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.

Budget Considerations

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.

Modernizing Appliances

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.

Interior Paint

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.

Our Specialties and the Towns We Serve

Kitchen Remodeling

The first step in a kitchen remodel is gathering ideas. From new breakfast rooms, to appliances, to new cabinetry, our kitchen remodeling team will design the kitchen of your dreams.

Custom Cabinets

Browse our line of accessories and storage options to find out all the possibilities for your custom kitchen cabinet project. From the type of cabinet to the door and hardware, there are many options to consider when choosing. We can help you all the way.

Cabinet Refacing

Cabinet refacing is a cost-effective way to give your kitchen a whole new look by replacing both door and drawer fronts and veneering the exterior of the cabinet boxes. Remodel America gives you peace of mind, knowing you're working with the Charlotte area's number one kitchen cabinet refacing company.

Kitchen Appliances

The right kitchen appliances and accessories can go a long way. Whether the chef in your house is looking for the latest electric oven or gas range, you're updating your kitchen with a stainless steel dishwasher, or you want a spacious French-door refrigerator, we have the high-quality appliances and kitchen appliance packages you're looking for.

Kitchen Countertops

Since a lot of the higher-level surface area in your kitchen is countertop , you'll want to make sure it's one you are proud of and enjoy seeing and using. Select the right countertop with our team's help which will help you compare the differences among laminate countertops and other surface styles like solid surface, granite and quartz.

Kitchen Islands / Kitchen Carts

Kitchen islands and carts feature cabinets, drawers, and shelves to provide additional storage for any kitchen items you may need to tuck away. The selection at Remodel America has a variety of styles, shapes and materials to choose from to fit your needs.

Bedroom Remodeling

You've decided that it's time to remodel your master bedroom. People often put plenty of thought into bedroom additions, but you can completely recreate your bedroom with the help of great design ideas that will transform it into a personal oasis where you can escape the day.

And if you're looking for ideas for your empty nest, we have design pros ready with transformation ideas for a newly vacant bedroom.

Bathroom Remodeling

If you are renovating your home, bathroom remodeling will definitely be a high priority. Our expert design consultants and craftsmen listen to your kitchen, bathroom or basement remodeling ideas and work with you to make your bathroom's ultimate look a thing of beauty - not to mention functionality.

Bathroom Tile

Our bathroom tile designs are shown in the gallery.  We showcase a variety of styles that are sure to spark some inspiration as you plan for your next bathroom refresh or remodel. Have a look at some innovative bathroom tile ideas and see what you can create.

Bathroom Vanities & Countertops

Whether you are looking for minimalist bathroom vanities for some of the smaller spaces in your home, or are shopping for palatial bathroom vanity sets that include mirrors and cabinets, Remodel America offers a full assortment of vanities in different sizes, types, and makeups.

Quartz and granite are the two most popular choices for bathroom vanities. Corian bathroom countertops feature seamless design with sinks molded into the top and covered backslashes. These beautiful bathroom countertop ideas will give you the inspiration for your next bathroom remodel.

Showers & Tubs

Whether you're getting rid of that 80's pink-and-brass look, or the tub shower combo is just beyond help, bathroom showers and tubs are a huge piece of any bathroom remodel. Many of our clients in older homes want an affordable tub to shower conversion, for example.  We also install bath and shower safety products such as grab bars, shower chairs and bath tread strips.

Fireplace Remodel

If you are planning a renovation of your interior stone or brick fireplace you have come to the right place. We offer all types of custom tile or brick refacing.

A fireplace makeover can be a simple way to change the cosmetic appearance of your space. Your fireplace refacing will be absolutely beautiful and can give you years of enjoyment.  Fireplace makeovers also provide great boost to your home's resale value as potential buyers rate the beauty of family areas and living rooms very highly in the purchase decisions.

Bedroom Remodeling

If you are looking to extend your master suite or convert a bedroom to an office, our bedroom remodeling professionals can help you with all of your bedroom remodeling needs.

Your wait for a new bedroom addition by a knowledgeable and experienced bedroom remodeling contractor is over. Transform it into a personal oasis where you can escape the day with our ideas and design tips.

Basement Remodeling

We can maximize your home's functional living space with a basement renovation. You might not realize it, but a basement remodel adds a floor of quiet, private space for less than half the cost per square foot of building an addition.

Sunroom Additions

Four season sunrooms create a relaxing space to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. We have built sunrooms as family rooms, foyers, breeze ways, mud rooms, garden rooms, hot tub rooms and as swimming pool enclosures.

We have many custom options and styles to choose from, which include ultimate upgradable screen rooms, studio sunrooms, and cathedral sunrooms.

Vinyl Siding | Aluminum Siding

Out of all home improvement projects, none have the ability to transform your home quite like new vinyl or aluminum siding. We have an extensive selection and installation pros who understand that meticulous craftsmanship can give your house that WOW factor on the block.

Because aluminum and vinyl siding can be produced with an insulating backing, these products are sometimes improve the thermal envelope of a home. And energy efficiency can save a great deal of money over time

Window Replacements

Our replacement window specialists are happy to explain the difference between each brand, so you choose the perfect replacement windows for your home. Many window replacement makers promise that by installing their windows, you will save 40% on your heating or cooling costs, guaranteed.

We certainly see that happen, but as part of an overall home improvement design, the beauty and energy efficiency can be worth even more!

More Services We Offer

Dishwashers installation, Dryers installation, Duel Fuel Ranges, Electric Cooktops & Gas Cooktops installation, Electric Ranges & Gas Ranges installation, Front Load Washers, Garbage Disposals, Gas Dryers & Electric Dryers, Gas Grills & Electric Grills, Ice Makers installation, Induction Cooktops, Instant Hot Faucets, Kitchen Appliances, Microwave Ovens, Ovens, Range Hoods, Refrigerators installation, Side by Side Refrigerators, Stackable Washers, Top Load Washers, Trash Compactors, Vacuums, Wall Ovens installation, Washers installation, Window Air Conditioners, Wine Refrigerators, Door Frame Repair, Tile installation, Gourmet Kitchens, Cabinets Built, Carpenter Work, Lead Removal, Ceiling Insulation, Retaining Walls, Ceiling Tile Installation, Termite Repair / Dry Rot Repair, Wood Floor Sanding, Wood Repairs, Interior Painting, Glass Installation Work, Gutters Installed, Floor Leveling, Wood Flooring installation, Floor Insulation, Lighting Installation, Insulation Work, Glass Replacement, Ceiling Installation

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Home Remodeling

Don’t send money down the drain during your bathroom remodel.

Choose your flooring carefully; it will take a beating in the kitchen and can be difficult to replace down the road, depending on the installation method and layout of the kitchen.

Lowe’s estimates that most kitchen remodels take at least nine weeks. Each store usually has just one designer, so if your ideas don’t click, you’ll need to go elsewhere—maybe another Lowe’s. Even a minor kitchen remodel averages $19,588, according to Remodeling magazine’s annual “Cost vs. Value” report , though homeowners can expect to recoup 72% of the cost at resale.

One of the biggest cost drivers for a kitchen remodel that homeowners often under-budget and don’t adequately plan for are structural issues. Changing the footprint of your kitchen in any way will bump up your budget.

Our project designer had excellent ideas that took our vague ideas and made them a reality.

The consultant will be glad to listen to your ideas and provide expert feedback no matter where you are in your remodel decision process. With over 30 years of experience, Marrokal Design and Remodeling is your premier source for home renovation services. Supplies include fittings, adhesives, sealers, finishes and accesssories, as well as equipment costs and disposal fees required to complete the kitchen remodel as specified in the Project Options section.

Now in this kitchen, which is Anne Heggeman’s kitchen that we spoke with earlier in the show, in order to get the perfect look of the kitchen that she wanted she had to replace all the cabinets. For improvements to just one room or area of the house, a kitchen remodel can involve a surprising number of specialists, depending on its scope.

It may be tempting to act as your own general contractor and hire each kitchen remodeling specialist on your own.

She threw two parties at our home as soon as I had completed the remodel. Signature Kitchen & Bath has completed two renovations in two different homes for us over the last three years – the second one much larger than the first. Not to mention the cabinets they used aren’t kitchen cabinets, they’re technically meant for a laundry room so they aren’t deep enough for many kitchen items.

But there are ways to breathe new life into an old kitchen without spending much money.

If you want to cook and eat on kitchen islands, plan enough space so the cooktop is safely separated from the dining area.

If you are looking to improve your home or turn an investment property, remodeling the kitchen is a great return for your time and money. According to Remodeling magazine, a major kitchen renovation can result in a return on investment of between 61 and 70 percent of the cost. That includes adding on to the kitchen or turning an adjoining room into part of the kitchen.

They discovered there was water damage to the subfloor that had to be fixed, so they used the opportunity to do a budget-friendly remodel and make the kitchen more their style.

It is strangely reassuring to read how you chose to prioritize and finance your remodel. We are getting our kitchen done in the next few weeks. Because of its importance in your home, it makes sense to invest in a kitchen remodel that reflects your personal tastes and lifestyle.

Any type of renovation or remodel – no matter how big or small – brings a certain amount of disruption to your life. Maybe you need more advice on which to remodel first?

We hope you will take a look at a few pictures of kitchen and bath remodeling projects we’ve done across Maryland.

Mark Kresge, owner and Certified Kitchen Designer, will work with you to design your kitchen with the greatest concern for your needs and goals. We hope today’s post will help you, dear readers, understand the facts of what a kitchen remodel REALLY costs, for a 200 square foot kitchen, in different investment ranges, so you can make somewhat informed financial decisions to get the kitchen of YOUR dreams. From the survey of professional kitchen designers, remodelers and HVAC experts surveyed in this post, who are currently working in their respective specialties every day, in major metro markets like Baltimore, Annapolis and the Windsor Mill area, their answer regarding the investment needed for a professional kitchen remodel for an approximately 200 sq. foot kitchen was $120,000 – $150,000.

Here in the UK, one can easily renovate his kitchen and not be quite luxurious for around 3000-5000 pounds. Hello, and thank you very much for having shared this information on remodeling a kitchen in today’s economy.

I’ve been thinking that I’d like to remodel my kitchen, but I want to make sure I do it correctly. Clients will often have some ideas already as to their budget expenditure, however, it is for the creative designer to take this budget and look at achieving the maximum ‘value for money’, and perhaps bring the costs in at a lower figure than the client had in mind. THIS post is a serious post, which addresses something all homeowners really DO need to know about the REAL costs of remodeling a kitchen and we appreciate all the sharing of it that designers can do, to help get the word out.

By planning a remodel around these factors, it’s possible to come out with a kitchen that meets expectations, lasts for a long time and will recoup the majority of its original cost in the resale. While this applies more to sellers than to lifetime homeowners, the neighborhood you live in should reflect the kind of changes you make in a kitchen remodel. It gave us an estimated cost of the type of remodel we are thinking of doing and it gave a few designers which we are happy to KNIW are available to help us make thus remodel kook awesome.

If you plan on living in your home longer than five years, you should do a remodel that will make you and your family the most comfortable. Fortunately, manufacturers realize that most of us still cook in our kitchens, and modern materials and appliances available for kitchen renovations can truly improve functionality. There are many DIY-friendly projects a homeowner can complete in the course of a remodeling project, so the more you can do on your own, the more you can save on labor costs.

Cabinets and hardware are estimated to be the most expensive part of kitchen remodeling with the average price of installation being around $5,600.

These 6 tips will help make your decision easy when choosing the right kitchen cabinet color.

You want a kitchen that works well for you and your family.

You enjoy beautiful things and appreciate good design and you want your kitchen to reflect that about you.

If someone is substantially lower than the other bids you receive on your kitchen remodel project in Windsor Mill MD (20% or more), don’t you wonder why? The first meeting should be with a kitchen remodeling contractor, and especially with the guy who writes the bids. Unless Ty Pennington is at your front door with a bullhorn, your kitchen remodel won’t get done in 22 minutes plus commercials.

Understanding that there are no standard costs for a remodel – every home is unique because of its age, layout and construction type – will help you be more realistic about the potential costs of your project. Percent of homeowners planning projects in the next two years plan to hire a professional, and even homeowners planning to take on a kitchen remodel themselves will likely consult with a professional at some point during the process.

 

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