The kitchen is the natural gathering place in the house and is often called the heart of the home. It not only serves as a central meeting place but is also the most functional area of a house and because of this it is no surprise that when people are looking at real estate, the first thing they do is scrutinize the kitchen. A well done kitchen renovation will not only update a key part of your house but also give the greatest return on your investment as well as potentially lower the time it sits on market when it comes time to sell. When deciding to only renovate one room in the house, the kitchen is often the best choice.
The best kitchen renovations are able to dramatically redefine a space by making it more functional and aesthetically pleasing. To achieve this, a kitchen renovation begins with a complete gut of the existing room down to the studs. This is necessary to provide the necessary plumbing changes to accommodate the new layout as well as update the electrical as required by the building code. New recessed overhead lighting to accommodate the design can be done at this time and many clients also choose to add undercabinet lighting by using pucks or ultra-modern LED strips.
After new insulation and drywall have been added, new flooring can be installed as necessary. While many clients opt to simply have the existing hardwood flooring refinished, others add hardwood to compliment the existing house or choose porcelain or stone tile based on personal preferences.
The largest decision in a kitchen renovation is the style and design of the cabinets. Cabinets today come in a variety of styles and price ranges and with our extensive list of manufacturers, we are sure to be able to find something that fits within any client’s budget. Composed of solid, construction grade wood, modern cabinets come with numerous desired features not offered in the past; for example, soft close drawers and doors. Removing soffits in the ceilings also make it possible to bring the cabinets up to the modern standard height of 42”.
After cabinets are in place, countertops and appliances are installed. There are too many variations of countertops to describe; however, we recommend granite or quartz due to their durability and quality of finish. Finished off with an undermount or farm style sink and appliances up to modern standards, a finished remodeled kitchen has the ability to revolutionize the way you use this space.
When performed correctly, a kitchen remodeling project will make better use of the existing space and be able to store more whether you are simply updating the cabinets or doing something as large as knocking down an entire wall to create an open layout. Imagine enjoying all of the latest conveniences in a stunning new kitchen designed to your tastes and uses in daily life. Let our kitchen designers provide a new, detailed layout for your kitchen complete with 3-D renderings and floor plans. Our experience gives us the ability to perform the job quickly and cost effectively while producing little disturbance to the rest of the house with our commitment to implementing the highest quality protective measures possible. It is the one improvement your family will benefit from and enjoy for years to come. Please contact us for a free quote to see how easy your dream kitchen can be a reality.