Kitchen Solvers Cabinet Refacing Franchise Benefits From Upswing in Apartment Remodeling
LA CROSSE, WI, Nov 27, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Multifamily apartment owners and property managers have unleashed a
wave of remodeling activity over the past year, upgrading their
properties to compete against a surge of new complexes. In the
process, they're discovering a valuable ally: Cabinet refacing
franchise Kitchen Solvers.
Fran Rainey, who owns the Kitchen Solvers in Rochester, MN, recently
remodeled the kitchens in a 19-unit apartment building in nearby
Lanesboro. Rather than gut the kitchens, he repaired the existing
cabinets and installed new drawers, cabinet doors and hardware. The
process made the kitchens look brand new while saving thousands per
unit, and residents were able to stay in their homes during the
Rainey, who has mostly worked in houses during his 13 years with
Kitchen Solvers, is now eyeing thousands of other rental units in
"There is a lot of potential for apartment managers to benefit from
using Kitchen Solvers," Rainey said. "It's less expensive, faster and
far less disruptive to tenants."
Kitchen Solvers has 68 franchise locations throughout the United
States and Canada. The company expects to grow in 2013 to meet rising
demand for remodeling. The National Association of Home Builders'
Remodeling Market Index, which tracks market conditions, is at its
highest level since 2005, and NAHB chief economist David Crowe says
it's more evidence that remodeling has rebounded from the recession.
Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies also projects
remodeling activity to grow at a rate of 12.2 percent at the
beginning of 2013, and an NAHB builder survey released in October
showed the highest confidence since 2005 in the growth of the
apartment and condominium market.
Rainey's experience echoes the general optimism in the industry:
"This is definitely the busiest fall I've had -- by far -- since the
recession hit," he said. "There's a positive feeling at the home
shows that I attend. A lot of people are walking around and want to
know what we can do for them."
Kitchen Solvers is a 30-year-old kitchen remodeling franchise that
specializes in kitchen cabinet refacing -- a thrifty alternative that
makes a beautiful kitchen more affordable. To learn more, visit
SOURCE: Kitchen Solvers
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