurious as if you are in a fancy restaurant. Edgy and modern, that is what your kitchen is going to look like with grey stained kitchen cabinets. Designing a kitchen with shades of grey, you are not only limited to light grey colors, but you can add darker grey accenting colors, as well.
You can explore and experiment with your choices because grey is very versatile and flexible with any color. So, be creative with your kitchen design!
The white kitchen allows flexibility of style. Go from traditional to modern or eclectic designs. It features clean lines and a starker white making the room bright, clean and spacious. White kitchen cabinets accentuate natural light and brighten up your kitchen. Change the look depending on the choice of backsplash, countertop, hardware and accessories.
The simplicity of white cabinets also allow them to rise above short-lived trends, so you never enter your kitchen feeling like it was designed five or 10 years ago. Because of its versatility, white is also easy to update, accessorize, and add to. A kitchen can be given an entirely new personality just by keeping plain white cabinets and changing knobs and other hardware. What’s more, pops of color can be even more impactful next to white cabinetry because of the sharp contrast, so a color palette can be easily understood.
Add character to your kitchen by introducing pearl white cabinets to the space. The beauty of white cabinets is that they offer a blank canvas, making them a great choice if you want something timeless. The off-white finish and mocha highlights will add intricacy to a farmhouse look without darkening the kitchen.
It’s easy to create a warm and welcoming ambience when it comes to using brown kitchen cabinets. Brown, being a dominant color, evokes a kind of rustic and earthy hue to a traditional kitchen room setting. However, it can work just well even in a modern kitchen space. They make a kitchen look elegant and sophisticated when coordinated with the right color scheme.
Brown cabinets are quite attractive and versatile and work well with all kinds of kitchen décor and styling. While it perfectly complements modern kitchen designs, the brown cabinetry also looks great when installed in traditional and rustic looking kitchens. Whatever may be the color or design of the appliances and accessories in your kitchen, brown cabinetry will complement them beautifully.
While brown cabinets enhance the décor of your home, they impart comfort and serene look to the room. The dark color of the cabinet successfully provides a rich and classic look to the kitchen. Added to this, the durability offered by brown kitchen cabinets helps in creating a beautiful kitchen. All these attractive qualities of the brown cabinets help improve the value of your home with minimal effort.
Brown cabinets bring a timeless and elegant appeal to your home. When decorated skillfully with bright lighting, contrasting light-hued counter tops, radiant backdrop colors, and bright walls, your kitchen will get the gorgeous appearance that you have so long desired for.
Green might not be the first color choice for the kitchen, but it is witnessing a revival. Lime green may not ever make a comeback, but shades like emerald, sage, avocado and mint are currently getting a look in as a color of choice for kitchens. Green is surprisingly versatile as a color choice in the kitchen, as it works well with gold, brass, stone and wood. So when thinking about your next kitchen don’t discount green as an option. Green is a wonderful color for kitchens—vibrant yet cool, depicting healthiness and calm at the same time.
Opting for a lighter mint green will add feel-good vibes to your space and bring a hint of playfulness to your cooking space. If you prefer to go ahead with dark emerald green cabinets, the ideal combination with them will be brass hardware and gorgeous granite counter tops.
Because green makes you think about nature, it is good to consider adding a lot of green plants in your kitchen space to make it nature themed. Matching the green colored cabinets with light colored quartz counter top will make it a great combination.
Darker colors such as green and blue can really make a statement on kitchen cabinets, but they work best in large spaces since they can darken small rooms. If you plan to use them in a tiny kitchen, make sure to balance them out with white walls and lighter accents.
The sky is the limit when it comes to kitchen cabinet colors. If you’re drawn to neutrals and more colorful shades, incorporate both by creating two-toned cabinets. The trick is to put the light color on top and a darker one on the bottom to help ground the space. Try this combination with white or gray cabinets on top and yellow, blue, green, or red cabinets on the bottom.
Express Kitchens is proud to help simplify happiness for those in need of a smile. The staff members of Express Kitchens spent time volunteering at the House of Bread in Hartford. Located at 27 Chestnut Street in Hartford, the House of Bread has been feeding local residents since 1980. The House of Bread utilizes a 5,000+ square-foot facility to cook for people in the need for nutritious, hot meals that are offered with compassion and joy.
Sisters Maureen Faenza, CSJ & Theresa Fonti, CSJ, worked hard and followed their dream to make sure that those who were hungry found relief at their door. In addition to feeding the hungry, the mission includes job training, shelter, education, affordable housing, and transitional living. With the help of many Churches, civic groups, and businesses, the House of Bread is a true asset to those who are food insecure.
In 2019, Express Kitchens aims to encourage community engagement and is running monthly volunteering programs where the employees and staff members contribute for the well being of local community and society. Express Kitchens is actively engaging with local organizations, charities, and philanthropic ventures to uplift and enhance the lives of those who live in the cities and towns it serves.
By participating, engaging and contributing in community development activities, Express Kitchens want to take a lead in simplifying happiness in the lives of people. For its employees and staff members, Express Kitchens is actively offering a range of volunteer opportunities to take-up projects in their communities and send teams of employees to help non-profits, government agencies and social development organizations.
Since 1982, Loaves and Fishes has been dedicated to improving the community and making sure those who are food insecure do not go unattended. Express Kitchens visit to Loaves and Fishes Ministries is part of the Community Engagement Program for 2019, wherein there is a strong effort to connect with local organizations, charities, and philanthropic ventures to uplift and enhance the lives of those who live in the towns, cities, and states that Express Kitchens serve.
As part of first visit to Loaves and Fishes Ministries, the Express Kitchens provided meals for several families in the Community. It’s important to note that the Loaves and Fishes family consists of both, the homeless and the working poor. In today’s complex economy it is essential that we remember to always connect with and give back to those in need. Helping those in need creates a better society and healthier work ethic. Not to mention it also brings joy to so many children.
Allison Hild, the Executive Director of the facility, spoke about the Jobs Training program for individuals who take help from the facility to get desired job skills and employment. She makes it her business to assist Hartford residents in their pursuit of better employment, healthier meals, and improved lives for their loved ones.
By participating, engaging and contributing in community development activities, Express Kitchens want to take a lead in simplifying happiness in the lives of those in need. For Express Kitchens, this is just an ideal start of a journey where the employees and staff members contribute to the well being of local community and society in general. All of which is the brainchild of illustrious leader, Max Kothari, CEO of Express Kitchens. One of his notable quotes is, “As individuals, we have the duty to perform acts of kindness and generosity wherein the society is benefited from our noble work. Making sure people have basic nutrition is incredibly important to the health and well being of our society.” A sentiment shared by all at Express Kitchens.
Sheffield and Stockton range of white kitchens is a big value addition for home owners looking to remodel or buy new kitchen
In line with growing trend of White Kitchens amongst the US home owners and consumers, Connecticut-based Express Kitchens is all set to launch new white kitchens, namely – Sheffield and Stockton. As a popular homeowners’ choice, the new Sheffield and Stockton cabinets’ offers a classic and simple look making them an increasingly popular trend in traditional kitchen renovations as well as allowing them to fit perfectly in modern or contemporary kitchen designs.
As part of the increasingly growing trend in modern kitchen designs, Sheffield and Stockton range of cabinets are often paired in modern kitchens with white or light granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and modern hardware to complete the elegant look. Highlighting the importance of Sheffield and Stockton cabinets, Max Kothari, CEO of Express Kitchens, states, “The introduction of new range of white kitchens is a huge advantage for buyers, who are looking to either renovate their existing kitchen or planning a new kitchen. Apart from enhancing the look and feel, the Sheffield and Stockton cabinets’ offer a huge value added proposition to their homes. Express Kitchens’ new range of Sheffield and Stockton cabinets is a trend-proof, value for money investment and a feel good factor for every homeowner.”
Everlasting Sheffield and Stockton cabinets: Kitchen and interior design trends change every year. This makes it hard to keep up with the style without spending thousands of dollars on upgrades and improvements. But what if homeowners could create a timeless and long-lasting design that outlasts current trends without feeling outdated? That’s where Sheffield and Stockton cabinets come in. The style is simple, letting it blend in with modern accessories easily. But as homeowners upgrade the rest of their home, the cabinets will continue to complement their look. Over the years, this will save homeowners money and time while sparing them the frustration of trying to keep up with the changing trends.
For kitchen renovations, it matches existing appliances: It’s no secret that white goes with everything. This includes existing kitchen appliances, no matter what color or material they are. Homeowners won’t have to worry about coordinating shades or finding the perfect hardware to match their cabinets. Just go with what works with existing appliances.
Sheffield and Stockton cabinets improve resale value: Homeowners always want to increase the value of house. And few remodeling projects add more value than upgrading and updating your kitchen. But Sheffield and Stockton cabinets increase the resale value even more. It all comes down to the timeless design and versatile look. It appeals to more prospective buyers. And Express Kitchens make the best cabinets out of high-quality materials designed to last for decades without issue.
Express Kitchens aims to encourage community engagement for societal development
It was neither work nor a business achievement, but instead a very exciting day for Express Kitchens and the members of the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford. On this day we made a huge difference in and influenced the lives of many young people in Hartford, Connecticut.
The objective was simple, to spend quality time, offer the comfort, and create timeless memories for the young people attending Boys and Girls Club on Sigourney Street. The Staff of Express Kitchens spent time working with both students and team members on a variety of projects. All with the singular focus of making each child have the best day he or she could have. The visit by Express Kitchens is part of our Community Engagement Program for 2019. Wherein we put forth strong effort to connect with local organizations, charities, and philanthropic ventures to uplift and enhance the lives of those who live in the cities and towns we serve. The outing was truly inspirational for all.
We here at Express Kitchens are proud to work with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America to achieve these ideals. The Club began in Hartford back in 1860 and is a valuable organization providing after-school programs and care in the city of Hartford.
At Express Kitchens our goal is to inspire, enrich, and empower today’s youth, future generations and their families. Hoping each and every individual realizes his or her full potential. By fostering civic engagement, we believe that local neighborhoods, businesses, and the community will grow to that end. Leading to new, more positive perspectives while propelling us ever closer to a happier and healthier society. Express Kitchens is proud to help simply happiness for those in need of a smile.
Drawing inspiration from freshly painted colors, Express Kitchens introduced new range of kitchen cabinets and door-styles. The new collection of kitchens has a fresh look of painted colors that enhances the look and appearance that include features suitable for diverse lifestyles. The new and exciting range of kitchen cabinets is specifically targeted keeping home-owners in mind, allowing them to create masterpiece meals for their friends and loved ones while also transforming the kitchen into a stylish heart of the home.
Today’s announcement continues Express Kitchens’ heritage of introducing high performance and best quality kitchens to market, allowing home-owners to achieve a high-end design aesthetic at affordable prices. The new range of kitchen cabinetry from Express Kitchens include:
Pewter Paint colored Dartmouth (5-PIECE):
A light gray with warm undertones, this classic shade creates a unifying look that calms and restores. The popular and contemporary style offers a little added ﬂare with complementary 5-piece drawer fronts. Available in Pewter Paint, these doors and drawers are sure to bring class and distinction to any kitchen.
Opal Paint colored Berwyn:
The Berwyn door style is available exclusively in the new Opal finish, a warm white-gray tone. Berwyn is a full overlay door with a mitered, squared outer edge; beaded interior, recessed center panel and five-piece drawer head.
Grey Stained Hanover:
Hanover is a refreshing style that will complement any design aesthetic. Available in our popular Grey stain, this transitional choice is simultaneously understated and loaded with character.
The new range of Express Kitchens cabinets’ offer great style and practical storage to make kitchen look as good as it performs. Affordable, high-quality cabinets with a five-year warranty and features typically found in much more expensive cabinetry enable you to make the kitchen of your dreams a reality. Customers looking for a set of high-quality kitchen cabinets that offer excellent value for money should look no further than Express Kitchens cabinets.
Unveiling its new range of colored kitchen cabinets, Max Kothari, CEO of Express Kitchens, said, “The form and function of the kitchen has changed over the past few years and at Express Kitchens, we have ensured we have addressed this change by continuing to invest in our kitchen proposition with the launch of new ranges. The demands of customers’ kitchens are now really diverse and we’re reflecting this with the introduction of our new ranges, new products, improved and updated services, and offering innovative products from our partners.
Whether customers are looking for a classic, contemporary or traditional style kitchen, and whatever their lifestyle, our personal design consultants are on hand to offer a dedicated service to guide customers through every step of finding and fitting their new kitchen – from design inspiration to installation.”
Express Kitchens is well-known for being the champion of Kitchen Cabinetry market across Connecticut and Massachusetts.
How would you like to win a $15,000 dream kitchen for your mom? Just in time for Mother’s Day 2019, Express Kitchenswill be giving away one free dream kitchen worth $15,000! From now, until May 10, 2019, Express Kitchens will be collecting entries for our flagship promotion – Express Kitchens Mother’s Day 2019 Contest. For our biggest promotion ever, one lucky contest winner will receive a FREE KITCHEN worth $15,000 – complete with cabinets, crown molding, granite countertops, sink, faucet and stainless steel appliances from Express Kitchens. The Express Kitchens Mother’s Day 2019 Contest is open to all contestants across Connecticut and Massachusetts. To enter, visit the company’s website www.expresskitchens.com and participate in the contest.
Launching this unique initiative, Max Kothari, CEO of Express Kitchens, said, “Mother’s Day is an annual celebration for all of us here at Express Kitchens. It is an occasion to celebrate motherhood and all that goes with it. Mothers are characterized by their love and sacrifice, giving their children all that they can. Often, the parallel to the love of God is the love of a mother. We invite everyone to visit our website and share how much you love your mom and care for her. You can make your mom feel special and fill her life with sweetness and joy by participating in the Express Kitchens Mother’s Day 2019 Contest and win a fabulous kitchen worth $15,000.”
Last year, Express Kitchens was able to fulfill a dream kitchen wish to our Mother’s Day 2018 Contest winner, Karen Beck. She was extremely delighted to have a new beautiful kitchen installed complete with brand new appliances and kitchen accessories. Sharing her delight and happiness with her new kitchen, Karen wrote to us about how she enjoys every minute she spends in her new kitchen. She also expressed her gratitude and was immensely satisfied with the quality and installation service from Express Kitchens.
Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to pamper mom with a gift that shows you’ve been listening to her every need. This year Express Kitchens is inviting entries from participants through video submissions on its website – where people can share, ‘Why does your mother deserve a new kitchen?’
Express Kitchens believes in celebrating Mother’s Day to respect the commitment of moms, recognize the importance of maternal bonds and the role of mothers in our society. With the Mother’s Day 2019 Contest, Express Kitchens realizes the importance of a mother’s role and her contribution to her family. Through this contest, participants get the opportunity to share and express love for their mothers. The Mother’s Day Contest from Express Kitchens is for all hard working and selfless mothers who go beyond their means to give the best of the best to their families.
Participate now in the Express Kitchens’ Mother’s Day Contest 2019 on www.expresskitchens.com. The last date to enter the contest and upload the video is May 10, 2019. Winner will be announced on May 11th, 2019. Visit your nearest Express Kitchens store and see Sales Associate for more details.
Express Kitchens, leading manufacturer and supplier of kitchen cabinets, introduced new set of add-ons for its kitchen cabinet and storage solutions. The new value addition to its kitchen cabinets is aimed to offer diverse range of options to its customers, whose choice matters the most for the company. The new add-ons, in the kitchen cabinets, are a unique and innovative way to offer customer delight. Express Kitchens believe that enhancing quality and offering innovative kitchen solutions will certainly be a value-addition to the likes and preferences of its customers thereby significantly improving their cooking experience in an Express Kitchen.
One of the foundations to a functional kitchen is kitchen storage. If it is inadequate or ineffective, you will be faced with endless frustrations and challenges. To counter these storage challenges, homeowners are starting to look for better storage solutions within the cabinetry. These can include: appliances garages for small appliance, drawer dividers for cutlery & utensils, pull-outs for spices, tray dividers, roll-out trays and caddies for pots & pans; as well as wastebasket cabinets for garbage and recyclables and/or deep drawers. These will make it easier to store foods, drinks and small appliances.
The fully loaded kitchen cabinet solutions, at Express Kitchens, will now offer:
The kitchen cabinet design has seen a change with add-ons and value added accessories that would keep the people closer to technology. A rapid change in tastes combined with advanced technology has given rise to a wide variety of styles. One of the biggest annoyances with kitchen cabinetry is the unnecessary waste of space. The way the basic shelves and drawers are structured leaves a lot of wasted space. Worst of all, available space is often too small or it’s too wide and does not give you a way to properly and efficiently organize the space.
Elaborating on Express Kitchens customer-centric philosophy, Max Kothari, CEO of Express Kitchens, said, “We have created a compelling environment through new launch, exciting cabinet range and excellent service to give a matchless user experience to people. Our aim is add value to our customers’ thoughts and imagination giving them the best of Express Kitchens at all times. Our business philosophy is simple – we offer a unique experience to people and empower customers to achieve their dreams of having a great kitchen.
Express Kitchens has over the last decade carved a niche for itself as a renowned brand with a strong presence across Connecticut. Today, Express Kitchens enjoys a high recall value and is perceived as a brand that provides best quality kitchen design and installation to the people.”
Kitchen Cabinets are an integral part of your project discussion when you are considering a kitchen remodel or a kitchen makeover or a kitchen renovation. Whether you go modern, traditional, or transitional, an important decision is what material will be used to make your cabinets from. A deeper understanding and knowledge of kitchen cabinets will help you make a quick and wise decision on your kitchen project.
Boxes are the true heart of cabinet systems. Cabinet boxes are structural, and thus need to be strong. And this is where particle board and plywood come into play. Particle board is often made of scraps of wood that are considered waste. Many big box plywood manufacturers also make particle board from the leftovers. Because of this, particle board is less expensive. By using particle board, one can save between 8% and 12% on the cost of cabinets. It also has a drawback of being susceptible to damage from water and liquids. Particle board also gives off formaldehyde vapors based on the constituents of the adhesives used to bond the wood particles. While this isn’t anything new it is becoming a more prominent issue given the movement to build homes with healthier and eco-friendly products.
On the contrary, Plywood is generally thought to be the better product when building cabinets. Plywood has superior construction longevity because it holds screws and other mechanical fasteners more efficiently. It has superior tensile and shearing properties (meaning it resists pulling forces and side-to-side movement) and a slight advantage in compressive strength (ability to bear weight).
Here are some good reasons to use plywood:
Looks: Plywood provides that natural look and feel of real solid wood with grain, knots, and mineral streaks.
Durability: Plywood is a sturdy material made from wood sheets that are compressed and then covered with a veneer. It’s a great material to use in kitchens as well as other areas of the house because it tends to stand up well to wear and tear.
Construction: Plywood can typically hold nails, screws, other fasteners, and even glued joints.
Plywood is a structurally stable material that is lighter than particleboard which is why cabinet makers prefer to work with it. Typically plywood is the more expensive cabinet box construction, but check the thickness before you decide to go plywood. Good cabinets should use 1/2″, 5/8″ or 3/4″ plywood construction.
See the difference between Plywood and a Particle Board:
At Express Kitchens, we use high-quality superior plywood for complete range of kitchen cabinets. Our cabinet shop uses the highest quality hardwoods to produce Star Cabinets and our designers have created a line with styles that range from simple to elegant and contemporary to classic. Our talented artisans then apply a variety of colors, stains and finishes to complement every style of home and kitchen décor.