Cantor’s Corner

Cantor’s Corner: Helpful Kitchen Accessories

Cantor’s Corner: Helpful Kitchen Accessories »

When planning your new kitchen, there are many helpful kitchen accessories available to make cooking easier, keep your space more organized and provide access to those hard to reach corners. A great resource for cabinet accessories is Rev-A-Shelf. I have been installing these quality products in custom kitchens for more than 30 years. Here are some economical solutions to help customize your kitchen

Cantor’s Corner: Complete Kitchen Remodel or Reface Your Cabinets?

Cantor’s Corner: Complete Kitchen Remodel or Reface Your Cabinets? »

The age of your kitchen, cabinet quality, and condition of interiors helps determine if you need a complete remodel or simple reface is an option. Other factors are existing cabinet construction and the functionality and layout of your existing kitchen.

Cantor’s Corner: Quality Shower Installations

Cantor’s Corner: Quality Shower Installations »

When remodeling or adding a stall shower, there are at least three different ways tile can be installed to walls and ceiling, including mudset, Hardiebacker or Wonderboard and glue on. There are also different types of shower pan options included tile, pre-cast acrylic or fiberglass. For the highest quality installation that will last the test of time, I only recommend using mudset shower walls and pans.

Cantor’s Corner: Gas Fireplaces

Cantor’s Corner: Gas Fireplaces »

Today is the first day of fall, which means it's a great time to consider a new fireplace if you are remodeling or adding space. Fireplaces add a beautiful look and cozy atmosphere to a living space while providing heat and comfort during the colder months.

Cantor’s Corner: What is Mini-Split HVAC?

Cantor’s Corner: What is Mini-Split HVAC? »

Instead of needing to do invasive demolition and retrofitting to install traditional ducting, these systems can be installed with minimal ducting and are zoned to service your entire home or just one room at a time.

Cantor’s Corner: Use Equity to Add Value to Your Home

Cantor’s Corner: Use Equity to Add Value to Your Home »

Good news, homeowners: Interest have dropped and property values are increasing. This financial climate creates a long-awaited opportunity to refinance your mortgage and take cash out, making it a great time to use equity to add value to your home.

Cantor’s Corner: How To Choose the Right Cabinets

Cantor’s Corner: How To Choose the Right Cabinets »

Cabinets come in many different designs, wood species and finishes depending on your style, function and budget goals. Types of cabinets include, custom, semi-custom or modular. Use the following to help you choose the right cabinets for your needs.

Cantor’s Corner: Sewer Line Maintenance

Cantor’s Corner: Sewer Line Maintenance »

Sewer line backups can be costly, inconvenient and often come at inopportune times. It doesn’t occur to most homeowners to have their sewer systems checked periodically, likely because sewer line maintenance can be uncharted territory. How is it done? It’s easy!

Cantor’s Corner: Using Color to Set the Mood

Cantor’s Corner: Using Color to Set the Mood »

Your home says a lot about you. What do you want it to say? Set the right tone for your home by choosing the right colors. There's some great research about the psychological impact color can have on the human brain, and you can use specific colors to create the environment you want.

Cantor’s Corner: Why You Should Choose Custom Shower Enclosures

Cantor’s Corner: Why You Should Choose Custom Shower Enclosures »

This week on Remodeling 101 during The Approved Home Pro Show, I explained the importance of installing a custom shower enclosure in your bathroom remodel instead of one purchased at a big box store, where they are one-size-fits-all. Your home and lifestyle are unique, and your home should reflect your specific needs.

Cantor’s Corner: Construction Permits

Cantor’s Corner: Construction Permits »

When undertaking home remodeling, maintenance or repairs, construction permits are often required. Some contractors try to skirt the system by telling you a permit is not needed. In San Diego, construction permits are required with these exceptions: