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Kentuckians chose remodeling homes, rather than selling to

  • June 21, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Home values are up 20% across the country, according to research from Zillow earlier this year. Homeowners are deciding to remodel and make improvements to their current home to increase value rather than selling their homes. It’s making Kentucky home improvement companies like N-Hance busier than ever. 

What You Need To Know

  • N-Hance is a home improvement company based in Lexington, Louisville and Northern Kentucky
  • Kenneth Koger serves as the owner of the Lexington location of N-Hance
  • Home improvement trends that are impacting Kentucky homeowners are floor refinishing, color on cabinets & cabinet refinishing & door replacement
  • Koger says the difference between remodeling and replacing features like cabinets can cost $12,000


There are three popular home improvement trends happening right now in Kentucky. It includes floor refinishing, color on cabinets, cabinet refinishing and door replacement. The trend is what’s keeping 21-year-old Josh Stump on his toes. 

“I do something different [home improvement project], just about every day,” said Stump.

Stump is the lead technician for N-Hance, started right out of high school. The Lexington based home improvement company does 3-4 home improvements per week. Stump is originally from Georgetown, but has spent the last four years working in Lexington for N-Hance and says he’s busier than ever cabinet improvements.

“All the draw slides and boxes get removed, then pretty much anything you see in the kitchen gets covered with paper and plastic. The only thing that will be showing whenever we get done taping is the wood framing,” said Stump.

Lexington home owner, Paul Cantrell’s kitchen before home improvement team begins refinishing his cabinets. (Spectrum News 1/Diamond Palmer)

He relies on his team to help him lay paper and plastic to protect the homeowners appliances and floors before paint goes on. Stump also relies on

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