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
Not All Home Remodeling Companies Are Created Equal
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.
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If you’re looking for a money-saving DIY project, install laminated thermoplastic panels. There are lots of styles and colors; this one mimics oiled bronze. This gleaming backsplash is brushed stainless on a plywood backing.
Making a stainless steel backsplash is an art, and fabrication is a large part of the cost. It’s susceptible to staining, so once a year protect it with a quality stone sealer — $20 for 1 oz. treats 50 sq. ft.
Painted a contrasting color and splashed with under-cabinet lighting , an inexpensive beadboard backsplash is the center of attention. Ceramic tile comes in limitless styles, colors, and shapes, and a tile backsplash pairs with any countertop surface. A mirrored backsplash looks like you can see through the wall.
Mirrors reflect lots of light, so your countertop workspace is doubly bright. The color layer coats the back of ¼-inch tempered glass, giving each hue incredible depth and luster. Fabricators use large sheets of glass that minimize seams, and a qualified local glazier completes installation in 2-3 hours.
With their tiny pits and crevices, tumbled stone tiles should be resealed once a year with a quality, low-sheen stone sealer ($20 for 1 oz. treats 50 square feet). Some companies offer tumbled tiles treated with filler for an un-pitted surface.
Pre-finished granite backsplash pieces reduce the need for yearly upkeep. Once the painting is complete, the tiles must be glazed and fired in a kiln.
I also want to state thate low iron glass is the better choice because it gives a sharper, clearer image that will never fade or discolor where the regular glass will. We’ve observed the kitchen’s rise from a closed-off culinary workspace to a more open-concept entertainment hub.
With a wide range of services and expertise, our team will take your vision of each area in your home and turn them into a beautiful reality. Schedule a free consultation to learn more and begin designing home improvement in any room or for your entire home.
We meet with you in your home, discuss what you want from your new kitchen, take measurements, and gather any additional information. You will meet with your project manager and review your installation timeline, including start and completion dates. Sign up today for our FREE e-mail newsletters and get helpful tips and timely article links delivered to your e-mail inbox.
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