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.
A kitchen is a room full of tasks like chopping up the salads, rolling out the dough so it only makes sense to provide adequate lighting for all of these tasks.
Find some inspiration for your project, develop a budget that meets your needs without over investing in the house, be sure that the new layout is functional and fits your style of cooking, find a contractor you can communicate with and one that can get the job done. Now whether you refurbish or replace you cabinets be aware that they will set the tone for your new kitchen, choose a countertop that fits your lifestyle. If your kitchen is in otherwise good shape and just in need of some freshening up, you may decide to keep things simple and invest in paint, new light fixtures and updated curtains or art.
When deciding the projects to prioritize in a partial remodel, you want to be sure you choose wisely. This, too, will help you compare costs and refine your plan.
When selecting granite, first choose the color you want, dark or light. I once purchased 2,000 square feet of solid maple wood flooring and rented a storage unit to keep it until I had a project ready. Getting the best price on labor is not always about just finding the right contractor.
It’s about finding the right contractor at the right time. Most times the contractor will have pulled permits for the job so it will be difficult or impossible to bring in another contractor to fill a need.
Major kitchen remodels are among the most popular home improvements, but a revamped cooking and gathering space can set you back a pretty penny. I obviously have a dog in that fight, but well-made cabinetry—or poorly made cabinetry for that matter—are immediately apparent when one enters a kitchen. Update your interior door with style and on a budget.
Grey cabinets, subway tiles, white counter tops, my dream kitchen! Guest gravitate towards it, delicious smells come from it and family gathers together each morning and night – a home’s kitchen is one of the most versatile spaces. Whether it’s correctly sized cabinets for your specialty cooking wear, moving appliances that don’t have an efficient location, adding an island, opening up the space or a incorporating a built-in shelf for your recipe collection, nothing makes everyday life easier than a functional kitchen remodel!
Lincolnton Homes has the ability to create a 3D image of your project, before we start construction, to make sure the design is just right – down to every last detail.
Over time, the kitchen has evolved from a place where food is simply prepared and served in another room into a multi-function open area that is the heart and soul of the home. Andrew and many other designers also turn to antiques stores, high-end furniture makers and salvage resellers when sourcing kitchen projects.
Whether you’re designing your kitchen to match the decor of other rooms, or planning your whole home’s look around the kitchen, you can make it a beautiful reflection of your personal style.
Keep your country kitchen simple as Historical Concepts Architecture & Planning did here, and you’ve got the perfect backdrop to highlight food and family. Fiestaware colors and checkerboard flooring lend this country kitchen a hip, midcentury flair.
It’s the mix of woods, including heart-pine flooring and recycled-timber beams, that distinguish this country kitchen by Studio Entourage and architect Linda MacArthur.
Knotty pine walls and cabinets give this kitchen designed by Christine Albertsson of Albertsson Hansen Architects a rustic, cabin-in-the-woods ambiance. Exposed ceiling beams and a wood-burning fireplace provide the open, lodge-like feel in this kitchen designed by Jeff Murphy The island is weathered wood and the sconces are aged copper.
Exposed ceiling beams and an industrial range hood with its oxidation left as is add a casual, country feel to this kitchen by Historical Concepts Architecture & Planning. Painted cabinets with antique-looking glass add to the lodge look of this space by Tami Holsten of Bear Trap Design.
Wood takes pride of place here, too – this time in exposed ceiling beams, evoking camp-cabin memories in this family-friendly kitchen by Remodelworks. A Middle-Eastern-style chandelier fits perfectly in this American kitchen with a classic country table and fabric-covered chairs.
To replicate that Mediterranean ambiance anywhere, look for Provencal fabrics in rich tones of russet, cobalt and ochre, warm-toned wooden cabinetry, and handmade ceramic accessories. Designer Katheryn Cowles chose honey-toned woods and variegated marble for this Tuscan-inspired kitchen.