Designing The Perfect Kitchen Takes A Kitchen Designer Who Really Knows the Industry.

Two days after initial install began on kitchen for MRC Construction home.

If you are in the market to remodel an existing kitchen or bathroom in your home, or if you are building a brand new home from studs to finish trim, finding a kitchen and bath designer with experience in cabinetry design and layout  is very important, but that designer also needs to have a keen insight into how the actual construction supply industry as a whole actually works. Finding a well rounded designer who will be with you throughout the entire process is critical to ensure that the project moves seamlessly from the initial design work all the way through to the final installation.

Kitchen design involves an entire set of skills the are both taught and learned by experience over time.  A good designer should always design a functional and aesthetically pleasing kitchen.  This requires many hours working with the homeowner to come up with a mutually agreeable design that meets the needs of the homeowner, and is to code with industry standards for design,

In addition to some of the basics mentioned above, a kitchen designer must have a strong working knowledge of everything else going on in the construction/remodel process at the same time. For example, a designer can design a beautiful kitchen, but they must always communicate with the plumbers and electricians first hand about the specific design and where things will be located. This kind of communication prevents many problems that can arise in the construction process along the way.  A superior designer is not only an artistic person, but is also someone who has great communication skills, and is meticulous and methodical with a superior attention to detail.

When you are deciding who to work with on design work for a kitchen or bath project it is very important that you talk to them first to get a feel for just how much real life industry experience they actually have.  In addition, use your instincts about that person.  For example, say you have met with the designer several times and like the design they have worked up for you, but they will not return your phone calls in a timely manner.  That should serve as a warning flag that that individual may not have some of the basic skills necessary to follow-up and complete the job from start of finish.

At K-I we want you to have a memorable and well thought out experience.  We have several talented and knowledgeable designers that can work with you during every facet of your project.  Come in and meet with one of our experienced  design team member to make your kitchen and bath project become the reality you have always dreamed of.  We promise to partner with you from beginning to end until you are 100% satisfied.

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K-I has several Veterans who are part of the K-I family. K-I would like to take a moment to thank our Veterans for all you have done for our great United States of America. You sacrifices in order to serve and protect our great nation do not go unrecognized. As part of the K-I family, we honor all our Veterans who come to work on a daily basis, with a superior work ethic and drive to succeed. We honor you not only on the official day of November 11th, or the observed day of November 12th, but WE HONOR AND APPRECIATE YOU ALWAYS. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11th as Veterans Day and called upon Americans everywhere to rededicate themselves to the cause of peace. Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Both holidays were established to recognize and honor the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces. But Memorial Day was originally set aside as a day for remembering those and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle.

While those who have died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Veterans Day is intended to thank and honor all of those who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living Veterans for their service, to acknowledge their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served – not only those who died – have sacrificed and done their duty. Source: Department of Veterans Affairs.



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2012 Bellarmine University Designers’ Home Showcase House

K-I would like to thank local builder Bill Wilkinson of Wilkinson Builders for allowing K-I to team-up with him this year on the 2012 Bellarmine University Designers’ Home Showcase House.  You can visit our Facebook page at: see some amazing photographs of the home.  The home was a remodel that K-I supplied a vast amount of material for.  Fred Heucker and Lee Brunerworked many hours with builder

Lee Bruner show off an interior door supplied by K-I

Bill Wilkinson to ensure that material was crafted with the utmost detail and delivered and installed in a timely fashion for the opening of the show to the public.  K-I is a family owned  company, but our family extends to our employees and builders within the communities that we service.  K-I develops long lasting relationships that gives our employees and our builders a peace of mind to know that we care, we care about everything that is happening and we will always try our best to be there and help out in anyway possible.  The Wilkinson house that K-I supplied material for turned out to be a stunning example of what can come together when people work together.  Check out our pictures on Facebook and as our saying goes: “We Want To Make Your Dreams a Reality, So If You Can Dream It, WE CAN MAKE IT.”  Thanks to ALL of our Business Partners: our LOYAL BUILDERS, REMODELERS, HOMEOWNERS, SUPPLIERS AND EMPLOYEES for working together with K-I to move forward in the future!!!

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Relationships in Business Create the Synergy For Success

Everyone who works for K-I Lumber & Building Materials knows that creating tight relationships with our customers not only creates long term friendships, but also gives our customers a sense of security and well being by knowing that their needs will be serviced with the utmost professionalism by a friend who cares about them.

Recently, we hosted our annual Framers Luncheon at our Collins Lane distribution center. The turnout was spectacular with well over 100+ framers, builders, friends, and K-I employees coming together for a wonderful day of great food, fun door prizes and memorable conversations.  As a show of our continued appreciation for our industry co-workers everyone who attended received a complimentary K-I nail apron and K-I carpenter pencils.  Check out our Facebook page at to see the great photographs taken at the luncheon!

Thanks to everyone who attended that day.  We appreciate your continued support of K-I and we are honored to not only be your preferred business partner and supplier for top quality lumber and building materials, but we are mainly honored to be your friend.  Thank you!

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We would love to hear your thoughts!

The K-I blog is meant to inform our customers about new products and services that K-I offers.  The blog topics that we can choose to post are practically infinite, but WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU if there is a particular topic of interest that you would like us to discuss or expand upon.

Our customers are THE MOST IMPORTANT part of K-I, so please e-mail us today and let us know what you would like for us to discuss, so that we may better serve and help you.  Send us your ideas and we will get to work posting blog discussions that are pertinent and relevant to help you gain insight and the knowledge you need about what is important to you, our VALUED CUSTOMER.

Thank you!  K-I Lumber & Building Materials.

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K-I Welcomes You to our Blog!

K-I lumber & Building Materials would like to welcome you to the inaugural Blog Post on our website.  In today’s fast paced age of technology and computerization it is more important than ever to communicate interesting and important information to all of our valued current customers, potential customers, web-site visitors, and fellow employees.

Everyone who works at K-I hopes that this Blog will serve as important resource to all who read it.  We will talk about important product information and company news as it becomes available.  As always, we welcome your comments and feedback.  We want to hear from you!  Please let us know what is important to you as a consumer of lumber and building materials.  We give your our promise that we will work hard to get you current, accurate, and informative information about products and services that are of interest to you.

This blog is dedicated to all of you who continue to support K-I Lumber & Building Materials.  Thank you!

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K-I Lumber Welcomes You to Our Blog!

Welcome to K-I Lumber

K-I Lumber is starting a new blog to keep our clients and customers informed about the great products, services and staff available to help with your building or renovation project.

Please check back often to see what we have to offer.  To keep up with our posts you can subscribe to our blog or you can like us on Facebook to get more information!

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