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.
Stardust Building Supplies offers a free demo service when you donate your used cabinets and appliances.
Unfortunately, they were booked weeks in advance and couldn’t schedule the demo in time for our contractor, who was ready to get started. We were told it takes an average of 45 days after pre-approval to get a home equity line of credit. I had also planned on Ikea’s 15-20 percent off kitchen sale, which happened several times a year like clockwork on an entire kitchen order (including appliances) until the one year I needed it. I’m told they stopped the sales when they couldn’t keep up with demand.
Our ColorQuartz countertops (in pearl) are the showstopper of this kitchen. The peninsula feels larger than I imagined and links the kitchen to the family room in way I’d always hoped would happen.
For years, we daydreamed about extending it onto a small unused patio, but finally conceded that was a budget buster. Our daughter loves the space; she calls it “her” kitchen. The kitchen with concrete countertops and handmade Craftsman-style cabinetry of the Obergh home Monday, Oct.
Detail of the kitchen and dining room at the Iron Station remodeled home of Barbara and Joe Byrne on Friday, January 18, 2013.
An overview of the kitchen shared by Christopher Gross and Jaime Hormel as seen in Bowling Green on Jan
The kitchen at the home of Justin and Michelle Beckett, owners of Beckett’s Table restaurant, in Charlotte on Monday, May 20, 2013.
The kitchen in the guest house at Herb and Betty Bool’s home designed by architect Will Bruder in the Bowling Green on Friday, December 2, 2011. Kitchen of Reg Jackson and wife Mary Emmerling, who took a 1960’s style patio home and turned it into a country retreat. Caralee Allsworth has collected art from many countries around the world and filled her Bowling Green condo with it, even in her kitchen.
This modern-meets-maritime Charlotte City kitchen designed by Anik Pearson uses a unique combination of wood, concrete, and metal to create its sleek and urban, yet nautical look.
The wall to the right of the cooktop was angled to match the doorway — now this kitchen is shaped like a boat, with the cooktop at the prow. Turning a former stable into a sophisticated kitchen in Charlotte, North Carolina, designer Mick De Giulio added modern touches and farmhouse style to the original country building.
Designer Regan Baker removed walls to open up this 1950s-era kitchen.
A crisp white island and matching shelves and cabinetry serve up ample storage in this modern kitchen. This streamlined kitchen creates a dynamic play of vertical and horizontal lines.
This clean lined, modern kitchen features large windows to embrace the Bowling Green country views.
The space includes travertine marble flooring, mahogany cabinets and integrated stainless steel appliances. Black and white patterned tiles make a statement in this all-white modern kitchen. Concealed appliances blend in with the rest of the cabinetry, giving the kitchen a streamlined look.
Modern and white, this bright kitchen boasts amazing lighting, a gorgeous views and a stunning island with an integrated table for dining. This U-shaped kitchen offers ample space to eat, prep and cook. This fully equipped outdoor kitchen has the same white and whitewashed gray color palette as the rest of the modern home and patio, giving the space a clean, streamlined look.
A classic bouquet of magnolia leaves brings life into the space, while extra cabinets provide much-needed storage.
Dual eating bars and a row of pendant lights frame in this generous open plan kitchen. In this home, the open floor plan allows homeowners to enjoy their kitchen from the adjoining family room, complete with a cozy fireplace. This open plan kitchen includes a cozy dining space where gracefully arching windows let in lots of natural light.
This bright and light shaker style kitchen is painted in bespoke Tom Howley paint colour; Chicory, the light Ivory Spice granite worktops and Mazzano Tumbled marble flooring create a heightened sense of space. The kitchen today serves as the heart of the home – a place for feeding, nurturing and communing. As kitchen remodelers we combine precision craft and high performance green building expertise with strong designer relationships to build the best projects for our clients.
Architect Melody Emerick of Emerick Architects discusses selecting the countertop materials at the Taylor’s Ferry kitchen remodel, built by Hammer & Hand. A foil to shimmering stainless steel, this mosaic tile backsplash from the HGTV Dream Home 2014 kitchen is fashioned from antique boat wood.