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Nancy Murray, Realtor®
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Kitchen Remodel is Complete with Pull-out Shelves

Posted By Nancy Murray @ Oct 6th 2013 11:15am In: Remodeling

Kitchen Remodel is Complete with Pull-out Shelves

It took me 11 years, but I finally completed my kitchen renovation by installing pull-out shelves.

As a real estate agent, I have the opportunity to see many kitchens. The one thing that tells me "this is a quality kitchen" is when there are pull-out shelves in the cabinets.

Pull-out shelves provide a way to access the back of the cabinet easily and provides additional storage. In our case, we gained 25% more storage in four of the five cabinets where we installed the pull-out shelves. 

I was fortunate to find Neal Keller of Home Storage Remedies (719-302-3730) of Colorado Springs. I contacted Neal through his website by filling out a contact form. Neal called me the same day and we scheduled an appointment for Wednesday, five days later. 

Neal showed up with his sample pull-out shelf with dovetail corners and two different styles of shelf hinges and his laptop filled with photos of past installations. He explained the different purposes for the hinges, we selected the sturdier hinge for all our shelves. He then looked closely at how we currently use our cabinets and made suggestions on how to help us organize by showing us the different install pictures on his laptop. This was very helpful to visualize what he was suggesting. The shelves come in different heights depending on what is stored on the shelf, shorter sides for large items like pots and pans, higher sides for the plastic ware. In some shelves, he suggested a slotted shelf to allow us to adjust for different items in the cabinet. For instance, we use one of our cabinets for school supplies and notebooks. The slotted shelf is perfect for this purpose. 

We wanted two of our cabinets to have the larger shelves that extend the width of the cabinet without a divider at the doors, this would allow for even more storage in these cabinets. Neal explained how he would separate the divider and add it to the back of one of the doors.

Neal then took measurements of all the cabinets and filled out his order form. At the time, he was running a special, buy 4 shelves and get the 5th one free. This figured out to be a 20% discount. I'm sure if you mention this article, he will honor the same special. Neal does sell his shelves to those that want to install the shelves as a do-it-yourself project, but I knew this would not work for us, so I wanted an estimate to include installation.

After he was done with his estimate, we were very comfortable committing to using Neal.  We scheduled the install for Monday, five days later. I was shocked that he could be ready this quickly, but since he makes all the shelves in his local shop in Colorado Springs, and we didn't have any custom sizes, he had all the supplies on hand. Since my husband was scheduled to be out of town, my homework was to empty each of the cabinets in preparation for Monday's install.

On Sunday night and Monday morning I worked to empty all the cabinets. My house looked like a tornado hit. I had every flat surface covered with the exception of half of my island, Neal needed this area to set-up each shelf.

Early Monday morning, Neal showed up on time with all of his supplies and equipment. He was by himself and immediately started to carry in the shelves, supplies and tools. Within 30 minutes I was starting to fill the school supply cabinet. After three hours, Neal was done, my cabinets were full, and Neal was heading out the door.

I am very pleased with the final product. The only cabinet that didn't work as well as planned was my appliance cabinet. Because I have a couple large appliance that I used to juggle to fit in the cabinet before the pull-out shelf, I no longer had this flexibility. So I had to move a couple appliances to other cabinets. The good news is that I gained enough space for my indoor grill in my pots and pans cabinet.

Another benefit to using Neal with Home Storage Remedies, is that he has a "Never Worry Warranty" for as long as you own the home. 

Below are my before and after pictures. I'm sure you will agree that Neal Keller with Home Storage Remedies did a great job.

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Kitchen pull-out shelves Kitchen pull-out shelves

I almost forgot to take a picture of Neal Keller with Home Storage Remedies in action.

Home Storage Remedies Pull-out Shelves

Here are my before and after shots.

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Kitchen Remodel Colorado Springs Kitchen Remodel Colorado Springs
Kitchen Remodel Colorado Springs Kitchen Remodel Colorado Springs
Kitchen Remodel Colorado Springs Kitchen Remodel Colorado Springs
Kitchen Remodel Colorado Springs Kitchen Remodel Colorado Springs

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