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

Our secret is combining time-honored quality with modern style and materials.

The average project cost varies depending on the size of your kitchen, the quality of materials, and whether you change the layout of the room. When you’re willing to spend between $10,000 and $15,000 on a kitchen remodel, you’ll do some of the work yourself and hire a professional for some of the smaller projects.

It shapes how much can be accomplished with a kitchen remodel, the materials available, how much professional help to call in, and what the final product will look like, among other aspects.

The fact you’ll be living in the house for years to come means that you’ll continue to find value in their repeated use. Refacing involves removing the old cabinet doors, door fronts and any hardware. You want the kitchen to flow with the rest of your home for aesthetic appeal and potential resale value down the road.

Perhaps if you are acting as your own GC and you have price shopped 10 different subs for each specific trade, and want to play contractor roulette and hope that you get a good one for each category. Put in corian counter tops I love them It’s all in what you what in your kitchen and remember to think outside the box.

Set aside 20 percent of your budget to handle the unexpected.

Leave some wiggle room in your budget to cover these surprises. When setting your priorities, think about how important the little goodies like crown molding and a super-luxe faucet are to the overall look and function of the kitchen.

There are many ways to pay for a kitchen remodel, but home equity loans are the most popular because they’re tax deductible. Demolition – taking out the old cabinets, appliances and flooring – is easy to do. If you catch yourself saying “It would be so great if we added (fabulous kitchen feature here),” stop yourself.

A bold orange stripe around the kitchen adds a pop of color without being overwhelming and also highlights items in the kitchen, such as the family calendar.

Once you have determined what you’re wanting out of your kitchen, it’s important to understand where you want the focus of it to be. Think of all things that need to be upgraded in order to be grated the functionality you need in your Arnold kitchen.

For instance, a new refrigerator may function better than your current one, but it is not as a dramatic update. This will help you get a sense of costs for different options, too.

Avoid moving plumbing and electrical items if possible — at least try to keep your stove (especially gas stoves) and sink in the same location. Asking a contractor to supply big-ticket items such as flooring, cabinets, countertops and appliances leaves them with a huge range to guess on and there is a chance you’ll end up paying the contractor an additional fee on top of the supplied costs.

Taking some time to select a good quality cabinet can save a lot of money.

Granite is granite so there is no significant quality difference in the stone.

If he doesn’t charge you more, there’s a good chance he’s not very experienced with it and you may end up with quality problems. Have a plan, start early and work with good people and you can save thousands of dollars and immeasurable stress.

Cork is also relatively inexpensive, easy to install and available at your local home improvement store — making it perfect for DIYers who are searching for a low- to moderate-budget flooring choice that’s ecoconscious. Finally, you can print, save or share your budget outline.

Each of the following five updates can be done on your own, but any professional in your area would be more than willing to handle these relatively quick renovations.

It may be the most obvious answer, but putting on a new coat of paint or changing the color scheme all together can do wonders for an outdated kitchen. The backsplash for a kitchen is designed to protect the wall from splashes, grease and common cooking stains. Open shelving gives narrow and smaller kitchens the feel an open layout and sense that there is more to the kitchen than just the refrigerator and the oven.

This way, as onlookers roam throughout your kitchen, they can get a feel of your personality and appreciate your remodeled kitchen even more.

Those options are fun, but they get old fast,” Scott warns.

 

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