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.
Here are 10 lessons learned from our kitchen remodel, which took months to plan and five solid weeks of construction dust to complete.
Salvaged wood, raw steel, and glazed brick give a China Grove, kitchen designed by Dan Doyle a sturdy, industrial look.
This textured, rustic backsplash makes it look as if this kitchen by Charlotte-Gray Design is fully constructed of stone. Tami Holsten of Bear Trap Design chose the ‘Toros’ black marble that surrounds this kitchen for its dramatic contrast with the soft white cabinets. The kitchen pros at Drury Designs chose this brown subway tile to add contrast to an all white kitchen — and to make the space appear larger, because the glass tile reflects light.
In addition to reflecting light, glass backsplashes can actually bring sunshine into a kitchen. Your Normandy kitchen designer will guide you through this entire planning process to inform you what products are available, explain the differences and benefits, and recommend which materials would work best for you based on your tastes, needs, and budget. Explore your fabulous kitchen options today by calling Normandy for a free in-home design consultation.
A kitchen remodel will take time and likely prevent you from using your kitchen for whole days or weeks. If you try to make budget determinations feature by feature or appliance by appliance, you can quickly exhaust your budget.
An integral part of any remodel, the choices for kitchen cabinets and countertops are many. They should be placed in intuitive places to make it as easy as possible to get around in the kitchen. Time can prove to be another drawback to acting as your own contractor for a kitchen remodel.
Each step of the kitchen remodel, from countertop fabrication to new electrical wiring and plumbing installation, is done by a technician who knows you and your specific needs and goals.
Our expert designers and skilled craftsmen have been helping families from China Grove and Charlotte build the kitchens of their dreams for over 50 years and are looking forward to making yours a reality too. You can count on us for being the one-stop resource for your complete makeover of your kitchen and/or bath. They handle the design, project management, inspections, and all the labor for the projects.
Their design gave us a great-looking kitchen, more storage, and more natural light. Cabinets for our kitchen project were made by China Grove Cabinetry, tiles are from Best Tile. After many non-responsive local contractors, we contacted Fairfax Kitchen Bath and a received a response in an hour!
The quality and workmanship was top notch and we were very happy with the end result. We met with Charlotte Kitchen and Bath based solely on their reviews on Angieslist.
It included many of our services including replacement windows, hardwood floor, granite countertops, kitchen cabinets, and more.
In a functional but dated 200-square-foot kitchen with 30 linear feet of cabinetry and countertops, leave cabinet boxes in place but replace fronts with new raised-panel wood doors and drawers, including new hardware. Whether you are an amateur cook or professional chef, your kitchen design should be sensible, placing the items you use most often within hand’s reach. Finding that something, together with you, is the most important thing we do at Brothers Services’ Kitchen and Bath Division.
Those polled in the “Report” gave their new kitchen a Joy Score of 9.8 — a rating based on those who said they were happy or satisfied with their remodeling, with 10 being the highest rating and 1 the lowest. They then work up a design for you; incorporating your needs (and wants) while taking into consideration your budget, time frame and style preferences.
We work with all the major local vendors to provide top grade materials including natural stone countertops and floor coverings, hardwood and high grade laminate, name brand plumbing & appliances, as well as three different cabinet lines, two of which are entirely customizable to fit your space. A full scale kitchen remodeling, where cabinets are removed and new cabinets installed, can take weeks or months to complete.
Known for her super luxe, traditional spaces, design diva Candice Olson focused on function as well as form when designing this long galley-style kitchen for a busy family of four. You can never have too much storage space — especially in the kitchen.
A green slate floor grounds the open space while primary colors in the kitchen’s island and accessories add a playful pop. Custom navy display cases frame out the entrance to this Old-World-inspired kitchen by Candelaria Design Painting the woodwork in this dark hue, rather than standard high-gloss white, draws attention to the cases themselves and makes the white kitchen beyond feel even brighter by comparison.