Top 10 Kitchen Remodeling Dont's

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Image Credit: Fine Home Building

Here's our top 10 kitchen remodeling Don’ts:

  1. Don’t settle for cheap drawer slides. They can be very flimsy and noisy.
  2. Don’t choose tile for countertops unless you are willing to often scrub the grout clean.
  3. Don’t create a small unusable counter space next to the sink, cook top, or refrigerator. You want a large enough space that can be used properly.
  4. Don’t buy a cheap dishwasher. Most likely, it will clean poorly and loudly.
  5. Don’t install a backsplash thats made from materials that are hard to clean.
  6. Don’t buy cheap cabinets. 
  7. Don’t use lights that are too hot under cabinet lights, like halogen.
  8. Don’t install a  sink that will flex, dent, and scratch easily, like a light-gauge stainless steel sink.
  9. Don’t go light on lighting. You don't want a unsafe or dim kitchen.
  10. Don't install a floor that requires a lot of upkeep. 

A Modern Kitchen & Bathroom Remodel

Our latest project was a kitchen and bathroom remodel. The home was originally built in 1955, so a complete renovation with new pipes, flooring, appliances, cabinets etc was required. Our client envisioned a modern and sleek bathroom and kitchen. We helped make that vision a reality.  Our client created this video below of their remodeled kitchen and bathroom. 

Benefits of Remodeling an Old Kitchen

The greatest benefit to having your kitchen remodeled is the increase in your home's value. Most of the time remodeling projects will increase your home's value, however, it depends on the quality of the remodeling done. If poor quality work was completed then it may lead to future problems, which in turn will lead to spending money to repair. Also take into consideration what other neighbors in your area are doing. If they are not upgrading or remodeling, then your home value may not increase to its highest potential. 

After Remodel

After Remodel

Another benefit of remodeling is now you have control to design your dream kitchen. Of course the possibilities depend on your budget and the space available. You may be able to de-clutter and create more of an open floor plan, which can make a room feel bigger and more spacious than it once was. A kitchen remodel is a great place to start before remodeling other areas of your home. 

Here are the top three benefits of remodeling your old kitchen:

  1. Increases home value
  2. It's a brand new kitchen!
  3. Designing your new kitchen
Before Remodel

Before Remodel

Creating a Focal Point for your Kitchen

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It's time to redesign your Kitchen. Where do you start? First off, details are extremely important to receive your desired outcome. Every where from the style or mood desired to the finishing touches of color, material, appliances, and a focal point of the kitchen. The focal point should be determined during your design process. However, this can change somewhat as the projects moves forward. 

Focal points can serve a variety of different functions in the space. Some focal points draw attention and others add that "special" touch. Areas that are most commonly emphasized are cooking centers, often creating a custom ventilation hood or an intricate backsplash pattern. However, other areas of the kitchen are looked at as well. Sometimes an island with a contrasting finish, a uniqued colored appliance or a countertop made of a special material. Even a piece of art located or a window design to showcase a breathtaking view can be a focal point. 

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