See how Chagrin Home Improvements can dramatically change the look of your kitchen cabinets for way less than refacing or replacement.

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By applying their proper-prep-makes-all-the-difference protocol to kitchen cabinets, the team at Joe Jacobs’ Chagrin Home Improvements can update the look of your space just by adding the right color. (After photo)

By Mary Malik

“Jack of all trades, master of none” is an expression used to describe someone who dabbles in many things rather than gaining expertise by focusing on a particular skill. Chagrin Home Improvements is the master of two: Outdoor decks in the spring and summer and kitchen cabinets in the fall and winter.

Owner Joe Jacobs says there’s a direct correlation between decks and cabinets. Both are high-use areas that take a beating in homes. Painting these surfaces properly to preserve and protect them takes preparation and attention to detail.

“Painting can be a challenging business with a lot of competition, and it would be easy to spread ourselves thin in terms of the work we do,” says Joe. “We have never wanted to be that kind of company. We’ve been doing this for eight years now and our goal has always been to be the very best at what we do. That means embracing the difficult jobs and focusing on deck work in the outdoor months and kitchen cabinet revitalization and interior painting when it’s time to head indoors.”

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Painting cabinets has many advantages over replacement or even refacing beyond the obvious cost savings. If your cabinets are in good condition and you want to avoid the cost and mess of a renovation, painting will update the look. Joe’s crew will make small repairs to make them look new again with minimal disruption to your life.

“With paint, your options are endless,” says Joe. “And adding new hardware will also completely change the look of your cabinets and increase the value of your home without an expensive and disruptive kitchen renovation. We’ll be in and out of your home in just a few days.”

Joe says what sets his full-time crew apart is their attention to detail in every aspect of the job.

“We are laser focused,” says Joe. “Many companies don’t like to paint cabinets because they don’t want to do meticulous work, or they don’t have the skill level necessary to do the job right. We won’t just paint your cabinets. We transform them to create like-new spaces for you to entertain and enjoy your home with your family. And that, of course, can include painting your walls.”

Over the past eight years, Chagrin Home Improvements has set itself apart in this community as a company that does what they say they’ll do in a timely manner and cares for your home as they would their own.

“We bring that same work ethic and expertise to your kitchen revitalization,” says Joe. “Our reputation means everything to us.”

As in all painting projects, preparation is the most important step of the process. If it’s not done right, nothing else matters.

“Everyone on our crew has learned from the best in this trade and the most important thing we learned is to never cut corners, especially on preparation,” says Joe. “We first remove your cabinet doors, sand, clean, and prepare the surfaces for a professional spray finish with a premium paint to give your entire kitchen a new, fresh, updated look at a fraction of the cost of new cabinets—and in less time. And we’ll never disappear on you. Once we start, we work until the job is finished and you’re completely satisfied.”

For more information and to get a spot on the fall or winter schedule, call Joe Jacobs at 440-247-6700 or check the website