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By Jemson Cabinetry, Apr 8 2019 03:41PM

Jemson Cabinetry was awarded Best Kitchen: Division 1, at the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Lancaster County’s, Remodeling Showcase Awards Luncheon. The event, held annually, judges remodelers in a variety of categories and price ranges. Judges consider the overall project, including; value, proper design and aesthetics, as well as other criteria.

Jemson Cabinetry Owner & Designer, David Palm, and Co-Designer, Carlene Toepfer, accepting the award.

Jemson Cabinetry’s award-winning kitchen is in the Blue Lake area of Lancaster County. This kitchen also won the Susquehanna Valley’s Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association Design Award.

In the project, a large built-in pantry and powder room were eliminated to widen the kitchen by almost 8’. This created additional space for a large center island with seating, as well as a bank of utility cabinets with roll-out trays and a beverage center.

Due to the proximity of the powder room in the adjacent laundry, the bath and pantry were removed. The kitchen floor space increased allowing for the large island.

The cabinetry was upgraded to a semi-custom painted white maple with quartz countertops. The project included new flooring, lighting, and finishing. The project was in the category of “Division 1: Full Kitchen under $55,000.”

The homeowners desired a fresh look and finish but also a major change

in the layout and functionality of the kitchen.

According to David Palm, owner, and designer, this is Jemson Cabinetry’s 4th winning entry with the BIA’s Annual event. “Certainly, it is a great honor to win these awards for our hard work, and that of our team partners, but more importantly; these projects represent satisfied customers. That is the real reward for us.”

Jemson Cabinetry, while best known for cabinetry and countertops, has always offered full renovation packages for the kitchen and bath. Currently, Jemson Cabinetry is expanding and renovating their showroom to feature flooring, tile and bath fixtures. “Half of the Jemson Cabinetry building will focus on kitchens, while the other half will be bathrooms and tile, with a variety of flooring,” said Palm. An Open House is being planned upon the completion later this year.

See the complete kitchen feature at: - Blue Lake Kitchen

By Jemson Cabinetry, Jan 15 2019 04:54PM

On December 13th 2018, Jemson Cabinetry was awarded 3rd place in the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association contest for kitchen remodels in the $40 - $70k range.

The event was held at the historic Star Barn Village in Elizabethtown, PA with up to 100 people in attendance. The judging panel from the Denver Chapter of the NKBA reviewed the entries and made their assessment for winning entries in each category. Jemson Cabinetry was awarded 3rd place for kitchen remodels in the $40,001 to $75,000 range. Other categories included Bathrooms, Powder Rooms, Outdoor Kitchens, Residential Cabinetry and Best Before and After.

Kitchen Remodel Overview:

“In this particular project, the homeowners desired not only a fresh look and finish, but also a major change in the layout and functionality of the kitchen.” Comments, David Palm, Owner & President of Jemson Cabinetry. “Also, to accommodate their growing family, they wanted a large island for storage and seating for at least 4 persons.

Additional storage was a very important need as well. Additional requests were for a built-in microwave, wood hood, and space for a TV.” Palm explains, “The existing kitchen had large built in pantry and attached powder room. Due to the proximity of the powder room in the adjacent laundry, this bath and the pantry were removed. This increased the kitchen floor space by 6’ allowing for the large island with plenty of room for seating. The existing plumbing was utilized for a small wet bar and refreshment center with under counter refrigerator and a great place for the microwave. Additional space was added by increasing the heights of all wall cabinets and the pantry units all have rollout shelves to maximize accessibility and storage.”

“The homeowners couldn’t be happier with the results of a complete upgrade to their main living space.” The entire project took approximately six weeks to complete.

See the award winning remodeling project Before & After photos on Jemson Cabinetry's Gallery

By Jemson Cabinetry, Dec 5 2018 10:15PM

Jemson Cabinetry has vast experience in helping you choose the right design, materials, cabinets and finishes for your bath and kitchen project.

You may say “What should I bring along to the showroom”. Here is a quick guide to help prepare for a visit and discussions about your project with a Jemson Cabinetry design consultant:

1. Pictures. Bring pictures. Gather them from magazines or from internet sites like Pinterest or Take some pictures of your project area to use as a visual reference. This will help guide the designer toward proper selections that match styles and tastes.

Collect pictures that include styles, materials, layouts, and anything that helps you to imagine your space.

2. Materials and Finishes. Bring along paint swatches, wood samples, or any items that would help to guide the designer and streamline the selection process.

3. Plans and Drawings. For a new home or addition, remodel or any project that involves plans, make sure you bring them with you. This helps for layout, sizing and spacing for your project.

4. Likes and Dislikes. Bring a list of what you like and what you don’t. From finishes, to cabinets, styles, colors, materials, etc. having a compiled list makes it easier during the selection process.

5. Budget Range. Try to develop a basic budgetary range that you are looking to invest in your project. Your Jemson Cabinetry designer will help to guide you in the right direction to keep your design and project on budget and show you where you can save money.

The Jemson Cabinetry showroom has a wide variety of styles, examples, materials, cabinetry, appliances, countertops, flooring and so much more. By putting together your pictures, finishes, plans, “likes and dislikes” and budget range, your project will be on-track for success when you walk through the showroom door.

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By Jemson Cabinetry, Oct 4 2017 04:15PM

How long does a full kitchen remodel really take? Don’t be turned off by a kitchen remodel because of the assumption that your kitchen will be out of commission for months on end. Most commonly kitchen remodels last up to 1 to 1 ½ months. Now, this is depending the complexity of your remodel. Here is a basic timeline of what you can expect when you go to remodel your kitchen.

Design: 1-3 weeks

The first step to your kitchen remodel is designing the layout of your dreams. From the initial consultation to the final design, the process might take up to a month depending on many factors and your ability to make selections and decisions. This is where our expertise can help in making the design and selection process easy and fast.

Ordering Product: 4-6 Weeks

Every product is different. This step depends entirely on product availability and satisfaction once the material arrives. Once your order is placed, products will begin arriving with cabinetry generally taking 4 weeks from ordering.

Structural Changes: 1-2 Weeks

If your kitchen remodel includes structural changes, this might extend your timeline by a couple of weeks. Removing cabinetry, flooring and prepping for remodel might be done in as little as a day or two.

Rough-in Utilities: 1-3 days

If you are reconfiguring the layout of your kitchen, roughing in utilities for a sink, stove, refrigerator or other appliances might add an extra few days to your remodel timeline

Painting: 1-3 Days

This part of the process is simple. When paint is applied prior to any install, this step should only take a few days.

Cabinet Install: 3-5 Days

Depending on the size of your kitchen the time frame for a kitchen installation varies. Jemson Cabinetry’s installation team completes the process in about 3-5 days.

Countertop: 1-2 Weeks

Once cabinets are installed, your Jemson professional will come out and measure your countertop and create a “template” when required. Once the measurements are taken, your countertop will be fabricated and installed. This typically takes up to 10 days post measurements.

Finishing touches: 1-3 Days

Decorative accents, paint touch-ups and other finishing details most commonly may several days to complete.

After just 4-6 short weeks your kitchen is completely transformed into the room of your dreams. Ready to schedule your kitchen remodel? Contact us today!

By Jemson Cabinetry, Jul 12 2017 03:52PM

This year's Parade of Homes 2017 took place in June. Jemson worked with Merv Miller Builder Custom Homes on a home is Ephrata, PA.

The 2017 Parade of Homes Fulton Award Winner was awarded to Merv Miller Builder Custom Homes for best kitchen and master bath! Located at 51 Black Diamond Road in Ephrata, this 2,800 square foot home has 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths and is a "truly custom home" with a first-floor master suite, too.

Jemson Cabinetry is proud to have provided Showplace Wood Products - Fine Cabinetry in this home's beautiful kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room!

For more information on our products and services, please visit our products page.