email@example.com February 28th, 2019
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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:
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.
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.
For more details on range of Express Kitchens cabinets, call (860) 247-1000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com February 13th, 2019
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firstname.lastname@example.org January 1st, 2019
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2018 became a landmark year for Kathleen P. at Ledyard, CT. Her 41 years long awaited dream became a reality when Express Kitchens offered her what no one else could think of: – a sense of contentment after her kitchen installation was complete. Find below Kathleen’s narrative of her happy memories with us.
As shared and narrated to us: –
Thank you for all your help in making my kitchen become a reality! I have lived in my house for 41 years and until this past May had the original kitchen. Although I painted the cabinets and decorated the kitchen, the kitchen was in dire need of a remodel. Problem was, I could not afford to do anything until I was left a small inheritance. For me it was a major undertaking. My favorite color is blue and I knew I wanted a checkered white and blue porcelain floor. The problem was finding it! Blue was unheard of! But I finally did locate it and once I got the ball rolling the project went full steam ahead. I got everything packed up and moved out and friends came and spent two days helping me rip out the old flooring and cabinets, I got the walls and trim painted and the floors were installed. You had designed my kitchen following pretty much the same foot print with a couple of major differences, I finally got a pantry and instead of two “dead end” corner cabinets where things went never to be seen again, I was given two lazy susans as well as two upper corner wall cabinets, one with glass to display a few items.
The cabinet install was done beautifully by Brian Smith. His workmanship and attention to detail was very impressive. Brian spent two days here, one of them working until 9 at night to finish. He cleaned up after himself and was also very pleasant to have in my home. The countertop measurement man came and did a thorough job of getting it right and asking me where I would prefer to have the seams. A week or so later the installers came and made quick work of installing the granite. They too worked very well and did a wonderful job.
I am so pleased with my white cabinets, something I always wanted. I never was a fan of colored or stainless appliances and preferred white appliances and white cabinets before white cabinets were the trend. I went with colors I wanted. If I have any regrets it is that I chose granite for the countertops because I don’t care for the shine, I should have stuck with my first choice, which was white Formica! I know, probably the only woman in the world who would pick Formica over granite! I really like the beauty of the blue pearl granite. It is difficult for me to get used to a dark counter since I always had a light one. But once I get a backsplash installed in white to go with the cabinets it will be fine. Everyone who sees it loves it. I have only had one glitch with the cabinets in that one door needs to be replaced because it arrived a bit too short. I believe you have gotten the issue addressed and I will be receiving the correct door soon.
I waited so long for a new kitchen and am extremely pleased with the quality of the cabinets and the install. I looked several places and your price and quality could not be beat. I knew in my mind what I wanted and the second I looked in the storefront window and saw the white Shaker cabinets on display I knew that is what I wanted. I didn’t have to look at anything else. I love the soft close drawers and I especially like the drawers to hold the pots and pans. No more dropping everything out of a cabinet to get to the pan I want. I finally have a place to store all of my Christmas dishes and get them out of boxes in the basement. Now I will actually use them. The layout is basically the same as the old kitchen with some much needed upgrades and improvements. This was a major project for me to undertake as I arranged for the other trades to coordinate with your installers. But I am happy with the end result.
I have a friend who built a new house with all top end finishes. He is doing some work for me as far as lighting and re-hanging the basement door and new locks, etc. He is a woodworker having made the cabinets in his first home. When he took a close look at the quality of the cabinets, he was very impressed. I considered that high praise and felt even better about my choice. Thank you.
email@example.com December 3rd, 2018
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Express Kitchens, the fastest-growing kitchen cabinet and countertop retailer in the Northeast, is celebrating the Grand Opening of its 3 new store locations, namely at Southington, CT; Springfield, MA and Holyoke, MA on Saturday November 17th. The occasion of Grand opening is honored to have presence of high-profile dignitaries, which include Alex Morse, Mayor of Holyoke, MA and Seth Tenenbaum, Ambassador with The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce.
CEO of Express Kitchens, Max Kothari, said, “We have been successful in building trust amongst our loyal clients and customers offering supreme quality of kitchen cabinets, countertops and accessories at competitive prices. We are looking to expand our customer base and our new stores, at Massachusetts and Connecticut is a step closer to fulfill our goal. We are excited to be in the growing markets here.”
The local administration at Connecticut and Massachusetts is working very closely with businesses to help them grow and create good-paying jobs and ensure equal pay for equal work. They have extended cooperation and support to Express Kitchens at all times in ensuring that we continue offering services and grow our business. This new retail store locations at Springfield, MA; Holyoke, MA; and Southington, CT will certainly offer ample buying options to people and the new retail store will certainly motivate small businesses to think and align their business strategy of investing in these regions.
Express Kitchens offers one-stop shopping for the kitchen homeowner and professional remodeler. We offer free 3D design services, allowing the homeowner to envision their finished kitchen before the project begins. For the professional remodeler, we have our own on-site cabinet shop, laminate countertop shop, and granite shop so we can provide same-day cabinets and countertops at extremely affordable prices.
In 2014, Express Kitchens was the winner of Forbes Magazine Inner City 100 with a growth rate of 172% over 5 years. Express Kitchens has grown to 16 retail stores across Connecticut and Massachusetts with a consistent revenue growth. The company’s focus on customer service has established itself as an industry leader.
Express Kitchens has locations in Bridgeport, Brookfield, Hamden, Hartford (2), Newington, New London, Norwalk, Orange, Stamford, Torrington, and Waterbury, Connecticut and West Springfield and Springfield, Massachusetts. For more information, stop in to a store, call us at (860) 247-1000, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.expresskitchen.net.
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email@example.com November 16th, 2018
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Having its headquarters at Connecticut, Express Kitchens is opening its first dedicated Technology Centre in India at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The opening of the new office premises resonates with Express Kitchens’ ambition of strengthening its footprint and developing local team in India. Express Kitchens is a pioneer in Kitchen Design, Installation and Remodeling services across Connecticut and Massachusetts and is rapidly expanding its retail base in USA. With the new operational Technology Centre in Gujarat, Express Kitchens is also exploring market to tap potential opportunities for setting up business in India, which is world’s fastest growing economy.
With more than 15 years in operations at USA, Express Kitchens is now eying strategic tie-ups and collaborations with technology-focused and innovation-driven institutions to explore untapped business opportunities in India. Keeping its basic business policy intact, Express Kitchens is looking forward to develop deep understanding of Indian consumers and then tailor the products and services to meet the needs of the marketplace.
The long-term strategic objective will be to work closely with organizations to come up with a business model customized for the Indian consumers. Express Kitchens aim to work closely with customers to establish a trusting relationship in order to implement the best solutions for ensuring real value for business.
Express Kitchens is looking to leverage the technological advancements in India to improvise and better its services to existing customers. In initial phase, the Indian operations will primarily assist the Express Kitchen’s existing operations in USA to provide technology support services in the area of IT operations, Back Office and Accounting Management as well as Civil Construction services. Express Kitchens is planning to grow in India and is ramping up the hiring.
The Indian office will simplify system complexities and resolve issues in real-time thereby improving efficiency of services. Beyond assisting clients with technology solutions, Express Kitchens looks to leverage the robust prospects in India to attract, retain and grow new talent.
Chief Executive Officer of Express Kitchens, Max Kothari, said “Express Kitchens is focused on making the best products and services in the world and we are thrilled to open our new technology centre in India. With new breakthrough technologies like Artificial Intelligence-powered conversation platforms, we will be able to create more sophisticated team of professionals that possess deep knowledge about our products. With Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality technologies reaching a greater level of maturity, we expect to see these technologies used more in technology support operations.”
Elaborating on Express Kitchen’s growth and expansion plans for retail business, Max Kothari, said, “By having own staff exclusively trained for the commercialization and support of our products, we can guarantee a high quality service for our customers. In today’s digital age where cloud and AI are driving the way technology is designed, managed, and delivered, the traditional ‘break-fix’ support models are no longer practical. Technology support services professionals at Express Kitchens are working hard to transform their own practices to align with ongoing software innovations.”
firstname.lastname@example.org October 14th, 2018
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email@example.com October 3rd, 2018
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Tia-Mari Starr Brown dreamt of qualifying for the US Olympic Track & Field team. Tony and Clover Brown – like most parents – were supportive of Tia-Mari and always wished to fulfil her dreams of being a successful athlete. They both firmly believed that their daughter, Tia-Mari desired to be the best in pushing herself to achieve new heights of success. With her immense dedication, hard work and commitment, Tia-Mari was shortlisted for an international athletic competition in Australia.
The struggle for Tony and Clover Brown were far from over when they realized the paucity of resources which could prevent their daughter’s dream run to compete at international level.
Tia-Mari’s desire to win a medal at an international contest received encouragement and support from Express Kitchens team. Tony Brown, a long-serving employee at Express Kitchens, was ably supported by Management Team at his workplace including his colleagues, employees and staff members.
They all came up with the idea of hiring the services of Clover Brown by purchasing food every week that will support Tony and Clover Brown’s efforts to send Tia-Mari to global athlete competition.
A small thought of support from Express Kitchens turned out to be a great success effort for Tia-Mari Starr Brown, who not only went ahead and participated in Australia but also achieved the feat of 2 times silver medals won at the global athlete competition.
As an organization, Express Kitchens genuinely support its employees in their personal goals and continue having conversations about what they do and who they are becoming. The fulfilment of purpose not only keeps people satisfied in their roles but goes a long way towards establishing the strong bond to keep its best talent — and keep its talent doing their best. Creating a sense that you care about your employees can both motivate and inspire them.
CEO of Express Kitchens, Max Kothari, says, “We look forward to bring a change in the lives of people by connecting and associating ourselves with causes and dreams of people. When we hear about someone’s dreams, our natural response is to aid in their realization. When they achieve personal goals, the resultant satisfaction and positive energy comes back and influences everything they do.”
Express Kitchens is supporting community development activities with an objective of empowering people to achieve and fulfil their dreams. The workplace culture at Express Kitchens encourages its employee to come forward and become change agents for the initiative of supporting people’s dreams by helping them achieve professional and personal success.
Express Kitchens is adopting a collaborative community development model to create shared value and develop healthy, long-term relationships with external stakeholders, as well. In another initiative aimed to engage with the community, the Commercial team at Express Kitchens spent valuable time at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The team gifted toys, books and goodies to the Child and Family Support Services department. As Max Kothari, states, “They had the choice of spending a substantial amount and they could have spent it restaurants or for their personal use. Instead, they chose to spend it wisely by donating it to the hospital. We celebrated the spirit of giving back to society and serve the community.”
firstname.lastname@example.org September 20th, 2018
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email@example.com September 6th, 2018
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Express Kitchens, has ramped up its presence in Massachusetts with its 15th store location at Springfield. The new location of Express Kitchens store will feature an intriguing range of kitchen cabinets, countertops, and kitchen accessories. Connecticut’s leading kitchen cabinet manufacturer, Express Kitchens brings custom cabinets to the Massachusetts market, which is primarily driven by the willingness of the customers to invest in exclusive designs for dream kitchens.
Express Kitchens offer its flagship Star Cabinetry line of solutions that have already captured the fancy of buyers across Connecticut and Massachusetts. In addition, the company deals with other nationally-acclaimed brands of kitchen cabinets and is endorsed as the one-stop designation for hundreds of kitchen cabinet options. A family owned and operated business, Express Kitchens supplies the entire Northeast market. Producing and assembling their own cabinet line, including laminate and granite countertops, allows Express Kitchens to directly pass along the savings to their customers. Monthly store-wide promotions are offered.
The company is actively involved in designing and installing tailor-made kitchen solutions for over a decade and is among the fastest growing names in the region’s cabinetry industry. The state of Massachusetts has been a happy destination for Express Kitchens with retail customers endorsing the supreme quality of customer services – Bill & Carmen Blatch from Springfield, MA share their Express Kitchens experience. Watch https://youtu.be/KdP1y18MFXc.
CEO of Express Kitchens, Max Kothari, said, “Homeowners have distinct tastes, preferences, and needs when it comes to kitchen cabinets and countertops. Based on what’s popular across the world, we offer some very diverse range of alluring cabinet finishes like Oak, Cherry, Maple, Birch, Hickory, Thermofoil, Plantation Wood, and Laminate. This enables our customers to choose styles matching their tastes and create a wonderful overall appeal. We have been able to cater to different budgets over all these years. Moreover, we unveil exciting promotional offers from time to time to make prices affordable for one and all. Our secret to success is very simple: We are best aligned with customers’ needs when they are looking to remodel kitchens.”
In 2014, Express was the winner of Forbes Magazine Inner City 100 with a growth rate of 172% over 5 years. To date, Express Kitchens has installed over 22 thousand kitchens in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. The company’s focus on customer service has established itself as an industry leader.
Express Kitchens has locations in Bridgeport, Brookfield, Hamden, Hartford (2), Newington, New London, Norwalk, Orange, Stamford, Torrington, Southington, Waterbury, Connecticut and West Springfield, Massachusetts. For more information, stop into a store, call them at (860) 247-1000, email us at Marketing@expresskitchen.net or visit www.expresskitchen.net.
Visit our store in Springfield, MA: https://goo.gl/maps/De5fDkNzwRM2
firstname.lastname@example.org August 15th, 2018
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