The team at Northeast Factory Direct offers one of the most stress-free kitchen remodeling experiences in the area

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NEFD’s no-pressure kitchen remodeling process means you’ll enjoy the planning, design and installation of your new kitchen as much as the finished result. Pictured is NEFD Lead Kitchen Designer Angelo Lardomita. (Photography: Benjamin Margalit)

By Beth Newcomb

With balmy days in Northeast Ohio a coveted commodity, many people do as much living outdoors during the seasonal months as possible. And while it pains me to state the obvious, Mother Nature is in the process of doing her annual push to chase us back inside our homes for the next six months or so.

“This year has been difficult, to say the least,” laments Angelo Lardomita, lead kitchen designer at Northeast Factory Direct. “Now that we have more time on our hands and outside enjoyment is largely out of reach, people are being forced to take stock of their interior spaces and are realizing they desperately need a change.”

With a kitchen design from Northeast Factory Direct, you can have all of the bells and whistles to make your kitchen beautiful and functional.

But the last thing anyone needs is a high-pressure sales pitch, and that’s the beauty of working with the team at NEFD. “We’re about creating relationships with our customers,” Angelo states. “And we’re 100% transparent. That’s why we give people a complete kitchen design at no charge and suggest they shop around. We do that because we know they’ll come back.”

So, relax, schedule an appointment with one of the designers, then take your time going through the kitchen design and selection process. It’s a big decision, and the NEFD team wants you to be thrilled with your results—along with the savings.

“Our cabinets sell for 60-70 percent less than comparable cabinets and, in addition to price, we regularly beat the competition with our service and installation,” Angelo adds. “When it comes to maximizing the return on an investment in your home, we can make a couple hundred dollars spent translate into a couple thousand saved.”

Free Stuff!
Here’s how NEFD takes a homeowner’s dollars further than anyplace else.

The complete design, 3-D elevations and in-home measurements are just a few of the freebies you’ll get when you shop NEFD for solid wood cabinets with raised or recessed door panels, and 75 different door/drawer styles and color combinations from which to choose. Here are the rest:

• Doorknobs and drawer pulls – free
• Design service – free
• Design to take with you without a commitment – free
• Upgrade to all-wood construction, solid maple dovetail drawers, steel undermount full-extension guides, soft-close doors and drawers, and paint, stain and finish options of your choosing – free

Kitchens Starting at $1,899
“Our basic L-shaped kitchen starts at just $1,899, but most kitchens average about $5,500. And at that price, you’re getting all of the bells and whistles, like a pull-out trash cabinet, roll-out trays, crown molding and more. At other places, those things are expensive add-ons. No way could you get them into a $5,500 kitchen,” Angelo says. “And our cabinets have the look of custom and semi-custom styles. The difference is we offer them at a fraction of the price others are selling them. And we don’t just sell them in standard sizes.”

Buy Now, Pay Later
NEFD offers zero percent financing along with its expert design service and exclusive-to-NEFD tradesmen on the job, so if you’d like to invest in home furnishings, a hot tub, game room furniture, or any of the other below-retail goodies the store sells, you can do that, instead, and pay for your kitchen over time.

The Time is Now
No rush, but if you want to have your glorious new NEFD kitchen installed this winter, now is the best time to call. Because, like you, other homeowners have more time on their hands, so the kitchen design and installation schedule fills up quickly this time of year. Oh, and while the box stores are backed up 10-12 weeks, NEFD’s lead time is about half that.

Northeast Factory Direct has three locations: 3321 W. 140th Street in Cleveland, 216-941-7727, 24470 Lakeland Blvd., in Euclid, 440-942-7945, and 9009 Freeway Drive in Macedonia, 330-436-3960. Hours for the Cleveland and Euclid locations are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. To sit down with a kitchen designer, an appointment is recommended. Get directions from anywhere when you visit the website at