Our Helpful Tips for Kitchen Remodeling
Very few home improvements are more significant for purposes of lifestyle improvement, not to mention resale value, than kitchen remodeling. A well done remodel provides a beautiful new look for your home, and the usefulness of modern appliances and countertops can’t be overestimated.
Of course, the design and construction phases can be complex. But a qualified local home remodel contractor can become a part of the process very early, helping you to make decisions that will make a big difference in how you manage time and budget. We put together a short guide to walk you through the important parts, and would be happy to hear from you if you’d like a quote and our guidance.
Determine early on the scope of the changes you require. For example, kitchen remodel jobs can involve flooring, countertops, cabinets, appliances, walls and paint. It’s a great idea to carefully weigh your priorities in the case of a limited budget.
We would be happy to discuss your options, and help you to understand where cost and benefit collide. In other words, we want to create the kitchen of your dreams, not pounce on a project designed only to line our pockets.
The Planning Phase
Begin by grabbing a notepad and pencil. Gather the family around the dining room table and begin to sketch the changes necessary to modernize your kitchen. For example, if you’ll be changing appliances, do you favor stainless steel or a particular color? Is there a need for convenience items such as a lazy susan, perhaps a garbage chute?
And don’t forget about your plans for cabinets. The facing of your cabinets is an enormous footprint within your kitchen and an attractive look, one that complements the appliances and color scheme of your flooring and walls is crucial.
There have been spectacular advances in the technology behind refrigerators, dishwashers and ovens. We will help you make great choices depending on your priorities.
Things to consider include the size of your family, the amount of entertaining you may or may not do, and access to utilities such as gas. We will be happy to help you narrow down the selection.
Choices in Cabinetry
The selection available for kitchen cabinets is massive these days. Do you favor hardwoods like cherry or oak, or perhaps a pine? These choices can make a significant difference in terms of cost, not to mention durability.
You might want to visit our showrooms to appreciate how we’ve paired both warm and modern cabinets with a wide array of flooring and appliances to see if anyone style is best for you.
Your Kitchen Countertops
Once you’ve begun to put together the aesthetic pieces of the puzzle, namely your cabinet and appliance appearances, you’ll want to complement all that work with lovely countertops. These come in a variety of materials and colors, and a qualified home remodel contractor will be best at describing these options.
We feel that first selecting appliances, countertops and cabinetry is crucial to arriving at the perfect color for your walls. Clearly, any color can be created in today’s mixing station, and so paint has been rendered more a complement than ever. Gloss, semigloss, we have it all covered.
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Zeroing in on the Right Custom Kitchen Contractor
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We worked hard to build our reputation and reviews based on hard work and fair job quotations. When we put together a proposal, we go out of our way to include all the time we need to be at your disposal for the ever crucial design phase. Decisions made here will make all the difference to your happiness for years to come.
We also provide realistic time frames for when we can begin and complete the job. Everyone has a nightmare, horror story about contractors who promised the world and did not deliver. The last thing we ever want is to be associated with one of those terrible experiences.
Even more important, we do every project from start to finish. Rather than relying on subcontractors, and having to juggle their unpredictable schedules, we’ve made a decision to keep all of our talent in house.
Not only are we experienced, but we enjoy the smiles of every happy customer. Our goal is that your kitchen becomes a true touchstone for your home, and a jewel that you can’t wait to show off to friends and neighbors.
Always one to mix styles and materials in the kitchen, designer Sarah Richardson mixed colors here as well, choosing to paint the wall and base cabinets white then making the island a focal point with cheery robin’s egg blue.
The ceiling, painted a lighter shade of blue, ties in the island while making the white cabinets really pop. Designer Rebekah Zaveloff mixed old with new to keep this kitchen true to the home’s Victorian architecture.
She lined the glass-front cabinets with high-end damask wallpaper as a nod to turn-of-the-century style then added industrial-style lighting and steel stools to bring this timeless kitchen into the new millenium. A gray peninsula with waterfall-style quartz countertop provides seating space for three sleek lucite stools while partially dividing the kitchen into separate prep zones. A stainless steel tile backsplash adds a mirror-like effect making the bright kitchen feel even more bright and airy.
This Arts and Crafts style-inspired kitchen by Austin Patterson Disston Architects is luxurious to say the least. The island’s steely blue color helps to anchor the space and breaks up what otherwise would have been a lot of white cabinets. If you’re a fan of the popular Young House Love blog, this cozy kitchen is already a familiar sight.
Here, Erinn mixed white lacquered and gray-stained oak cabinets with a mirrored mosaic backsplash, Calacatta marble countertops and pro-grade appliances for a silver-screen-ready look.
In keeping with the home’s original 1885 farmhouse style, designer Sarah Richardson chose new kitchen elements — like cabinets and energy-efficient appliances — that would blend well with period touches like the rustic tin pendants over the island. White traditional-style cabinets are right at home in this sunny farmhouse kitchen where porcelain plank tiles were laid in a timeless herringbone pattern to create a showstopping floor that’s as durable and easy to clean as it is beautiful. Graphic designer and blogger Jen Ramos DIY-ed her way to this sleek and on-trend kitchen.
Handscraped wood floors laid on the diagonal lead guests into this sprawling kitchen where designer Jamie Herzlinger combined traditional elements like X-front cabinet doors with modern touches like the minimal stainless steel range hood. Although he has done many projects for us and our kitchen was merely one of them, I felt that he treated the project as his home project and he understood that it was one of our biggest investments! Nevertheless, one of the simplest ways to upgrade a kitchen is to have new countertops installed.
Many aspiring chefs or homeowners who like the rustic touch are choosing wood so they can use the countertops as cutting boards or have a cohesive sense throughout their country-style kitchen.
This countertop is very easy to keep clean and comes in multiple colors that can match your kitchen scheme.
The average cost of having an appliance installed in the kitchen is $471, but the good news is that few appliances will cost more than $500 to install, even in the most expensive cities.
There are numerous reasons to replace a kitchen sink, but depending on your aspirations, the average price to replace it can vary greatly. Needless to say, the overall costs of installing a kitchen sink will depend greatly on the actual sink you buy. If you are a regular cook, we would recommend a double sink with a pull-down faucet, but if you are not someone who frequents their kitchen often, feel free to save some cash
The above figures place the kitchen update at $101.6 per square foot.
Contacting you is for the purpose of confirming and scheduling your home improvement project request and multiple contractor bids. The tiny kitchen in our 1980 home had a dropped ceiling, fluorescent box lights, tile countertops and original major appliances, including a groovy trash compactor.
When the original 1980 appliances stopped working, including the odd-sized double ovens and electric cooktop, the homeowners knew it was time to renovate this cramped, outdated kitchen. A dropped ceiling, limited counter space and the tiny center island (obscuring a trash can) made the 35-year-old kitchen feel cramped and inefficient. A few glass doors (Jutis by Ikea) break up the sea of dark cabinets.
The remodeled kitchen features an Ikea Ringskar faucet with a pull-down spout, stainless-steel sink, and an on-counter air switch for the garbage disposal.
A partial wall was removed and the ceiling raised to help create more workable space in this kitchen remodel.
My husband and I had hoped to save money by assembling our cabinets and having a local non-profit demo and haul away the old cabinets and appliances.