The joy of a new kitchen
Homeowners come to us for a kitchen remodel for lots of reasons, both practical and aesthetic. Small, closed off kitchens aren’t great for modern lifestyles — we can create a pass-through, or eliminate walls altogether, making room for an island and a place to gather. And if only kitchens never went out of style! When appliances, cabinets, countertops and fixtures start to look dated, it’s time to make remodeling plans.
Form follows function – a classic and enduring principle of good design – is especially true in kitchens. It’s the hardest working room in the house, and typically where we gather to spend time together. You want a kitchen that’s easy to work and live in, so, regardless of style, the arrangement of appliances and work areas should be designed for optimal functionality. A classic style will help your design age gracefully.
Surfaces and Tile
You want a floor that is easy maintenance, so go with refinishable hardwood or vinyl in the kitchen, and avoid tile with grout, notorious for becoming grungy fast. Same holds true for countertops – a solid composite surface or quartz slab with an undermounted sink makes cleanup easy, and can look cleaner and more elegant than tiles. Granite slabs can be used on tops and backsplashes – or do something decorative with tile on the backsplash!
Creative & Functional Storage
Almost all kitchens have wasted space, but this can be minimized with the use of creative storage solutions! A walk-in pantry is great, if space allows, but even a basic full height pantry can be outfitted with shelving or pull outs that make it easy to get to everything you’ve stocked up on. Smaller kitchens have their work cut out for them, so including lazy-susans in corner cabinets or installing an extra shelf in the back of a lower cabinet can grab some extra functional space. Drawers, while more expensive to install, offer the ultimate in storage efficiency, and are ergonomically advantageous.
The Perfect Cabinets
Painting existing cabinets is a great way to save a bundle over replacement, but if you don’t have cabinets in good condition, then it’s better to replace them. Don’t skimp on new cabinetry; if it’s in the budget, custom cabinets can be tailored to the exact dimensions of your space without fillers or wasted space. High quality construction, hardware, and finishes will make a big difference over time, adding years to your kitchen’s lifetime and avoiding frustration for you along the way.
We take such pride in our work, and always deliver the high quality installation and attention to detail that we have become known for. Our job supervisors, carpenters, and sub-contractors are selected for their ability to deliver quality work on time, so we have long-standing relationships with a wonderful roster of skilled tradesmen and women.